Thursday, 11 January 2018

Keopuka Rock, Maui HI, USA

The film JURASSIC PARK, about a wildlife park with cloned dinosaurs, is situated on the fictional island of Isla Nublar that lies off the coast of Costa Rica. The shots on location were made on the Hawaiian islands Kaua'i, O'ahu and Maui.
Garden of Eden botanical garden, Maui, 27 June 2017
The film was scheduled to be filmed on Kaua'i only. The location shoot started on 24 August 1992 and was scheduled to last three weeks but had to be annulled when the island was hit by Hurricane 'Iniki on 11 September. The remaining scenes - the stampede of the gallimimus and the arrival by helicopter - were filmed on O'ahu and Maui. Maui is the second-largest island in Hawaii and is nicknamed Valley Isle because there is a large valley between the two parts of the island. In the film it is first seen as the helicopter approaches the island.

The helicopter also flies above waterfalls in the Honokohau Valley. This valley can only be visited by helicopter.

Keopuka Rock is a rock in the sea, just off the coast. On the island the rock is only visible from a distance when you are in the botanical garden Garden of Eden. The garden is on the road to Hana and not very big but worth a visit. More information on the Garden of Eden website.

Jurassic Park, 0:16:44
Keopuka Rock, Maui, 27 June 2017
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Keopuka Rock, Maui, 27 June 2017

After our visit to the Garden of Eden we followed the road to Hana. We stopped at a viewpoint where we could also see Keopuka Rock.

Keopuka Rock, Maui, 27 June 2017

Screenshots © Universal Pictures/Amblin Entertainment

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