As a fans of the hit television show LOST and of the island of Oahu, we had a blast finding the filming locations from some of our favorite scenes around Oahu. Finding some of the locations was a bit of a treasure hunt and we made some mistakes along the way. Through our experiences, I am able to share an easy to use plan for you to find the top 3 scene locations.
I have prepared this useful list of the most important locations along with practical advise for how to see them. As long as you have a rental car and a map, you’ll be sure to enjoy these LOST locations and the scenery in between. The following customized Google Map indicates the top three locations. (Note: if the map does not display, please click here to access it.)
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1. Kuoloa Ranch
This private ranch is located off Highway 83 on East Oahu. From here, you can find two commonly used scene locations at Kaaawa Valley and Molii Fishpond on two separate ranch tours. The Kaaawa Valley has been the backdrop for many scenes including where the VW Van was started and Hurley’s golf course. Actually, it’s rare that there’s an episode of LOST that doesn’t include this gorgeous valley. I’ve taken the Movie Set Ranch Tour which goes directly into Kaaawa Valley and specifically identifies Hurley’s golf course.
If you have the time while you are at the Kualoa Ranch, I’d recommend you also take the Hawaiian Fishpond tour that takes you to Molii Fishpond. This pond is the site where submarines have come to and from “the island” on many episodes. This fishpond and surrounds have also been “in Korea”, for example where Jin’s father fished. In addition to seeing where important LOST scenes were filmed, you’ll also learn about Hawaiian Fishponds.
Note that neither of these Kuoloa Ranch tours are LOST specific, but they do take you to the private lands and area where the show is set. The tours are only offered at specific times, so check their schedule and book your tours accordingly.
If you are navigating by GPS on Oahu, which I highly recommend, aim for this address: 49-560 Kamehameha Highway Kaaawa, HI 96730
2. LOST Survivors’ Beach Camp at Police Beach
To me, this LOST location is the best of them all. If you can only see one filming location, this is the one that I recommend. Each time I visit this area, I don’t want to leave it. It makes LOST come to life. At the present time, you can still see parts of the set, like the open kitchen and re-purposed parts of the plane.
You’ll find the beach camp just off Papailoa Road, just north of Haleiwa. Please review my detailed instructions on how to find the LOST survivors’ beach camp . If you are navigating by GPS, aim for Papailoa Road, Haleiwa, HI 96712
3. The “Other’s” Camp at YMCA Camp Erdman
This YMCA camp is located off Dillingham Highway towards the far northwest tip of Oahu. Please note that you can only get there by approaching from the North.
As soon as you start to approach these little yellow cabins, you’ll instantly recognize them as the Other’s camp. When you park here, just be careful not to interrupt any camp activities that might be going on and don’t trespass, please.
If you are navigating my GPS, aim for the address of 69-385 Farrington Highway, Waialua, HI.
While you are in this area, you might also want to take a brief stop at Mokule’ia Beach Park, walk to the beach and do a 360. This beach is where the crash scene was filmed. Mokuleia Beach Park is located across the road from Dillingham Airfield.