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Experience Nutridge Luau

Held at the historic Nutridge Estate inside of the Pu'u 'Ualaka'a Wayside Park, Experience Nutridge Luau offers a truly magical 5-star experience. This Oahu luau boasts a unique setting unlike any other – it is situated on Mount Tantalus, surrounded by a rainforest and tropical flora and features spectacular views of Honolulu, all the way from Waikiki to Pearl Harbor. Also, unlike many other Hawaiian luaus, Nutridge Luau is a small production – a small group, family-style authentic luau experience.

In the Hawaiian language, "Pu'u Ualaka'a'' (the name of the state park) literally means "rolling sweet potato hill.'' Under King Kamehameha I, sweet potato was grown here. Later in 1921, a man named Ernest Shelton Van Tassel was granted the lease by the Territory of Hawaii to begin planting Australian macadamia nut trees on the 22 acres of land within the Pu'u 'Ualaka'a Wayside Park creating Hawaii Macadamia Nut Ltd., the island's first macadamia nut plantation. At its height, the company had approx. 2,000 macadamia nut trees growing in the Nutridge grove.

Due to its scenic location, overlooking breathtaking sunsets and a large stretch of Oahu’s south shore, the Nutridge Estate has even entertained iconic guests in the past, including Clark Gable, Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe. Elvis spent some of his free time here during the filming of "Blue Hawaii."

Luau Highlights:

  • Small group, family-homestyle luau
  • Million-dollar view and breathtaking sunsets
  • Receive a kukui nut lei and welcome drink upon arrival
  • Four hours of interactive activities, including cultural workshops and makahiki (games)
  • Help prepare the traditional imu (underground oven)
  • Limited group size offers everyone "front row" involvement
  • Local-style cuisine, farm-to-table dinner
  • A unique and intimate, backyard style luau sharing the Spirit of Aloha
  • Breathtaking views stretching from downtown Honolulu to the Waianae mountain range

Farm to Table Dinner Menu:

  • Sweet Bread: King's Hawaiian Sweet Bread with Butter on the side
  • Local Nalo Greens: Fresh Local Greens served with Lilikoi (Passionfruit) and Pineapple Sesame Dressing
  • Lau Lau: Pork & Sweet Potato Wrapped in Steamed Luau Leaves
  • Sticky Rice: Local Style White Rice
  • Kalua Pua'a: Pork Cooked in Authentic Imu (Underground Pit)
  • Moa Pulehu: Sweet and Smokey Grilled BBQ Style Chicken
  • Taro Loco Moco: Dave's Taro Burgers served with Sautéed Onions and Mushroom Gravy
  • Pineapple: Fresh Tropical Gold Pineapple from Dole on Oahu
  • Lilikoi Bar: Passionfruit Purée on Shortbread Cookie Crumble
  • Haupia: Coconut Based Hawaiian Dessert

We do our best to accommodate dietary restrictions (gluten free, vegetarian, etc.) upon request 48 hours in advance. Please notate any special requests next to guest's name when making your reservation.

**Guests 21 and over must present a picture ID to order or consume alcoholic drinks.**

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Special Instructions
Where and When:


Hotel pick-up is available from select locations in Waikiki with departure times ranging from 3:00 - 3:40 pm depending on the departure location. Transportation is in comfortable, air-conditioned mini-tour vans. Look for a mini tour van & escort who will be dressed in a red & yellow uniform. The exact departure time and location will be emailed to you. We will select the closest location to your accommodation available.


Check in at 3:45 pm at Experience Nutridge Luau, 3280 Round Top Dr, Honolulu, HI 96822 View Map

Driving Directions:
From Waikiki, the drive time is about 25 - 35 minutes depending on traffic. We suggest leaving by 3:15pm.
Heading towards the valley on Punahou St. turn left on Wilder Ave. Turn right on Makiki St and stay on Makiki St which will turn into Round Top Dr. (do not turn onto Makiki Heights Drive). Follow Round Top Dr. for about 5 minutes until you see the Pu'u Ualaka'a State Park (just past the Manoa Valley lookout) Enter through the large yellow gate and drive straight ahead. Parking is outside of the front entrance.

Luau ends at approximately 8:00 pm.
If you have limited mobility, please be sure to let us know. There is an ATV vehicle normally available specifically for the use of transporting guests with mobility issues so they can be with the group and not left out.
Special Notes:
Infants do receive their own plate and chair at the luau. On transportation the luau does ask for children 0-3 to be placed in the lap of an adult (there are no requirements for child seats for the tour van that is used).
Transportation sells out well in advance. Please book with transportation when making your reservation as you may not be able to add it on later. If you are unable to add to cart, transportation is sold out.
Operation Days:
Daily except Monday & Saturday
4 hours
Experience Nutridge Luau
Maximum of 34 guests. Private buyouts may be available at larger group sizes (call for details).
Total : $0.00


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