Filming Locations

Visit the filming locations of Hawaii Five-0!  I’ll focus on major scenes, or major points of interest that locals will instantly recognize and tourists would enjoy seeing.

Most photos are found on the Hawaii Five-0 Undercover Facebook Page.

Updated 9/22/2011

Season 2, Episode 1 “Ha’i’ole” [unbreakable]

The governor’s funeral is at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl Cemetary).

McGarrett was incarcerated in Halawa Prison.  Max and Chin drive up on the ridge behind the prison.

The grossest restroom in Honolulu is a men’s restroom of the CBS production headquarters aka the Advertiser Building (location tweeted by @EsmeInfanteNii).

The Searcher is docked at the Ko Olina Harbor.

Episode 22 “Ho’ohuli Na’au”

Rick Springfield is shooting the models at Three Tables, up on Oahu’s North Shore.

McGarrett goes jogging up Kamehame Ridge in Hawaii Kai, which overlooks Makapu’u Beach to the east and Hawaii Kai to the west.

Kono and Kawika are at Makapu’u Beach for the surfing event, right across from Sea Life Park (a marine life park).

The external shot of the HPD crime lab is actually the Board of Water Supply’s office (who manages the public water utility).

Chin’s uncle fishes off of the Makai Research Pier, a short walk from Makapu’u Beach, a research facility for Hawaii Pacific University.

The Five-0 crew filmed one Lex Brodie’s gas station to make it look like different gas stations.  The closest one is two blocks from the CBS production headquarters in downtown.

Episode 18 “Loa Aloha” [the long goodbye]

The zipline was set up in Ka’a’awa Valley, on Kualoa Ranch property.

The dinner scene happened at the poolside bar at the Five-0’s favorite hotel, the Hilton.

Deputy Prosecutor Chan met Kono and Steve at the Federal Court House and Post Office (see below).

McG and Chin kick the door down at the Hawaiian King Condo Rentals in Waikiki.  Check out the BTS clip.

DP Chan’s son’s car blows up at Kewalo Harbor, near Fisherman’s Wharf restaurant on Ala Moana Boulevard.  The Gogi Korean Taco Truck is in the background.

Hobbietat store is on 10th Avenue in Kaimuki.

The Hilton Lagoon is where Rachel confronts Danny about Matt.

The bomber is apprehended at Manoa Elementary School in Manoa, identified as Piikoi Middle School.  Piikoi High School was referenced in Episode 3, “Malama Ka Aina”.

Rachel’s house is in the Kuliouou neighborhood (see below).

Episode 17 “Powa Maka Moana” [pirate]

McG and Danno are pushing the Mercury Marquis up Round Top Drive, and stop at the Tantalus look out.

The Makani is a luxury catamaran that launches out of Kewalo Harbor.

The scene marked as “Kapiolani Park” actually shows the arch of the War Memorial, a monument for Hawaii veterans of World War I.  It’s part of the Waikiki Natatorium, an abandoned outdoor swimming pool.

McG and Danny find Kamekona in front of the Hale Koa hotel, a military hotel.

The pawn store is on Liliha Street, not far from Liliha Bakery, it’s also the same location of the Hoffs Drawlar Funeral Parlor from “Lost”.  The shootout on the trolley also happens on Liliha Street.

The college kids are partying at Tiki’s Bar and Grill at the Aston Waikiki.

The money exchange happens at a warehouse at the Sand Island military reservation.

Episode 16 “E Malama” [to protect]

The opening sequence of gorgeous green valleys is listed as “Kahuku” on Oahu’s north shore, but is actually Kualoa Ranch’s Ka’a’awa Valley on windward Oahu.

Rachel and Grace’s carjacking is near the intersection of Hawaii Kai Drive and Kalanianaole Highway, at the parking lot of Mauna Lua Beach Park.

HPD’s office is the foyer of the old Honolulu advertiser building at 605 Kapiolani Blvd. in Honolulu (listed in “Mana’o” below).

The Federal court house is the old Post Office Building in downtown Honolulu, right next to the Aliiolani Hale (aka the Five-0 headquarters).

Post Office, Downtown Honolulu, Hawaii Five-0

Post Office, Downtown Honolulu, Hawaii Five-0, Photo: Undercover Special Agent Nanci

While Rachel and Stan’s house has always been listed as being in Kahala, it really is in Kuliouou, further to the east, and not far from the Bayer Estate (McGarrett residence).

Rachel's house

Rachel's house, Photo: Officer808

Danno roughs up the commish at the Original Pancake House in Honolulu.  Someone’s grandma decorated it 30 years ago and they are trying to keep the style alive.  Rock on OPH!

Episode 15 “Kai E’e” [tidal wave]

The episode begins with Kono giving Danno a surf lesson at Ala Moana Beach Park.  Incidentally they’re very close to the “Waiola Shave Ice” stand where Kono ate shave ice with the little girl in “Ho’apono”.

There were a couple of shots of Costco in Iwilei of being with their shopping wagons, and also of the gas station.

Danno picks his daughter up at the Sacred Hearts Academy in Kaimuki.

The exterior shots of the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Ewa Beach were actually filmed at the Pacific Disaster Center/Civil Defense headquarters at Fort Ruger in the center of Diamond Head crater.

Danno and McG track the hacker to the Waikiki Yachi Club (a private club) located at the Waikiki end of Ala Moana Beach Park.

The sandbags were lined up at the Territorial Office Building in downtown Honolulu, which stands in for the exterior HPD headquarters shot.

Territorial Office Building, Hawaii Five-0, "Kai E'e"

Territorial Office Building, Hawaii Five-0, "Kai E'e"

Episode 14 “He Kane Hewa’ Ole” [an innocent man]

The episode begins with a car chase that ends disastrously for the driver at the intersection of Kapolei Parkway and Fort Barrette Road.

Kapolei Crash, Hawaii Five-0, "He Kane Hewa' Ole"

Kapolei Crash, Hawaii Five-0, "He Kane Hewa' Ole"

@3DHawaii thinks the Pacific Aviation Museum on Ford Island filled in as the HPD Auto Garage, I’m not so sure…

Hawaii Medical Center West (in Ewa Beach) is where Chin and Kono interviewed Dr. Malia.

Episode 13 “Ke Kinohi” [the beginning]

The ninja’s assault on McG’s house happens at the indoor studio at 605 Kapiolani.

The gorgeous double rainbow is in Ka’a’awa Valley, home of Kualoa Ranch, on the windward side of the island.  There’s a lot of great outdoor activities here…horseback riding, ATV tours… definitely a must see if you’re on Oahu.

Mary Ann’s “rental” is actually a beachfront cottage on Kualoa Ranch property.  Chinaman’s Hat in the back is the dead giveaway.  The episode pins the locale as Kaimuki…which is a neighborhood far inland in Honolulu.

Mamo’s Rentals is at Queen’s Beach, in an area known as “Walls” because of the concrete wall and pier.

The Pauahi Tower restaurant is actually the Ko’olau Ballrooms and Conference Center clubhouse in beautiful Kaneohe.  It was known as the Ko’olau Country Club until recent ownership change.  McG makes Hiro’s arrest on one of the greens at the end of the episode.

Episode 12 “Hana ‘A’a Makehewa [desperate measures]

The episode begins with a bomb strapped Chin Ho kneeling in front of the Territorial Office Building on King Street in downtown Honolulu (adjacent to the King Kamehameha statue).

The “Ikalani” resort is one of the resorts at Ko Olina on the west shore of Oahu, though I’m not sure which one…  Despite what Kono said, they are *not* private beaches.  In Hawaii, all beaches are public.

Hesse’s safe house is a penthouse in the Keola La’i condominium.  The condo is immediately behind CBS Eye Productions headquarters and filming studio at 605 Kapiolani Ave.  Many shots have been shot on or around the Keola La’i.

Bar 35 on 35 N. Hotel Street is a pretty cool lounge for downtown’s fashionable crowd.  It’s *not* a hostess bar, so don’t get your hopes up guys!

Danno’s interior apartment shot is at the film studio at 605 Kapiolani.

Episode 11 Palekaiko [paradise]

McG and Chin Ho are at beautiful Kualoa Beach Park on windward Oahu.

McG shows Chin the Champ box at the Bayer Estate in Aina Haina (or it could be the indoor studio at 605 Kapiolani).

The Hawaii Medical Center in Liliha is the location for hospital scenes.

The Pagoda Hotel where the private investigator stayed is actually in the Ala Moana area, off of Keeaumoku St.

The lobby of the Kahala Hotel served as the interior main deck shot.  If you look closely in the background, you can see it’s actually a huge painted wall!  The interior cabin shots are also of the Kahala Hotel.

The backroads of Kauai were filmed at Barber’s Point Naval Station.

The Five-0 team chase the serial killer up the Old Pali Road and eventually corner him at the Pali Lookout that overlooks Kaneohe.  Presumably, the Pali was a stand-in for the Waimea Canyon on Kauai.

Episode 10 – Hao Kanaka [iron man]

The armored truck heist occurs at the Neil Blaisdell Center, between the parking structure and the exhibition hall.  The Center is Hawaii’s venue for concerts and exhibitions.

The Hawaii Five-0 team find the abandoned armored car at Pier 19 (not 20), which once housed the Hawaii Superferry.

The Hawaii Medical Center in the Liliha area of Honolulu is the hospital where the armored truck guard is hospitalized.

Gordon Smith (rapper Nas) was interrogated at the Ala Moana Beach Park’s west entrance, near the Kewalo Boat Harbor.

Magic Island, Hawaii Five-0

Magic Island, courtesy Forest and Kim Starr

The start of the triathalon is at the beach at Magic Island.  The end of the swim and start of the bike race is also on Magic Island.

The take down of the thieves happen mostly around the Keola La`i condominium and the old Honolulu Advertiser building (Five-0 filming headquarters).  But by some super human ability, the last thief and McGarrett find themselves a few miles away, back at Ala Moana Beach Park (next to Magic Island)!

Episode 9 – Po`ipu [to attack, overwhelm]

Resortquest Hawaii/ Aston Waikiki Hawaii Five-0 Episode 9 - Po`ipu

Resortquest Hawaii/Aston Waikiki

The episode opened up at the Aston Waikiki Hotel.  My first impression was that the bar scene was at Tiki’s Bar and Grill, but the view was way too high.  The actual location is the Coconut Club on an upper lanai.  Room “2127” was the room the scene was filmed in.  The hotel is styled in the “hip hawaiian” decor.

The murdered woman’s house is in Waimanalo, probably near the Waimanalo Beach Park, and Rabbit Island is in the background.  The Five-0 crew track General Pak’s former soldier to an apartment above Bobby’s Market (41-867 Kalanianaole Hwy, Waimanalo, HI 96795), a small mom and pop grocery store a block away from Waimanalo Beach Park.

The Five-0 team meet General Pak at Hickam Air Force Base.

Danno and McG pass by the state capitol (415 South Beretania Street, Honolulu, HI 96813) several times where the protesters are.

McG’s house is the Bayer Estate in Aina Haina.  “2727 Piikoi” is his address that he calls HPD to…putting that address in google maps takes you approximately to…Makiki Cemetery near Punchbowl National Cemetery.

Episode 8 – Mana`o [belief]

The Lu’au scene is at Paradise Cove.  They have a great dinner, show and lots of activities for the family.  There’s also a guarantee that there’s no dead body in the imu.

The Shrimp Truck where Danno, Steve and Detective Kaleo eat is right outside of the Hilton Hotel Rainbow Tower and Lagoon.  Also filmed here was Episode 2’s car crash and abduction of the computer programmer.  And even more, this is where Charlie crashed Desmond’s Mercedes into the water in a flash sideways episode of Lost, Season 6.

Hawaii Five-0, Honolulu Police Department, Episode 8 Mana'o


The Honolulu Police Department scenes, I believe are being filmed in the old Honolulu Advertiser building.  As mentioned before, the Task Force Headquarters are filmed upstairs in the Post Office building in downtown.

Danno and Chin Ho share a drink at JJ Dolan’s in Chinatown,  Honolulu.

The Waialua coffee plantation scene was filmed at a Waialua coffee plantation in central Oahu.  Please don’t make me go and find the ditch Ochoa was laying in.

Episode 7 – Ho`apono [to accept]

USS Missouri, Hawaii Five-0 Episode 7 Ho'opono

USS Missouri Memorial Association

The episode largely centers on the Battleship Missouri, docked at Ford Island, and immediately behind the Battleship Arizona and Arizona Memorial.  Ford Island houses World War II era hangars and a modern Navy housing residential area.  The traffic control tower was prominently featured in Michael Bay’s Pearl Harbor movie.  The Pacific Aviation Museum is housed on the island.  Pock marks from Japanese fighter machine guns can still be seen on the runway.

The Waiola Shave Ice stand where Kono took Lily is actually the Concession Surf and Snack stand at Ala Moana Beach Park.

Episode 6 – Ko`olauloa [northeast mountain range of Oahu]

The Coral Prince surf contest happens at the Banzai Pipeline at Pupukea on the north shore of O’ahu.   Pipeline is a beach with major waves during the winter surf season.

McGarrett and Danno meet Kawika at the Tropics Bar and Grill, at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki.

The scattering of Ian’s ashes happens at Waimea Bay.

Episode 5 – Nalowale [lost, gone or forgotten]

Aboard the Atlantis Submarine Tour in Waikiki is where the red headed kid discovers Nemo and the floating mermaid.

The exterior shot of the “Zephyr” club is at the Aloha Tower Marketplace, most likely on the Diamond Head side of the pier.  The interior shot is Ocean 808 club at Restaurant Row.

Episode 4 – Lanakila [to win, triumph]

The jailbreak happens at Halawa Correctional Facility, a medium to high security prison deep in Halawa Valley.  Hawaii’s worst criminals are incarcerated here.

Kono and Chin Ho find the stolen car at Kakaako Waterfront Park, where Dawkins dyes his hair in the bathroom.  The bum is talking on the stolen cell phone with the prison guard’s shirt at the pavilions along the water.

The bank scene really is Pacific Rim Bank at Restaurant Row in Downtown Honolulu, as Kono radioed it in.

The final picnic scene is at Punchbowl National Cemetery.  The name comes from its geographical shape- Puowaina Crater is a bowled out, extinct volcano.  The Lady Columbia statue appears in the opening sequence of both TNS and TOS.

Episode 3 – Malama Ka Aina [to protect the land]

Kukui High School is actually Iolani School, a private school in Honolulu who’s colors also are red, white, and black.  The football game happens on Eddie Hamada Field.

The International Marketplace where McGarrett nabs a suspect in Waikiki is a collection of various kiosks selling clothes, jewelry and other Hawaiian items.

Kahala Hotel - Hawaii Five-0 Episode 3 Malama ka Aina

Kahala Hotel

Chin Ho confronts his cousin Sid at the Kahala Hotel.

Episode 2 – Ohana [family]

Episode 1 – Pilot [English for “the first episode”]

Cooper Battery, Hawaii Five-0

Cooper Battery, courtesy John Fischer

The South Korean bunker in the opening scene is Cooper Battery, an old World War II bunker in Ka’a’awa Valley, on Kualoa Ranch property.  This bunker was also used as the external shot for Dharma’s Tempest station in Lost.

The military convoy drove through Makua Valley in west Oahu.  You may have seen this road in Adam Sandler’s “50 First Dates”.

McGarrett’s transport lands in Kaneohe Marine Corps Base Hawaii, in Kaneohe Bay.  He travels over the H-3 freeway, to Ford Island, home of the Battleship Missouri, where he meets the governor and Chin Ho Kelly.

Danno’s ex-wife’s house is somewhere in the Kuliouou neighborhood of Honolulu.

The final fight between Hesse and McGarrett is *not* on Ford Island as the show indicates, but was shot at the docks on Sand Island outside of Pearl Harbor.


104 Responses to Filming Locations

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  2. Mary Ann says:

    My friend will be here from Feb. 22 -March1. She is a big fan of the show. I would like to take her to some filming sites. Is this possible?

    • officer808 says:

      Aloha Mary Ann, yeah as long as the filming sites are on a public street or public place, you’re allowed to watch. The closed sets are obviously off limits to the public. Common sites are in town, near the King Kam statue, or around the keola la’i condo. Msg me the week your friend is here and I may have info on where they are.

      • john f. Johnston says:

        are there any other sources of information of up-coming film locations for Five-O?

      • MARIA says:

        Aloha Officer 808. I am writing to you from Spain. Me and my friends are great fans of the show and to be sincere of one of the best leading males on TV. We are thinking of going to Hawaii the last week in August. I think they are going to start shooting the second series in July. We would love to see some action packed filming and experience the fact of seeing a scene that will later on be on TV. Any chance, if not know, of knowing were they will be filming around that date because after taking between 28 and 29 hours to get there, it would really be nice to see them in action.

      • rhonda says:

        We are staying in honolulu July 19th to August 1 (2011). I saw an original Hawaii 5 0 episode filmed in the parking garage of the Ilikai Hotel (Tommy Sands was the guest star. Any chance you have information where they will be filming during our stay?

      • Matt says:

        Aloha Officer808.

        I will be in Honolulu for the next 2 weeks. Do you know if and where they will be filming. ?

      • Derek says:

        Aloha Officer 808!

        Thank you for providing us with this site! This site is very informative! Season 2 is set too start and luckily as I can see on here, they are still filming for it! My Dad will be in Honolulu for the week of September 26th to Oct 1 and was hoping he might get a chance of seeing them filming!

      • officer808 says:

        It’s a matter of being in the right place at the right time. Follow my twitter stream. 🙂

  3. Wendie Joy says:

    I love this- great run down of the shots and confirmation of where I *think* they are filming- nice details and tips about the real Hawai’i. Awesome job Officer808:)
    BTW- I think I am your biggest fan.

    • officer808 says:

      I’m gonna quote you repeatedly on the “I’m your biggest fan” 😉 Thanks!

      • Val says:

        I hope I’m a close second to being your next biggest fan!! For those who won’t be able to just up and leave to go visit Hawaii its wonderful hearing all the details of where various scenes were shot at – love the detail on where the cast homes are located and where its filmed at….the locations are just gorgeous, so beautiful everywhere. If we can’t be near where the cast hangs out, we are very lucky to have u officer Bob to bring the cast and locations to share with all of us. We feel so much closer to the show thanks for all the great undercover work you do for all of us. Just awesome. Mahalo!!

      • BigBraddah says:

        at 245 lbs and six feet two, I believe I hold that honor.

  4. D Watts says:

    We both LOVE the show and have gotten both our parents hooked on the series.
    I am old enough to have watched the original series on TV, I LOVE the new vibe and enjoy watching each week.
    Thanks for the info!

  5. DebF says:

    I love this show. I remember the old version and this is so much more. I love seeing locations and knowing where they are ! I go to Oahu every year end of May or early September, and would love to scout out some shooting locations. When does filming end?

  6. JackieM says:


    My family and I will be in Oahu from the 6th to the 20th of March. I wonder if they will be filming then? If so, any idea where?


  7. pat bacchus says:

    Have watched every episode and it brings back such wonderful meories. I worked at JICPAC (near the Arizona) in the AF reserves for 6 yrs, so am very familiar with a lot of the locations where the series is filmed. My only request is during one of the shows please try to incorporate the Chai Bistro at the Aloha Tower and showcase some of Danny Couch (“local boy” singer). He performs there Fri and Sat. He wrote and performed the song “These Islands”. It was the theme song for the Ms Univere pagent when Brooke Lee (also local girl) relenquished to title. Mahalo and Aloha

  8. Hi, I just found your website. Love the info. Found it hysterical that Rachel’s house has no Diamond Head in the background. Guess I am naive to all the tricks that shows use to make them wonderful!

  9. Kristin says:

    Just wanted to say that I love your site; I probably check it at least once a day for new updates. As a person who lives in Michigan, it’s cool to see when and where the cast is filming. I am also excited to say that I will be traveling to Hawaii in May for the first time and am planning on stopping by some of the more popular filming sites like the Hilton, etc. I know filming will be done and the cast will probably no longer be in Hawaii(except for Daniel) by that time but am still excited to see where it all happens. Do you have any other Hawaii Five 0 ‘must see’ stops to suggest?
    Thanks for you awesome site!!!

  10. colin nicol says:

    Aloha, What a fantastic show, my wife and I live in Scotland and watch every week. We got married at the Kahala Hotel 2 years ago in September and will be returning to the Kahala again this September. It was great to see “our” hotel and all the places we recognised on the show. Oahu is our paradise and we cant wait to return. Read the reveiw saying filming finishes in April. Is the 2nd series planned for the near future. Love the site. Mahalo

    • officer808 says:

      The second season hasn’t been announced, but I think it’s almost a sure thing… If you’re going back to the Kahala hotel, check out the McGarrett and Williams house nearby. 🙂

  11. Xuannie says:

    Hello Officer 8o8! I just stumbled upon your page and may I say you’re awesome! I absolutely love Hawaii 5-0! It would be the greatest birthday gift for me to be able to catch a glimpse of them filming :0) Would you have any ideas as to where they might be filming this week or next?

  12. Traci M says:

    My Husband and I will be there April 16th – May 5th. Its my husbands leave from deployment. We are just wondering where locations may be or if there is a meet and greet that maybe my husband can get autographs and take back to the boys over seas? I love this show 🙂

  13. Traci M says:

    BTW – Thanks for posting this info! I love the page!

  14. Nya says:

    Aloha,what a great site.I love it.
    I hopefully come to hawaii end of march. is there any chance to get autographs of the cast. esp. Alex? Or do I have to check the locations?

    • officer808 says:

      That’s about the only way, to be on location where they’re filming, or at a public event. It’s about being in the right place at the right time…

      • Eugene says:

        Great blog. Love the new version of Five-O. Will be in Honolulu end of April to the start of May; are they still shooting episodes then? Thank you!

  15. Dee says:

    I love this site! While watching the show my family loves to guess where things are being filmed. Reading this helps us. We will be at the Hilton April 7-12. Any chance we will be able to watch filming?

  16. Melinda says:

    I LOVE Hawaii 5-0…….I will be on Oahu in April, any chance of seeing any filming?

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  19. kathie crites says:

    I love the show I am old enough to remember jack lord as steve and really enjoyed the show.then and now.alex and scott are so good in their parts alex and scott keep up the good work.

  20. Ava says:

    I love Hawaii 5-o. My husband and I don’t watch the same shows most of the time but we always watch this one together. We will be in Oahu May 7th week. Can’t wait. I’m sad that filming will be over by then. I’m a big Lost fan as well. Off the Map is also good for those of us that can’t get enough Hawaii.

  21. Nya says:

    Germany is so freezing.I’m glad I’ll come to the islands this weekend. Can you give me some hints where filming will be so I can watch my favorite series as near as possible?
    Thanks a lot for your great site and many greetings from Germany!

  22. Sue says:

    Great blog! You say filming ends in April, but when does it begin? I will be there with friends in mid-September any luck of possibly catching a glimpse? (1st visit to what appears to be a beautiful place) Thanks!

  23. BigBraddah says:

    “Danno roughs up the commish at the Original Pancake House in Honolulu. Someone’s grandma decorated it 30 years ago” Much earlier than that. I worked there as a dishwasher, then as a cook, back “hanabattah days”

  24. BigBraddah says:

    “Common sites are in town, near the King Kam statue,,” we locals prefer people refer to him as King Kamehameha. Mahalo.
    “The final fight between Hesse and McGarrett… was shot at the docks on Sand Island in Pearl Harbor.”
    Separated by Ke’ehi Lagoon, the seaplane water runways, and the Airport and runways FROM Pearl Harbor. It is Diamond Head of Pearl Harbor.
    Sorry to be a pain but these manini details are important.

    • officer808 says:

      That was said as a quick response to another comment. References to the Kamehamhea statue happens three times on this page, one of which is abbreviated to Kam. No offense is intended to “you” locals. 😉

  25. john f. Johnston says:

    Enjoy your information. We stumbled upon filming locations a couple times. Your blog provides great insight regarding “past” locations. Do you have information on up-coming spots?

    thank you,

  26. Tracib says:

    Aloha! I enjoyed watching the original as a little girl, but love the new 5-0. I’ll be on Oahu for my birthday (Easter) and would love to catch some filming; however, not sure when in April they are finished. Mahalo nui loa

    • officer808 says:

      Filming is done in mid April… 😦

      • Jim and Lori says:

        My bride 74 and I 75 were fortunate to find your amazing website when we arrived in Oahu today. We are devoted
        5-0 fans of both the original and the present series.
        Could you please tell us how we might catch a glimpse of some filming while we are here April, 12, 13, 14, and 15 .

  27. officer808 says:

    All questions have been answered… 😉

  28. Shan says:

    Love your page & love the show. I arrive next Monday (18th), sad to see filming will be done by then 😦 I was so hoping to spend some time trying to find a film location even if to catch a glimpse 😦

  29. Ashley says:

    I’m a HUGE fan!! I’m staying on Oahu for 7 nights (leaving this Sunday the 17th). Any info on if and where they will be filming between April 17 – 24? thanks 😀

  30. LISA says:

    We will be in Hawaii on Oahu from 8/24 to 8/24 how do I catch the filming?

  31. Shan says:

    I was just looking at the recent comments, do you mean they’ve wrapped up now?

  32. Xuannie says:

    Filming finished already since last week Thursday! Wrapped up,done, finito,no more =)

  33. john f. Johnston says:

    Had lunch at one of the restaurants used in Hawaii Five-O and came to wonder how are such locations selected?

  34. Red says:

    My hubby and I are coming back to Oahu to celebrate our tenth anniversary. Any chance there will be public filming during the week of April 30- May 6th? We are loving the new show!

  35. Evon Fry says:

    like the new show my husband and i were station at kaneohe when fist hawaii 50 was tape and hapen to drive though a taping at blow hole. It has a lot more hotels and houses and can see a lot of changes we loved waimea and sunset. didnt do waikiki much liled off beaten path and the people they very nice and see real hawaii. glad i was able to see it

  36. linda cutting says:

    hi: love the show! will be in oahu june 15th. i know the crew/cast are on hiatus, however, could you please tell me where they film the shots for waiola shave ice. i read an article on line (can’t locate it again) that said it was actually a building they used near the beach that was “decorated” to look like a real stand. have mapquested the other sites of filming and will be visiting those. also, are there hawaii 5-0 soveniers available for purchase on the island? THANK YOU! love the updates…linda

    • officer808 says:

      They dress up the concession stand at Ala Moana Beach Park to look like Waiola Shave Ice. Check out “Episode 7”.

    • Kristin says:

      I just got back from Oahu and didn’t really see much in the souvenir department except t-shirts. I got a pretty cool tee at on of teh small shops on Kalakaua Ave. that has the Five-0 logo on the back. We also went and checked out all the filming locations; it was pretty cool to see. Hope you have a good time.

  37. linda cutting says:

    thanks for the help!! i’ll check out walmart….can’t wait to visit; busy planning all my tours, etc. will be visiting maui and big island… any suggestions for me since you’ve been there?

  38. Lianna says:

    Aloha!!! Hawaii Five-O is awesome!! sad that the filming is over 😦 and i’m in Oahu now till 17 June and would love to see some filming sites!! Mahalo

  39. Nya says:

    Unfortunately my trip to Oahu in april was cancelled. I’m such a big fan of the series and wanted to purchase some shirts with the five-0 logo on the back or a photo of the team. Is there any chance for me to get a souvenir shirt or two sent by someone who lives at Oahu ? I have no chance to get to the islands cause Germany is far away. I will pay by paypal so there is no risk.
    I would be soooooo happy! Mahalo to this great site!

    • officer808 says:

      Sending you an email. 🙂

    • linda says:

      if you need any additional help, let me know. i am headed there on june 15, hope to find something on the island. also, there is an awesome photo and article on hawaii 5-0 in the new EMMY magazine. they are hard to come by, but the company will mail you one for about $20. i am fortunate enough that barnes and noble, our local bookstore is ordering one for me. the magazine only gets dispersed to certain magazine stands. not sure why, but, that’s what they do.

  40. Mark Russell says:

    Love the show. I spent 6 weeks there last Apr. I always get a kick out of watching the current show and even the old version and Magnum. Seeing them drive around saying they are going … and I know they are going the wrong way 🙂 Hope to be back soon and maybe catch some filming! Great site.

    “Mahalo” for all you do for us fans@


  41. Dee says:

    Hi, I am an Aussie fan of Hawaii 5-0 and love this website I have just stumbled across. Thank you Officer 808 for the information you have uploaded of episode locations to visit. I will be in Waikiki from 28th June to 7th July to briefly escape winter in Australia. Any news as to when season 2 starts filming now that it has been given the green light?

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  43. jody says:

    heading to Honolulu for a week in Aug. Would love to catch some 5-0 filing if possible…..coming with 2 kids that are huge fans. Anyone know a fimlming schedule……?

    • officer808 says:

      Jody-thanks for checking out my blog 🙂 The filming schedule is not released to the public. Stay tuned here or follow me on FB or twitter for filming location news as it happens.

  44. Vicky says:

    Hi there,
    I am from Australia and too stumbled upon this site. We will all be in Honolulu from the 11th July. I would appreciate any information on filming at that time, as I have an 11 year old niece who is in love with with Hawaii 50 and would love to see and meet the cast. I love the show too 🙂

    • officer808 says:

      Filming schedule is not released to the public from the production team. Filming locations as they happen are posted on Facebook and the blog. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

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  46. Pam Bradley says:

    I will be visiting Oahu August 2-9th and would love to watch a filming of Hawaii 5-0. Is there a way to find out where filming takes place, even in real time via email, cell phone or text?

    • officer808 says:

      Stay tuned to the blog, @H50Undercover on twitter or my Facebook page to get updates on filming. Alex calls me directly to tell me exactly where he is. (not.)

  47. Laura says:


    I will be visiting Oahu July 12th-July 14th. Then I go to the Big Island from July 14th-19th.Would love to see some of the shots that they used in Season One. LIke McG’s House and the 5-0 Headquarters. That would be great. Do you know if they will be starting to film Season Two when I’m there. That would amazing if they are. Thank you for the ideas. Bye!

  48. Mrs M says:

    Thanks for the great site. Will you be putting the filming locations for episodes 23 and 24 up? I love looking up all the places that filming has taken place. Its nice to Google and dream of sunny places whilst living in rainy England:)
    Many thanks,
    Mrs M.

  49. Shaunna says:

    I’m a big fan of the show and I’ll be visiting Oahu July 17th through the 23rd, and I was wondering if they the cast will be shooting or at least on the island during those day?
    And if possible if you any of the locations they’ll be at?
    It would be awesome!!
    Thank you!

  50. Carissa says:

    Hi we will be in Hawaii from Australia from Aug 6th till Aug 19th any chance they will be filming Hawaii 5 0 and any locations would be great. We are staying at the Hilton Hawaiian and I know they sometimes film there.


  51. We just love your show! we go to honolulu every year to hopefully catch a glimpse of one of you r shows on location. Will you be doing any shows on location on February 9th thru the 19th in Oahu? Dennis and Gayle Dirk

    • officer808 says:

      Not quite my show, but definitely my blog 😉

      I guarantee you the production team has no idea where they’re going to be next February 😉

      Follow the blog, @H50undercover on twitter or me on Facebook for filming news.

  52. Thuy says:

    Hello! I will be arriving in Honolulu on July 31 and staying for a year, and wonder if you know where and when I can watch some live filming? That would be really cool. I am from Norway and a fan of the show!

  53. Kell says:

    Aloha! Any news on where they might be filming from today, till Tuesday morning at all? Wouldn’t mind star spotting 🙂

  54. nicole vella says:

    Its my last day in oahu… Will you be filming today? This would make my trip!!

  55. Aaron says:

    Is there a published filming schedule?

  56. Brianna says:

    Hello officer 808! What is your facebook and twitter name so I can follow for more info?? Im in Waikiki till September 14th and hoping to see some shooting!! Such a great show!

  57. Brianna says:

    Thank you so much for the quick reply! Your page is great, and super helpful!!I will be following, and hopefully get to see some shooting while i am here. Do they normally shoot on the weekends? Do you recommend any main areas where they are?

    Mahalo 🙂

  58. suzi says:

    Will there be any filming in September 2011? Love this show!

  59. teresealea says:

    Awesome list.

  60. Darren Hall says:

    Fantastic website. It is truly great to get the behind the scenes information that is so hard to find anywhere else.

    I will be in Honolulu from December 20 to January 4, 2012 and was hoping that you would be able to tell me where filmingnwill be taking place.

    I am a huge fan and would greatly appreciate anything you could tell me.

  61. Lucy Ambrose says:

    Aloha!!! Just found this website and it’s amazing!! My mum and I are planning our trip to Hawaii and have found this site really useful! Will be checking back on a regular basis for more updates!! I’m now going to try to find you on Facebook!

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