Vacation in Oahu to Visit Your Favorite LOST Locations

The critically acclaimed and massively popular ABC Television series, Lost, will air its final episode in May, 2010. The drama series that follows the lives of plane crash survivors on a mysterious tropical island is filmed almost entirely on location on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. If you're one of the many devoted fans of Lost, now is the time to plan a Hawaiian vacation. Rent an Oahu timeshare and explore the sites scattered all over the island where scenes for the TV show are filmed.

The original island scenes for the pilot show of Lost, which aired in September, 2004, were shot at Mokele'ia Beach near the northwest tip of Oahu. Subsequently most beach scenes over the years have been filmed in secluded spots along the North Shore.

Many "inland" scenes are filmed in the Ka'a'awa Valley on Oahu's Windward Coast. The area is owned by the Kualoa Ranch, which offers horseback rides along with guides who point out the various film locations. Most scenes that include banyan trees are filmed in a wooded area beside the Turtle Bay Resort on the North Shore. One episode was filmed at the beautiful Byodo-In Temple which is located in the Valley of the Temples off of the Kahekili Highway in the town of Kane'ohe. Most interior scenes are filmed at a sound stage at the Hawaii Film Studio, operated by the Hawaii Film Office.

Many urban areas in and around Honolulu represent locations for other cities including New York City, Miami and Paris, and even for South Korea, the United Kingdom, and Thailand. Scenes for Australia's Sydney Airport were filmed at the Hawaii Convention Center, and an Oahu WWII-era bunker was a stand-in for an Iraqi Republican Guard installation. Lost fans might be surprised to learn that a winter scene set in Germany was still filmed on Oahu - a Honolulu residential neighborhood was covered in finely crushed ice to create the look of snow, while German traffic signs were placed along the streets for authenticity.

A Hawaiian escape to a timeshare rental is a great way to turn your vacation into a treasure hunt of nostalgic Lost episode locations all over Oahu. When your favorite TV show ends, you'll have wonderful memories of walking in its very footsteps.
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