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What Makes The Experience Nutridge Luau Different?

Experience Nutridge is all about you – the guest. With an intimate crowd, you’ll get to know the dancers, history and connection they each have with Nutridge Estate (Hawaii’s first macadamia nut plantation) and the islands. You’ll be entertained like family where you’ll have a chance to help out with preparing your luau buffet the traditional Hawaiian way, weave ti leaf bracelets, play Hawaiian games and enjoy a gorgeous sunset view that very few have the chance to witness.

Highlights

  • No more than 48 guests per luau ensures a personal experience
  • Delicious farm-to-table luau buffet dinner
  • Plenty of hands-on activities, cultural workshops and traditional games that any age will enjoy
  • Authentic Hawaiian music and dance with an excellent narration
  • Nutridge House is a local gem filled with history and amazing facts
  • The staff will treat you like family - everything is "just for you"
A Variety Of Hands-On Activities
Small Crowd, Big Fun, Giant Smiles

What's Included

  • A keepsake lei upon arrival with a traditional Hawaiian welcome! You'll meet fun and friendly Experience Nutridge Ambassadors who will treat you like family.
  • 4 hours of interactive, hands-on activities such as Hawaiian games and cultural workshops. All activities include an extensive and educational narration along with friendly staff to help you have fun as you explore real Hawaiian culture.
  • A truly delicious farm-to-table luau buffet dinner. You'll even participate with setting up the authentic imu (underground oven traditionally used by Hawaiians).
  • A gorgeous sunset view that stretches from downtown Honolulu to the Waianae mountain range. As the sun fades, you'll be gifted with the beautiful landscape of the Honolulu city lights.
  • An intimate setting that will feel more like family rather than just another tourist attraction. Each standard luau will have a maximum of 48 people, ensuring a "front row" experience for everyone.
  • All-you-can-drink soft drinks, juice or bottled water. Adults 21 and older will receive 2 complimentary alcoholic drink coupons (standard drinks).

Activity Details

Time: 4:00 PM

Duration: 4 hours

Location: Pu’u Ualaka’a State Park, Nutridge Street, Honolulu, HI 96822. Please arrive by 3:45 PM.

Transportation And Location

  • Round-trip transportation to and from Waikiki is and additional $14 per person (book online).
  • One-way transportation to and from Waikiki is an additional $10 per person (book online).

Transportation pickups and dropoffs will be in comfortable, air-conditioned vans at several checkpoints throughout Waikiki. Special hotel pickups for groups of 10 or more may be arranged by calling (808) 531-5050 after booking your reservation online.

Nutridge Estate is located in Puu Ualakaa Wayside Park in the Round Top Preserve.

GPS Directions: Input “Nutridge Street” into your GPS system, and enter through the yellow gate. The estate will be straight ahead.

Driving Directions: Drive towards the valley on Punahou Street. Turn left on Wilder Avenue. Turn right on Makiki Street, which will turn into Round Top Drive (do not turn onto Makiki Height Drive). After about 5 minutes, you’ll see Puu Ualakaa State Park. Enter through the yellow gate. The estate will be straight ahead.

History of Nutridge Estate

As Hawaii’s first macadamia nut plantation, Nutridge Estate has had the pleasure of entertaining quite a few celebrities. But before Nutridge was what it is today, its humble origins can be found in its Hawaiian name. The literal meaning of Puu Ualakaa is “rolling sweet potato hill”. During the time of King Kamehameha I, the surrounding Maliki-Tantalus forest was cleared and sweet potato was planted.

In 1921, Ernest Shelton Van Tassel was granted the lease by the Territory of Hawaii. When asked what his rent was, he was told “your rent is to plant 100 forest trees per year.” Van Tassel ended up choosing macadamia nut trees from Australia and created Hawaii’s first macadamia nut plantation: Hawaiian Macadamia Nut Ltd.

Architect Hart Wood designed Nutridge House, which was representative of this era’s golden age of architecture in Hawaii. Rather than standing out from its location, Nutridge House blends in with its natural surroundings and provides an identity of place where “Hawaiian style” is brought to the forefront.

Kliannes
Byron Bay, Australia
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I can’t rave about this experience enough! I recommend it to anyone, all ages! My friend had been to Hawaii many times before but the day we spent here made her fall in love all over again.
anahitashahi
Wahiawa, Hawaii
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Once in a lifetime experience. Intimate, fun, amazing! If you’re looking for an evening to remember with a view of the heavens, look no further! Thank you for this memorable night!!!
fairywings2507
Devonport, Australia
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These guys only cater to small groups (around 30), so you get a real hands-on experience. They are great fun with lots of laughs, and really informative. Amazing views from on top of the mountain which you won’t get anywhere else. Highly recommend.
EAP64
Massachusetts, USA
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As all others have said...up close, personal, authentic and delicious. The entire cast are hard working and proud of their cultural heritage...good for them! We had a very small group of 20 but could see at full capacity how intimate this can be.
PattiNYC123
New York City, New York
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They made sure everyone had a great time and interacted with one another. The food!! Worth every bite! The VIEWS, spectacular, perfect for pictures. The dancers were great. This is a very intimate setting with about 40ppl, the staff knows everyone by the end of the trip.
troyy0206
Louisville, Kentucky
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Honestly, it was not only the best meal we've had in Hawaii, it was also the best experience. The genuineness of what we experienced was incredible and something we will never forget. We have traveled a great deal over the past 10 years and this was one of the best experiences we've ever had.
missginnie87
Sydney, Australia
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With a group of 34 people, Nutridge offered a special experience for the people involved. I can’t express how kind, helpful and friendly the team was and how intimate and amazing the luau is. I went to the PCC a few years back but this was definitely an event that wanted to encourage ‘Ohana’.
Jan_from_Atlanta
Atlanta, GA, USA
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From our on-time Waikiki pick up to a beautiful surprise evening skyline view on our return, this was an excellent luau experience. The staff is sincerely committed to delivering a quality evening. The luau was a great blend of education, cultural exposure, good food, in a historic location. There are many luau options for an Oahu visit, but this one is fully deserving of their #1 rating.
ItsJustMe452
Bakersfield, California
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My friend that lives on the island suggested a luau. I hesitated, but she had been to this luau twice before. Well, the third time was a charm. It is a small and very personal experience. You are treated as family right when you arrive. You will get to learn some history, watch some ceremonies, play some games, eat great food and a few fun extra surprises as well.
Shane K
Newcastle, Australia
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This is without a doubt the absolute best luau you will experience anywhere, ever! It was like visiting friends.The property is beautiful, the scenery is breathtaking. Your hosts are the greatest guys you will ever meet. Just do it. You will not regret it. It was so hard to leave.
Kaitlin H
Tewksbury, Massachusetts
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If you want an intimate authentic Luau, then this is the Luau for you! We had an AMAZING time. The group is small, which makes it that much better. The staff greet you when you first get there, and the fun and learning doesn't stop until you leave the gates that night.
Shannon66A
Dubbo, Australia
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Absolutely the best time!! It was great with such a small group, everyone got involved! Food & drink was amazing not to mention the lovely ladies & gents who run the show-legends!!! Thanks again for a wonderful evening.
ChuckENice
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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This was the first time my wife and I visited Hawai'i. She joined me when my pool team won a free trip to Oahu. We've been able to do some traveling together and have seen some beautiful places. Hawai'i is at the top of our list and without a doubt, the luau at the Nutridge Estate was the high point of our trip.
BexyJones
Las Vegas, Nevada
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We’ve been to other luaus and this one, by far, is the one to go to!! So special and we felt like we were at a friends for a party. Kai, Reno, Koko, David and the beautiful Girls were nothing short of amazing. We spent the evening learning about Hawaiian culture, playing games and enjoying wonderful food with our new Ohana!
TracyOTravel
Bloomington, Illinois
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The highlight of our Hawaiian vacation! The food was delicious and the dancing was awesome, but it was also intimate, informative, hands-on, beautiful, and so much fun! Dave, Cousin Reno, Coco, Kai, and all the dancers were amazing. It was a blessing to spend the evening with them. If I ever get back to Honolulu, I will do this again!
174kylieg
Adelaide, Australia
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I wish I could rate this tour 10 stars! We had a family group of over 20 do this luau and every single one of us had a ball. Laughed so much we will be talking about it for years. The people there are so much fun, every single one of them genuine and completely loving their job and it shows.
KelleyCB
Athens, Georgia
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Rather than a commercialized production for a big crowd, Experience Nutridge was an intimate journey through Hawaiian history and culture with a luau as a part of the entire experience; all shared by people passionate about their roots. Honestly, it felt like being invited to a cousin’s backyard party.
Talinga06
Melbourne, Australia
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All I can say is book this Luau now! We had the most amazing night at Nutridge...Everything that the previous reviewers have written is true. We were after a small group experience and this surpassed our expectations. The team, led by Reno, are genuine, lovely people who make you feel part of their family. With them, the food, activities, dancing, music and the most wonderful property make it a night to remember.
Dave B
Worland
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My wife and I have been to many Luaus on several different islands. This one is unique as you are not part of a 200 plus crowd. Very personal and up close experience. Usually around 25 to 30 people in the four hour experience. Very informative and entertaining. This takes place up on the mountain above Honolulu which means outstanding ( I repeat...OUTSTANDING) views...especially at sunset.
brettdeyoung
Albany, Oregon
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This was by far one of the most magical experiences my students and I have ever been a part of. Highly recommended for anyone that is willing to be a part of a personal luau where you feel like you are a part of a family dinner. Awesome! Mahalo!
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