Experience Nutridge Luau

Pu’u Ualaka’a Wayside Park, Honolulu, Hawaii
The Experience Nutridge Luau is held on the scenic mountaintops at Nutridge Estate. Enjoy an intimate experience in a beautiful natural setting overlooking Honolulu and Waikiki.



Small luau set on a picturesque ridge
Interactive activities and traditions
Luau dinner and polynesian show
Cultural workshops and games

What's Included

Farm-to-table luau dinner
One complimentary drink (must be 21+)
Luau show with polynesian dancing


Roundtrip transportation from select locations in Waikiki and Honolulu


LThe grounds at Nutridge Estate overlooking the city of Honolulu during sunsetocated just fifteen minutes outside of Honolulu and high above the city, Nutridge Estate offers an intimate, family-style luau that is very different from the large-scale, highly produced luaus that you often find on Oahu. The natural setting, small size, and the warmth of the staff, combined with a strong focus on Hawaiian culture create a luau experience that feels truly unique and special.



Green macadamia nuts at Nutridge Estate in Hawaii


Nutridge Estate is located within Pu’u ‘Ualaka’a Wayside Park and just above the popular Makiki Tantalus Lookout area. The estate is a registered historic structure and the site of the first Macadamia nut plantation established in Hawaii. Today the Nutridge Estate is owned by the state of Hawaii and is leased to a local business that hosts community and private events, and holds small, backyard-style luaus that are open to the public.



A woman sits in a swing, hanging from a tree branch decorated with strings of lights.


Nutridge Estate is a protected area, so luau attendance is restricted to small groups (generally 20 to 80 attendees) to limit the impact on the environment and the existing structures. A significant portion of the revenues made from the Experience Nutridge luau are used to fund the maintenance and management of Hawaii’s state parks and help preserve and protect these special sites.


Guests sit and watch a hula demonstration in a tropical garden setting. Aside from its stunning natural beauty and small size, another defining feature of the Nutridge Luau is that there are so many cultural activities that guests get to experience throughout the evening. From hands-on activities like building an imu (in-ground oven) or weaving ti leaves to playing traditional games like Ulu Maika (lawn bowling) or spear throwing, to watching a riveting fire-knife or hula performance – this luau does a great job of teaching guests about Hawaiian culture in a way that is fun, entertaining, and engaging.

Luau cast members pose in traditional Hawaiian dress with instruments. Dinner and cocktails are served after the games and cultural activities have ended for the evening. Adults over 21 years will receive one complimentary alcoholic drink and can choose from a selection of cocktails, beer, and wine. Dinner consists of traditional Hawaiian foods such as slow roasted Kalua pork, Lau Lau, and Haupia (coconut pudding), as well as other local favorites. Nutridge Estate proudly serves a farm-to-table luau menu, using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. (Tip: Dinner starts a bit later than you might expect, so consider bringing a snack or eating a late lunch).

A fire knife dancer performs under a tent at luau in Hawaii.Seating is located under a tent, so guests are protected from the elements, but are still able to watch the sunset and see the lights of the Honolulu skyline in the background. Hula and other forms of Polynesian dancing are performed during dinner. The Nutridge Luau show is not a big, shiny production like you will find at the larger Hawaiian luaus in the city. However, the performers are remarkable, and you will find that the small, intimate space and natural setting offers one-of-a-kind magic – and everyone gets a front-row seat at this luau!



  • Nalo Greens
  • Sweet Bread


  • Roasted Kalua Pork
  • Pulehu Chicken (Hawaiian-style grilled chicken)


  • Steamed White Rice
  • Mini Lau Lau


  • Fresh Pineapple
  • Haupia (Coconut Pudding)
Plated desserts at the Experience Nutridge Luau, Oahu.


Special Considerations

  • Dress comfortably. You are visiting a state park with humble facilities and will be outside for hours, so wear walking shoes and come prepared for the elements (sun/rain/bug protection, a light jacket for when the sun goes down, etc.)
  • Terrain is slightly hilly, and some walking is required. An alternate mode of transportation will be provided for those who need assistance.
  • Please make dietary requests in the comment section when making your reservation.
  • Guests 21 and over must present a picture ID to order or consume alcoholic beverages.

Getting There

Roundtrip transportation is available and can easily be added to your reservation during check-out. If driving yourself, there is ample parking available on site. However, please be aware that this is a steep, winding, and not very well-maintained road – which can be a challenging driving experience for some drivers.

Menu items may be subject to change without prior notice.

Cancellations requests that are received within 48 hours or more prior to the reservation time can receive full refund or equivalent gift card amount of the tickets purchased. Any cancellation requests less than 48 hour of your reservation time will receive NO REFUND.

We will not sell, share, or in any way release your personal information to any unrelated third parties.