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11 destinations made famous by Australian Film.

Destination NSW has prepared a list of 11 of the most recognisable film destinations made famous by classic and new Australian films to celebrate two of Sydney’s biggest film events Tropfest Australia (6 December) and the 5th AACTA Awards (9 December).

Here are 11 of Destination NSW’s many film locations to visit... how many have you ticked off?

1. Manly - The Great Gatsby
The grand International College of Management in Manly was given a Hollywood makeover and transformed into Gatsby’s (Leonardo Dicaprio) extravagant Disney like mansion.

2. Bare Island - Mission: Impossible II
It was at Bare Island on the shores of Botany Bay that Tom Cruise famously rode a motorbike over the ramparts in Mission: Impossible II.

3. Darling Point - Muriel’s Wedding
St Mark’s Church in Darling Point was the setting for Muriel’s special day in the 1994 AFI Award winning film Muriel’s Wedding.

4. Newtown - Not Suitable for Children
The share house at the centre of this romantic comedy is in Newtown on Forbes street.

5. Tamarama - Ruben Guthrie
Tamarama Surf Club is where talented yet troubled advertising creative, Ruben Guthrie, attends his first Alcoholics Anonymous meeting.

6. Cockatoo Island - X-Men Origins & Unbroken
Cockatoo Island was transformed into the notorious ‘Three Mile Island’ nuclear complex where the pivotal escape scene was shot in Wolverine. It was also transformed into a Japanese prisoner- of –war camp in Unbroken.

7. Harris Park - UnINDIAN
Filmed exclusively in NSW, Brett Lee put Parramatta and Harris Park on the map with filming taking place on the banks of the Parramatta River as part of the holi scene, an Indian tradition.

8. Kiama - Mullet
Kiama and Gerringong were the towns featured in heartfelt drama Mullet.

9. Bermagui - The Man Who Sued God
The sleepy fishing village of Bermagui on the NSW south coast shone alongside Billy Connolly in feel-good comedy The Man Who Sued God.

10. Robertson - Babe
‘Hoggett’s Farm’ the home of the sheep pig known as Babe was built in the rolling green countryside of Robertson, 128km south of Sydney, in the Southern Highlands.

11. Broken Hill - The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
The Palace Hotel on Argent Street is where Tick, Mitzi and Bernadette stayed in the 1994 cult classic. 


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