Northern Territory, Australia
What: Celebrate the 25th anniversary of Crocodile Dundee with a snapper-themed trip to Australia’s Northern Territory. Most of the movie was shot
in Ubirr and Gunlom Falls. Dive with crocs with the protection of a perspex cage at Crocosaurus Cove, home to croc Burt that nearly ate Linda Koslowski’s character in the film. (crocosauruscove.com)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
What: Puerto Rico was
one of the exotic filming locations for the recently released fourth Pirates Of
The Caribbean film, On
Stranger Tides. Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz shot
scenesat the Castillo San Cristobel, set in UNESCO-protected Old San Juan,
home to some of the island’s most impressive historic buildings.
What: Peter Jackson’s long-awaited The Hobbit movie (out in 2012) will showcase stunning landscapes in Queenstown and Wellington. Austravel is offering a half-day 4WD tour of film sites in Queenstown for £73.
Southern Utah, US
What: Welcome to the land of 127 Hours, where James Franco spent five days
trapped beneath a boulder in Canyonlands National Park. Trek around secluded desert canyons and gaze in wonder
at freaky rock formations.
What: While Javier Bardem’s recent Biutiful film showed Barcelona’s grotty side, Vicky Cristina Barcelona was like
a postcard-pretty tribute to
the city. Scenes were shot
in Passeig de Gracia, a street studded with Gaudi buildings.
– Janine Kelso