Explore the beautiful NSW locations that filmmakers have captured in their movies, from the striking beauty of Outback NSW and Australia's highest peaks in the Snowy Mountains to the Parkes Radio Telescope in Country NSW to the South Coast's fishing villages and uncrowded beaches.
Broken Hill and Silverton are popular Outback NSW destinations for filmmakers. Hits include Mad Max 2, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and Mission Impossible 2. Baz Luhrmann filmed a section of Australia in Broken Hill, which can be reached from Sydney by train or aircraft.
Tour operators such as Tri State Safaris and Silver City Tours begin outback tours in the mining town of Broken Hill, a mining town. Various 19th-century buildings can also be found nearby in Silverton. The Silverton Hotel, built circa 1880, is a popular film setting, and the town is home to the Mad Max Museum.
Near Parkes, in Country NSW, is the large radio telescope that featured in The Dish, a comedy about the contribution of the telescope to the 1969 Apollo Moon landing. You can visit the CSIRO’s Parkes Observatory, which is 20 km north of Parkes, and discover more about space.
The Snowy Mountains features in Jindabyne, a crime mystery, and in The Man from Snowy River, based on Banjo Patterson's epic poem of the same name. You can take horseriding tours of this splendid region. Children's hit Babe was filmed in Robertson, in the Southern Highlands. The Bradman Museum and International Cricket Hall of Fame is nearby in Bowral.
On the South Coast, Bermagui is popular for big-game fishing and featured in the comedy The Man Who Sued God, starring Billy Connolly. Ben Mendelson starred in the heartfelt drama Mullet, set in Kiama where the Kiama Blowhole, a natural rock formation, spouts seawater 20 metres into the air.