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The Plot

Hailed as “the best DC movie since The Dark Knight”, Aquaman is a movie feast for all comic book fans. Set in the mythical underwater kingdom of Atlantis and starring big-time actors such as Jason Momoa and Nicole Kidman, Aquaman is an adventure like no other. A break away from the classic and best-known DC heroes, Aquaman gives the comic fan something brand new to enjoy, and the filming locations span multiple continents to boot.

Destination film statistics

Film Released


Gross Box Office

$1.02 billion (to date)

Filming Locations

Multiple locations in Canada and Australia

Landmarks and Locations

  • Southport, Queensland, Australia – The set of Amnesty Bay was built here, featuring shops and restaurants from the film
  • Amity Point, North Stradbroke Island, Australia – Underwater shoots took place here
  • Hastings Point, New South Wales, Australia – This is where the crew built the lighthouse for Amnesty Bay, Arthur Curry’s hometown
  • Currumbin Beach, Queensland, Australia – This is where the scene with the camels was filmed
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Why You Should Visit

Australia is home to some of the most breathtaking coastlines and underwater paradises in the whole world. With this in mind, it simply has to make your travel bucket list, particularly if you’re an Aquaman fan. With filming locations including beauty spots like Main Beach and Amity Point, there’s plenty of exploring to be done both above and beneath the waves.

Destination Film Facts
  • Did You Know?

    Aquaman is said to be the most ambitious DC movie to date.

  • Did You Know?

    The film was directed by James Wan, who is most famous for directing the Saw films, Fast & Furious 7 and The Conjuring among others.

  • Did You Know?

    Aquaman, like all other DC films, is based on a comic book of the same name.

  • Did You Know?

    The majority of the film was shot at Village Roadshow Studios on Australia’s Gold Coast, with production locations spanning into Canada’s Newfoundland, as well as Morocco.