Bollywood filming spots to visit in Australia

Sydney Opera House, New South Wales © Tourism Australia

With vibrant cities, sparkling beaches and unique landscapes, we can't say we're surprised that Australia has played host to some of Bollywood's iconic films – here are some spots that might feel familiar on a visit Down Under!

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland © Tourism Australia


Sydney's glistening harbour, iconic beaches and hip venues make for epic big screen scenes, from soap opera honeymoons to rom-com ballads.

Sydney Harbour, New South Wales © Tourism Australia

You can't miss a visit to the iconic Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge – and the views might just spark some memories of crowd favourite films like Dil Chahta Hai.

Aster Bar, Sydney, New South Wales © Tourism Australia

Gold Coast

A thriving arts scene has crowned the Gold Coast Australia's movie capital, with beloved Bollywood classics hailing from the coastal haven.

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland © Tourism and Events Queensland

From the golden sands of Surfers Paradise to the buzzing Dreamworld theme park and the vibrant city streets, you're likely to recognise a few iconic spots that have been wandered by stars like Ashkay Kumar.

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland © Tourism Australia

Fun fact: Ashkay Kumar is rumoured to have taken the stairs during his stay at the 78-storey Q1 Hotel – Australia's tallest building. You can put this feat into perspective during the thrilling SkyPoint Climb.

SkyPoint Climb, Q1, Gold Coast, Queensland © Tourism Australia


Melbourne is Australia's biggest sporting hub, so it should come as no surprise that some seriously sporty flicks like the biopic Bhaag Milkha Bhaag have been shot in the athletic city.

Riverland Bar and Café, Melbourne, Victoria © Fed Square

Wander along Melbourne's beaches as joggers run by, stroll across the Yarra River on the striking Webb Bridge or dine at the bustling restaurants in Federation Square to reminisce on epic scenes.

Brighton Beach, Melbourne, Victoria © Visit Victoria

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Merrymaker Rooftop Bar, Adelaide, South Australia © Hotel Indigo Adelaide