Spielberg Making Movie in the Gold Coast Hinterland.

The tranquil Gold Coast hinterland hamlet of Bonogin is set for a dinosaur invasion as production starts on the $150 million, Steven Spielberg-helmed sci-fi TV series Terra Nova.
Casting for extras has begun in earnest for a one-week shoot in Brisbane before production moves to the Village Roadshow Studios at Oxenford and then on to the rural enclave, which is home to a few hundred residents, a general store and not much else.

Locals say Bonogin was a good choice for the project, with its sweeping valleys and meandering creeks very much reminiscent of the land before time.

Terra Nova is set in 2149 AD when settlers are preparing to leave their apocalyptic world to time-travel back millions of years to the age of the dinosaur.

A Gold Coast-based actress yesterday told The Courier-Mail her agent had been approached about casting her as an extra in the project.

Pre-production crews have been in Bonogin for several weeks working on the location set, and providing a steady stream of business for the otherwise slow-paced Bonogin General Store.

Read more in the “Courier Mail”

Map of Bonogin

This would be an ideal location for a movie like this. Bonogin is only a very small place with 1 General store, I assume it would more or less put this place on the map. There are a few places like this scattered throughout the Gold Coast Hinterland, the scenery’s in all are spectacular.

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14 Responses to Spielberg Making Movie in the Gold Coast Hinterland.

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  3. malc50 says:

    “The State Government estimates the 13-part series will generate “in excess of $54 million in economic activity and create thousands of jobs”.” Sounds good, magsx2!

  4. travelrat says:

    It should also have some effect on tourism, too, which I gather Queensland needs. Like New Zealand/Lord of the Rings.

  5. magsx2 says:

    Hi travelrat,
    The photo of the Glass House Mountains? It is a beautiful spot, but that is up the North Coast, the Gold Coast Hinterland is the South Coast. In my post just above my comment you will see a link to a map of the area, this may give you a better idea about the area. Did you go to the South Coast when you were here in Australia? Springbrook National Park?

  6. travelrat says:

    Sorry, got my ‘coasts’ mixed up! We did get to Mt. Tamborine; would that be the sort of area?

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi travelrat,
      Yep that’s the one, just a bit further south from Mt. Tamborine. It is really easy to get them mixed up, the North Coast and the South Coast both have beautiful National Parks, but traveling around, it’s like seeing the same thing over again.

  7. weight says:

    yeah my dad will like this

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