David (George Clooney) and Georgia (Julia Roberts) in Ticket to Paradise. Photo / Universal Pictures
Rosalie Willis follows two Hollywood superstars to Queensland’s most stunning locations.
While the spring air still has a winter nip to it, the tropics of Bali might not be as far away as you think. In fact, Hollywood film-makers know “Bali” can be found right in our neighbourhood, across the Ditch in Australia’s Whitsunday Islands.
Made up of 74 islands, the Whitsundays are surrounded by crystal clear, tiffany-blue waters with pristine beaches. So great are their beaches that the Hollywood blockbuster Ticket to Paradise, starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts, was not filmed in Bali where the movie is officially set, but around Queensland, Australia.
Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at the Ticket to Paradise filming locations and how you can take a Bali-style holiday in Queensland.