Where Was ‘Ticket to Paradise’ Filmed?

Port Douglas beach and ocean on sunny day, Queensland
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Written by Nixza Gonzalez

Published: January 4, 2024

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Ticket to Paradise is a fun and lighthearted movie with a great cast. The film was released in the United States on October 21, 2022. Some actors featured in the movie include George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Kaitlyn Dever, Maxime Bouttier, Billie Lourd, and Lucas Bravo. Although most of the film is set in Bali, Indonesia, it wasn’t filmed in this gorgeous province. So, where was Ticket to Paradise filmed?

What is Ticket to Paradise About?

Before we dive into the filming locations, let’s first learn about the movie. Ticket to Paradise has about four main characters. It begins with Lily graduating from college. She is excited but also nervous as her parents are attending her graduation and hate each other.

She goes to Bali with her best friend as a gift for graduating and doing well in school. However, while there, Lily falls in love with a Balinese seaweed farmer named Gede. Instead of returning to the United States, Lily announces her engagement and wedding to Gede to her parents.

Her parents, David and Georgia, are not on board with Lily’s decision. Although they hate each other, they work together to try and destroy their relationship. They do this by stealing Gede and Lily’s wedding rings. This doesn’t work, though, as they replace the rings quickly.

After many mishaps, David and Georgia grow closer and discuss misunderstandings of their relationship, including why David was never home. Eventually, Lily finds the rings and realizes that her parents are trying to sabotage her wedding. She gets angry and storms off but is chased by Gede, who apologizes for his role. They make up quickly.

As they make up, David and Georgia rethink their decisions. On the day of the wedding, they give their blessing to the happy couple and even toy with the idea of trying a relationship again.

Bali seascape with huge waves at beautiful hidden white sand beach. Bali sea beach nature, outdoor Indonesia. Bali island landscape. Summer holidays at ocean beach. Travel vacation in Indonesia beach
Ticket to Paradise

is set in Bali, Indonesia.

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Where Was Ticket to Paradise Filmed?

Ticket to Paradise is a fun movie to watch, but what takes the stage is the scenery and sets. Although set in Bali, this movie was filmed in Australia, specifically around Queensland, including the Gold Coast and Brisbane. A lot of the film’s sets, though, aren’t real places, like the market, hotel, and bar. Instead, the production company built sets for these scenes.

So, what about the seaweed farm? The seaweed farm was built and shot in Palm Bay Resort at Whitsundays. Interestingly, many Australian islands were used as backdrops and locations for beach scenes. Two of these islands are Moreton Island and South Stradbroke Island.

Beautiful high angle aerial drone view of famous Whitehaven Beach, part of the Whitsunday Islands National Park near the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia. Popular tourist destination.

Much of the film

Ticket to Paradise

was filmed on the Whitsunday Islands.

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About Australia

Conondale National park, Queensland Australia

Australia has a surface area of nearly 3 million square miles.

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Now that we know the movie’s plot and location, let’s learn more about Australia. Australia is a large and unique country. Not only is it a country, but also a continent. It’s the smallest of the seven continents.

Australia’s capital is Canberra. The surface area of Australia is 2,969,907 square miles. About 25 to 26 million people call this gorgeous country home.

Best Time To Visit Queensland, Australia

Most of the film was shot around Queensland, a fantastic Australian state to visit with over 8,000 miles of coastline, including islands. Queensland has over 700 stunning beaches to choose from.

The best time to visit Queensland depends on your interests. If you’re looking for warm weather and plenty of activities, the best time to visit is between May and August; however, this is also high season. This means that if you visit during summer, get ready for large crowds. Still, Queensland is worth a visit. For fewer crowds, you can visit from December to February. While there are fewer crowds, you may experience rain from December to March. Many people also recommend visiting in September. The weather depends on the city.

Apart from visiting where the film was shot, Queensland is filled with things to do. These things include riding the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, spending a day at Australia Zoo, and getting in touch with nature at Springbrook National Park.

Wildlife in Australia

Something Australia is especially known for are strange and wild animals. Within the country, there are between 200,000 and 300,000 species. This includes both plants and animals. This massive country is also home to at least 386 species of mammals. Some of these mammals include koala bears, hourglass dolphins, minke whalesdusky hopping mice, and tree kangaroos.

Birds are a lot more abundant and common throughout the continent. There are around 850 species. Birds that are native to Australia include barking owls, Australian magpies, Australian ravens, house sparrows, little wattlebirds, silvereyes, and willie wagtails.

Australia has more than just birds and mammals, though. You can also find reptiles like saltwater crocodiles, green sea turtles, western blue-tongued skinks, and green tree pythons.

A closeup shot of a barking owl during flight. Ninox connivens.

Barking owls live in Australia. They have wingspans of up to 47 inches long.

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Nixza Gonzalez is a writer at A-Z Animals primarily covering topics like travel, geography, plants, and marine animals. She has over six years of experience as a content writer and holds an Associate of Arts Degree. A resident of Florida, Nixza loves spending time outdoors exploring state parks and tending to her container garden.

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