Where was Alien Covenant filmed?

The second episode of the Alien prequel trilogy, after 2012'Prometheus, takes place on the Engineers' homeworld. If in a house horror movie is always a bad idea to split the group to inspect the basement, in an Alien movie you should never stop your spacecraft to answer a mysterious call from an unknown planet that was on the way.

Michael Fassbender plays a double role as the android David survivor from Prometheus, and the new Walter from the Covenant expedition. Showing similar manners as Lieutenant Ripley is Katherine Waterston as Daniels. We are accustomed to see actor Danny McBride in comedy movies (Your Highness, Pineapple Express), who this time joined the crew as the chief pilot of the ship.

Alien Covenant was filmed basically in New Zealand and Australia. We do not include spoilers and we will update this post with new details as more info is released:

Alien Covenant locations
Things are about to get gory in the Fox Studios Australia of Moore Park, near Sydney.
Image courtesy of 20th Century Fox


Alien Covenant New Zealand
The most interesting filming location of Alien Covenant is one of New Zealand's South Island most famous tourist attractions: the landscape of Milford Sound. Image courtesy of 20th Century Fox and Andy Maw




Alien Covenant film locations
A set of the spacecraft was built on the shore, with Mitre Peak and the Bowen falls in the background.
Image courtesy of 20th Century Fox and Google Maps

Where was Alien Covenant shot
The natural scenery of Fiordland National Park was used for several shots when the crew is exploring the planet.
Image courtesy of 20th Century Fox and Google Maps


Alien Covenant shooting location
The spacecraft flies over gorgeous Kiwi landscapes, between Lake Te Anau and Milford Sound. Lake Quill (also located in the Fiordland), has the famous Sutherland Falls flowing from the lower larger lake.
Thanks a lot to Bruce Nilsson for helping locating this one! - Image courtesy of 20th Century Fox and Bo Stern


Where was Alien Covenant set
The amazing Dreadnought set was built from scratch in the Fox Studios near Sydney. Also the Warner Bros Studios in Leavesden (England) were used for minor reshoots in post-production. Image courtesy of 20th Century Fox




Where did they filmed Alien Covenant
The set of a destroyed Engineer city and this one pictured, with gigantic trees, were built in a quarry in Potts Hill, a suburb of Sydney. Image courtesy of 20th Century Fox


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Can you help improving this report about the filming locations of Alien: Covenant? To complete and correct this report, any feedback, info or images that you may have are more than welcome, thank you!


For further information we recommend the book The Art and Making of Alien: Covenant, including behind-the-scenes shots from the set, artwork of key locations and much more about the creatures, technology, vehicles...

Also you can pre-order The Official Collector's Edition, packed with stunning photography, concept art, interviews with cast members, etc:

  

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