Where was Pirates of the Caribbean 5 Dead Men Tell No Tales filmed? Filming Locations

Pirates of the Caribbean 5 film location
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The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise was back six years after the last movie about the adventures of Captain Jack Sparrow was released. Also known as Salazar's Revenge (depending on the country), Dead Men Tell No Tales is the fifth instalment of the series that started with the 2003 unexpected hit, The Curse of the Black Pearl.

Along with the returning cast (Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley and Geoffrey Rush), there are some new characters joining the crew like Javier Bardem as the undead Armando Salazar, Brenton Thwaites as the son of Will and Elizabeth, or Kaya Scodelario as the astronomer Carina Smyth.

On this occasion our favourite pirates did not take a single shot in the Caribbean. Dead Men Tell No Tales was filmed entirely in Australia, mainly in the area where the movie was based in the Gold Coast:

Pirates of the Caribbean 5 locations
Most of the indoor scenes were filmed at the Village Roadshow Studios (Oxenford), on the outskirts of Gold Coast. Also after wrapping the movie in Australia, some reshoots took place in Vancouver (Canada).
Image courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures


Where was Pirates of the Caribbean filmed
A massive village set was built near the town of Maudsland. Also a second set with a giant green screen, supported by lots of shipping containers, served to shoot water scenes of the Silent Mary in Helensvale.
Image courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures


Dead Men Tell No Tales Locations
This is an image of the set that for a few weeks was standing at Doug Jennings Park on the Southport Spit. Here it was constructed one of the 12 different boats used for filming. Image by Erika


Dead Men Tell No Tales Filming Locations
Due to the bad weather conditions on the Split, the crew moved the Dying Gull ship to Raby Bay to shoot open-water scenes. Image courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures


Forest waterfall scenery
The team also used the scenic area of Mount Tamborine for some shots in the jungle.
Image by Luke Chapman


The Pirates  on Whitsunday Islands beach
Pirates of the Caribbean filmed some key scenes in the popular tourist destination of the Whitsunday Islands (northeast coast of Queensland), on the wondrous Whitehaven Beach.
Image courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures and Atlas of Wonders


Whale oceanshore sequence
A replica of a sperm whale skeleton was erected on the northern side of Hastings Point (New South Wales).
Image by Steve Austin

Boulders Beach Cliff
One day of shooting took place near Boulders Beach at Lennox Head (New South Wales)
Image by Michael Dawes


Salazar's Revenge Glowworm

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