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

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The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise returned six years after the last movie about Captain Jack Sparrow's adventures was released.

Also known as Salazar's Revenge (depending on the country), Dead Men Tell No Tales is the fifth installment of the series that started with the 2003 unexpected hit, The Curse of the Black Pearl.

Pirates of the Caribbean 5 film location

Along with the returning cast (Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, and Geoffrey Rush) Javier Bardem joined the production as the undead pirate hunter Armando Salazar, Brenton Thwaites as the son of Will and Elizabeth, and Kaya Scodelario as the astronomer Carina Smyth.

On this occasion and for the first time in the saga, our favorite 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 on 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, in the same area where Mortal Kombat was filmed, 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.

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 filmmakers also used the Mount Tamborine's scenic area to tape 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.

This is one of the locations where Love Is in the Air was filmed, the 2023 Netflix movie set in the fictional town of Fullerton, Australia.
Image courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures and Atlas of Wonders

Whale ocean shore 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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