Embark on a TV-Inspired Adventure These School Holidays

Embark on a TV-Inspired Adventure These School Holidays

Image: Round The Twist.

Whether joining an organised tour or forging your own path to track down filming locations, Australian screen stories can be explored all around the country.


NSW: See Woven Threads at the Powerhouse


Woven Threads: Stories from Afar is an 8 x 4-minute series which presents varied refugee stories through beautiful and powerful animations. The emotive storytelling compels us to remember our shared humanity, and to identify with the universality of the refugee experience.

Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum is currently screening episodes from the series at Kings Cinema between 12pm-2pm and 4pm-5pm daily. Screenings are included with general entry to the Powerhouse Museum.


NSW: My Place walking tour through Sydney


Much-loved children’s series, My Place, premiered on our screens in 2009. Ten years on, the story of one house in Sydney continues to spark the imagination of primary students across Australia. St Peter’s Anglican Church in Sydney offers guided walking tours based on the popular series. Tours cover the suburbs of St Peters, Sydenham and Tempe. Some of the My Place buildings have been relocated and the dates adjusted to suit the story, but many of them exist and can still be viewed today.


VIC: Go Round the Twist on a lighthouse tour

While exploring Victoria’s Great Ocean Road, don’t miss a stop at Airey’s Inlet to experience a tour of the Split Point Lighthouse. This iconic landmark featured in classic Australian children’s television series, Round the Twist. Make sure you opt for the ‘Twisted Tour’ – your guide will keep you up to date with interesting information about the series as you explore the lighthouse and its grounds.

The lighthouse is open seven days a week for tours, weather permitting. For more information, visit http://splitpointlighthouse.com.au.


WA: Explore local filming locations


Screenwest’s fantastic interactive tool, ‘What’s Shot Where’, makes it easy to explore the locations featured in locally produced feature films and television series. The tool includes locations for popular children’s film Paper Planes, and for series 1 and 2 of Lockie Leonard, which was largely filmed in Albany on the state’s spectacular south coast.