Baz Lurhmann’s Australia The Movie

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Come Walkabout on Wooleen

Come Walkabout on Wooleen

Sometimes we have to get lost to find ourselves. Sometimes we gotta go WALKABOUT.

The release of Baz Lurhmann’s “Australia” has created much hype and interest in the Australia outback over the world.

“Australia” is Baz Luhrmann’s first feature film since 2001 musical success Moulin Rouge! The highly anticipated film centres on an English aristocrat in the 1930s, played by Nicole Kidman, who comes to northern Australia to sell a cattle property the size of Belgium. After an epic journey across the country with a rough-hewn drover, Hugh Jackman, they are caught in the bombing of Darwin during World War II. Filming began late April 2007, concluded December 19th 2007 and was released in November 2008.

The rich colour palette and unique landscape of the Australian outback is truley amazing and has inspired many people to come and see it for themselves. Lady Ashley is captivated by the red magic of the land and aborginal people in the movie – and you can be to!

Tourism Australia has used the movie extensively in a marketing campaign to attract visitation to Australia. Tourism Australia’s Managing Director Geoff Buckley said the unique opportunity created by the production of Luhrmann’s epic film Australia was one the organization could not let pass.

“We knew that this huge film would create a wave of publicity that would put the country in the spotlight around the globe,” he said. “And we found that the film’s story had a remarkable resonance for what we do marketing the country as a travel destination.

As Nullah, the small aboriginal child in the film, states: “Sometimes we have to get lost to find ourselves. Sometimes we gotta go WALKABOUT.” So we at Wooleen invite you to come and experience the true Australia Outback at it’s best.

Come WALKABOUT on Wooleen.

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