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help with MADMAX FILMING LOCATIONS

PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 1:31 am
by WITTY35
Hey there,

Just after some help,ive been travelling around taking photo's and visiting the sights.
Im after help with the gate the big bopper drives through,i head down point wilson rd,it says its the first gate on the right before the winding road,before the bunkers.
But the gate doesnt look the same as in current pictures,it has a blue bird sign,number 3 on it,is this the gate?
Also why arnt people allowed to drive down there,all i see is a bird watching area?But the road comes to a scary gate.One that you really cant enter.
Also im after the house down avalon beach,as they have all changed over the times,which is the house or shop used by jessie getting an ice cream.
In time ill drive down to max and jessies house.

Thanks for any help

Re: help with MADMAX FILMING LOCATIONS

PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 5:30 am
by Daz
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The look of locations change over 35 years. Heck, it may even be private property as it certainly looks more like a driveway than a road in the movie:-)

Re: help with MADMAX FILMING LOCATIONS

PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 3:13 pm
by roadwarriormfp
The gate... taken in 2008

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The dirt road the bopper drives down.... private property mind you.

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Re: help with MADMAX FILMING LOCATIONS

PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2011 4:08 pm
by WITTY35
So if im driving towards roops bunker is the gate on the right side?

Because this is the gate im finding?
It may have well changed over time.

Thanks for the help so far,any other locations that maybe hard please feel free to add stuff in.

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Re: help with MADMAX FILMING LOCATIONS

PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2011 10:19 pm
by roadwarriormfp
Yes the gate is on the right hand side... and yes.... more modern gates.

I need to do a trip again down there soon!

Re: help with MADMAX FILMING LOCATIONS

PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2011 11:20 pm
by Daz
roadwarriormfp wrote:Yes the gate is on the right hand side... and yes.... more modern gates.

I need to do a trip again down there soon!


When are you thinking of doing this? I wouldn't mind visiting all the locations as well. I figure it would take 2 days (maybe 3).
Who else is interested?

Re: help with MADMAX FILMING LOCATIONS

PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2011 11:45 pm
by roadwarriormfp
Would really want 3 to 4 days to do photos etc at all the sites.

The Melbourne pumping station would be an entire day nearly as i want to visit the museum part as well.
(leave cars in courtyard for people to view for the day)

No idea when, worried about a long trip in the car from north qld would be frought with breakdowns! lol

Have to be when the rain season is over and definately not winter!.

figured it would take 4 days to drive there from here via the inland route.

May leave the car there for a few weeks and fly home and then fly back to pick it up as i really not fond of long drives anymore.
Just driving to Cairns and back kills me....

Re: help with MADMAX FILMING LOCATIONS

PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 4:13 am
by Daz
Who own the pumping station now? Would we need to get permission? I'm sure a magazine or two would probably like to do a photo story on it.

You might look into getting the car rail transported or even truck transported. We got a wrecked GS from QLD and it cost $400 to have it delivered on the back of a truck. Heck, if we approach a few mags, they may even spring for the costs to have an exclusive photo shoot.




roadwarriormfp wrote:Would really want 3 to 4 days to do photos etc at all the sites.

The Melbourne pumping station would be an entire day nearly as i want to visit the museum part as well.
(leave cars in courtyard for people to view for the day)

No idea when, worried about a long trip in the car from north qld would be frought with breakdowns! lol

Have to be when the rain season is over and definately not winter!.

figured it would take 4 days to drive there from here via the inland route.

May leave the car there for a few weeks and fly home and then fly back to pick it up as i really not fond of long drives anymore.
Just driving to Cairns and back kills me....

Re: help with MADMAX FILMING LOCATIONS

PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 4:31 am
by roadwarriormfp
Pumping station is a museum.... im sure they wont mind having the cars there.

It cost $550 in 2008 to send a car from Brissie to Townsville via road transport, I cant imagine the cost now.
Plus the fact of its very nature would mean too many eyes would be on it, not to mention I have to pay for an airline ticket, so may as well just spend it all on fuel and accom and drive it there.

I do know a truckie however who may be able to help me at least to Brisbane.

Re: help with MADMAX FILMING LOCATIONS

PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 12:36 am
by Sucks_Nitro
Here's some shots of a cruise we did during the year:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... G4nIlz4UvI