Clive Owen in The Boys are Back feature South Australia

The Boys are Back, the eagerly anticipated movie from South Australia-based director Scott (Shine) Hicks, starring Academy Award-nominated Clive Owen, has hit theatres.

The Boys are Back filmed in over 33 locations in South Australia

Kangaroos on Kangaroo IslandBased on British political columnist Simon Carr’s acclaimed memoir and produced by Greg (Billy Elliot) Brenman, Miramax Films’ The Boys Are Back has already received acclaim in Canada and the USA.  Shot in over 33 locations throughout South Australia, the film’s scenery is also receiving well-deserved attention. 

Speaking about his experiences whilst filming in South Australia (, Clive Owen said: 

“It was amazing. When you see the film you’ll notice that the setting is stunningly beautiful and it was just as beautiful in real life. I passed all those locations on my way to the set every day. The weather, beaches and wildlife were all amazing. It was a really wonderful place to make the movie. 

“There is also a place called Kangaroo Island just off the coast from where we were, which I was able to visit with my family when they came over. They really delivered on Kangaroo Island. As the name suggests, there are a lot of kangaroos on Kangaroo Island.” 

Travel to The Boys are Back film locales

To celebrate, Australia travel expert Austravel ( is offering two special packages that showcase the film’s stunning South Australian locations ranging from the beaches of the Fleurieu Peninsula to the vineyards of the Adelaide Hills.  Prices are based on double accommodations, valid until May 2010.

Southern Australia - Image provided by IPR7-Day Boys are Back package from £1,289/person:

  • Return economy flights to Adelaide with Qantas 
  • Ffour-nights at the Mercure Grosvenor Hotel, Adelaide 
  • An Adelaide city tour 
  • A day tour of Victor Harbor 
  • A day tour of the Mclaren Vale wine region 
  • Two-night self-drive tour of Kangaroo Island 

6-Day Luxury Boys are Back package from £2,895/person:

  • Return economy flights to Adelaide with Qantas 
  • Two nights at The Sebel Playford, Adelaide 
  • Three nights at award-winning Southern Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island 
  • A day tour of Kangaroo Island 
  • Internal flights 

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