From harsh outback to rainy cities, The Tourist filming locations couldn’t be more different

A change of scenery for season two.
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Jamie Dornan has returned as troubling character Elliot Cassidy for a second season of The Tourist, and viewers cannot help but admire the beautiful scenery in which the series is filmed in.

The storyline divulges further into Elliot’s dark and complicated life, and with the new season comes a collection of new bucket list-worthy filming locations.

Jamie returns as Elliot for season two.

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Season Two

The second season of The Tourist sees Helen (played by Danielle Macdonald) and Elliot arrive in Ireland when the latter is kidnapped by a rival family. Elliot is taken to a remote island which is filmed on Luggala Estate in County Wicklow – the same filming location for Prime Video series, Vikings.

County Wicklow appeared to be the desired setting for this season’s themes as the forest scenes were also filmed there in Kilpedder.

For Northern Ireland born Jamie, who left 22 years ago, it was “a dream” to shoot season two alongside an “Irish crew” and showcase its beautiful countryside on screen.

“The first day of shooting we were in Kilpedder in Wicklow, and I was walking through the trees and the worst rain I think I’ve ever seen came in and I thought, this is what it’s like to film in Ireland,” he told the BBC.

The second season is filmed in Ireland.

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“I had sort of forgotten it being three or four years since I filmed here but Ireland is beautiful. I’ve been to parts of Ireland that I’d never been to before. We predominantly filmed in Dublin and Wicklow, but we’ve managed to travel a little bit outside of there and got to showcase what a beautiful place Ireland is.”

Dublin, Capital of the Republic of Ireland, was the home of various city-based scenes shot for The Tourist which commenced filming in April 2023.

Additionally, the whiskey distillery scenes were shot in Westmeath, where real Kilbeggan whiskey is made. Francis Magee (plays Frank McDonnell) confirmed to BBC it was his “favourite location so far…There is all this old machinery, that kind of Heath Robinson kind of pipes and steam, and the smells of the old whiskey is great.”

Season One

Going back in time for The Tourist season one, filmed in outback Australia – vastly different from rainy Ireland.

In the harsh outback of Adelaide, South Australia, viewers watched Elliot wake from a car accident with amnesia. The season one journey featured Flinders Range, where production built a petrol station; Port Augusta and the remote town Peterborough.

Scenes where The Man is walking down the Kuta-Legian strip in Bali, Indonesia was shot in Adelaide’s north-western suburb, North Haven.

The Tourist began in outback Australia.

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Naturally, filming in outback Australia had its challenges for the cast and crew, particularly the overwhelming number of flies.

“There were so many [flies] consumed [on set]. There were a lot of Australian salutes going on in the show,” actress Danielle Macdonald told

“[Flies] were crawling in my eyes. I tried to leave them alone and then our cinematographer, who is incredible, was like, ‘I wanted to throw up as it was digging in your eye’. I was l know.'”

The show’s director Chris Sweeney added “so much money” was paid to remove the flies from shots.

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