Sunday, April 24, 2011

Check out the island used in Castaway, the movie

Remember the big hit of 2000, Castaway?  Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt and a volleyball named Wilson?  Well here's some info about the island they shot a lot of the footage on.  It's an island in Fiji located at the GPS of -17.609277,177.0397.  Below is a Google Map of the island...

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See the beach on the upper right part of the island?  That's where Tom Hank's charter wrote "HELP" in the sand.  And you can visit the island on special tours.  The island itself is 170 acres and these days it mostly leases itself out for private vacations, weddings and other ritzy affairs.

(Qalito or "Castaway" Island)

Bonus link:  Castaway Island Webcam

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