Where Was The Bachelorette 2024 Filmed?

Season 21 of ABC’s ‘The Bachelorette’ saw Jenn Tran as the first Asian-American lead of the show as the installment took us on a globetrotting tour filled with adventure, thrill, and romance. Feeling like the heroine of her own movie, Jenn took part in race car driving and skydiving while visiting picturesque foreign landscapes and coastal retreats with the men trying to woo her. Her transformative journey for love had plenty of twists and turns, with an eclectic group of men vying for her heart. The season commenced in a different mansion and took the viewers on a breathtaking international tour, covering many vibrant backdrops in the process.

The Bachelorette Season 21 Filming Locations

Filming for season 21 of ‘The Bachelorette’ began in Santa Susana, California, and Seattle, Washington. The filming destinations outside the home country include Melbourne, Australia; Auckland, New Zealand; and Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Principal photography began on March 28, 2024, in California and wrapped up by mid-May of the same year in Hawaii. Jenn Tran seemed to have the time of her life on the show and expressed awe at the idyllic sights and retreats.

Santa Susana, California

The small town of Santa Susana, located northwest of Los Angeles, became an important starting point for the season as it unveiled the new mansion of ‘The Bachelorette’ — The Hummingbird Nest Ranch. Located at 2940 Kuehner Drive, the property features a grand Spanish villa and a sprawling event venue nestled in the serene hills of Simi Valley. While the cast was introduced, the venue set an elegant stage for Jenn’s colorful journey to begin. The property is ordinarily employed for wedding ceremonies and corporate events. It has also seen the filming of Lifetime’s ‘Blending Christmas,’ ‘The Fugitive,’ ‘Fantasy Island,’ ‘Medium,’ ‘Big Love,’ ‘Hart to Hart,’ ‘Falcon Crest,’ and ‘Claim to Fame‘ on its premises.

Seattle, Washington

The cast and crew of season 21 ventured to the bustling streets of Seattle to shoot several scenes at the Pike Place Market, Pioneer Square, Ella Bailey Park, and Kerry Park. Situated in the heart of downtown Seattle, overlooking Elliott Bay, the Pike Place Market is home to the farmers market famous for its fresh produce, seafood, and specialty foods. Jenn went on a ‘Wicked’ or ‘Wizard of Oz’ themed date in the city, and she joined Jeremy Simon on a tour around Pike Place Market. The crew set up decorations at Pioneer Square with glossy balloons and props for a shoot. The team then filmed scenes at Ella Bailey Park, where Jenn and Marcus met Trista at the end of a yellow road. They were actually supposed to take off in a hot air balloon from the site, but the plan was canceled due to bad weather.

Melbourne, Australia

The capital city of the state of Victoria became a filming location for the season, with the cast participating in various adventure activities in the area. A cosmopolitan city with a mix of Victorian-era and modern architecture, Melbourne is sprawled along Port Phillip Bay on the southern end of the Australian mainland. It also has access to stunning natural locations surrounding it, including the Twelve Apostles found along Great Ocean Road and Booringa Road, where many of the show’s scenes were shot.

One can spot the limestone stacks jutting out of the ocean as Jenn takes a helicopter ride and observes them from afar while standing with a suitor. Interestingly, skydiving is a thrilling activity that draws adventure seekers to Melbourne. Dropped from altitudes up to 15,000 feet, skydivers have breathtaking views of the gleaming cityscape, the calm waters of the bay, and the surrounding countryside.

Auckland, New Zealand

Many of the cinematic shots seen in the season were captured around Auckland, a large city situated north of New Zealand’s North Island. The sequence of Jenn walking along a vast beach with dark sands and rocky hills in the distance was actually captured at Muriwai Beach, which is located on the west coast of Auckland. The beach’s waters create a mirror-like effect across the sands, giving it an otherworldly charm, as seen in the show.

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

The cast and crew flew to the town of Kailua-Kona on Hawaii Island for the season’s conclusion. The finale at the resort, with all the confessions and Jenn’s decision, was shot in the coastal town. The popular tourist destination is known for its La’aloa Beach, Magic Sands Beach, and Kahalu’u Beach Park, which features a vibrant array of sea life. Kona is also home to the Hulihe’e Palace, a former vacation home for Hawaiian royalty, and Mokuaikaua Church, Hawaii’s oldest Christian church.

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