Our Flag Means Death is back for Season 2. The pirate comedy starring Rhys Darby and Taika Waititi is ready to serve up another season of laughs, and we arrrrrre ready (get it?). Aside from the laughs, the show also serves up stunning scenery that will make you want to book a holiday to New Zealand asap. Thankfully, if you’re wondering where Our Flag Means Death was filmed, we’ve got your back.
Our Flag Means Death is (very loosely) based on the actual adventures of the eighth century would-be pirate Stede Bonnet (played by Rhys Darby). After trading the seemingly charmed life of a gentleman for one of a swashbuckling buccaneer, Stede became captain of the pirate ship Revenge.
In Season 1, Stede struggled to earn the respect of his potentially mutinous crew. However, his fortune changed when he shared a fateful run-in with the infamous Captain Blackbeard (played by Taika Waititi). To their surprise, the wildly different Stede and Blackbeard found more than friendship on the high seas… they found love. Now, they have to survive it.
Joining Darby and Waititi on the cast in Season 2 are returning cast members Samson Kayo, Vico Ortiz, Ewen Bremner, Joel Fry, Matthew Maher, Kristian Nairn, Con O’Neill, David Fane, Samba Schutte, Nat Faxon, and Leslie Jones. New additions to the ensemble cast this year include recurring guest stars Ruibo Qian, Madeleine Sami, Anapela Polataivao, and Erroll Shand, and guest stars Minnie Driver and Bronson Pinchot.
Read on for the full list of Our Flag Means Death filming locations, courtesy of Tourism New Zealand.
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Where Was Our Flag Means Death Season 2 Filmed?
Te Henga, Bethell’s Beach
Te Henga, also known as Bethell’s Beach, is a coastal community located in West Auckland, New Zealand.
The area’s Māori name, “Te Henga,” derives from the long foredunes that stretch across the shoreline, resembling the Henga, which is the gunwale of an upturned waka hull (a traditional Māori voyaging canoe).
The beach is characterised by an long stretch of black sands, encompassed by these imposing dunes.
Lake Wainamu, Bethell’s Beach
Nestled inland from Te Henga (Bethell’s Beach), Lake Wainamu seamlessly connects the land, sea, and dunes.
Positioned just two kilometres from Te Henga, it stands as the largest natural lake in the Waitākere Ranges. For visitors, a 90 minute loop walk encircles the lake’s edges, inviting exploration.
Known as the gateway to the Bay of Islands, Paihia offers a wealth of experiences for travellers. Top local adventures include cruising to the ‘hole in the rock’ at the tip of Cape Brett, and sea kayak tours.
Paihia is also just down the road from the historic Treaty House at Waitangi Treaty Grounds, which marks the beginning of New Zealand as a nation.
Bay of Islands
The Bay of Islands is a coastal wonderland that seamlessly merges natural beauty with cultural significance.
With its 144 picturesque islands, turquoise waters, and golden beaches, the Bay of Islands is a paradise.
Piha Beach is located 45 minutes west of Auckland city and is one of the most popular surfing destinations in New Zealand.
Selected by Our Flag Means Death location scouts for its untamed, rugged charm, Piha Beach is renowned for its captivating black iron-sand shores. Even better, the beach boasts consistently dramatic waves that originate from the vast expanse of the Tasman Sea, but dominating the landscape is the majestic Lion Rock.
Another stunning Our Flag Means Death filming location that you can visit is the Waitakere Ranges. A remarkable display of New Zealand’s natural heritage, the area is characterised by lush native forests, pristine waterfalls, and breathtaking viewpoints that showcase the region’s stunning biodiversity.
Mercer Bay Loop
The Mercer Bay Loop, nestled in the scenic Waitakere Ranges near Auckland, provides stunning views over the Tasman Sea.
Walk along dramatic clifftops, gaze down the sheer faces of the cliffs while seabirds circle above, and soak in the wild beauty that made this an ideal filming location for Our Flag Means Death.
As you journey through native bush, the trail leads to the iconic Kitekite Falls. If you’re daring enough to brave the invigorating waters, it’s a perfect spot for a refreshing dip.
Howick Historical Village
The Howick Historical Village offers a journey back in time to New Zealand’s colonial era. This meticulously recreated village provides an immersive experience. Here, visitors can step into the past and witness life as it was in the 19th century.
With painstaking attention to detail, the village features authentically furnished buildings, period-costumed guides, and interactive exhibits that bring history to life. Strolling through the cobblestone streets, visitors can explore various aspects of early settler life. The Howick Historical Village not only offers a unique educational opportunity but also preserves and celebrates New Zealand’s rich cultural heritage, providing a fascinating glimpse into the nation’s history.
Our Flag Means Death Season 2 is streaming now on BINGE.
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