Maroubra Buzzes as Backdrop for ‘Heartbreak High’ Reboot on Netflix

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Photo Credit: Screengrab from Netflix

Did you know that Maroubra serves as the dynamic backdrop for the revamped “Heartbreak High” on Netflix?



This iconic ’90s series has returned with a fresh perspective on teenage life, capturing the essence of Maroubra’s vibrant energy and unique culture. From its stunning beaches to its lively community, Maroubra provides the perfect setting for the drama and excitement that unfold in this beloved show.

Whilst the fictional “Hartley High” serves as the show’s central location, viewers familiar with the area may have recognised some familiar scenes playing out in Maroubra and Matraville. These beachside communities, known for their relaxed atmosphere and diverse demographics, provide a natural canvas for the messy and complex world that unfolds for characters like Amerie, Harper, and their classmates.

Photo Credit: Screengrab from Netflix

“Heartbreak High” doesn’t shy away from portraying the realities of teenage life beyond the classroom walls. From house parties to stolen moments on the coast, the series captures the essence of growing up in Sydney. 

Photo Credit: Facebook/ MaroubraBayHighSchool, Ex-students: 1959-1965

Maroubra, with its iconic beach and surrounding streets, adds a layer of authenticity that resonates with viewers seeking a genuine portrayal of Australian adolescence.

Adding another layer of intrigue, the show’s producers revealed that the scenes filmed within the fictional Hartley High were shot on location at Maroubra Bay High School. Interestingly, this isn’t a first for the franchise. The original “Heartbreak High” also utilised the same school for its educational setting, creating a unique continuity between the two shows.

Photo Credit: Facebook/ MaroubraBayHighSchool, Ex-students: 1959-1965

The success of “Heartbreak High” has not only captivated audiences worldwide but has also shone a spotlight on the dynamic beachside suburb of Maroubra. The series offers a glimpse into the heart of this community, showcasing its youthful energy and coastal charm.



With its relatable characters and authentic setting, “Heartbreak High” is sure to continue captivating viewers and may even inspire some to add Maroubra to their travel bucket list.

Published Date 27-April-2024