Ac­tor Chris Hemsworth vis­its Hay­man Is­land

Whitsunday Times - - FRONT PAGE - By Inge Hansen

CHRIS Hemsworth and his fam­ily graced our shores last week for an Aus­tralian hol­i­day and one of their stops was our very own Hay­man Is­land.

The Aus­tralian ac­tor, known for his roles in Home and Away and as ‘Thor’ in the Mar­vel Avengers movies, spent five nights at One&Only Hay­man Is­land re­sort.

The trip was part of a Tourism Aus­tralia cam­paign in a bid to en­cour­age more in­ter­na­tional trav­ellers to book an Aus­tralian hol­i­day.

Photos and video taken dur­ing the trip by Chris and his wife Elsa will be shared with their com­bined 10 mil­lion so­cial me­dia fol­low­ers.

Tourism Aus­tralia man­ag­ing di­rec­tor John O’Sul­li­van said, as Tourism Aus­tralia’s global am­bas­sador, Chris Hemsworth had al­ready gen­er­ated world­wide ex­po­sure for the coun­try.

“Chris Hemsworth is al­ready lend­ing a gen­uine Aus­tralian voice to our cam­paign,” he said.

“This famil has taken that sense of au­then­tic­ity a step fur­ther, giv­ing him and his fam­ily the chance to show the world first-hand what it feels like to im­merse your­self fully in an Aus­tralian hol­i­day.”

Mr Hemsworth said the des­ti­na­tions he’d vis­ited and the ex­pe­ri­ences he’d un­der­taken had been un­for­get­table and a pow­er­ful re­minder of the raw na­ture and often hid­den gems avail­able to in­ter­na­tional vis­i­tors and also Aus­tralians want­ing to ex­plore Aus­tralia.

“Grow­ing up in Aus­tralia, you can some­times take it all for granted but af­ter be­ing away for 10 years and com­ing back, ex­plor­ing some of the most beau­ti­ful places I’ve ever seen, this ex­pe­ri­ence re­minded me of how unique and im­pres­sive Aus­tralia is and how lucky we are.”

The trip was or­gan­ised by Tourism Aus­tralia with sup­port from Tourism and Events Queens­land and Tourism WA.

Photo: Contributed

STROLL: Chris Hemsworth and wife Elsa Pataky en­joy a walk along White­haven Beach.

Photo: Contributed

Chris Hemsworth is a pop­u­lar Aus­tralian ac­tor.

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