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Australia’s Byron Bay Is the New Hot Spot for Surf and Hemsworth Spotting

The Hemsworth triumvirate—Luke, Chris, and Liam—were born in Melbourne, Australia, but lately, they’ve adopted the coastal New South Wales city of Byron Bay as their hometown. With its strong surf community and music festivals Bluesfest, an anti-Coachella, and Falls Festival, it’s a less-traveled getaway for celebrities looking for something slightly off the usual Sydney-Gold Coast route. Margot Robbie is rumored to have married fiancé Tom Ackerley in Byron Bay; model Gemma Ward owns a house there; and Miley Cyrus and Matt Damon have both been spotted on its sandy shores. See why models, actors, and musicians are all flocking to the newest getaway down under, here.

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@mileycyrus

Miley Cyrus rang in the new year with her mom, Tish, boyfriend Liam Hemsworth, and the rest of the extended Hemsworth clan in Byron Bay, Australia, January 2017.

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@liamhemsworth

Liam Hemsworth in Byron Bay, Australia, for the annual Falls Festival.

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@therealmaryjblige

Mary J. Blige touches down in Byron Bay, where she played the annual Bluesfest festival, April 2017.

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@gem.gems

Model Gemma Ward in Byron Bay, Australia, April 2017.

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@elesaaa

The Byron Bay Lighthouse in Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia.

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@margotrobbie

Margot Robbie reportedly wed fiancé Tom Ackerley in Byron Bay, Australia, late last year.

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@chrishemsworth

Chris Hemsworth’s kids take a walk in Byron Bay, Australia, March 2017.

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@bluesfestbyronbay

Mary J. Blige plays Australia’s Bluesfest in Byron Bay, April 2017.

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@elsapatakyconfidential

Model, Glamour correspondent, and wife of Chris Hemsworth Elsa Pataky in Byron Bay, Australia, March 2017.

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Fashion blogger Elle Ferguson with boyfriend Joel Patfull in Byron Bay, Australia.

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@michaelawain

Australian model Michaela Wain in Byron Bay, Australia, April 2017.

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@elsapatakyconfidential

Elsa Pataky, Miley Cyrus, and friends at the Falls Festival in Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia.