Australian holiday destinations of the rich and famous

Byron Bay, NSW
Portsea, VIC
Broome, WA
Bondi, NSW
MONA, TAS
Barossa Valley, SA
Gold Coast, QLD
Noosa, QLD
Port Douglas, QLD
Hunter Valley, NSW
Margaret River Region, WA
Mt Buller, VIC
Palm Beach, NSW
Whitsundays, QLD
Sydney, NSW
Torquay, VIC
Manly, NSW
Airlie Beach, QLD
Palm Cove, QLD
Stradbroke Island, QLD
Cairns, QLD
Sunshine Coast, QLD
Hamilton Island, QLD
Byron Bay, NSW

Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky may be Byron Bay's most famous residents, but this gorgeous seaside town is a well-known holiday destination for a bunch of Australian celebrities. Pat Rafter, Tim Cahill, and Carrie Bickmore are just a few of the big names with holiday homes in Byron.

Portsea, VIC

Come summertime, Portsea and neighbouring Sorrento on Victoria's Mornington Peninsular become the playground of Melbourne's elite. Holiday homes on Portsea's 'Millionaire's walk' have stunning views over Port Phillip bay and private jetties.

Broome, WA

Built on the riches of the pearling industry,  Broome remains a haven for the rich and famous. Cable Beach Resort offers an opportunity to enjoy a luxury break away from the spotlight.

Bondi, NSW

Australia's most famous beach, Bondi is also a favourite for holidaying celebrities from around the world making it one of the best places in the country for celebrity spotting.

MONA, TAS

What's the only thing more luxurious than a weekend of fine art and wine at Tasmania's Museum of Old and New Art (a.k.a. MONA)? Staying at the MONA Pavilions - the museum's luxury dens on the Derwent River.

Barossa Valley, SA

Home to Australia's most prestigious wine producers, the Barossa Valley is a sumptuous holiday destination for wealthy Australians with a love of fine wine and dining.

Gold Coast, QLD

The stunning beaches and luxury hotels of the Gold Coast are a big drawcard for celebrities like Pink, Justin Bieber, Angelina Jolie and even Kim and Kanye.

Noosa, QLD

The exclusive seaside town of Noosa on Queensland's Sunshine Coast welcomes high-profile visitors including ex-Formula One driver Mark Webber and 'Suits' star Gabriel Macht.

Port Douglas, QLD

Port Douglas in far north Queensland attracts wealthy visitors looking for a luxury getaway.  George Clooney, Tom Hanks, Antonio Banderas, Keanu Reeves, Kylie Minogue and Mick Jagger have all been spotted enjoying time-off in Port Douglas.

Hunter Valley, NSW

The Hunter Valley is the major wine region on Australia's east coast, attracting high-fliers from across the nation and around the world with stunning views, fine wine and luxury accommodation.

Margaret River Region, WA

The Margaret River wine region in the south-west of WA is awash with wealthy holidaymakers from the rich suburbs of Perth as well as high-fliers from the eastern states. It offers not only the finest food and wine but excellent swimming spots, like the beach at Busselton Jetty.

Mt Buller, VIC

In the winter months, the high-fliers that don't escape to the nation's northern beaches instead hit the slopes at ski resorts in the Australian Alps. Mt Buller remains a firm favourite.

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Palm Beach, NSW

Palm Beach in Sydney's north is not only the location of Home and Away's fictional town 'Summer Bay', but is also a well-known celebrity hang out.

Whitsundays, QLD

The Whitsunday Islands are a magnet for the elite. It's not hard to see why with stunning white beaches and crystal blue waters, combined with some of the most luxurious accommodation in the world.

Sydney, NSW

Sydney is not only Australia's biggest city but it's also a holiday hotspot for the world's rich and famous.

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Torquay, VIC

Victoria's surf coast with its rugged coastline and luxury accommodation attracts wealthy visitors from around the country.

Manly, NSW

Manly Beach in Sydney's north is a well-known celebrity favourite. Some famous holiday-makers who have been spotted here include Prince William and Kate, Beyonce, Ellen DeGeneres and Eric Bana.

Airlie Beach, QLD

The stunning Airlie Beach in the Whitsundays is a regular destination for wealthy travellers, with Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt being among some of the big-name visitors.

Palm Cove, QLD

The exclusive Palm Cove in Port Douglas has welcomed high-profile holiday-makers including John Travolta, Mick Jagger and Claudia Schiffer.

Stradbroke Island, QLD

Queensland's beautiful Stradbroke Island has attracted some famous visitors including Usher, Chris Hemsworth and Matt Damon.

Cairns, QLD

Cairns is a favourite among celebrities looking to get away from the winter in southern cities. It also welcomes international superstars like Will Smith who was recently spotted flying into the far north Queensland city.

Sunshine Coast, QLD

Queensland's Sunshine Coast is another well-known getaway for wealthy holiday-makers and celebrities hoping to fly under the radar.

Hamilton Island, QLD

The luxurious Hamilton Island has welcomed guests including Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith and Oprah.

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