Byron Bay has become a celebrity hot spot in recent weeks as stars flock to the coastal destination to escape the coronavirus shutdown.
Once a sleepy nook on the southeast coast of New South Wales, Byron Bay became an A-lister oasis during COVID-19, attracting Hollywood star Zac Efron, 32.
Zac was pictured at a Byron Bay cafe last week, eventually confirming rumors that he had fled Down Under to escape the coronavirus pandemic in the US.
On Byron Bay’s A List: Celebrities flock to the New South Wales coastal oasis to escape the corona virus – including Hollywood hunk Zac Efron, 32 (pictured)
Zac is said to have lived peacefully five minutes away from the popular nudist hotspot Belongil Beach for months.
The High School Musical star is said to spend time with people like Byron Bay, local Chris Hemsworth, 36, who lives in a $ 20 million mega mansion with his Spanish actress wife Elsa Pataky, 43.
Despite spending most of their time in different parts of the world, Chris and his actor brothers consider Liam and Luke Byron Bay home.
A-list friends! The High School Musical star is said to spend time with people like Byron Bay, local Chris Hemsworth, 36, (right) and his Spanish actress wife Elsa Pataky, 43 (left)
Last week, the trio was even seen at a restaurant in Byron Bay alongside Elsa and Liam’s girlfriend Gabriella Brooks.
Meanwhile, Australian musician Tim Freedman, 55, has also reportedly kicked Zac during his stay in Byron Bay.
Tim, the frontman of ’90s indie rock band The Whitlams, also owns a beachfront mansion in the area.
Paradise! Chris and Elsa live in a $ 20 million Broken Head mega mansion
Local talent: Whitlams frontman Tim Freedman, 55, (pictured) also reportedly kicked Zac during his time in Byron Bay. Tim also owns a beachfront mansion nearby
According to The Daily Telegraph on Friday, Zac’s manager Jason Barrett is currently brooding in Byron Bay.
Elsewhere, Today host Karl Stefanovic, 45, and his wife Jasmine (née Yarbrough), 36, enjoyed a family vacation to Byron Bay last week with their newborn daughter Harper May.
The proud parents braved the winter cold and were spotted enjoying a morning coffee on Wednesday morning with their bundle of joy wrapped in her $ 500 carrier.
Coastal getaway! Today, 45-year-old Karl Stefanovic (left) and his wife Jasmine (née Yarbrough), 36, (right) enjoyed a family vacation to Byron Bay last week with their newborn daughter Harper May.
All smiles! The proud parents braved the winter cold and were seen enjoying a morning coffee on Wednesday morning with their bundle of joy packed in her $ 500 courier
They were later joined on their family outing by Jasmine’s sister Jade.
Byron Bay appears to be a popular destination for the couple, who were seen vacationing there in December 2019.
In fact, photos of Jasmine with a visible bump on the beach during their visit seemed to solidify pregnancy rumors at the time.
Family outing! They were later joined on their family outing by Jasmine’s sister Jade (left)
Karl later shared a photo of himself topless on the beach and boldly wrote, “After much speculation … the rumors are true.”
Meanwhile Myer model Elyse Knowles awaits the coronavirus at her new $ 2.3 million Byron Bay beach house.
The 27-year-old moved to Byron Bay with friend Josh Barker early last year in search of a more eco-friendly lifestyle.
Bohemian Bubble: Model Elyse Knowles (pictured) awaits the corona virus at her new beach house in Byron Bay, which costs $ 2.3 million
At a September event, the model explained that she would physically confront strangers that she was lying around in Victoria before finally leaving.
“I just don’t see it lying on the floor. And if they drop trash, I think they should be told, “the activist explained.
Elyse said the difference between living in Byron Bay and Melbourne is astonishing.
“Everyone always smiles and always says hello. That was one of the first things I noticed in life [in Byron]she said enthusiastically.
“The community is more environmentally conscious. It’s conversations people have every day … talking about the ocean and sea life
“Everyone always smiles and always says hello”: The 27-year-old (right) moved to Byron Bay early last year with boyfriend Josh Barker (left) in search of a more eco-friendly lifestyle