There are countless reasons why Byron Bay is recommended as the place to be in Australia for tourists and holidaymakers, but it’s not only the landscape and weather that draws in the general public. Celebrities too have been known to buy up accommodation in this breathtaking coastline, giving the town that extra dimension of stardom. Here are four famous names that have bought property in the Byron Bay region.
Simon Baker – Actor
The Los Angeles star of television show The Mentalist reportedly bought a farm at Nashua, around 20 minutes inland from the town of Byron Bay, whilst on a recent holiday to Australia. According to inside sources the 6.8ha property comprises three bedrooms, two living rooms, a pool, tennis court, large shed and even a studio. It is thought that Baker will use the farm, which was built in 1917, as a holiday home retreat, with family members close by in Lennox Head.
Magadalena Roze – Weather Presenter
Byron Bay homeowner Magdalena Roze is now making her daily weather predictions from an easterly coast base while partner Darren Robertson, known from The Three Blue Ducks, turns his hand to cooking at The Farm. Roze moved to Byron Bay when her fiancé, chef Darren Robertson, and his business partners were offered the chance to launch a restaurant on a farmyard. The new establishment opened in March 2015 on a 33-hectare spot and is a part of the sustainable food and farming project in New South Wales.
David Gyngell and Leila McKinnon – Television Network
Meanwhile in sunny St Helena the chief executive officer of Nine Entertainment Co and his wife television reporter Leila, have made themselves at home on the scenic rim of Cape Byron, a pristine area known for its sea views and natural sandy beaches. Gyngell, who happens to be the best friend of James Packer, is said to be enjoying time on the coast despite it being a well known tourist hotspot.
Pete Murray – Singer
Holidaymakers in Byron Bay can look forward to live entertainment at Pete Murray’s restaurant in the centre of the town. Murray is said to want to perform for locals and tourists who make a reservation at his Byron eatery, which is a unique experience that won’t feature on heavy duty travel guides and websites. “I’ve always wanted my own bar – a nice, quiet bar where I can keep the bar stools warm,” joked Murray.
Byron Bay Accommodation is a specialist in finding the right holiday homes for short and long term stays, for groups of all sizes. More information on booking and prices can be found online at www.byronbayaccom.net