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Hemsworth discovers the quokka selfie

15 Mar 2019

Media Release

Hemsworth discovers the quokka selfie

Rottnest Island’s new glamping destination Discovery – Rottnest Island welcomed Chris Hemsworth and family this week, with the Hollywood star adding to the list of stars to snap a #quokkaselfie.

Discovery – Rottnest Island opened just two weeks ago, and Chris Hemsworth is among the first guests to experience the 83-tent resort, staying in a Superior Family tent.

Complete with king-sized bed, bunk bed annexe, ensuite, kitchenette and private deck, the tents are the perfect base for any family holiday. 

Discovery - Rottnest Island General Manager Andy Cleverley said that it’s been a star-studded opening for the resort with visits from both Sir Bob Geldof and Chris Hemsworth in the past week.

“Just two weeks from opening, it was a huge privilege to host Chris, Elsa and the kids at the resort,” said Andy.

“The Hemsworth family were able to soak up the sand and sun from one of the most spectacular coastal locations in WA – Pinky Beach.”

“They enjoyed local WA flavours from Pinky’s Beach Club and experienced a true Australian holiday from the luxury of one of our beautifully appointed eco-tents,” said Andy.

Chris was snapped at Rottnest Island with the island’s resident friendly marsupial – the quokka. In recent years the quokka has become a social media star, thanks partly to some famous friends capturing their own #quokkaselfie, including Hugh Jackman, Roger Federer, Margot Robbie and now Chris Hemsworth.

Chris and his family arrived in Western Australia last week with their entourage, including Hollywood heavyweight Matt Damon. The famous families spent the week surfing, fishing and relaxing at Red Bluff on Australia’s spectacular Coral Coast and at Rottnest Island, just 25 minutes from Perth. Matt Damon visited Rottnest Island for the day, joining Chris and his family who stayed overnight at the resort.

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Chris Hemsworth, Quokka Selfie, Rottnest Island: WA

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Chris Hemsworth with Discovery – Rottnest Island General Manager Andy Cleverley

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Matt Damon with Discovery – Rottnest Island General Manager Andy Cleverley

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Chris Hemsworth, Quokka Selfie, Rottnest Island: WA

About Discovery Rottnest Island

The $25 million development is a joint venture between WA’s Baileys Group, and Discovery Holiday Parks.

Discovery Rottnest Island has been developed with the local Rottnest holiday maker very much in mind, but will also cater for visitors to Western Australia who seek out an exceptional natural experience. Accordingly, accommodation options range from affordable family tents through to a true five-star glamping experience.

Discovery Parks

As Australia’s largest owner and operator of holiday parks, Discovery Parks knows how to create holiday experiences.

With around 40 properties in WA, and over 250 across Australia, Discovery is a significant contributor to the local and national tourism economy.

Discovery Rottnest Island is the first property in the company’s new ‘Experience’ portfolio, which sits along the company’s existing brands of Discovery Parks, Top Parks and G’DAY Rewards.


Baileys Group

For more than 30 years the Baileys Group Directors have built national businesses in the marine infrastructure and transport industries. They all grew up on the West Australian coastline regularly visiting Rottnest Island and enjoying all that Rottnest has to offer.

Baileys Group is shareholder in Experience Australia Group, which owns Rottnest Express along with The Ghan and The Indian Pacific and the Whitsundays’ biggest tourism operator, Cruise Whitsunday.


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