Hollywood heartthrob visits Heron!

Actor Chris Hemsworth with Heron Island General Manager Andreas Supper

It’s not every day a Hollywood heart throb visits the Southern Great Barrier Reef, but last week, Freedom Fast Cats, sworn to secrecy, was chartered to Heron Island to transport a group of about eighty cast and crew including Australian Actor Chris Hemsworth who has teamed with National Geographic and “One Strange Rock” Producers to front a science series LIMITLESS”.

Due for release in 2021, Thor star Chris Hemsworth will host Limitless from Jane Root’s Nutopia and Darren Aronofsky’s Protozoa Pictures, with the series asking questions like; what if aging is not inevitable or what if it’s a disease that can be cured.  Chris Hemsworth will transform himself by training for six extraordinary challenges, showing how to fight aging at every stage of life, with each episode tackling a different way we can live better for longer.

Heron Island was chosen as one of the documentaries film locations in December last year, with all involved of course sworn to secrecy.  Congratulations to Heron Island Sales & Marketing Director Karen Sweeney and her marketing team on providing exceptional service yet again and for waving the Southern Great Barrier Reef flag!

In a media statement in mid January this year, Chris Hemsworth said “basically, I was somehow convinced to volunteer myself as a human guinea pig and endure a series of mental and physical challenges across the globe, all for the sake of science. We’re hoping to shed some light on new ideas and emerging science with the focus on extending a healthy life span. Production starts soon, so wish me luck.”

And from one Hollywood heartthrob to the most romantic day of the year, local operators are gearing up for Valentines Day 2020!

Whilst February is traditionally one of our quietest months on the tourism calendar, there is plenty to fall in love with this month in our region.

Whether your idea of romance is kicking back by the beach watching the sunset, exploring the coral reefs, wandering through the rainforest, combining a love of food and wine with your love of each other, exploring natural landscapes, or an exhilarating adventure to get your heart beating faster, we’ve pulled together a list of romance-fuelled ideas and retreats for over-the-moon lovers that will have you falling prey to the magical charm of our incredible destination.

From the Southern Great Barrier Reef to the Sandstone Wilderness, treat yourself to these unforgettable moments…

  1. Sail into the sunset with Funtastic Cruises and CQ River Cruises
  2. Take a scenic helicopter flight over Great Keppel Island
  3. Journey through beautiful Carnarvon Gorge
  4. Recharge the romance in Byfield
  5. Enjoy the views atop of Mount Archer National Park
  6. Spend a romantic weekend on Great Keppel or Pumpkin Island
  7. Fossick for gemstones at the Sapphire Gemfields
  8. Relax, unwind and be pampered at Rosslyn Bay Wellness
  9. Discover amazing food and wine at one of our amazing local restaurants

With many easy-to-access and impossible-to-forget locations across our region, get away from the busyness of everyday life and check out the timeless beauty of our region.

Keren Sweeney (Sales & Marketing Manager Heron Island Resort) with Executive Director Darren Aronosfsky (Protozoa Pictures)
L2R: Heron Island Marketing team, Karen Sweeney (Sales and Marketing Manager), Lisa Janson and Taylor with Actor Chris Hemsworth

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