Lonely Planet Writer

Chris Hemsworth takes amazing family trip across Australia and documents it on Instagram

The Australian wilds attract travellers far and wide without the help of a hunky Hollywood actor, but it’s certain that Chris Hemsworth’s role as Australia’s tourism ambassador  doesn’t do any harm either.

My album cover, called “snakes and the big rock” #seeaustralia @australia #exploreuluru

A photo posted by Chris Hemsworth (@chrishemsworth) on Jun 4, 2016 at 1:11pm PDT

Over the weekend the hunky heartthrob famous for the Thor movies, took a holiday in the Australian outback with his wife Elsa Pataky and two children.

The family visited the diving and marine wonders of the Whitsundays and Great Barrier Reef, as well as the area of Kimberley in Western Australia.

The family began their travels from the centre of the country in the Kata-Tjuta National Park, the heartland of Australia’s indigenous people and sacred sites like Kuniya Pitti. Hemsworth described the wonder of speaking to many of the indigenous people about their connection to the land.

Documenting their whole experience on Instagram, the family then moved on to Kimberley, where they went barramundi fishing and on a river cruise to the Casuarina Falls. Travelling with two children, the family ended the 10 day trip in the Whitsunday Islands surrounded by corals, golden beaches, and sensational water sports.

Writing on his blog post for Tourism Australia, Hemsworth reflected on the trip:

“Spending ten days exploring Australia with my family has been the most incredible experience and one I will never forget. Growing up in Australia, you can sometimes take it all for granted. But after being away for ten years and coming back, exploring some of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen, this experience reminded me how unique and impressive Australia is and how lucky we are.”

The places they visit are stand-alone incredible destinations that would inspire anyone to drop everything and just visit, but Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky definitely enhance the scenery.