US actor Matt Damon has been seen in Byron Bay.
US actor Matt Damon has been seen in Byron Bay. EUGENE GARCIA

Byron Bay is still the place to be

AS 2017 came to a close and the new year began, there were plenty of famous faces spotted around Byron Bay.

So who's been seen so far?

The Hemsworths and Miley Cyrus

Liam Hemsworth's fiancee Miley Cyrus joined her beau's brother Chris's wife Elsa Pataky for some shopping at Spell & The Gypsy Collective. Chris and his family are locals, so we see them a lot around the region.


Singer Miley Cyrus performs on NBC's
Miley Cyrus is a regular in Byron Bay. Evan Agostini

Matt Damon

The Hollywood star reportedly flew into Brisbane before chartering a private chopper for the trip down tp Byron Bay for the New Year's Eve festivities last night. Damon and his family are close to Chris Hemsworth and his family. They went to Bluesfest together earlier this year.


Patrick Gorbunovs, right, meets Chris Hemsworth and Matt Damon at Bluesfest.
Chris Hemsworth and Matt Damon at Bluesfest.

Naomi Watts

After doing some grocery shopping with her two sons in Byron Bay, it's understood the actress has been hanging out with local boy Simon Baker.


Naomi Watts sizzles in a gun metal Armani Prive dress
Naomi Watts AND Simon Baker. Does it get any better? John Shearer

Karl Stefanovic

The breakfast TV show host and his girlfriend Jasmine Yarbrough took some time out on the beach. It's their second trip to Byron Bay in the last few months - the couple also attended a friend's wedding here in September.


Karl Stefanovic takes time out for a selfie on Hamilton Island this morning.
The brekkie show host has been spotted on the beach. Peter Carruthers