Thor: Ragnarok, which was filmed on location in Australia, opens this weekend. In honor of the film, here are some of Chris Hemsworth&#x27;s favorite places. Not only is he from Melbourne, he also serves as Australia&#x27;s Global Tourism Ambassador — so you know these spots are worth the visit.
Hemsworth&#x27;s family lives in Byron Bay, and the Marvel superhero grew up in and around the water in Australia. Byron Bay is known for its diving, beaches and surfing, making it a popular holiday spot in New South Whales.
Hemsworth and wife Elsa Pataky spent time on Orpheus Island, a private island in the Great Barrier Reef, in August of 2017. They spent time chilling on the beach, paddleboarding, snorkeling and showing off Thor-like poses while climbing on the beach&#x27;s rocky shore
The promise of sunrise from Australia&#x27;s Mount Warning was enough to make Hemsworth get up at 4:30 a.m. to take the 90-minute hike. We&#x27;d agree the views from the 3,800-foot-high peak are worth it.
Perfecting the art of the belly flop and practicing martial arts were on Hemsworth&#x27;s agenda as he vacationed at Qualia Resort in Australia&#x27;s Whitsundays. The Whitsundays are a group of 74 islands located between the northeast coast of Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef. Largely uninhabited, the islands feature dense rainforest and white-sand beaches.
Hemsworth spent the day with his buddies and family on a small patch of sand — you can barely call it an island — near Hayman Island. Hayman Island is a private island located in the northern part of the Whitsunday Islands.