Matt Damon and his wife Luciana Barroso have been welcomed with open arms by the tight-knit community of Byron Bay, NSW.
And rumours are swirling that the American actor has made his love for the coastal town more permanent by recently purchasing a $22million mansion in the area.
The 50-year-old star is believed to have has snapped up the property after just four and half days on the market, according to The Daily Telegraph.
Paradise Down Under! Inside Matt Damon’s ‘new $22million Byron Bay mansion’ – complete with five bedrooms, a heated infinity pool and panoramic water views
The five bedroom property, which overlooks Wategos Beach, is regarded as the of the area’s most prestigious homes.
Described as an ‘entertainer’s utopia’, the magnificent home boasts a heated infinity pool, tall ceilings and open spaces to host large gatherings.
The home also caters to the environmentally-conscious homeowner, as interiors are furnished with recycled, 100-year-old timber.
Snapped up: Matt, 50, (pictured) is believed to have has snapped up the property after just four and half days on the market, according to The Daily Telegraph
The property also offers three bathrooms and three car spaces.
While the home was initially said to have been sold to a Hong Kong-based buyer, rumours have been swirling the property was actually picked up by Matt.
The Los Angeles based actor was spotted with his wife and three children holidaying in the coastal town in 2019.
Fancy! The five bedroom property overlooks Wategos Beach and features an extravagant infinity pool
Spacious: The sprawling property will provide plenty of room for Matt and wife Luciana to hold social gatherings with A-list friends such as the Hemsworths
Incomparable! The home offers dazzling ocean panoramic views
Matt has spent a lot of time periodically holidaying in the area with his wife and children over the past few years, and fits in well with the locals.
Last year, Matt reportedly rented out the $4 million ($3.07m USD) property directly next door to Chris Hemsworth’s property to use as his home base during his visit.
In 2014, Chris, 37, his stunning wife Elsa, 44, and their children India-Rose, 8, Tristan, and Sasha, 6, became one of the first working Hollywood families to permanently relocate to Australia.
Locals: Matt Damon and and his wife Luciana Barroso are known to be fans of Byron Bay, having previously visited in 2018 and 2019
Matt’s purchase follows rumours in 2018 that he was preparing to relocate with his family to Australia.
Page Six claimed his move Down Under would ‘not impact his work’ as he was prepared to ‘travel to wherever his projects are shooting’.
However, a representative denied these claims at the time.
Locals: Matt and his wife Luciana (left) are no strangers to the costal town having previously visited in 2018 and 2019