Posted: 09:24 GMT, Jan. January 2021 | Updated: 22:34 GMT, Jan. January 2021

Byron Bay has become hugely popular with A-list celebrities who flocked to the seaside town of NSW

The coastal enclave has even been dubbed Hollywood 2.0 ‘thanks to the number of Tinseltown stars who have either vacationed or permanently settled in the area in recent years

But Chris Hemsworth, Zac Efron, Natalie Portman, and Mark Wahlberg, who visit the area, have seen property prices and vacation rentals soar, Domain reported Friday,

Expensive! Byron Bay has become hugely popular with A-list celebrities who flocked to the seaside town of NSW Pictured: The Byron Bay Lighthouse

Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Zac Efron, Natalie Portman and Mark Wahlberg, who visit the area, drove house prices soaring, Domain reported Friday. Chris is pictured with his wife Elsa Pataky

According to Domain, the median home price in Byron Bay is now over $ 144 million, up 228 percent last year

The real estate website claims that nearby towns like Lennox Head, Suffolk Park, Pottsville, and Brunswick Heads have seen a surge in tourism as Byron Bay gets more expensive

But even these more humble cities are now seeing price increases, the website reports, and prices in Lennox Head are rising 447 percent

Ouch! Median home price in Byron Bay is $ 1,444 million, up 228 percent last year, the real estate website claims that nearby towns like Lennox Head, Suffolk Park, Pottsville, and Brunswick Heads have seen prices rise as well

It doesn’t get any easier to rent in the area as Mr Browning revealed that a property listed on a Friday night had received 400 inquiries by Monday One applicant offered to pay $ 200 more than the asking price to secure the home

Peter Browning of LJ Hooker at Brunswick Heads told the website, “It’s been crazy in the last three months”

Huge: You now live in a $ 20 million mega-mansion in the area that sits on 4.2 acres.The home has six bedrooms, a game room, exercise room, steam room, media room, and 50 m long infinity pool on the roof

Anyone hoping for a vacation in the Byron Bay region now has to book months in advance – even with the pandemic

There are rumors that Zac Efron plans to move to Australia permanently after falling in love with Byron Bay waitress Vanessa Valladares

He spent most of the year in the area and has now bought $ 2 million worth of land in the Tweed Valley – a town on the Tweed River in northeast New South Wales

Loves it: Rumor has it that Zac Efron (pictured) plans to move to Australia permanently after falling in love with Byron Bay waitress Vanessa Valladares who spent most of the year in the area

They now live in a $ 20 million mega mansion in the area that sits on 4.2 acres. The home has six bedrooms, a game room, exercise room, steam room, media room, and 50 feet Rooftop infinity pool

Chris’ younger brother Liam soon made the leap, too, while American actor Matt Damon presumably owns a vacation home in Byron Bay

Incoming: Earlier this month, Mark Wahlberg came to Australia to film an ad campaign for the online betting company Ladbrokes Pictured in Sydney

Lust! The Hollywood A-Lister spent 14 days in quarantine in a luxury retreat for $ 2,500 a night outside of Byron Bay

Nicole Kidman has lived in Byron Bay with husband Keith Urban and their two daughters since she started filming her new show Nine Perfect Strangers earlier this year.

Her co-star Melissa McCarthy was also in the area with her family while she was filming Nine Perfect Strangers Down Under

Australian star Elyse Knowles bought $ 2.3 million beach home in Byron Bay in early 2020 after renting out more than a year in the coastal town with boyfriend Josh Barker

Green Willows: Nicole Kidman (pictured) has lived in Byron Bay with husband Keith Urban and their two daughters since she started filming her new show Nine Perfect Strangers earlier this year

Isabel Lucas first bought a house in Byron Bay in 2016, but the Australian actress has lived in the area for nearly a decade

Hollywood actress Natalie Portman was spotted out and about in Byron Bay several times before filming Thor: Love and Thunder

Earlier this month, Mark Wahlberg came to Australia to shoot an ad campaign for the online betting company Ladbrokes

The Hollywood A-Lister spent 14 days in quarantine in a luxury retreat for $ 2500 a night outside of Byron Bay

Work: Her co-star Melissa McCarthy (pictured) was also in the area with her family while filming Nine Perfect Strangers Down Under

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