Stars come out to play

Stars come out to play

The stars are coming out to our backyard to play. Adam Wratten reports.

The stars are coming out to our backyard. Adam Wratten reports.

Airlie Beach and the Whitsundays have been discovered as the latest playgrounds for Hollywood's A-list of stars.

Rich and famous superstars could be wandering past you the next time you visit the areas.

The likes of Mariah Carey and Shania Twain are donning big hats and fat sunglasses to avoid the spotlight (and sunlight).

A Tourism Whitsundays spokesperson said the pair had been shopping together at the Airlie Beach markets.

The spokesperson said the couple went unnoticed on their trip.

This week guests at Hamilton Island found they were neighbours with sexy pop star Holly Valance.

The actor-come-singer, who has taken Britain by storm, has been holidaying on the Whitsundays island.

Other stars to have visited the Whitsundays in the last year include Rod Stewart, Charlie Sheen, Chris Isaak, Olivia Newton-John, members of the 2002 NRL premiers, the Sydney Roosters and the AFL's losing grand finalists Collingwood.

And while there are more, resorts were unable to reveal the names of some guests due to confidentiality agreements.

Visitors include:

Rod Stewart, Chris Isaak, Olivia Newton-John, Collette Dinnigan at Hayman Island;

Holly Valance, Charlie Sheen, Jimmy Barnes and Kieran Perkins at Hamilton Island;

Former formula one driver Alan Jones, Mark Taylor and actors from popular soap Home and Away at Daydream Island;

AFL Brownlow medallist Simon Black and Brisbane Lions AFL captain Michael Voss at Long Island;

Brisbane Lions coach and AFL legend Leigh Matthews at Club Med Lindeman Island;

Members of the Sydney Roosters rugby league team, George Gregan and Andrew Ettingshausen at Laguna Quays resort;

Mariah Carey, Shania Twain and the Collingwood Football Club on the mainland.



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