Keanu Reeves Goes Wild Down Under
When it comes to splashing out on the ultimate Christmas and New Year bash, many of us mere mortals could learn a thing or two from Keanu Reeves. Spending a staggering £200,000 on an amazing adventure break, the 37-year old actor, holed up in Australia while completing the next two instalments of The Matrix, rented the entire exclusive Double Island resort off the coast of North Queensland, flying in 28 famous friends for a ten-day adventure break. Stars including Brad Pitt, Jennifer Anniston, Matt Damon, Kiefer Sutherland and Drew Barrymore all arrived at the 40-acre resort by helicopter. There they indulged in sky-diving, jungle trips and white water rafting excursions, culminating on New Year's Eve with a spectacular fireworks party. With everyone sworn to secrecy, including the tour operator who had to sign an exclusive hush-hush contract, the A-list party found freedom to misbehave and pig out on such local delicacies as barramundi and chips. Beats our tired turkey leftovers any day.