“Again in January 2017, my companion, Bobby [Cannavale], and I had been staying at Silky Oaks Lodge within the Daintree Rainforest. It was our first time on vacation since our son was born. We had been doing all of those excursions, and in the future we determined to go snorkeling off the Great Barrier Reef. I grew up in Sydney, and it was a spot that I might heard a lot about, so to lastly go was extraordinary. It additionally felt very adventurous for us—one thing to undertake collectively and actually dive into, moderately than simply lie on the seaside. However I used to be fairly nervous on the best way there. We bought on the highway early, at eight within the morning. It was a 30-minute drive from the lodge right down to Port Douglas, the place we took this large boat out to the reef. It was summer time, the excessive season, and there have been about 400 different individuals on board. The sensation of the wetsuit clinging to you, in order that solely your eyes and mouth are uncovered, is such a protected one, and the individuals who run these expeditions are unflappable, such execs. We felt like we had been in good palms. We bought into the water, and it was so heat, salty, simply teeming with life—and the colours of the fish instantly put me comfortable. I used to be amazed, actually. I simply couldn’t imagine that it was all so vibrant and alive and shiny. What was actually placing had been the mixtures of colours: magentas and crimsons and the brightest, brightest yellows put collectively in ways in which I might by no means seen earlier than. An actual trend present, with massive fish and little fish. All inventive individuals ought to go to and see it for themselves. It was like consuming pure air. I really felt excessive.”
Rose Byrne is the Model Ambassador for Tourism Australia. She stars in Insidious: The Pink Door, in theaters July 7.
This text appeared within the Could/June 2023 subject of Condé Nast Traveler. Subscribe to the journal here.