Matthew McConaughey has made it no secret that he holds Australia as a special home-away-from-home (fun fact: the actor once called the Australian rural town of Warnervale, New South Wales, home). McConaughey has now decided to revisit his Aussie roots to partner with travel start-up, Unyoked, to design and launch an off-the-grid cabin that will encourage more Australians to reconnect with the wild.
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The new initiative, in partnership with McConaughey and Wild Turkey, is titled With Thanks, which will see the actor design and direct the construction of The Reserve by Wild Turkey x Unyoked cabin. A percentage of the proceeds generated from the cabin and $1 from every bottle of Longbranch sold in November and December will be donated to Unyoked’s charity partner, the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife.
“Australia has always had a special place in my heart. I lived there for a year out of high school and have worked there many times making movies," McConaughey said. "An original Australian initiation is its rugged beauty. Mother nature demands you engage with her. Whether it’s the outback, the Barrier Reef, or the farms on the Central Coast, I’ve enjoyed the natural beauties of Australia for years. And now I’m coming back to meet and celebrate the unwavering conviction of Aussies who work tirelessly to preserve and protect the beautiful wilderness and wildlife that is their own."
The cabin will be launched on 20 November in Sydney, following which it will be placed in a wilderness area of New South Wales and be made available to the public for bookings from early December.
The best part? McConaughey has, as of today, joined Instagram - meaning you can hopefully get a glimpse inside the Unyoked cabin first-hand. In the meantime, we'll leave you with thoughts of sipping a bourbon on the rocks under the stars with McConaughey...