STRADBROKE Island is normally the haunt of film stars but over the Christmas and new year break it played host to Brisbane Broncos forward Joe Ofahengaue and hooker Andrew McCullough.
The pair - who have represented Queensland at State of Origin level - were seen at the Adder Rock camp ground ahead of pre-season training, which kicked off on Monday at Red Hill.
Ofahengaue was with partner Sofi Leota, who is in remission having bravely battled breast cancer.
The Brisbane Broncos will train flat out for five days a week in the lead-up to their first trial match against Central Capras in Rockhampton on February 15.
A squad will also travel to Perth to take part in the NRL Nines on the same weekend.
Ofahengaue and McCullough's holiday visit might be the last chance locals get to rub shoulders with league royalty after the annual Stradbroke Island Queensland Cup match was left off the initial 2020 fixture list.
Broncos players attend the match each year to watch feeder club Wynnum Manly Seagulls in action against Tweed Heads but the trip is currently up in the air.
The NRL season kicks off on March 12, with the Broncos to face the North Queensland Cowboys at Townsville the following evening.