George Clooney complains about Australian quarantine despite spending it in a mansion

Many returning citizens have had to endure two weeks in cramped, airless hotel accommodation as part of the Australian government’s hotel quarantine system.

And George Clooney grumbled about his own quarantine circumstances on Monday – despite the visiting Hollywood actor being granted an exemption to hunker down at a sprawling Southern Highlands estate rather than a pokey hotel room.

‘You have to stay in one place for 14 days until you’re finally allowed to go out and breathe,’ the 60-year-old told WTF podcast host Marc Maron of his situation.

Grumbling George: George Clooney griped about his Australian quarantine circumstances on Monday – despite the visiting Hollywood actor being granted an exemption from staying in a hotel room like most expat Australians had to endure. Pictured with Amal Clooney last month

However, images obtained by Daily Mail Australia last month showed that far from being cooped up in a CBD hotel, the Batman & Robin star stayed at a palatial $9million property 90 minutes from Sydney.

The A-lister spent the entirety of his NSW stay at Mount Robertson Farm and could be seen strolling the grounds with wife Amal Clooney and their children.

They were also joined by Clooney’s longtime pal and collaborator Grant Heslov.

Rough life: 'You have to stay in one place for 14 days until you're finally allowed to go out and breathe,' the 60-year-old told WTF podcast host Marc Maron of his situation. George and Amal seen here at their palatial quarantine digs

Rough life: ‘You have to stay in one place for 14 days until you’re finally allowed to go out and breathe,’ the 60-year-old told WTF podcast host Marc Maron of his situation. George and Amal seen here at their palatial quarantine digs

Boasting sweeping views and rainforest-themed dining, theatre and billiards rooms, Mount Robertson Farm has become a hideaway for various Hollywood guests.

Set in a remote part of town with expansive grounds and manicured gardens, the sprawling property is somewhat of a fortress within Fortress Australia.

Armed guards patrolled the grounds during the Clooneys’ stay as part of their essential travel bubble, while chefs, waiters, housekeepers and minders went about their work inside.

The expansive acreage was once owned by millionaire property developer John Boyd and his wife Marly.

Rough life! Images obtained by Daily Mail Australia last month showed that far from being cooped up in a CBD hotel, the Batman & Robin star stayed at a palatial $9million property 90 minutes from Sydney

Rough life! Images obtained by Daily Mail Australia last month showed that far from being cooped up in a CBD hotel, the Batman & Robin star stayed at a palatial $9million property 90 minutes from Sydney

Mount Robertson Farm can now be booked for weddings, business functions and has even been used as a filming location.

Marly once described the holiday home as ‘heaven’, revealing her family would often escape their lives on the Northern Beaches to enjoy the serenity of the grounds.

The homestead was built of sandstone extracted from an old church in Glebe and is described as a ‘long, low masterpiece built into the crest of a hill’.

‘Flanked by two high ceiling wings, the house follows the contours of the land and with its wide floor-to-ceiling glass, cedar trim and sandstone it is the perfect example of “organic architecture”,’ a profile of the home states.

Luxury living: The main bedroom has two separate toilets and a shower, while an extensive servants' quarters is located beneath the mansion with a fully functioning kitchen and bedroom

Luxury living: The main bedroom has two separate toilets and a shower, while an extensive servants’ quarters is located beneath the mansion with a fully functioning kitchen and bedroom

The main bedroom has two separate toilets and a shower, while an extensive servants’ quarters is located beneath the mansion with a fully functioning kitchen and bedroom.

The main lounge overlooks the expansive greenery while the dining room is decorated like a rainforest. The home includes a hunting lodge, billiards room and theatre.

The grounds can accommodate choppers for easy access to and from the city.

Interviewer: Marc Maron (pictured 2019) interviewed the Hollywood heavyweight for his popular WTF podcast

Interviewer: Marc Maron (pictured 2019) interviewed the Hollywood heavyweight for his popular WTF podcast

George spent two weeks in the Southern Highlands home before jetting off to the Whitsundays to film romantic comedy Ticket to Paradise.

In the film, George and Julia Roberts play a divorced couple who travel to Bali in a desperate bid to stop their daughter, played by Kaitlyn Dever, from getting married.

The movie will be filmed entirely in Queensland, with the picturesque Whitsundays doubling for Bali.

Other filming locations include the Gold Coast and Brisbane, and the production is expected to generate $47million for the economy and create more than 270 jobs.

Project: George spent two weeks in the Southern Highlands home before jetting off to the Whitsundays to film romantic comedy Ticket to Paradise with Julia Roberts (both pictured in 2016)

Project: George spent two weeks in the Southern Highlands home before jetting off to the Whitsundays to film romantic comedy Ticket to Paradise with Julia Roberts (both pictured in 2016)

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George Clooney complains about Australian quarantine despite spending it in a mansion

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