The actor was with friend Luke Zocchi in the Queensland capital when the pair pulled their car over to help out the man thumbing a lift.
Little did they know that the traveler was American musician Scott Hildebrand, who had been on his way to Byron Bay after coming to Australia from travels in Mexico.
“Picked up a hitchhiker, wasn’t a serial killer which we were stoked about and just happened to be a kick-ass musician,” Hemsworth said in a video posted to Instagram.
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After Hildebrand loaded his guitar and bags into the car, Hemsworth joked about him helping to pay for gas before breaking the news that they’d be heading to the popular NSW travel spot in the air.
“You can chip in for gas alright? It’s $4000,” he said.
After the journey had come to an end, Hemsworth can be heard saying “All right Scotty, dream’s over back to the normal hitchhiking, combis and stuff mate, you’re on.”