Paris Hilton is planning to settle down in Australia after falling in love with the country while making her first major feature film there.

THE SIMPLE LIFE star - who is currently shooting the horror film THE HOUSE OF WAX in Queensland's Gold Coast - has been looking at local properties suitable for raising a family.

The heiress says, "I actually looked at some places.

"I really enjoy it here.

"I think it would be a fantastic place to come when you have kids.

"It's just so laid back and cool. I'm happy here."

28/05/2004 18:00