Hamilton Island is one of the best places in the world to be on the job as a mum or dad with so much to offer for families who visit to take a vacation with the kids. Its also one of the best places to work at, on May the 6th one lucky winner will receive the honour of winning the best job in the world in the Whitsundays.
Hamilton Island in Queensland’s Whitsundays is gearing up for the arrival of 16 potential island caretakers who have been short-listed for Tourism Queensland’s Best Job in the World.
Students, media professionals, a receptionist, teacher, charity event manager and an actress are among the hopefuls who come from 15 different countries around the world.
The 16 candidates (listed below) include 10 men and six women who range in age from 20 to 38. They will arrive on Hamilton Island on May 3 for the final selection process, with the successful candidate being announced on May 6.
The Top 16 are:
Anjaan RJ – India
Ben Henry – France
Ben Southall – UK
Cali Lewis – USA
Clare Wang – Taiwan (wild card applicant announced March 25)
Clarke Gayford – New Zealand
Erik Rolfsen – Canada
George Karellas – Ireland
Greg Reynen – Singapore
Hailey Turner – Australia
James Hill – Australia
Juweon Kim – Korea
Magali Heuberger – Netherlands
Mieko Kobayashi – Japan
Mirjam Novak – Germany
Yi Yao – China
With more than 34,000 applications, Tourism Queensland was faced with an outstanding field of candidates in the short-listed Top 50, and decided to extend the originally-planned Top 10 to Top 15 to ensure they get the best person for the Best Job.
The Top 15 will join the wild card candidate, Clare Wang from Taiwan, on Hamilton Island on May 3 for a three day final selection process.
The successful candidate will fill the position of ‘Island Caretaker’ – an $AUD150,000 contract for six months beginning July 1.
They will be based on Hamilton Island and will spend their time exploring the Islands of the Great Barrier Reef and reporting back on their experiences.
If you didn’t apply for the best job, you can still visit the best place in the world –Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef. There are more than 600 islands and 2,900 individual reefs to be found on the reef as well as more than 25 island resorts to choose from.
Stretching more than 2,000km along Queensland’s coastline, the Great Barrier Reef offers a whole range of experiences from the exclusivity and unbridled luxury of five-star resorts to the back-to-nature simplicity of tented accommodation in sublime natural settings. There are even more ways to enjoy the reef, including sailing, diving, flying above it or snorkeling its crystal-clear waters.
For further information, visit www.islandreefjob.com or for details of Qantas Holidays’ great value holiday deals to some of Queensland’s Islands of the Great Barrier Reef, please call 1300 HOLIDAY.