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Aussie Government Wants To Pay Someone To Look After This Island On The Great Barrier Reef

Aussie Government Wants To Pay Someone To Look After This Island On The Great Barrier Reef

Australia certainly has some beautiful beaches along its 25,000km coastline. In addition to that, there are some absolutely stunning islands that also belong to the Land Down Under.

But, while these places have thrived for thousands of years by themselves, tourists have flocked to their shores and that means that a little bit of upkeep is needed.

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So, the Aussie government is looking at paying people to live and maintain this beautiful stretch of land.

Credit: Channel 7
Credit: Channel 7
Credit: cellanr/Creative Commons
Credit: cellanr/Creative Commons

It's located around 15 kilometres off the coast of Port Douglas and boasts gorgeously clear blue water, coral and marine life that is so emblematic of the Great Barrier Reef.

Marine Park Authority Project Manager Field Operations Stephanie Lemm said: "The caretakers are very lucky to live and work on a beautiful tropical island - on face value this looks like a dream job in paradise, but maintaining an island is hard work and island living means limiting electricity and water use which may not suit everyone.

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"The caretakers are involved in everything from maintaining the lightstation buildings, liaising with tourist operators, cleaning compost toilets, managing weeds, and counting pied imperial pigeons.

"For this reason, we're seeking people with experience in infrastructure maintenance and an ability to maintain the natural and heritage values of the island."

Credit: Channel 7
Credit: Channel 7

Now, there obviously is a catch and that is no Wi-Fi - we know, shock horror that you wouldn't be able to upload loads of pictures onto Instagram of your incredible adventure.

But with the island only 15km from the coast, surely you'd have one or two bars of reception.

The island is carbon-neutral as well, meaning you have to manage a water tank and clean the compostable toilets used by tourists.

But if you're not keen on that commitment, then you can rent an island for less than $100.

Credit: privateislandsonline.com
Credit: privateislandsonline.com

The Enclave is situated near Placencia, Belize, and is pretty much exactly how you'd want your sun-soaked tropical island to look - sandy beaches, turquoise waters and luxury accommodation with its own swimming pool, if you fancy a change from paddling in the sea.

The island is listed on www.privateislandsonline.com for between $17,600 and £38,900 per week and is only available for single group bookings, meaning you'll have the whole place to yourselves.

Imagine the parties you could have here?

The island accommodation boasts seven bedrooms, with a variety of king, queen and single beds, and can sleep up to 28 people, including kids. There are eight bathrooms, so you won't have to get your elbows out every morning to grab a shower.

Featured Image Credit: pallotron/Creative Commons

Topics: Community, Interesting, Australia, Citizen Reef

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

 

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