Forget the best job, this is the best room on the planet

IT IS the ultimate room with an ocean view. All 360 degrees of it.

Online accommodation firm Airbnb is giving the world the chance to experience the Great Barrier Reef with a contest that would give the winner a night in a "floating apartment" on the reef.

It is part of the company's partnership with Disney's upcoming Finding Dory film.

Upon arrival, guests will be welcomed by their host who spent much of his life growing up on a boat on the Reef.

Alongside a dedicated team of marine biologists, the Airbnb host will give guests a unique insight into life on the Reef.

Set directly above a spectacular underwater world, the offshore bedroom is the ultimate base for keen snorkelers and scuba divers.

Airbnb Australian manager Sam McDonagh said it was a chance to live at one of the most spectacular places in the world, if only for a night.

Guests at the Great Barrier Reef listing will feel the pull of the unknown when they peek over the edge of the coral shelf and take in their neighborhood, home to not just Dory, but to 100 species of jellyfish, 3,000 varieties of molluscs, millions of fish, 133 varieties of sharks, rays and more than 30 species of whales and dolphins.

Once guests have found their sea-legs, they'll have the chance to take the plunge and explore the Reef's maritime marvels up close.

World-renowned chef Neil Perry AM will also be on hand for the experience, preparing meals from sustainably-sourced local seafood and produce.

Mr McDonagh said Airbnb would also be working to help the reef by plant mangrove, salt marsh and wetland plants.

These trees will reduce carbon and improve water quality going out to the seas and reef," Mr McDonagh said.

Airbnb will also contribute to an ongoing tiger shark tagging project run by the Great Barrier Reef Foundation.  

"Tiger sharks are nearing threatened status so understanding how these animals use the ocean is a critical step toward effective conservation of the species.

Interested? Head to Airbnb's website here


Submissions should be between 50-500 characters or less in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian or Portuguese and 50-300 character or less in Chinese (Simplified or Traditional), Japanese or Korean.

 Airbnb will fly the winners in from anywhere in the world.

The winner and their guest should be medically fit and able to climb into and out of the listing.

For safety reasons, the winner and their guest must not exceed 190 kilograms.

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