Virtuoso Life - March/April 2009 - 122
SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION SPLASH DOWN IN QUEENSLAND Tourism Queensland is calling all applicants for the job of Caretaker of the Islands of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Responsibilities: Explore the Islands and report back, clean the pool, feed the fish, collect the mail. Accommodations: Luxury home on Hamilton Island. Full-time with flexible hours; AUD $150,000 for six-month contract. Apply at www.islandreefjob.com. Not looking for employment? No worries. Revel in a stress-free 9-to-5 among the world’s largest array of coral cays, reefs and islets. Dive into schools of bright orange Flame Angels, swim with graceful sea turtles and keep a look out for whales. Once you’ve sampled its marine treasures, discover the other pride of the reef — its islands. There’s a sandbar for every appetite with accommodations to match from exclusive five-star resorts to deluxe back-to-nature tents. Whether you seek the most enviable job in the world or a romantic, relaxing reprieve from work, you will realize your dream on the Islands of the Great Barrier Reef. For more information, visit www.destinationqueensland.com. Australian Medley: Rainforest, Reef and Outback Large and diverse, Queensland enjoys more than its share of Australia’s natural bounty—from the mossy, palmy woods of the world’s oldest rainforest at Daintree National Park to a vast and storied outback, dotted with working cattle stations, to the pristine island delights of the Great Barrier Reef. Experience the whole sausage roll during a Virtuoso exclusive journey with Swain. From $4,399 per person, double-occupancy, includes domestic coach-class airfare, round-trip private airport transfers, 8 nights luxurious accommodations, 3-day car rental, 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 5 dinners. Valid for travel between 4/1/09-9/30/09.