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Queensland launches shorter version of “best job” campaign

The "best job ever" ended up being a bit of a fizzer for British adventurer Ben Southall back in 2009, but now Tourism Queensland appears to be having another go.

Final countdown for Australian icons to be named world’s most wondrous

SYDNEY, Australia - With only two days left to vote, Tourism Australia is calling on all Australians to show their support for national icons, Uluru and the Great Barrier Reef, in their bid to become

Australia Tourism Cashes in on Double Win with Ben Southall

Winner of 2009 Best Job in the World, Ben Southall has created another opportunity for tourism in the Great Barrier Reef.

Agoda.com offers great value deals at the Great Barrier Reef

SINGAPORE – Agoda.com, Asia’s global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed priceline.com Incorporated, has secured exclusive promotional rates for some of the Great Barrier Reef's best isla

Australia scrambles to contain Great Barrier Reef oil spill

ROCKHAMPTON, Australia – Workers rushed to contain an oil spill Monday from a coal-carrying ship grounded on Australia's Great Barrier Reef, sending two tugboats to stabilize the vessel so that it w

Tourists evacuated from Great Barrier Reef

Holidaymakers exploring the Great Barrier Reef are being evacuated from the area as a cyclone heads for the Australian landmark.

Tourist resort on Great Keppel Island knocked back

A new $1.15 billion tourist resort on Great Keppel Island has been knocked back by Environment Minister Peter Garrett because it would have a major impact on life in the Great Barrier Reef.

Rare all-white humpback whale sighted near Great Barrier Reef

Pacific Whale Foundation Research Team Locates

‘Best job’ winner reports for duty

A Hampshire man has started work as the new caretaker of an Australian tropical island after winning a competition to land "the best job in the world".

Tourist board offers £72,000 position comprising snorkelling, kayaking and having fun...

As terms and conditions of employment go, they're hard to beat and are sure to have job hunters across the world updating their CVs.

Sex on the reef–coral spawning!

Palm Cove, Australia (eTN) - Well it looks like it’s on again the annual sex on the reef--coral spawning.

More older people dying on reef

An 82-year-old British tourist drowned while snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef shortly after assuring worried cruise ship staff he was fine and wished to continue his swim.Police said the man was travelling with his partner on an over-50s, round-the-world cruise on the ship Saga Rose, which was anchored near Hamilton Island, when the accident happened.