Helping conserve an environmental treasure: A once-in-a-lifetime chance to sleep surrounded by the largest natural wonder of the world.
Airbnb has revealed its most jaw-dropping listing to date – a bedroom surrounded by one of the largest natural wonders on the planet, the Great Barrier Reef.
In partnership with Disney Pixar’s sequel to Finding Nemo, Finding Dory, the floating apartment offers the first-ever chance to live at the Great Barrier Reef where the movie is set.
Set directly above a spectacular underwater world, the offshore bedroom is the ultimate base for keen snorkelers and scuba divers.
More than just a place to sleep, and Airbnb host alongside a dedicated team of marine biologists, will give guests a unique insight into life on the Reef.
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.
Committed to its ongoing preservation of the Reef, Airbnb Australian Country Manager Sam McDonagh said “the opportunity to live at one of the most spectacular places on earth, even if just for a night, is not just about experiencing the unrivaled beauty of the location, it’s about understanding how humans can better help and support this special environment.”
“Airbnb will plant mangroves, salt marsh and wetland plants for every guest visiting the region for the rest of the year. These trees will reduce carbon and improve water quality going out to the seas and reef,” 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,” McDonagh said
Airbnb promotes a more efficient use of existing resources and is an environmentally sustainable way to travel.