At the rate at which things are heading south for the Great Barrier Reef (insert sobbing emoji here), who knows how much longer it will be around to enjoy? Airbnb is offering the opportunity to make the most of a bleak situation and stay in a bedroom floating above the largest natural wonder of the world.
The shiny new listing sees Airbnb team up with Disney sequel Finding Dory for the once-in-a-lifetime experience. You and three guests could win the chance to stay in a beautiful, billowing reef home in a neighbourhood otherwise populated by 600 types of corals, 100 species of jellyfish, 3,000 varieties of molluscs, 500 species of worms, 1,625 types of fish, 133 varieties of sharks and rays, and more than 30 species of whales and dolphins.
World-famous chef Neil Perry will be on hand to whip up a meal from local North Queensland produce and treat you to a late lunch on the cay. Later on you’ll go for a dive and tour the private coral gardens with a renowned marine biologist. The trip will also include a jaunt in a glass-bottomed kayak and a private screening of Finding Dory.
Lest you worry about the damaging impact your stay could have on an already-fragile ecosystem, Airbnb notes that the accommodation is made from local recycled materials and sustainably-sourced local pine wood. It will be repurposed as a turtle hatching facility with the help of local marine biologists following the contest. Airbnb will also plant wetland plants for every guest visiting the Aussie region for the remainder of 2016.
Read the rules of the contest and enter here.