This six-part series follows Ben Southall, the Best Job winner, as he kayaks, sails
and dives around Hamilton Island – all in the name of research and showcasing Australia’s
riches to the world.
In February 2009 an extraordinary job position was advertised: for 6 months, the
Great Barrier Reef, off Australia's East Coast, needs a caretaker. Wage: $AUD150,000.
Open to all nationalities. 35,000 applications later, the 600 islands of the Great
Barrier reef has a caretaker – Ben Southall, a 33 year old Englishman with a passion
for travel and adventure.
Follow Ben and his girlfriend Breanna Watkins as they traverse a world-wide campaign
and media frenzy – and not a bad job! In Ben's role he has to learn all he can about
the reef: its ecology and its wildlife, the impact of tourism and global warming.
Along the way he and Bre sample the best diving, resort, and island experiences
to be had anywhere in the world.
Thursdays at 9:30pm.