Work in Paradise
Ready to relocate for work? Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef is calling! Whether you are looking for a gap year or a life change, this is your change to work, live and play in literal paradise.
Work and play in one of the most diverse and beautiful destinations on earth, Cairns & Great Barrier Reef – where summer never ends. With a fun laidback lifestyle, a vibrant nightlife, pristine beaches, unique wildlife and a wide range of inspiring activities to keep even the most adventurous entertained.
Cairns and the wider region including world famous Port Douglas, the Atherton Tablelands, Cape Tribulation, Cooktown & Cape York, the Gulf Savannah & Outback and the Cassowary Coast have a wide variety of jobs available and great value accommodation whether you want to stay for a season or a lifetime.
In Tropical North Queensland, you’ll find an abundance of farms producing incredible tropical produce including mangoes, bananas, lychees and more.
Find seasonal farm work on the Australian Government’s Harvest Jobs hub.
Accommodation in Cairns.
The Australians that moved to Cairns and Tropical North Queensland for work share their stories.
After finishing his studies in Brisbane, Ben was craving a tropical lifestyle, so he made the move to Cairns. He now works as a dive instructor on the Great Barrier Reef with Diver’s Den.
Renee and her husband hated the cold, so they decided to move to Port Douglas, where it barely tapers below 20 degrees. When Renee isn’t taking care of giant crocodiles, she’s taste-testing all of the local restaurants.
Nao moved from Japan to Cairns and is loving the warm weather and outdoor adventure lifestyle. This adrenaline junkie works as the social media manager at Banora International Group.
Zookeeper hunter craved a lifestyle change and moved to Port Douglas from central Victoria. When he’s not working at Wildlife Habitat, he enjoys four wheel driving on the many 4WD tracks in the area.
Mex works as a dive instructor at Cairns Aquarium. He’s made many friends in Cairns and has a thriving social life.
Jacob swapped his office job in Melbourne for white water rafting in the tropics. As well as enjoying the warm weather, he’s also impressed by Cairns’ thriving brewery culture.
There are so many ways you can play in Tropical North Queensland.
With endless picturesque places on the doorstep, you’re spoilt for choice as soon as you touch down in the tropics. Send your holiday posts to the top of the feed with these Instagram locations near Cairns.
Hit the famous waterfall circuit, uncover those lesser known or stretch a little further and take a dip in Australia’s widest, single-drop waterfall on the Atherton Tablelands.
Cairns may be known as the gateway to the reef and rainforest, but don’t be fooled… the fun doesn’t stop when the sun goes down around here. In fact, you’re guaranteed a party every single night of the week in this vibrant small-town city. Find out exactly where to go in this handy nightlife guide.
Have you ever dreamed of scuba diving the Great Barrier Reef? Just imagine sinking down into the warm waters, exploring coral gardens and seeing this wondrous world through the eyes of a fish. Learning to scuba dive is easy and is your passport to a brave new world. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about learning to Scuba Dive.
It might be a well-known fact that Tropical North Queensland is the only place in the world where two natural World Heritage sites collide, but there’s more first and only’s to this destination than its reef and rainforest.
Mighty mountain ranges and Wet Tropics Rainforest create the optimum environment for a myriad of extraordinary waterfalls. Fall in love with these 20 waterfall wonderlands only a short drive from Cairns.
Soak up the colour and the character, the smells and the sounds clunk and clash in a cacophony of the excitement of these 11 great markets.
Foodies take a deep breath and prepare your tastebuds for tantalisation. Here’s how to get your foodie fix on the Atherton Tablelands.
Riddle us this – where can you find a tourism attraction that’s eco-certified, heritage-listed, completely carbon neutral and just one-and-a-half hours’ drive from Cairns CBD? The middle of Mena Creek, home to Paronella Park.
Welcome to Tropical North Queensland, a destination that’s more famous than Indiana Jones when it comes to adventure and discovery.
A chain of relaxed seaside villages lay just north of Cairns, each boasting their own unique features. Find out more about each of Cairns’ beaches and which tickle your fancy.
Don’t let its flop and drop reputation fool you, there are many things to do in Port Douglas. From hunting with Traditional Owners & exploring the Great Barrier Reef, to river floats & wildlife parks. Here’s how to spend your time in Port Douglas.
Your tyres are dirty, your senses are buzzing, your muscles are aching and your parched palate is craving something more than water. Beer, maybe?
Are your campsites better described as camp palaces, or do you just roll with the bare essentials? Whether you’re at one end of the spectrum or the other, lace up your hiking shoes, load up your 4WD (or hatchback) and string your fairy lights around these camping sites near Cairns.
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