ISLAND OF INSPIRATION
THE NATURAL STATE
A WORLD APART, NOT A WORLD AWAY
Tasmania, Australia (Tas or Tassie) is a large island just over 150 miles from the mainland, and is its southernmost state. Roughly the size of West Virginia and the twenty sixth largest island in the world, Tasmania has five diverse regions to explore: North West Coast, Launceston Tamar and the North, Western Wilderness, Hobart and Surrounds, and the East Coast. The state offers a complete experience, whether you want to be very active or a little more laid back. It offers unique scenery (mountains, rainforest, beaches) and wildlife (Wallabies, Wombats, Tasmania Devils, Quolls) world-class wine and food, fascinating history, and convict heritage sites such as Port Arthur. While planning your trip, you may care to discover more about the vast array of activities.
Tasmania is BEAUTIFUL!
The hospitality positions we have available in Tasmania are a great option for a 6 month working holiday, with a salary up to $25/hour and inexpensive housing for staff – great for those wanting to save money. The resorts we are staffing are close to Freycinet National Park, which gets 310 days of sunshine a year- really nice climate. In summer, the sun is shining until 10.30 at night!
Available positions: Room Attendants, Kitchen Stewards, Food & Beverage
One resort we are placing participants in was voted Best Hotel in Australia! The price for guests is $1800-3000 per night. There are only 20 rooms, so this place is very intimate. It is luxury, but beautifully designed to blend in with the environment. It is all about guest experience here. With so few guests, the resort expects staff to know all their names and interests to create a personal experience. Staff here need to be friendly, personable and care about guests. No attitude here. All meals and drinks (including alcohol) is included, and the chef has been voted in the Top 10 in Australia – the food is amazing! Guests can participate in lots of free activities. There is a staff of guides for hikes, swimming, kayaking, tours, oyster farming, tasting, etc.
Another resort with available positions is the only hotel located within the National Park. It’s on the waters edge with stunning views. Lots of animals in the area! The housekeeping staff have adopted some wallabies who follow them from room to room and wait for scraps to eat. How cute is that? There are also lots of wombats, quolls and other native animals. The water is crystal clear you can see the white sand clearly. The National Park has lots of hikes and walks – from 1 hour to 3 days. It is a truly beautiful area. There are lots of camping sites and also other hotels and cabins in the area – though none are in the actual park.
Staff accommodation for the properties above is about a 5-10 minute drive from the property (or a 30 minute walk along the beach). There are 8 houses on one big property and each one has 4-5 bedrooms. All staff get their own room. Each house is fully furnished, has a kitchen and lounge room. There are laundry facilities for all the house. There is a big area of BBQs and it has a summer camp feel.
There are also opportunities to work at a more laid back cottage-style hotel in a port town on the western coast of Tasmania that is still a working fishing community. If you are a fan of seafood, this is the place to be! They have a few cafés that line the streets, and it is a great place to escape the big city. Reminiscent of areas in Alaska or upstate New York during the summer, the quiet small-town life is an undeniable presence. This town also features the West Coast Wilderness Railway, which is a steam train that crosses the King River and winds through the rainforest. Gordon River Cruises are nearby and take you through Hell’s gate, alongside rainforests, stopping at Sarah’s Island; once home to the most feared and dreadful penal colony in Australia.
The fourth location with available job positions is one of the most popular tourist and holiday destinations in Tasmania and is settled in majestic alpine peaks, and beautiful lakes. This World Heritage National Park boasts some of the most spectacular bush walking in the state and the Chateau-style resort is a welcoming base for explorers. Home to wonderful Tasmanian wines and fresh local produce, one can feast on stylish cuisines in an à la carte restaurant, or relax with casual bistro-style dining. The area highlights the world’s best nature photographers and is home to a fascinating Tasmanian Tiger Exhibition.
A Tasmania resort job is a good option for those who want to save money and also enjoy the outdoors. Lots of hiking, swimming, and great weather over summer. It’s always sunny, with clean fresh air. No pollution, or other bright lights. It is really amazing to sit outside, hear the animals, and look at the stars.