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Whitsunday Islands

Positions: Food & Beverage Attendant with bar experience
Location: 4 Star Resort in Whitsunday Islands (Queensland, Australia)
Pay Rate: $17.14 per hour
Start Date: ASAP
Position Overview: To ensure that the first to the last impressions the guest receives are favorable.

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Coral Bay

Spotlight on Location: Western Australia

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Coral Bay is on the coast of Western Australia, about 1200km north of the capital Perth. It’s about 12 hours by bus, but faster if you are in a car. The closest airport is Learmonth, located 140km north of Coral Bay. It’s a remote location, but it’s worth making the effort to get there!

This location is one in which we place participants in who prefer basking in the sun in small, remote beach communities.

Everything revolves around the beach here. Swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, sun bathing, and other beach-side activities. Coral Bay is a very small, remote, outback beach town with two small locally run general stores, one bakery, one pub, two shops, and three restaurants. In your time here, you will surely become a sun-bathed “local”.

Who Visits Coral Bay?

Australians are Coral Bays main clientele, with most of the business coming from Western Australia. The largest international visitors are from Switzerland, Germany, Netherlands, Italy and the United Kingdom. Generally though, you will be meeting and mixing with Aussies. Is that not the reason you are going to Australia?

What Do You Do In Coral Bay?

coral bay manta raysSwim with Manta Rays: Whilst on board enjoying the beauty of the Ningaloo Reef surrounded by Manta Rays, remember to keep a look out for Dolphins, Dugongs, Turtles and other marine life!

 

coral bay quad bikeQuad Bike: Experience a fun filled day rolling up and down and over the sand dunes! Adventures to thrill as you ride along white sandy beaches, winding through bush tracks and hills to secluded bays along the coastline. Quad Biking is a must-do at Coral Bay!

 

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Blokarting: What do you do when it is too windy for the beach? Blokarting! A Blokart is a type of compact land yacht rapidly gaining popularity as a major land-based sailing sport – especially in Australia. A perfect adventure on a windy day!

coral bay glass bottom boatGlass-Bottom Boat: Around 250 species of coral and 500 species of fish thrive in the crystal clear waters of the Ningaloo Reef, many of them only
metres from shore! The visibility is quite amazing from the deck of a glass-bottom boat.

Is Coral Bay For You?

Coral Bay is a remote location. The main attraction of the area is the reef and the beach. Time off would be spent indulging in the natural attractions of the area: snorkeling, swimming, kayaking, etc. There are numerous tours that staff here can partake in. There isn’t much nighttime activity, as there is only one pub in town and a bar in the local hostel. Coral Bay is, however, a very close knit community and you will interact with the locals and other staff on a daily basis. During your time here you will feel like and become a local!

If you are after a big city or even a big town experience then Coral Bay isn’t for you. If you wish to spend time in a natural paradise, then this is the place to be!

Coral Bay Ningaloo Reef

Interesting Facts About Australia

What You Don’t Know About the Land Down Under

What do you think of when Australia is mentioned? Crocodile Dundee, Steve Erwin, Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, kangaroos, crocodiles, the Outback, the Great Barrier Reef, Sydney Opera House, Aborigines, wine, or vegemite?

Australia is much more than this. So much more to offer!

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Here are some interesting facts about Australia:

Melbourne topped 140 rivals to be crowned the world’s most livable city 2 years in a row since 2011.

  • The sports capital of the world has 70 percent of its total population participating at least once a week in a particular recreational activity or sport.
  • Despite having a convict colony history, Australia’s homicide rate is 1.2 per 100,000 population compared to the 6.3 per 100,000 in the United States.
  • Australians refer to English people as Pome, which is actually the acronym for Prisoners of Mother England.

Approximately 1.35 trillion bottles of wine are produced by Australia.

Australian Wine

  • Australia Day  is a celebration of diversity and tolerance in Australian society, embracing all ethnic backgrounds, racial differences and political viewpoints.
  • Kangaroo meat can be purchased from the supermarket, butcher and available on restaurant menus as a leaner and healthier alternative to beef or lamb with a 1-2 percent fat content.

Australia was the second country in the world to give women the right to vote in 1902.

  • It contains an amazing ecosystem with unique flora and fauna including pristine rainforest, ancient rock formations and beautiful beaches.
  • Today’s Australia is very multicultural with Indigenous peoples and migrants from some 200 countries.
  • Over 200 different languages and dialects are spoken in Australia including 45 Indigenous languages. The most common non-English spoken languages are Italian, Greek, Cantonese, Arabic, Vietnamese and Mandarin.

Australia is the only place in the world where you can still find the lung fish which is a living fossil from the Triassic period 350 million years ago.

  • The only nation-continent of 20 million people in the world.
  • More than 80 percent of Australians live within 100 kilometers of the coast making Australia one of the world’s most urbanized coastal dwelling populations.
  • It has the world’s 3rd largest ocean territory, spanning three oceans and covering around 12 million square kilometers.

The largest cattle station in the world is Anna Creek Station in South Australia at over 34,000 square kilometers. It is even larger than Belgium.

Anna Creek

  • Vegetation covers nearly 7 million square kilometers or 91 percent of Australia.
  • The largest Greek population in the world beside Athens in Greece can be found in Melbourne Victoria.

It is the 6th largest country in the world, occupying an entire continent of some 7.6 million square kilometers.

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Australia is Happy!

Australia Ranked Happiest Country in the World

Third year in a row!

australia is happyAustralia is happy. So, why are Australians so happy? I mean, aside from obvious things like having so many lovely beaches close at hand and all that sunshine?

Well, the economy may have a little something to do with it. While the rest of the developed world has been wallowing in recession and austerity these past few years, Australia has been booming along in splendid sunburnt isolation. Thanks in part to its vast mineral wealth and the insatiable demand in Asia (especially China) for energy and raw materials, as of this year Australia’s economy is starting its 21st consecutive year of growth. Unemployment, at 5.5 percent, is among the lowest of the OECD nations, while the minimum wage, at nearly $16 an hour, is double that in the United States.

Australia’s credit rating has been given a solid AAA by all three of the major credit ratings agencies, making it one of only eight countries worldwide to be a member of the gilt-edged Nine A’s Club. (Alas, neither the U.S. nor Britain are members anymore.)

While so many of the major banks and lending houses in the U.S. and Europe collapsed or required multi-billion-dollar bailouts in the domino-like fallout from the banking-led recession, not a single Australian one did. All of the big Australian banks sailed through these tricky waters, free and clear.

On the economic basis alone, if you’re an Australian, enjoying your al fresco lunch at a sun-drenched sidewalk café in Melbourne and reading all these troubled financial headlines from faraway places—recession, taxpayer-funded bailout packages, job losses, and grim austerity measures—you’re likely quite happy that you live where you do.

But it was more than just a strong economy and robust banking system that put Australia at the top of the ladder in the happiness stakes and kept it there these past three years. Health care, low crime rates, a clean environment, education, civic engagement, and a longer-than-average life expectancy were also factored into the score.

Surprisingly—or at least surprising to those who haven’t lived or worked in Australia, and imagine a certain kind of breezy, laid-back, endless-summer lifestyle—Australia scored lowest on average working hours. One in seven Australian workers puts in more than 50 hours a week, far in excess of the OECD norm. Australians have always been hard workers. The stereotypical easygoing Aussie larrikin, as a cheeky fellow is known, may be there all right, on the surface, but he or she is fortified by a core of steel. Just ask any of the world’s sporting teams that have been steamrolled by their ruthless Australian opponents over the years.

Winning and success is what helps make them happy. They are more than willing to put in the hours to get what they want and then spend the rewards, and their ‘down time,’ on living their lives to the fullest. In this they are very broad-minded.

There is a lovely tolerance Down Under and a wonderfully healthy attitude about life and living, and when you couple all that with so many other things that are going their way, not to mention all the sunshine and wide-open spaces, it is small wonder Australians are happy.

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Makin' some Money with Mustaches... for a Great Cause

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As the month of November comes to an end, so will the growth of many fine looking mustaches. Why? If you didn’t already know, November is Movember, a month-long movement to raise vital awareness and funds for men’s health issues, specifically prostate and testicular cancer initiatives. Visit the official U.S. Movember website to learn more.

Home of Movember, Alendale, Australia

Now for some history…

Did you know that Movember was started back in 1999 by a group of young men in Adelaide, Australia as a way to raise money for the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals? Their effort was called, “Growing whiskers for whiskers.”

Then in 2004, an unrelated group in MelbourneVictoria organised an event where 30 men would grow a moustache for 30 days in order to raise awareness for prostate cancer and depression in men. This group would later become the Movember Foundation charity.

Some of us here at Alliance Abroad Group banded together to raise money for the cause. If you care to contribute, visit our team’s donation page.

 

If detected early, prostate cancer is highly treatable. If not detected early and treated, prostate cancers may lead to infertility, incontinence, impotence, weakening bones, and even death. I love all the men in my life–friends, family, and my husband–and want them to lead happy, healthy, and fulfilling lives w/out any of the above mentioned side effects.” –Cynthia

 

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