A Night At the Great Barrier Reef

airbnbIf you have children, then chances are you have seen Finding Nemo, an adorable animated movie about a clownfish who is captured by divers and has many adventures trying to find his way home, helped by his Dad Marlin, and a tang called Dory, who suffers from short term memory loss.

The long awaited sequel, Finding Dory, is out in cinemas shortly, and as part of the promotional partnership, Air BnB is running in amazing competition, where the prize is a night’s accommodation on the Great Barrier Reef, where the film is set!

Set directly above a spectacular underwater world, the offshore bedroom is the ultimate base for keen snorkelers and scuba divers. Upon arrival, guests will be welcomed by their host, who spent much of his life growing up on a boat on the Reef. Alongside a dedicated team of marine biologists, the Airbnb host will give guests a unique insight into life on the Reef.

Once guests have found their sea-legs, they’ll have the chance to take the plunge and explore the Reef’s maritime marvels up close. World-renowned chef Neil Perry will also be on hand for the experience, preparing meals from sustainably-sourced local seafood and produce.

The guests will share their accommodation with 100 species of jellyfish, 3,000 varieties of molluscs, millions of fish, 133 varieties of sharks, rays and more than 30 species of whales and dolphins.

The Great Barrier Reef spans over 130,000 square miles (similar to the size of Japan) and was the first coral reef to be awarded World Heritage status. As part of the partnership, Airbnb is assisting the ongoing preservation of this amazing site.

Airbnb Australian Country Manager Sam McDonagh said: “The opportunity to live at one of the most spectacular places on earth, even if just for a night, is not just about experiencing the unrivalled beauty of the location, it’s about understanding how humans can better help and support this special environment.”

“Airbnb will plant mangroves, salt marsh and wetland plants for every guest visiting the region for the rest of the year. These trees will reduce carbon and improve water quality going out to the seas and reef.”

The company will also contribute to an ongoing tiger shark tagging project run by the Great Barrier Reef Foundation. “Tiger sharks are nearing threatened status so understanding how these animals use the ocean is a critical step toward effective conservation of the species,” McDonagh said.

Terms & conditions apply. For information on how to enter, visit www.airbnb.com/night-at/gbr