Hamilton Island – Our Reason for Coming to Australia

After 8 months in Australia, we find ourselves heading to Hamilton Island – the location of the “Best Job in the World” and our reason for packing up our lives and deciding to travel.  Andrew and I both applied,(video featured above) and when we weren’t selected as the winners we thought, “What’s stopping us from going anyways?”

Enjoying the sun at Hamilton Island
Enjoying the sun at Hamilton Island

We spent the day taking in the beautiful beaches and enjoying being back in “civilization” again.  Compared to Hayman, this place is a city.  It’s the land of golf carts, with people zipping to and fro down the streets, and a buggy parked in each driveway.  The island has a number of resorts to choose from as well as numerous multi-million dollar holiday homes for sale. We enjoyed a little shopping and a meal at a restaurant other than the staff diner, which after 30 days of staff meals was amazing.

Hanging with the Koalas
Hanging with the Koalas

One of the highlights of the day was going to the small wildlife center they have there for free as a Hayman staff member. We were able to get up close and personal with the dingo’s and koala bears – a first for us on our trip after all this time.

It was great to see where we might have ended up with The Best Job in the World, but as we traveled back to Hayman Island on a yacht, watching the sunset and returning to our 5 star luxury resort hotel, I think we still did pretty well for ourselves.

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