Melbourne, Jan 15: The Australian Tourism ministry's website crashed in 60 minutes after an overwhelming number of 300,000 people visited the site to apply for the 'best job in the world'. The tourism department of Queensland made the job advertisement in search of a caretaker for the Hamilton island there.
The aspirants included a Swiss Olympic gold medalist and thousands of teenagers. The successful applicant need to explore the Great Barrier Reef, laze by the beech and make friends with the locals. The person chosen to be the 'caretaker' will live rent-free in a posh multimillion dollar beachfront villa on Hamilton island for six months.
Desley Boyle, the Queensland Tourism Minister said, "We have been flooded with over 300,000 people visiting the website in one hour alone and this led to the crash of the site." He added that it is not a competition but a genuine job. Also said that the selected candidate will have tough time. "He or she will be required to live on the island and undertake a range of activities such as swimming, snorkelling, bushwalking and exploring the islands of the Great Barrier Reef."
Eleven finalists from around the world will be chosen and flown to Queensland for an intensive interview process.
OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)