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TAKE A BREAK FROM YOUR DAY JOB AND TRY YOUR HAND AT AN ODD JOB


With many Aussies feeling stressed, burnt-out and in need of a circuit-breaker from their busy working lives, we created an opportunity for 10 keen soul seekers to ditch the daily grind and swap their day job for an Odd Job in Tasmania this winter.

From Wombat Walkers to Wine Whisperers, our Odd Jobs drew attention from across the world – we even popped up on BBC News!

If you were one of the thousands who entered, we’ll be contacting the 10 winners by 11:59pm on Monday 15 July 2024. If you didn’t get a call, don’t worry – you can still come and experience all the weird and wonderful things we have to offer. Check out the featured experiences below and remember that a lot of these won’t be available after August 2024, so don’t dilly dally.

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Cave Conductor

Gunns Plains Caves

Immerse yourself in live music in the depths of Gunns Plains Caves. Not only is this limestone cave home to platypus and giant lobster (we hope they enjoy music), it has a permanent stream running through it. The soothing sounds of moving water entwine with the musician for an underground experience of a lifetime.

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A large cave with a a metal walkway below a stalactite hanging from the cave ceiling.

Oyster Organiser

Oyster Bay Tours at Freycinet Marine Farm

The ultimate oyster experience. Wade out into the crisp waters of Freycinet Marine Farm, harvest oysters straight off the rack, watch a shucking demonstration, then kick back and enjoy fresh oysters and mussels paired with a delicious local wine on this guided oyster farm tour.

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A man stands in water next to a line of oyster nest. He is wearing waterproof- waders and a beany.

Paranormal Investigator

Tasmania’s Most Haunted

As night falls upon Willow Court, wandering through the shadowed corridors, the echoes of the past whispers into the night. Embark on a journey through time as we unveil the untold stories of Australia’s longest-running asylum. Feel the chill of the Off Season as darkness descends, and join us for an unforgettable experience that will challenge the complexities of the human mind.

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A woman wearing a beanie holds a lantern to a window at the end of a corridor in a colonial building. An old, unhinged door is propped up against a wall beside her.

Puffer Nut

West Coast Wilderness Railway

Join the locomotive crew on the Lynchford Express, chugging through the rugged Tasmanian wilderness from Carswell Park to Queenstown station and then onto Lynchford Station on an ABT steam locomotive with passenger carriages in tow. Embrace the charm of the cooler months, surrounded by the untamed beauty of Tasmania’s winter.

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A man stands on the tracks of a locomotive steam train in a maintenance yard and takes a photograph.

Sauna Stoker

Little Beach Co.

Breathtaking ocean views from Red Rock Point await you at our cliffside sauna and accommodation at Bay of Fires. Immerse in a bubbling hot tub, followed by a steamy cliffside sauna with incredible winter ocean views and dramatic sunset skies. If you’re seeking invigoration, take a bracing ocean plunge on the beach then relax in your luxury stay.

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A man wearing a towel robe stands in the open doorway of a wooden drum-shaped sauna sitting a platform surrounded by bushlands behind and the sea in the background.

Soaksmith

Little Things Farm

Unleash your creativity as a Soaksmith and embark on a sensory journey at Little Things Farm, where you’ll be tasked with crafting the bath salt that captures the essence of Off Season. Get to know the goats responsible for crafting our award-winning artisanal soaps, and after spending time with these delightful mini milkers settle in to savour the breathtaking view of the Bluff with a piping hot chocolate and a snug blanket.

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A woman wearing an apron stands in a farm field next to a table with the ingredients for making soap.

Star Seeker

Rathmore

Night owl: needed. Swap your regular evening routine for this nocturnal experience observing the Tasmanian night sky. Gather at the heritage-listed wool shed for a dinner with astronomy gurus, assisting them with celestial observations, telescope fiddling, and astro-imaging.

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A man wearing a winter jacket sits on the top of a large cylindrical-shaped hay bale and looks up to the stars on a clear night.

Truffle Snuffler

The Truffledore

Truffle is one of life’s delicious pleasures. Spend a day walking in the shoes or gumboots of a Tasmanian truffle hunter. Experience all the elements of unearthing the highly sought after truffle – from training your dog to cooking up a truffle feast – on this immersive two night, full day experience with Truffledore owners, Timo and Ina.

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A woman stands in green grass in a garden and feeds a truffle hunting dog. Two men stand by and watch.

Wine Whisperer

Clover Hill Wines

Explore the art of crafting exceptional sparkling wine from grape to glass with a guided tour of our vineyard in winter, where you’ll experience hands-on pruning and witness an integral cycle of wine growth. Then, delve into Clover Hill’s sparkling wine portfolio with a tasting masterclass spanning 15 years, accompanied by a cheese platter.

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A man stands in a vineyard row full of leaves and carefully trims grape vines with a pair of secateurs

Wombat Walker

East Coast Natureworld

Calling all animal lovers - this is where your passion for fitness and love of animals collide. As a Wombat Walker, you’ll help maintain the physical and mental wellbeing of our wombats by leading them on their morning excursions. These walks are essential to keeping them happy and healthy during the winter months!

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A man wearing a sweater and pants walks along short grass with a small, grey wombat following.

A change is as good as a rest.
Swap your day job for an odd job.

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