A new apartment on the Great Barrier Reef is taking seaside accommodation a step further -- allowing guests to literally stay on the ocean, ahead of the release of the animated film Finding Dory.
Airbnb in partnership with Disney Pixar's Finding Dory -- Finding Nemo's sequel -- worked together to bring the holiday dream to reality.
World renowned chef Neil Perry will prepare guest meals from sustainably sourced local seafood and produce (supplied)
But Airbnb Australia Country Manager Sam McDonagh said it's not just about relaxation; preservation has been a key focus too.
"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," Mr McDonagh said.
He said Airbnb will plant mangroves, salt marsh and wetland plants for every guest visting the region for the rest of the year. They will reduce carbon and improve water quality going out to the seas and reef.
They 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."
Guests will be told of the importance of conservation too. Upon arrival they will be welcomed by a host who spent much of his life growing up on the reef. Along with a team of marine biologists, the host will give guest insight into life on the reef.
You can win a night at the seaside paradise by entering 50 – 500 characters about yourself and why you belong on the Great Barrier Reef.