The Cradle Coast is known for its amazing work life balance and close working community. No matter what your profession or skill level there are so many possibilities including both traditional and emerging roles. Working on the Cradle Coast could be the best career move you’ve ever made.
Few places in the world offer the unique combination of attributes that make the Cradle Coast so liveable. The choices are numerous: live a rural lifestyle with easy access to our cities and urban centres or enjoy a city lifestyle within proximity to all that Tasmania has to offer.
A dream job at Cradle Mountain Canyons
Anthony O’Hern was born in Burnie and spent his formative years on the North-West Coast of Tasmania visiting his grandparents.
“I always had an attachment to the place,” the founder and operator of Cradle Mountain Canyons said.
It was after exploring the canyons around Cradle Mountain that he came up with the idea to start an adventure tourism business in the region.
“I had been a river guide on the Franklin River during my summer holidays while at university. After I finished my studies in 2004, I took my paddle and spent the next five years travelling the world and working as a river guide.”
Keen to set up his own business, Anthony said he knew Dove Canyon, near Cradle Mountain, had amazing potential as a commercial canyoning tour business.
“It has a bunch of waterfalls and natural slides, is in a stunningly beautiful place and located next to an established tourism destination with hotels and all the other paraphernalia travelers need.”
He set up Cradle Mountain Canyons with his friend Tim Trevaskis in 2010.
“Over the past eight years it has grown well and won a bunch of awards and we now have a crew of 15 guides working for us in the summer.”
Now, with three young kids, Anthony said he leads a charmed existence.
“I live in the loveliest place in the world with a dream job taking happy travelers to stunning places they wouldn’t be able to get to without our help.”
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Top industries in the region
There are more than 44,000 full-time employed workers across the Cradle Coast, representing a range of different industries. While the industries which have the highest number of employees are health care, retail trade and manufacturing, the Cradle Coast also has strong employment opportunities in agriculture, fishing, forestry, mining and transport, particularly in comparison to other areas of the state.
We also see high employment rates in construction (7.4%), education and training (8.1%), accommodation and food services (7.2%). Emerging careers opportunities are also presenting themselves on the Cradle Coast, such a technology and digital-based jobs.
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