Come and experience life on a working cattle, seed and hay property. Our business runs approximately 500 head of cattle over 2 properties, with about 250 head at our home farm on 570 Ha set in a beautiful valley. Work around the property includes tasks such as mustering, stock work in the cattle yards, fencing and machinery and vehicle maintenance. Our seed and hay business may mean you spend time helping us to clean and bag grass seed or you could come for a drive with us when we deliver hay. We rely on 4WD motor bikes and tractors for many tasks and will take the time to train you how to use these safely. Apart from farm work, we also look for help in our garden and vegetable garden as well as odd jobs in and around the house. Farm life and work is seasonal, so we hope you will be open to trying your hand to whatever is happening at the time.
Help in the house
We are a friendly family of three and enjoy sharing our home with visitors, especially at meal times. A separate and spacious guest area with ensuite, air-conditioning/heating and large flat screen TV is yours to relax in after work. Wireless internet access is available. There is a swimming pool for hot summer days. Unfortunately mobile coverage is limited.
Our nearest town, Gympie, is half an hour away. Travellers can get to Gympie by bus from Brisbane or from the north. We go to town several times a week and are happy to pick up and drop off travellers who do not have their own transport and to take them with us wherever we go.
We are on the doorstep of the beautiful Sunshine Coast, with Noosa only an hour away. An hour in the opposite direction is the jumping off point for Fraser Island.
Singles, pairs or couples are welcome. As farm work is so varied we recommend a minimum two week stay so that visitors can gain a variety of experiences. Longer stays are possible if there is enough work and everyone is getting along well enough. We like to meet people before making a firm commitment to longer stays.
No skills or previous experience are necessary, just enthusiasm and a willingness to try something new.
While we work with safety in mind at all times and take care to offer appropriate training, we would recommend you have travel insurance.
Separate guest room but eat all meals with family.
Internet, swimming pool, very comfortable guest room, and eat all meals with the family.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
5 Hours /Day, 5 days