We are a multi-generational family, being one Grandmother, two Parents and two Children living on a 10 acre property on the NSW Central Coast in Australia. We have cows, horses, sheep, chickens, dogs, cats, birds and fish! We love animals. As the Parents are shift workers, we have an au pair already living in our home to help with our children. We have been hosting Au Pairs for three and a half years so we are well practised in welcoming new friends into our home! We have a lot of fun and laughs and many of our Au Pairs have extended their stays and keep in contact after they leave. We know how to treat people with respect and dignity and enjoy being exposed to new cultures and experiences. Our children are well behaved and interact with our visitors in a open and friendly manner.
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We love to involve our visitors in our life and believe that social interaction is important to life experiences! You will learn Aussie language or "slang" including phases and different words for everyday items. If time permits, we can show you how to cook on a barbecue so you can have typical Australian meals.
We would like help with keeping our property neat and tidy. This may involve gardening - weeding, pruning, mowing, as well as fence painting and fence repairs. Other tasks which may come up from time to time could include small building projects. We also need help caring for our animals, feeding the horses and cows, letting sheep and chickens out in the morning and securing them at night. All jobs will be fully explained and demonstrated prior to Workawayers having to complete them. An assessment would be made on suitability for each task and Workawayers will be allocated tasks suiting their capability.
PLEASE NOTE: We do not allow other people to ride our horses, and they are not to be handled when we are not home. If you would like to spend time with them, grooming or washing etc, this can be done when we are present but it will not be included in help hours.
Self contained building seperate from house with its own kitchenette and bathroom (Shower and toilet). Queen size bed. Lounge room with television. Bookcase with a variety of books. Food supplied will be cereals, milk, bread, spreads such as peanut butter, jam and vegmite so that you can have toast and cereal for breakfast. Milk, Tea, Coffee and sugar supplied. Cold meats and salad vegetables such as lettuce, tomato and cucumber for sandwiches. Dinner will be in the main house and will be things like spaghetti bolognaise, mexican, stir fries, curries and pasta dishes.
The beautiful Central Coast of NSW is charming, with gorgeous beaches, magnificent national parks and pretty waterways. You’ll be amazed by all the fun adventures and wonderful attractions, from water sports to bushwalking, mountain biking, whale watching and marvellous wildlife sanctuaries.
Just north of Sydney, enjoy an alluring mix of bays, inlets and lakes, and golden and white sandy beaches, as well as picturesque waterfront esplanades. Places to stay in the southern Gosford area and the northern Wyong area include campgrounds, holiday parks, seaside hotels and luxury resorts.
In the national parks and nature reserves are exhilarating experiences. Two of the prettiest walks are the Bouddi coastal walk and The Coast walking track. There are mountain biking and horseriding trails too, as well as 4WD touring in stately forests. The national parks on the Central Coast are: Brisbane Water National Park, Popran National Park, Bouddi National Park, Wyrrabalong National Park
You’ll find shared cycle ways around Ettalong Beach, Avoca Beach, Terrigal and The Entrance, home of the daily Pelican Feed. The Tuggerah Lakes Cycleway winds 12km, with picnic and barbecue areas along the path. The sparkling waterways are popular for fishing, kayaking, waterskiing and sailing.
For a scenic ferry ride on Brisbane Water, Central Coast Ferries offers an hour-long round trip. It departs Woy Woy, a popular day trip from Sydney for tasty fish and chips at Fishermen’s Wharf. There are many more delicious places to eat, including seaside cafes, restaurants and markets.
For adventure, the young and young at heart will love soaring on the TreeTop Adventure Park’s zip-lines, or flying foxes. In Glenworth Valley, enjoy horseriding in sylvan charm and enchanting forest. Other adventure tours include big game fishing, skydiving, scuba diving, kayaking and surf schools.
Among the other extraordinary things to do is a visit to The Australian Reptile Park, home to the saltwater crocodile Elvis. You can also stroll with Hugo, a Galapagos tortoise. At the Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park, meet native animals including Kambala the koala and Hippo the wombat.
For touring art exhibitions, visit the Gosford Regional Gallery, and check out the events calendar for shows at the vibrant Art House.
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week