Help on a Horse Stud in North Queensland near Bowen/Airlie Beach, Australia



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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    Hi there !! Help is needed at certain times of the year, and at present I am looking for ONE volunteer to help me with the farm chores in February/March 2019. Horse experience is not necessary but some experience would be helpful . This would suit someone with a good understanding of english & who is motivated,enthusiastic, and willing to learn more.
    My property is situated on the outskirts of Collinsville, (a small mining town in north Qld). It is an hours drive to the beautiful beaches in Bowen and less than 2 hours to the Whitsundays.
    I have a QH/ paint horse stud where we breed and train western performance horses. Help is needed with the daily chores of looking after the horses & other animals. Also some help is needed with house duties and property maintenance, cleaning stables gardening etc and maybe building & painting projects. I will take volunteeers who are not afraid of horses, cats, chickens, etc and not afraid to get hands dirty with different types of chores on the farm.
    Prefer stays of about2-3 weeks
    In your spare time in the afternoon there are places in the bush and down the creek where you can go bush walking and look at the wallabies, emus, deers, birdlife and other animals.
    Also it is only a 10 min walk to the shops or swimming pool or you can ride the pushbike.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice
    Art Projects

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Learn lots about looking after animals and a variety of farm work & improve their English

  • Help


    Help is required with gardening, weeding, house duties, general farm maintenance, fencing, painting, taking care of horses and also feeding, grooming, saddling, lungeing, washing horses, feet trimming and mucking out stables and cleaning paddocks & equipment.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Comfortable caravan

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    For your phone and interent service you will need either Telsra or Optus prepaid for your internet,the other providers dont work here (I DO NOT have Wi-Fi). You will also need a hat & sunscreen,and some shoes or joggers & socks to work in, and maybe riding boots. You will not need many warm clothes as it is quite warm up here in the tropics in the summer, but in winter it can get quite cold in the mornings only, so jackets and jeans etc would be needed in winter. Our winter months are June, July & August but it doesnt get too cold. The winter days are often quite warm but not too hot, lovely sunny days. Prefer non smokers and non vegetarians.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

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    Hours expected

    About 4-5 hrs per day 5 days a week

Host ref number: 271756698869