Hear stories of growing up in the bush near Nitmiluk National Park, Australia




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    We are situated 7 km from Katherine Post Office on the way to the famous Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) 22km away.The block fronts onto the Katherine River with Two Mile Creek being a boundary. We have an extensive garden that needs up keep and we need help to rid the block of introduced plants and weeds, also removal of dead trees and general ground maintenance. Help would include some cleaning of sheds,house windows etc. Own room provided with pool available to cool off.

    We run an Indigenous Cultural Experience next to our property during the dry season which the helper will be able to take part. This consists of listening to Manuel,winner of the 2013 Brolga tourism award for outstanding interpretive guide, telling stories of growing up in the bush, fire lighting with two sticks, spear throwing with a woomera. You also get the chance to do your own Rarrk painting as well as get to pat or feed Wallabies that have been reared on the property. Smokers need not apply. All who have stayed with us so far have had a great time and learnt lots about Australia, Aboriginal Culture, Wallabies and Weeds of Australia!! We get to learn about other countries as well which is great for us as well and get to taste great food.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    They will get to participate in cultural experience with an aboriginal person which we run next to our property, get to hold and feed agile wallabies, learn about the Northern Territory from their hosts.

  • Help


    Some of the help we'd like would benefit from having some experience with: Building, Computer, gardening, cooking, working with people, look after animals, be able to use machinery like mowers and drive a tractor.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have a bedroom under the house with a shower and toilet next door. The room overlooks the swimming pool. If not available we have a caravan set up in grounds that have wallabies coming around in the evening and early morning. The workers will make their own breakfast and lunch and have all the facilities to do this. Evening meals are taken together and they are shared between host and Workaway helper if they like to cook, otherwise the host will do the cooking.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our house and work place is only 22 km from the famous Nitmiluk Gorge (Katherine Gorge) and 7km from the town. The Katherine River is situated at the front of the house block 900 metres away.

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    We expext 5 hours a day for 5 days with two days off

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Host ref number: 298571237941