Help out on our farm and wildlife rescue care in Cooktown, Australia



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  • Description


    My partner and I have a 16 hectare organic farm in Cooktown.

    We have many pet animals including four dogs, two horses, a goat, chickens and ducks.

    I am a wildlife carer so we currently have orphaned native animals which we need help caring for. The number varies depending on releases. Currently we have 5 joeys, 2 cockatoos, a frogmouth, a kingfisher and a Galah.

    So you must love animals if you want to apply to help us. :)

    Help needed gardening, housework and feeding the orphans. Plus lots of fun projects.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    You will be able to experience life on a typical Australian farm. Help with daily chores including feeding animals. Home cooked meals include traditional Australian meals such as camp oven stew and dumplings, chicken curry made from fresh herbs, fresh vegetables and seasonal fruit. Historical Cooktown is 20km away and offers many tourist attractions. There is an opportunity to go fishing in our boat depending on the weather. Great bird watching and walks along the river.
    Get to meet and help with orphaned animals.

  • Help


    Help with gardening and planting. This includes: planting seedlings, mowing, weeding, mulching, setting up irrigation.
    Help with general household chores. Cleaning, cooking. We have a dishwasher.

    Gardening, extensions to pens, current projects.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Accommodation is in a liveable shed.
    Good wifi access. Not so good mobile reception.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are flexible with your time off and Cooktown is well worth a visit. Historic Cooktown became a thriving port during the gold rush era after it was discovered by Captain James Cook when the HMS Endeavour hit a reef in 1770. Stroll through the town and you will get a sense of its prosperous past from the handmade stone guttering lining the wide streets and the graceful, well-preserved architecture.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Good Wifi

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have 16 hectares. Sheds with power at water

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    4 to 5 This includes feeding animals and general help around the property. Weeding etc

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