Help animals, renovation and around the house in Queensland's tropical highlands, Australia



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  • Description


    Welcome to our tropical highland farm; it's 116 acres of lush pasture and rainforest, perched 785m (2575ft) above the Coral Sea and just inland from the towering Hawaii-like mountains of Bellenden Ker (1593m) and Bartle Frere (1622m.) We are located 84km south-west of Cairns, Far North Queensland, and 17°26' south of the Equator.

    Just take a look at our photos and you'll see why we've fallen in love with this place. The views are stunning and there's a soothing sense of tranquility.

    We have a couple of spring fed creeks on the the property which you are free to enjoy at your leisure or there are always the Crater lakes (Eacham and Barrine) to enjoy on your time off (you must have your own transport to get to these places).

    Tasks will probably involve tending to our beef cattle, pigs, sheep and chickens
    We have 2 cats and a dog so you need to be pet friendly!

  • 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
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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
  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    We have diverse opportunities for Workawayers; from building and renovation to helping with animals; tending food gardens; maintaining cattle fences; and domestic roles.

    Accordingly we welcome Workawayers to help us with tasks such as painting fences/walls; carpentry; gardening/landscaping; fence post installation and general fencing; house cleaning; feeding of sheep/pigs/chickens. Feel free to contact us for more information.

    Please do not apply if you are not flexible with your working hours or commitment.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Indonesian: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We offer room in the form of self contained apartment or bedroom (if the apartment is being used). bathroom facilities are sometimes shared.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Opportunities for viewing wildlife here are excellent. There are native bandicoots and tree kangaroos (rarely sighted); and bird life including King Parrots, Major Mitchell and Sulphur-Crested cockatoos, Victoria's Riflebirds, Whip Birds, Scrub Turkeys and 'Megapod' scrub fowl, numerous species of raptors, Kookaburras, Owls, and many more.

    There's a real sense of tranquility to be had here ... an oasis of peace "Far from the madding crowd."

    We provide 3 meals a day.
    There is a daily bus from Cairns to Atherton where we can pick you up.

    We are happy to pick you up from Cairns airport if we are in Cairn on that day. We take 1 to 2 trips a week into Malanda, and we go to Atherton once a week. Trips to Cairns are around 1 or 2 times per month depending on needs.

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    A little more information

    • 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?


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    Hours expected

    5 hours per day

Host ref number: 412625485429