Help on beef cattle and horse farm, Goomburra, Australia

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Australia

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    23/09/2020

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 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    Hugh and I live on our property in the picturesque Goomburra valley after working on farms and stations all around Australia for many years. We have 3 adult children who have all left home to pursue their study/careers. We have beef cattle and horses on our 320 ha (850 acre) property which is run under a biological farming system where we rotationally graze the cattle. We would like to introduce a new eco tourism enterprise in the future so other people can enjoy this amazing area.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • 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

    Visitors would get to learn about farming practices on an Australian property. We have also lived in various parts of Australia, including NSW, Central Qld, the Kimberley & Perth, WA and could share knowledge about these areas and contacts for further work.

  • Help

    Help

    Helping with cattle including daily moving of electric fences, general maintenance like fencing, picking up sticks and weed control on the property plus feeding horses. We also have a number of young Australian stock horses that have been broken in recently and need some consistent riding to get them going. This part would only be suitable for Workawayers with strong riding skills, such as competing in 3 day eventing or similar disciplines.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Own room/s in main house with shared bathroom. Food supplied but would appreciate help with meal preparation and washing up, plus you would be expected to be clean and tidy around the house, do your own washing, etc.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Goomburra Range National Park at the end of the Valley, plus other sights around Warwick (30 mins) and Toowoomba (1 hr). Bus services to/from Brisbane, Warwick & Toowoomba available a short drive away.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week


Host ref number: 538295627681