Come and enjoy Wildlife shelter/hobby farm while helping us with general farm chores in Pakenham Upper, Australia



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  • Description


    Family run wildlife shelter specialising in wombats. Small vegetable patch and farmyard animals. 18acres of mainly natural bush abundant with wildlife and a big reserve for leisurely walks. A huge dam with yabbies and deep for a cool swim at the end of the day. King parrots that feed out of your hand with the occasional echidna wandering through and the sound of deer honking in the bush. Frogs to go to sleep by from our fully converted comfortable bus. Clear star lit sky to watch the falling stars go by while you can sit by the fire pit by the bus.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    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

    Learn about wombats, mix with the family, play cards or sit and relax with a chat. Learn to maintain a vegetable garden and enjoy the spoils. Learn about farming in a small way and find new friends.

  • Help


    Keeping the vege patch healthy and neat, general farm help is always needed when there are animals to tend to. Pruning, clearing, weeding, watering, animals to feed and clean up after. Wombats to pick grass for and make sure water and pen is done daily.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Fully self contained bus, comfortable with full cooking facilities, fridge, heating, cooling, shower with linen and washing machine. 5 hours of farm hand work in exchange for food and accommodation in the bus.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is puffing billy nearby as well as beautiful bushland trails joining onto the property. A trip into the local shops for anything and everything you need. Train line is not too far and transport can be arranged.

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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?


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    Hours expected

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

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Host ref number: 556338991915