Grand Rural Estate on the river with a resort style pool and accommodation in a beautiful part of Australia

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  • Description

    Description

    We are looking for workawayers who would like to join us on our spectacular property close to Canberra right now !

    We are seeking fun loving , willing people to help with a lot of different activities on our riverside property. From time to time we have guests staying with us or host parties, so any hospitality experience is appreciated. There are also things to do in the garden, the paddocks and in the home. It is a substantial property and there is always plenty to do. But there is a lot of fun too !

    You will be helping us maintain our home in the countryside not far from the City. We are fortunate that we have no imminent danger of Bush Fire but it is always on our mind. We are lucky to be on the beautiful Murrumbidgee River which helps a lot especially for all the horses and other animals. You can learn an awful lot about the Australian way of life and the environment is a natural Haven, especially if you love photography, trekking, swimming, canoeing, cooking , and observing an abundance of wild life. Do you have a penchant for fabulous wine and food ?
    The help you can provide may include a range of things inside or outside the homestead. Our guests often like to do some different things which include.....
    gardening, cleaning, painting, house keeping, looking after our big beautiful Maremma dog Sophia and Oscar the cat, cooking, domestic maintenance, driving the tractor and trucks, maintaining the pool, irrigation repairs, weeding or fencing...you can rub the horses down or plant trees and vegetables in the garden if you prefer.

    The estate is a property on 80 Hectares (200 acres) of land fronting the Murrumbidgee River 25 minutes from Canberra, the nation's capital city . It is only a 3 hour drive to Sydney and normally enjoys vivid colours, beautiful views and spectacular countryside (dry season these days is well known to everyone). It is a drive to the beach and close to the snow fields in Winter time.

    The homestead was built in 1994 and was awarded the Master Builders House of the year. Since then it has been continually developed and we are constantly working on maintaining the irrigation system and gardens . We enjoy having friends and family coming for holidays and birthday parties. Accommodation is in a state room with ensuite facing the garden or a private air conditioned caravan in the orchard if you prefer .

    We have numerous horses here with opportunities to ride, hundreds of kangaroo, deer, wombats and many more wild animals and birds to see and photograph. There are motorbikes, quads, canoes and sometimes a flight in our aerobatic aeroplane to see the countryside. We encourage our guests to do walks, visit the sites in town or generally relax in the garden when help is finished and they have days off. This is a one of a kind place in Australia and many of our guests become close friends and come back to stay with us numerous times. We kind of think of them as our extended family.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can learn everything from making beds through gardening (dead heading roses, trimming trees, using mowers, chain saw, whipper snipper, weeding), painting, farming, cooking, driving the club car, a postie bike, farm machines, fencing tools, cattle mustering and many more activities. You may also get to fly in an aerobatic plane. Our guests enjoy swimming in the heated pool ,playing tennis or table tennis, walking , photography, cooking and many more activities....or just relaxing and listening to the birds. But the most...you can learn a lot about yourself and enjoy solitude if you want......

  • Help

    Help

    It is a big home so there is some cleaning, ironing and general maintenance. We usually cook dinner together so it is a great shared cultural exchange and it is not a part of the daily work routine. There is also some gardening (planting, weeding, mowing, leaf blowing ) as it is a property of 80 ha with a veggie garden, orchard and a beautiful rose garden. We have also a number of more specialised tasks for people who may be more interested in higher skilled activities such as mechanical , building, painting, farming tasks and so on. You can also learn to operate a range of machines if you like and perform many tasks that will help you in later ventures. We prefer our guests to be 21 years old or more with some 'life' experiences.......'but that's negotiable too.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Polish, some French

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We offer our guests a beautiful King or Queen size bed in a large room with bathroom adjoined and a nice private caravan in the garden. Some nights we watch movies on the big screen after dinner, play cards or play pool or table tennis downstairs in the games room.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    On your free time you can swim in the pool or canoe in the river, fish, hike, run or walk, play tennis , ride on push bikes or a motorbike, drive the club car to the river, use the gym, take photos, read books, watch movies, play piano, take a car to sightsee in Canberra (if you have a license) , visit local fairs , shows and vineyards and many more things to do !

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    app. 5 hours a day, 5 days a week (flexible)

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