Volunteer in our fantastic home overlooking Keppel Islands in The Great Barrier Reef. Australia



Favourited 97 times

  • rating

    Host rating

  • feedbacks



  • last activity

    Last activity


  • Last email replied

    Reply rate

    100.0 %

  • Last email replied

    Average reply time:

    within 5 days

  • Badges

    Super Host

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    Lex and I have been married for 40 yrs and have three grown up children, living independently. We live in our amazing house overlooking the south Barrier Reef’s Keppel Bay, in the beautiful, growing seaside town of Yeppoon in Central Queensland. We own an ice cream shop on the beach front opposite one of Yeppoon’s water parks.
    I am a registered nurse currently on leave after an injury to both my feet. Lex too, has broken his leg and we are both continuing rehabilitation after these injuries.
    We are in need of some help in the garden and with house painting, cleaning, and cooking for those who enjoy it.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    There are many lovely beaches and islands nearby.

    We haven’t travelled much, so to meet people from other countries and learn about their culture and cuisine would be a great opportunity.

    If you log on to Capricornholidays.com there is a great list of sites most of which can be experienced as day trips.

    Some other suggestions include:

    the Keppel Islands. You can access these using Freedom Fastcats who travel daily from Yeppoon’s Rosslyn Bay marina, to Great Keppel Island.

    Or if the weather is good, a lovely trip around Keppel can be enjoyed using “Grace” a smaller catamaran with a more personalised touch.

    Koorana crocodile farm which caters for visitors approx 40mins drive south west of Yeppoon.

    Nob Creek Pottery in Byfield is also approx 40mins drive North of Yeppoon.

  • Help


    Cleaning, gardening and painting. Basic house maintenance and gardening and interior and exterior house painting.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    3 x air conditioned bedrooms, 3 x bathrooms, 3 x story house, with unlimited wifi, and pool.
    You will have your own double and/ or single bedroom with ensuite.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our state of Queensland is 1.727 million square kilometres and has four international airports. It is usually best to travel from our capital city Brisbane if travelling by air. You would need to arrive in Rockhampton and we will pick you up from there and drive you the 45km to our home in Yeppoon. Also available is the tilt train, or bus to Rockhampton. It is worth comparing prices of flying or travelling by bus or train to Rockhampton. The train trip would be approx 8 hours long. The train trip can sometimes be less expensive than flying, and you get to see some sites along the way. The flight is usually only an hour.

  • 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?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

House boat holiday inside Frazer Island
Lex with honey eater baby bird
Our son Isaac with a baby Croc at the local Koana Croc Farm
Lex Viv and first grandaughter Isabella
Lex on holiday on Frazer Island
View from our bedroom
Part of our garden
Lex with our second grandson Henry
Lex in kayak with Grandaughter Isabella
Lex with Isabella
Lex giving daughter Melanie away at her wedding
Viv and Lex dancing at Daughter Melanie’s wedding
Daughter in law Jessica with Lex Isaac and Joel (eldest son) with his son Fletcher and Viv

These are extra optional ratings when members leave feedback. The average rating left for each option is displayed.

Accuracy of profile: (5.0)

Cultural exchange: (5.0)

Communication: (5.0)

Host ref number: 572735511913