Help me to get my house and garden back in order and enjoy the surf beaches near Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia



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    I am a traveler that has come home to roost after 4 years on the road and have been running a rental for the last 3 and a half years. I would like some help, mainly getting my garden back in order and some general house work + sometimes maintenance.

    My home is a 35 minutes walk to the south end of Lighthouse Beach, mainly through a lovely park and bike track at the bottom of my street. I do have 2 old bikes for your use.
    There is a bus stop at the bottom of the street that can take you into Port in round 25 minutes. There is another bus, a 15 minute walk away that will take you along the coast to town + drop you at all the beaches. If you have a car I am 5 minutes from the shops and beach and 11 into town.

    There are good transport options to get to Port from anywhere in Australia. We have an airport with service to the Gd Coast, Brisbane + Sydney. The train comes into Wauchope with a bus connection to town. Or you can come by bus from almost anywhere in NSW.

    My home is a haven, very private from the neighbors with a leafy outlook, a pool and two living areas. You would have your own bedroom with a bathroom that is shared by another bedroom. Options for couples available.

    Port Macquarie is a very popular tourist location with many natural attractions in and around the area. Wonderful beaches for surfers and swimmers and fabulous walks. We have a healthy Koala population and you are sure to see lots of wildlife in this area. A visit to the Koala Hospital is a must to find out all about them and at Billabong Park you can get more info and have a photo opportunity as well as seeing and feeding kangaroos, wallaby and emu.

    If dolphins and whales are on your check list get ready to tick them off. The whales tack in to Tacking Point on their way north in winter and back down south in summer. There are many Whale watching boats to take you out to see them and get up close and personal. They can often be spotted from the coast where there are many whale watching platforms and good observation points.

    There are many pods of dolphins that are full time residents in around the many waterways in Port and the surrounding areas. Any cruise on the Hastings river will surely see them searching for food or riding your wake. They are quiet often spotted surfing at the beaches. They love riding the waves!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    If you have been land locked get ready for a sea-change. If you have always wanted to learn how to surf we have some great options at Flynns Beach. You are actually spoilt for beaches in Port as there are several. Knobby being my favourite even though it is deemed our dog beach and has no life savers.

  • Help


    It will be gardening mainly with some help needed for cleaning and sanding and painting the deck.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    This is a 4 bedroom home with 2 living areas, veranda with BBQ, lovely gardens, outdoor setting next to pool and all in a very leafy, private and safe setting. Single or queen size bedroom that share a bathroom with separate toilet for workaways.

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    What else ...

    If you have been land locked get ready for a sea - change. Our town runs along the Pacific ocean on the southern side of the beautiful Hastings river. If you have ever wanted to learn how to surf we have some great options with a surf school run from Flynns Beach. You are actually spoilt for beaches in Port as there are several. Knobby being my favourite even if it is deemed the dog beach and has no life savers on patrol.

    There is transport from town that will take you out to Billabong Park to get up close with some Aussie wildlife. They have Koala and reptile shows daily. A little further west in the bus and you come to Wauchope where you will find Timbertown. This is a working heritage park and is a great way to see some of our history.

    Did I mention we have our very own Koala Hospital because of our large koala population. The hospital does an amazing job with its equally amazing volunteers. I really recommend a visit and one of their many daily guided tours to find out more about koalas and what the hospital achieves for them.

    Port started its life as a penal Colony and we have a small, but unique museum in town that is also worth a visit, as is the old Court House which is also open to the public. There is also a historical house right next to the Koala Hospital that will have you transported back to the 1800's and give you a good idea of what life was like here in those days.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    Hours expected

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

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