Help at our mountain farm and explore the rainforest near Apollo Bay, Great Ocean Road, Australia



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    We are a well travelled and educated couple in our (very fit and young-minded) sixties, who have lived on our alternative lifestyle farm for 40 years. Our love of the rainforest around us has led us to plant many many thousands of trees on our 64 hectare property to extend the forest into our land.
    Apollo Bay provides a unique combination of ocean and mountain, rainforest and green rolling farmed grassland, which allows us to indulge our passion for nature, organic farming, (and for one of us), saiing the often wild waters of Bass Strait where the famous Sydney-Hobart yacht race is held

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice

  • 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 our farming practices and (possibly) sailing.

  • Help


    Our beautiful mountain farm is bounded on 2 sides by the Otway National Park with frontage to the pristine Wild Dog Creek.
    10 minutes to ocean beach and Apollo Bay town.
    We need help up to 25 hours per week with our vegetable and house gardens, and with our cattle sheep alpaccas and chickens. Also with planting and/or caring for our large re-afforestation project.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Beginner
    Hungarian: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    With us (and our friendly white labrador dog Bindi) in large self-built house with bedding and food provided. Internet and landline phone available but not mobile.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Explore the amazing rainforest in and around our farm. Or the ocean nearby.
    Your host is a keen ocean cruising and racing sailor and you can join in races every Saturday November to April, and occasionally just for fun after work, weather and time permitting.

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 689576171315