Help us work towards restoring the natural vegetation on our Land for Wildlife property in Australia



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 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

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    We are environment professionals with a 5 acre Land for Wildlife property overlooking Mt Elliot (Bowling Green Bay NP), 25 kms south of Townsville near Magnetic Island. Our dry tropic forest offers great wildlife viewing & is the jumping off point for bushwalking, swimming & rock climbing in the NP. We favour self-motivated people with practical skills eg: gardening, building & maintenance. Work is 4.5 hours per day & may include weeding, mulching, & landscaping. Current projects are native bush regeneration, landscaping, construction, outdoor furniture & garden art. Wanted: wood carvers & chainsaw artists! We also welcome help with maintaining our cruising yacht. Good meals, relaxed company & comfortable s/c guestroom (single or couple), or BYO. Min stay 3 nights then negotiable. Can P/U from Townsville b.a, but own transport preferred. If you drink, BYO alcohol from town. NSI. No pets. Please email/phone in advance to tell us about yourself.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Mantenimiento / bricolage
    Ayuda en proyecto ecológico

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are working towards restoring the natural vegetation on our Land for Wildlife property. This goal needs to balanced with various challenges such as fire risk, weed control and our desire to create a unique living space in our forest. Visitors will benefit from understanding the practical steps required to achieve long term environmental gains.

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    We need people to help us achieve our long term goals of restoring the natural vegetation on our property - it's along term project and we are 50% of the way there so you can see how your efforts are helping restore habitat for wildlife - you'll see the critters all around you. We are interested in you as well. Feel free to tell us about your interests and skills.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Melanesian Pidgin

  • Accommodation


    Large guest room connected to main house with a double bed. Includes wifi coverage. Toilet and showers in main house.

    You will eat with us! Meals of tasty and dinner is relaxed, casual and conversational. In the winter months we have a weekly fire pit cookout.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Swimming, bushwalking in adjacent Bowling Green Bay National Park - day trips with hosts to Townsville and surrounding features.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

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    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4.5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Rachel and Russell - hosts.
Local water hole in Alligator Creek National Park - 10 min walk.
We are wallaby farmers!
View of adjacent National Park from our house.
Art project by previous homestayer.
View of adjacent National Park from our house.
Guest room attached to main house with double bed.
Alligator Creek falls - day walk in the adjacent national park.
View of the national park from our garden.

Host ref number: 711977152625