We are a family owned working cattle station in Outback Queensland. Quite remote, 5 hours west of Townsville, or 6 hr drive south west of Cairns, we are on top of the Great Dividing Range, offering a very pleasant climate all year round. We have 64 000 acres of beautiful springs, and heaps of wildlife, emus, brolgas, wild pigs, echidnas, and the occasional koala.
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Can learn about the cattle industry in Australia, the wildlife in our ecosystem, all about Australian flora / fauna, life in remote outback.
We would love some help feeding the cattle, helping as a station hand, while enjoying the outback experience. Cooking, gardening, cleaning, painting as well as helping with fencing, mustering, etc are the general tasks.
This host offers a language exchange
This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
You can contact them directly for more information.
A separate living area "quarters" are provided with 3 bedrooms sharing a common bathroom / toilet / laundry. Breakfast is supplied at the quarters, with other meals with the family, or back at quarters - your choice.
birdwatching, nature walks, local sights, including Porcupine Gorge, Blackbraes National Park, and a beautiful water hole - The Overshot, as well as local gem fields available within 1 hr drive. We can arrange pick up if needed from Townsville or Hughenden. If travelling in your own vehicle, please be aware there is 70km of dirt road (unsealed). From Hughenden, there is only 30km of dirt road.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Heaps of room and options for Campervans.
We have dog kennels here... would have to discuss.
More than two
5 hours a day, 5 days a week to suit farm activities