Help out a family owned working cattle station in Outback Queensland, Australia

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Australia

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    11/11/2020

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 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • 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

    Can learn about the cattle industry in Australia, the wildlife in our ecosystem, all about Australian flora / fauna, life in remote outback.

  • Help

    Help

    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.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Italian: Beginner
    Japanese: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    Please contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    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.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Heaps of room and options for Campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We have dog kennels here... would have to discuss.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week to suit farm activities



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