Help in a guest lodge and yoga retreat in the lush tropical rain forest overlooking the Coral Sea at Mission Beach near Cairns, Australia



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    This is a unique rain forest lodge and yoga retreat catering for travelers of all kinds to experience the rain forest. We are set on 18 acres of lush tropical rain forest overlooking the Coral Sea. The land is a wildlife refuge , providing safe haven for endangered species including the flightless bird, the Southern Cassowary. Our aim is to demonstrate the importance of conserving tropical rain forests. We fund this project by running a 46-bed eco-lodge.

    This is a beautiful place for a holiday and a beautiful place to be as a Workaway. Our holiday makers are here to relax, while our Workaway's primary function is to help with the running of the retreat. Please be aware that our Workaway's are expected to work times that are appropriate to the demands of the retreat. We also ask for a commitment to a two week minimum stay.

    Another thing to remember is the jungle! If you come to work here you will be living in the middle of the rain forest. Please consider your feelings about sharing the habitat of many creepy crawlies and sighting the occasional snake etc.

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    Type of help

    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

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    We offer accommodation in huts and cabins under the canopy of the jungle, as well as a central house where there is a restaurant, bar, lounge area and deck overlooking the rain forest and ocean. Therefore, our Workaways help out with the general day to day running of the retreat. Work includes making up beds in huts, general cleaning and sweeping and maintaining tracks.

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  • Accommodation


    Our Workaways work 5 hours a day, 5 days a week in exchange for accommodation in twin rooms with shared bathroom facilities and full board. Food is provided on a self-serve basis during the day and in the evening a delicious meal is cooked for you by our chef.

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    What else ...

    Nearby attractions include national parks, beaches and the Great Barrier Reef.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

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    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Cassowary on site
Long house down stairs lounge area
Our local beach
View from the Long House
Canopy Cabin
Rainforest HUt
Long House

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