Come and learn how cattle tolerate this dry tropical climate which is quite different to farming animals in the northern hemisphere. North Queensland, Australia

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Australia

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    19/05/2020

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a family owned cattle business in remote North Queensland, approx 6 hours SW of Cairns or 5 hours W of Townsville. We are a hilly, wooded 60,000 Acre property with 4500 head of brahman cattle. The area is very pretty, with a nearby large dam for swimming / kayaking. There is lots of wildlife including birds, kangaroos, wild pigs, emus. Our three children are away at boarding school but they come home for the holidays. We usually have one permanent worker here as well as my husband and myself.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We offer an experience to visit a working cattle property in outback Australia. You can learn how cattle tolerate this dry tropical climate which is quite different to farming animals in the northern hemisphere.

  • Help

    Help

    We are seeking people who are enthusiastic and willing to have a go at different jobs, be it out on the property helping my husband, feeding calves or cleaning and cooking around the house. We are not seeking people with skills suited to the business, just people willing to volunteer some hours per day in varied work.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    The workers quarters are near the house and have their own airconditioned room with private bathroom and verandah. Breakfast is at the quarters but the other meals are at the house with the family.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Walking and cycling is an option. There is a large dam not far away for swimming / camping / kayaking and we have a small boat for fishing. This is a remote area so there are no nearby towns, although within the region there is Cobbold Gorge and the Copperfield Gorge. We can arrange pick up from Georgetown or Townsville but if you have your own transport please be aware there is 100 km dirt road to reach us.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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


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