Experience life on a tropical cattle ranch and help us with house and garden in remote North Queensland, Australia



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  • 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 4000 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 skilled paid worker here as well as my husband and myself and we get skilled contract workers in for mustering.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    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

    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.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    We are seeking people who are enthusiastic and willing to have a go at different tasks, 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 tasks.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    The accommodation for workawayers is near the house and they have their own airconditioned rooms 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 and a couple of horses to ride. 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.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 743281552551