Come and explore our backyard on horse back we are on the Great Dividing Range, New England, Australia



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 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

  • Description


    Hi we live in a beautiful valley, with our three dogs and horses in Deepwater NSW Australia. We have Hereford and Angus Cross Cattle on our farm and breed Anglo Arabian horses for endurance riding. Our location on the Deepwater River is ideally suited to train horses for endurance (long distance riding) as we are 1050 metres above sea level and within riding distance to National Parks riding trails and the Bicentennial National Trail - a 5000 km historic trail which runs from QLD to ACT. We enjoy an interesting ecosystem that sustains some very interesting wildlife including the Spotted Quoll, Wombat and Platypus found in every swimming hole along the river.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    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

    Our family has been involved with endurance riding for over 30 years, and its the fastest growing sport in the world. On occasion we have had European endurance riders come to stay. We have a love of nature and all animals. We like to share all things that the property provides with our visitors, from clear night skies, camp fires, beautiful sunsets, cascading waterfalls, swimming in the river which flows through the entire property, nature walks, fishing, watching the platapus play or kangaroos migrating through the rolling landscape which offers magnificent views from altitudes of 1300 metres above sea level. There is also a rich history of gold mining, prospecting and farming with some knowledgeable local characters that you are sure to meet.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Must be able to ride horses. Experienced riders needed to help train and exercise young horses.
    Tasks include: daily horse handling and management. You will be asked to help groom, feed and excercise horses along with general help in the stables. A family member will accompany you on one of the many horse trails available for the training of our endurance horses. Tasks may also include the mustering of cattle and feeding of family pets.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    You are welcome to stay in the family home with your own private bedroom or alternatively stay in the refurbished bedsit with pot belly stove and kitchenette in the original milk shed.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Scenic walks, adventure driving, fishing, gold panning, gem fossicking, fishing and exploring the multitude of National and State Parks that are situated nearby. Shop at Tenterfield where you will be treated to boutique owner operated businesses, local food markets and thriving farming community.

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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: 889692149362