Help out in the far North of Queensland, Australia




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    We are a couple in our early to mid 70's who live in a Large 3 level house with a swimming pool set in 5 acres of land outside the Town of Malanda in a beautiful part of Far North Queensland in Australia.
    We love having company , We regularly host Japanese Home/Farm Stay students for organisations based out of Cairns and Melbourne. Many dates will not be vacant as we could be hosting students.
    We are excellent cooks having owned and operated a Roadhouse and a Cafe in the last 30 years. We now have been retired for about the last 16 years.
    We are looking for individuals to come and help as gardeners and general Maintenance helpers in return for food and lodging.
    If individuals can make their way to Atherton , we can pick you up from there , when we have certain dates we can accept people.
    At least 5 hours of help per day in a five day block is expected, a day off usually entails a BBQ lunch and some sightseeing, though depending on weather and circumstances, hours can be juggled to suit.
    Work- awayers will be accepted in the next period of time for about 7 to 10 days.
    The next period for acceptance should sometime in April 2020. There is an opportunity to do some fine tuning in the weeding department. Our house has recently listed for sale and we will be looking for helpers to make the place look great.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help in the house
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We tell all our visitors about the culture in Australia . They all can interact with us and talk after evening meals and at any time they need to talk about things. Photos from home , family, town , district, anything of interest is always good even if it is only on the Smart Phone.

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    We have a 5 acre property on which you will find about 5 Guinea Fowl
    The object of the exercise is to find willing workers to weed gardens,general maintenance work.
    Clean up Driveway of Palm Fronds and fallen branches,and even some painting.
    We can accommodate people in our 2 double bedrooms or the dormitory we have for our Japanese children.
    We have a conservatory leading onto a swimming pool area.

    We live 2 klms. from the small town of Malanda that has a variety of shops , banks, atms.
    The use of Drugs is not tolerated on this property while you are staying with us.
    The consumption of alcohol is permitted during the evening meal ,the alcohol you must provide for yourself.
    We prefer any smoking to be done out in the open spaces of the back yard .
    Phone coverage is best provided by Telstra Next G or Optus network. Vodaphone does not work well here.
    We have recently had the( NBN) National Broadband Network installed and Wi-Fi is now available with a password.
    Last updated 5/3/2020, many things have happened since this was updated in Feb 2019.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken


  • Accommodation


    We accommodate people in our Japanese students dormitory style room , we have 2 other double bedrooms as well .
    All accommodation is provided under the one roof in our house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live approximately 2 klms from the Iconic "Malanda Falls" in Malanda from which can been seen the famous " Tree Kangaroo", where kangaroos climb trees, We are surrounded by the Southern Atherton Tablelands towns of Yungaburra, Millaa Millaa, Tolga, Herberton ,Ravenshoe & the main town of Atherton. There are a lot of tourist attractions on the Southern Tablelands to explore.Things to see are the Malanda Falls Visitor Info Center-, Malanda Falls The Twin Crater Lakes of Lake Eacham & Lake Barrine ,- Mt Hypipamee "The Crater",- Curtain Fig Tree,-Millaa Millaa Falls, & Bromfield Swamp, Nerada Tea Plantation(possible to see Tree Kangaroos).

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Up to 5 hours per day 5 days a week

Host ref number: 938921151452