We have a 360 acre farm in the beautiful valley of the River Leven, NW Tasmania, Australia.



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  • Description


    Pen & Steve are both semi-retired and in early 60's.
    We live on the farm with 2 English springer spaniels, lots of cows and local wild life and birds.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Penny is Tasmanian and loves exploring her native state , so we are happy to roam the coast, rivers and bush with you. We visit the beach frequently because we and our dogs adore it.
    Steve would love to tell you about turbines and Charles Algernon Parsons.

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  • Help


    As most of farm work is physical we may not be appropriate for people who have no experience of physical work. We might ask you to stack wood, paint fences, clean the tractors, or weed and plant the garden. If you have particular skills, such as building or cooking, then we would like to utilise them.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have a lovely century old wooden farm house, with three spare bedrooms, in which you would share our living areas. There is a separate bathroom for Workaways. Should you be allergic to dogs we can only advise that the air is thick with the hair of spaniels.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are about 75 minutes drive from Cradle Mountain.

    Ulverstone and adjacent beaches are 20 minutes drive north and Leven Canyon is a similar distance south west.
    Locally, within 5 km, is Wings Wildlife Park, Gunns Plains Caves, Preston Falls and the northern end of the canyon.
    We have a private 1.5 km stretch of the River Leven which has brown and rainbow trout.

    There are also platypus in the farm dam.

    If you love reading, we have a large library and plenty of great curling up spots.

    There is no public transport but we have 2 cars and frequently go exploring. If you have a drivers license and we feel you are responsible we can lend a car.

    To avoid any distress with animal lovers it should be noted that we are primarily a beef producer so all cattle on the farm are used in meat production, so we may not be a suitable host if you feel raising cattle for human consumption is immoral.

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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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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