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Horse and animal lovers will be in heaven in the Riverland, South Australia

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  • Last activity: 28 mai 2024

Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    Experience what it’s like on an outback station, while still being close to civilisation.

    I am on a farm in one of the Mallee areas of the Riverland, South Australia; in between Waikerie, Swan Reach and Blanchetown. It is a peaceful area, with beautiful sunsets and lots of wildlife to see; such as kangaroos, emus, many varieties of birds and if you are lucky; echidnas, wedge tail eagles and goannas. Waikerie is our closest town being approx. 27kms away (15-20 minutes by car).

    My daughter and I have 7,000 acres that is mainly used for cereal crops and sheep (it is run by my daughter and her husband). I am based here and my daughter and her husband live in the South East of SA. I also have horses which we have used on the farm and also for competition riding, an Australian cattle dog and a herd of cats (the cats live in the sheds).

    I really enjoy showing visitors our way of life and learning about their way of life as well. Hearing and sharing stories and enjoying each others company.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Compagnie pour pers. âgée
    Jardinage
    Bricolage et construction
    S’occuper des animaux
    Aide dans une ferme
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général
    Aide informatique/internet
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    Pas de pauvreté
    Faim «zéro»
    Bonne santé et bien-être
    Éducation de qualité
    Égalité entre les sexes
    Eau propre et assainissement
    Énergie propre et d'un coût abordable
    Travail décent et croissance économique
    Industrie, innovation et infrastructure
    Inégalités réduites
    Villes et communautés durables
    Consommation et production responsables
    Mesures relatives à la lutte contre les changements climatiques
    Vie aquatique
    Vie terrestre
    Paix, justice et institutions efficaces
    Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    See what it's like to live and work on an Australian Farm. See native animals in their natural environment. Go for a walk/bicycle ride in the fresh air. Experience the expansive night skies. In the winter time, sit around the campfire and you could even try your hand at camp oven cooking.

    See the local sites and meet local people.

    Opportunities to learn are plentiful, some of the things that we can teach you are; how to care for and handle animals/stock, how to tow and back trailers, how to fix/build fences and much more.

  • Help

    Help

    I am wanting some help with looking after the horses/animals, general cleaning/maintenance around the farm yard, cleaning/organising in the house, collecting fire wood and I also enjoy having a bit of company and a chat. My daughter and her husband may also get you to help with sheep/farm work. It is all fairly straightforward work and easy to do. You do not need any specific skills, just be willing to 'have a go'.

    A driver's licence would be an advantage, as sometimes I need help with driving places but this is usually accompanied by some sightseeing or a chance for some time in town.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    There is something to suit everyone, depending on what they like...

    I have a spare room in the house with a queen size bed.

    I also have two caravans available; one with a queen size bed and two small single beds and one with a large double bed and a small double bed.

    There is also powered sites if you have your own van.

    There are toilet, shower and laundry facilities. Everything is in the farmhouse yard.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I am able to offer accommodation, meals and some sightseeing in exchange for help. Also, possibly horse riding lessons.

    We would prefer non-smokers but if you must, we will allow outside smoking, as long as it is not near the sheds.

    PLEASE NOTE: If we are busy, we may not be able to reply straight away. I can usually fit people in, so please be patient to hear from us. If you have a date that you need to know by, please include this in your message. My daughter does the messages and organising dates for me.

    If you need an answer straight away...please call and ask for Lorraine (My daughter can send the phone number through a message). Let the phone ring out twice as I need time to get to the phone if I'm not near it.

  • A little more information

    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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week. Likely to be less on most days.

Host ref number: 697492652928

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