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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 100
Persons: 1-4
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 22320
Region: Queensland

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Last Updated: July 13, 2017

We are a family of four on a tropical fruit orchard surrounded by rainforest-covered mountains, about 4 hours drive or 200km north of Cairns, 60km south of Cooktown. The property borders on Cedar Bay National Park and World Heritage-listed rainforest.
We grow many kinds of tropical fruits and vegetables and sell fruit trees from our nursery. We generate our own power from solar panels and micro-hydro.
Accommodation is CAMPING ONLY, but you can use the house facilities.
Our driveway is a 2km track with creek crossings and is 4WD ONLY! You can park safely near the main road and we'll help you in with your stuff.
Jobs could include orchard and nursery work, gardening, building and roadwork. Some help in the kitchen is appreciated, but no other housework needed.
Meals are mostly vegetarian or seafood. Breakfast and lunch usually self-service. Special diets not catered for.
The nearest shop is 15 km away. There is NO mobile phone reception but Internet is available at the house.
You should be able to communicate in English, be fit and healthy and prepared to encounter biting insects, spiders, snakes and wild pigs.
We prefer helpers to stay at least one week. We ask for at least 4 hours of your time per day.
Spend time exploring the rainforest, swimming in freshwater creeks or looking for wildlife like wallabies, tree-kangaroos and cassowaries. Fishing and boating are possible if the weather is right. We enjoy showing people around our amazing local area.
There is a 5km hiking track through the property to the remote and beautiful Cedar Bay, once a hippie commune in the 1970's, now a national park.

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