All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 14
Persons: 1 to 4
Category: Accommodation Business
Host ID: 42620
Region: South Australia
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Last Updated: March 19, 2018
Update: We are always looking for helpers, we need new helpers from approximately mid March - ideally who are willing to stay for at least a month. If you can stay for a full month or longer, we will help with the cost of your ferry fare back from Kangaroo Island.
We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join our family and to help us throughout the year.
Our 35 acre property is in a beautiful location on the Kangaroo Island tourist trail, quite close to the famous Seal Bay Conservation Park, Raptor Domain, & Various other attractions.
We have guest self contained cabins for our guests and hostel accommodation for volunteers, a fully licensed restaurant/cafe, and a heritage-listed building (Kangaroo Island's original Post Office).
We love having volunteers from around the world to help us with the daily tasks here.
Our location is superb, approx 10 kms to the nearest of beaches, all are beautiful.
Duties and Requirements:
Be prepared to get your hands dirty, do a little bit of everything on the property which includes, cleaning, housekeeping, restaurant work, kitchen work, garbage, general maintenance. To name just a few of our requirements.
Will need to be self reliant, be willing to jump in and assist when necessary, be trustworthy.
Ideally, you need to have a good command of English as our restaurant is English.
Food and Amenities:
The hostel is supplied with basic food, enough to eat well but does not include luxuries, these will be for your own pocket. (WE supply, chicken, veg, rice, cereals, eggs, pasta, cheese, bacon, etc)
You are not permitted to take food from the kitchen, the restaurant or the fridges belonging to the kitchen and lodge without permission.
Our hostel is modest, it has 4 bedrooms with bunks, showers and a nice kitchen, there is also a lounge and dining area with Fox TV.
You will be required to work for 5 hours per day, times may change from time to time and will be sorted out with individuals concerned.
Please note - our location is very rural --
We are located about 30 minutes from the main town, Kingscote, 7 minutes from Seal Bay, and 10 minutes from the gorgeous Vivonne Bay beach, 40 min from Flinders Chase National Park.
*THERE IS NO PUBLIC TRANSPORT - So you will either need your own vehicle, or you will be able to walk / ride to the local attractions on days off - and perhaps hire a car if you want to go to the other side of the island.
* Note mobile phone service on Kangaroo Island is patchy as most of remote areas in Australia are. Best coverage is provided by Telstra, or budget services such as Boost Mobile which use the Telstra network.
How to Get Here:
You can buy a ticket to Kingscote on Kangaroo Island from the Adelaide Central Bus Station that will include the ferry (from Cape Jervis to Penneshaw) or by air (from Adelaide to Kingscote). If you let us know your plans in advance we can help you find the best price fares.
This is a great opportunity to be on Kangaroo Island, enjoy learning new skills and being part of a friendly team in a very peaceful, natural environment.
If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch.
We look forward to hearing from you :)