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Via Daintree
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 66 ha
Persons: 2 to 4
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 769
Region: Queensland

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Last Updated: October 17, 2017

The weather is glorious at present, no mosquitoes and plenty of sunshine, cool nights and warm days. Mangosteen season is over but now I have tree maintenance and the taro season is in full swing. Handy if you can climb trees as the insides of my mangosteens need a good prune. The vegie patch is yielding a few greens every night and the promise of more variety to come if the weather is kind. Weeding in the taro field is neverending, regard it as a form of meditation!!! This is an isolated farm so only for those who love the bush and nature. I go to town only once a week.
My farm is on the banks of the Daintree River in far north Queensland, 100kms north of Cairns. I grow Mangosteens and Taro. Accomodation is in two spare rooms in the house. Access is by boat only so it is a bit like living on an island, if you have a 4WD then there is a bush track which is passable in the dry season only, otherwise it is perfectly safe to leave your car in the township as I do. Unfortunately I live on the banks of a crocodile inhabited river, the human eating kind, so extreme care always when near the river. All my children are now grown up with my three daughters living in Melbourne and my son in Cape York. I am used to and enjoy the company of young adults. Can pick up most days from Mossman or Port Douglas. Like guests to stay for two weeks minimum and if suitable I am happy to have helpers for longer. Looking foward to hearing from you. Because access is by boat only and the farm is isolated it really is for people who want the experience of living in a beautiful place and mucking in and helping. Have been hosting now for over 10 years and have found it a great experience with friends all over the world. Look forward to hearing from you.

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