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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 400
Persons: 1 to 2
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 7842
Region: Victoria

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Last Updated: February 20, 2018

WELCOME TO GLORIOUS RURAL Victoria-please contact by mobile phone; text or talk-Help required in Jan/Feb on various things-painting house both indoor and outdoor, plus steel cattle yards,help constructing wire fences,timber horse yards,firebreaks, animal feeding,general yard maintenance of veggie gardens etc.Live in the bush, next to national park therefore invasive weeds and pest animals{deer particularly} are an issue. I do not check emails regularly so please phone/text for a quicker reply. :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::.::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::Looking for a nature based experience,native animals and an environment filled with MILLIONS stars at nights?- activities with animals,the veggie garden.-Wanting safe,reliable guests; on a cattle farm that uses dogs,horses and toyota, no motorbikes.The animals do need feeding 7 days/week and activities have early morning starts-the activities are very dependent on the weather and animals behaviour/situation. The accommodation is in a caravan with its own separate ablution block and a separate basic cooking area if required.You need to have a hat,gloves,sturdy boots,long sleeves & trousers for outdoor activities.Your own torch/light/flashlight, NOT requiring power to charge it, supplements small solar power lights.GENERALLY no horse riding---LINK WWW.LANDLINE OFFICIAL SITE {archive} JUNE 2016.shows level needed. Horse riders MUST be EXTREMELY competent,able to implement instruction and of course judged for suitability for here.Frightening or confusing the animals-cattle/horses results in safety issues for them after any poor occurrence.Willing to help you understand your actions and impacts on food,water and energy. 40 different fruit trees which are shared. It provides good photography of birds! Trial stay ...then mutual arrangement.Required ON ARRIVAL:waiver of liability,-in English-a paper copy of your CURRENT insurance-medical,ambulance.NO PAPERWORK{in English} = NO PLACEMENT. and a check of your passport,visa details and emergency contact.No smoking or illegal substances,honesty,your own computer/wifi needed too. Train from Melb. daily. Bus and train to Sydney-Bairnsdale via Canberra then train to Sydney, 2/wk Mon & Thurs from Bairnsdale.There are lakes,sea,snowfields,river and bush close by. Native animals -kangaroos,wombats,possums,emus,echidnas etc in paddocks.Koalas in the locality.Lots of bush walks.Points for visitors:You must be compatible with the philosophy of a beef farm -You must like animals,the cattle smell as do the horses.If you do not like:-pooh on your boots or getting mud/dust on your clothes,you wash dishes by hand,there is no clothes dryer and you use pegs on the clothes line,use limited tank water-short showers-then this is not the place for you. Helpx is a wonderful principle -but take note I will not falsify any details for a visa etc-such people who ask for this,showing their level of integrity:-can leave.Do check other hosts references of guests that have been here.Enjoy travelling in Australia.

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