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Mt Surprise
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 26,000
Persons: 2
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 61285
Region: Queensland

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Last Updated: August 5, 2017

This is a beef cattle property, running about 4,000 head on 26,000 acres in Northern Queensland. We are a family business, Husband & Wife. We are easy going people and enjoy a beer in the evening.

Your accommodation will be clean and basic, you have your own private House with own facilities. Mobile phone reception with Telstra. Smoking is permitted outside of houses, pets not permitted.

We eat a diet that includes a lot of red meat and fresh fruit and veggies. For special diets you will need to bring things to cater your needs. We will supply food; however you will be cooking for yourself, as the house has a full equipped kitchen. We also donít have access to medical prescription; closest pharmacy is located in the town of Ravenshoe. Therefore we suggest you have your prescription filled prior to arriving.

We look forward to hosting anyone who would enjoy an outback experience and getting involved with all aspects of our life.

We work 7 days a week, however we ask helpers to work 5 days a week with weekends off. Early mornings and full days. If you are prepared to throw yourself fully into our lifestyle, you will have lots of laughs, new experiences and take away a real understanding of living in the bush.
You will learn various skills such as fencing, feeding lick and corn, check water tanks and troughs, start pumps, fix poly-pipes and Tractor/4WD bike driving.

We can pick up from Atherton, if you are able to give us notice. Alternatively there is a bus that you can catch from Cairns that gets you to the small town of Mount Surprise and pick you up. We are happy to extend the invitation all year round.

If you are keen to experience our "outback living" then we suggest that you give yourself at least 4 weeks to come visit us. We recommend you bring with you a wide brimmed hat, long shirts & pants with enclosed footwear.

We have the fossil brook springs, where you can go fishing and swimming & Undara Experience is located next door (20 klm away). The township of Mt Surprise is located 28 klm away with basic general store, service station, post office and local pub. Atherton Tablelands two and half hours away. We are also the gateway to the Etheridge Shire with many attractions within a days drive for exploring the region.

Our wet season traditionally extends from Dec through to March. During this period we experience very hot temperatures, 40 degrees with extreme humidity, so if you are unaccustomed to these temps it may be better to plan to come after March.

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