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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: August 30, 2018

WELCOME TO GLORIOUS RURAL Victoria-please contact by mobile phone; text or talk-Help required - cattle feeding and various other things to choose-dog upkeep, help de/constructing fences,animal feeding,general yard maintenance of gardens etc.Live in the bush, next to national park - invasive weeds and pest animals{deer particularly} are issues. 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 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 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 . Trial stay ...then mutual arrangement.Required ON ARRIVAL:waiver of liability,-in English-a paper copy of your CURRENT insurance-medical,ambulance,farm;outdoor-equine adventure activities.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: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 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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