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Near Townsville, North Q.
All Year: At varying periods
Area (ha):
Persons: 2
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 17058
Region: Queensland

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Last Updated: August 27, 2017

This is a mango and lychee orchard which is always requiring some care and attention. Able to sign off for the 2nd year visa.

Care by fertigation, watering trees, cutting tree branches. We have a large garden at the house, with many plants and flowers requiring maintenance or watering. There will also be a bit of general housework from time to time.
The busiest time of year is from late October to Christmas when harvesting the delicious mangoes and lychees. There is always frozen (just as good) and dried mango kept for tasting throughout the year.

Lazy Acres is about 25 minutes drive inland from Townsville. The house is a large Queensland style with a heated pool.
At the edge of the property, Major Creek flows for most of year. The property overlooks Mt Elliot with National Park, with interesting walks to large rock pools.

It is a peaceful,relaxed lifestyle, abound with wallabies and, at night, possum viewing. We also have cats, dogs, and poultry.

I enjoy meeting young people from overseas, having been to many parts of the world, I try to make the stay remembered as a fun cultural experience, and not just a working one.
Estelle is a trained nurse, and enjoys sharing her experiences.
Estelle is happy to share the cooking, and likes to taste and learn about food from other countries.
I enjoy helping with learning English, and can help arrange travel/tours, sightseeing and so on.

The Great Barrier Reef is accessible from Townsville which also has the amazing Reef HQ in the heart of the city. Here beautiful, living cultured coral reef with lots of colourful fish and all sea creatures, are on display.
Phone contact is best either my 07 number or if after 6pm or during the day try my mobile number, just keep trying as I can't always hear the phone when working outdoors.

Please Email if you are interested, and we will call you back for a chat if you have a contact phone.

reviews (9)
Helper: Julia and Timo Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: July 9, 2018
We had a wonderful time at Estelles place. We stayed two weeks at her beautif... view complete review

Helper: Wu and Yadeng Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Taiwan Date: June 25, 2018
This is my first time in Helpx to this beautiful place, Thanks to the wonderf... view complete review

Helper: Marianna and Emilia Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: October 25, 2017
We spent 5 days with Estelle and it was absolutely amazing. She was so welcom... view complete review

Helper: Theresa and Mitchell Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Canada Date: October 12, 2017
Mitch and I stayed with Estelle for a week and we had a wonderful experience.... view complete review

Helper: Siobhan and Bradley Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: October 20, 2015
Sorry for the late review! We stayed with Bob and Estelle for almost a month ... view complete review

Helper: Joanna and Melly Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: November 7, 2014
We stayed one week at Bob and Estelle's mango farm and we had a great time! ... view complete review

Helper: Aurore and Romain Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: October 27, 2014
It was GREAT We learnt a lot of things , the house is so beautiful, and w... view complete review

Helper: Alice and Audrey Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: February 16, 2013
We spent 6 days in bob and Estelle house. Estelle was a great cook and a love... view complete review

Helper: Janine and Matthias Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: January 29, 2013
Estelle and Bob are a great host! They were our Aussi family. ;-) We had ... view complete review

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