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Cobar
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 200,000 acres
Persons: 1-2 and 2-3
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 18814
Region: New South Wales

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Last Updated: November 27, 2016

Horse, horse, horse, we train wild horses most of the year, ride in 1.5 - 3 hours
The real outback station life, family operated business, 1 daughter left home, one daughter working here full time and 2 children away at AG college returning every 6 weeks.
Run about 11,000 white dorper full shedding sheep meat producing ewes, harvest wild goats, every thing is organic, no chemicals on the land or animals, Muster with aeroplane, bike and some times with horse, it is not a requirement to ride a horse.
Have much to do with large machinery, fencing, stock work, mechanics, cooking .

All of us have travelled overseas and around Australia ,recently come back from 2 months in northern Canada working for our accommodation while kids went to school.
A lot to offer anyone travelling with a happy out going attitude that wants to learn everything in a safe environment. Separate accom. adjacent to house ,reverse cycle air conditioned with bathroom,fresh and new with TV, DVD , Internet, mobile 3G reception and many dvd discs and games.
Would do almost anything for anyone who is physiotherapist or massage therapist due to damaged back .
6 large lakes, seasonally filled, abundant wildlife, kangaroos, Echidna, parrots, doves, wild pigs open native rangeland grass country with ranges. Located 110km from Cobar, the line from Sydney to the rest of the country.

WHATS HAPPENING NOW:
Lamb marking, mustering
Construction of large shed
Stockyard construction
Everyday operations.

WHAT OUR HELPERS DO: sheep work 4 wheel driving,tractor work, loader work, mechanical, hunting, cabinet work ,steel fabrication, flying, mustering on a motor bike, ride a horse and travel to towns and live with us as a family member. View Youtube, "Belarabon the movie" www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1s7AXfHlig or friend us on FB "Belarabon station 4BP".
Helpers have mostly stayed with us from 6-20 weeks depending on what they need to learn, we have helped a lot with learning English.
We take 1 university student internship student every year for 3 months.

We have a number of horses to be worked and trained but applicant must be very experienced rider or even have experience in training horses as some are partly trained and others not ridden for awhile.I am always training horses and seek the right people to help with these tasks as I have much experience.

reviews (5)
Helper: Anthony and Elodie Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: May 11, 2015
Everything was perfect, Joe and Mel are very frendly, Very good experience :... view complete review

Helper: Ina and Benjamin Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: September 23, 2014
We stayed here for one month and it was one of our best experiences in Austra... view complete review

Helper: Julie and Alban Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: November 30, 2013
Mel, Joe and the kids are fantastic, we learn so much and spend plenty of rea... view complete review

Helper: Samy Le Gall Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: September 10, 2013
Time flew so fast in the middle of nowhere Spent about 7 weeks and, in the e... view complete review

Helper: Tryphina Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: March 28, 2013
I spend 6 weeks with Joe, Mel, Henry and Fabien (another helper). It was real... view complete review

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