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Swan Bay
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 15
Persons: 5
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 41186
Region: Victoria

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Last Updated: November 2, 2018

Our organic/biodynamic vineyard, vegetable gardens, farmhouse café and cellar door needs happy, fit, outdoorsy helpers for longer stays - minimum of 4 weeks.

You will experience a beautiful farm on the Bellarine Peninsula close to Geelong and the Great Ocean Road. Our waterfront vineyard/winery/cafe with provedore vegetable and fruit gardens has hosted happy young travellers for over three years and our growing popularity means we are busy all year round in the gardens, vineyards, bushland and café.

On the farm we use sustainable practices with our grapevines, vegetables and fruit production and the farm looks out over the Ramsar Listed wetlands and marine National Park of Swan Bay towards the historic seaside village of Queenscliff. We are situated 10 mins from Queenscliff, 30 mins Geelong and 90 mins Melbourne (60mins train). We are also at the start of the Great Ocean Road and Surf Coast famed for the surfing mecca of Bells Beach.

Year round seasonal activities include looking after the grape vines and vegetable gardens and tending to our farm animals (chickens, ducks, llamas and sheep). Working in our bushland conservation areas, assisting in the farmhouse café over busy periods and lots more!

We provide great accommodation and healthy food along with bicycles for exploring our local bike paths and historic villages. Stays of around four weeks are preferred as there is a lot to learn! Check out our website and Facebook page and you`ll see more -

We have a modern comfortable share house with stunning views of the water for our family of helpers and we try to make sure there are two to four people in the house for companionship and the opportunity to make new friends.

Please feel free to book a stay at any time of the year if you know you will be passing through.

reviews (8)
Helper: Pauline and Marc Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: April 17, 2017
Pauline and I have spent 4 magnificent weeks in December with wonderful peopl... view complete review

Helper: Matthew Hart Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: January 22, 2017
Hi all. I helped here for about seven weeks. In that time, I built a chook en... view complete review

Helper: David Mackerle Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Czech Republic Date: September 30, 2016
I have to say that this was my most amazing stay/help from HelpX site. Kate i... view complete review

Helper: Julie and Paul Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: June 15, 2016
Kate contacted us and we thanked her for it! It was our first HelpX experienc... view complete review

Helper: Ulla Kemi Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Finland Date: April 15, 2016
My very first helpx experience was filled with wonderful people. Kate is a ch... view complete review

Helper: Marc chaigneau Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: February 10, 2016
Stay and work in the winery, garden and cafe was a great experience. The plac... view complete review

Helper: Alexis and Oceane Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: February 10, 2016
it was our first helpx, a very good experience in a beautiful area. we lived ... view complete review

Helper: Huiqin ZHAO Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: October 12, 2015
Kate is really a good host. And all the people here are very nice.I have been... view complete review

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