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Ballan
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 15.2
Persons: 1 or couple
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 55689
Region: Victoria

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Last Updated: February 11, 2019

Beautiful property in hilly forest area surrounded by a small river on two sides provides swimming holes and fishing (Victorian Fishing License is required). Many opportunities to work on the farm (approx 4 - 5 hours per weekday with weekends off) by building new duck and geese pens, renovating a granny flat, fencing repairs, putting in new fences, concreting, filling gabion rock walls, gardening, paddock maintenance, wood collection, wood splitting, some housework and assisting with our farm animals. We have alpacas, goats, sheep, geese, ducks, chickens, guinea fowls and quails so plenty of animal care. Animal care includes feeding them, making sure they have plenty of fresh drinking water and a clean place to sleep in at night. We also have a pet dog and indoor cat.

Lots of native wildlife to enjoy, wallabies, koalas, possums, echidnas, kookaburras, wild ducks and many other native birds, with some great bush walks. We will take you for night walks so you can see some of our shy night time natives and view our wonderful stars.

Your accommodation can vary and may be a room in the main house, in our 1970's Leyland bus converted to a motor home or in the cottage.

All meals will be with the family in the main house.

We are 8km from the local shops and train station in Ballan and are happy to pick you up and drop you off at the train station on weekends so you can explore Melbourne (55 minutes) or Ballarat (30 minutes).

We have no mobile phone or W-Fi internet service at the main house, bus or cottage but a short walk to the top of the hill will give you your service provider access. We have limited Satellite internet access at the main house you may connect to.

We are happy to take you to local events such as the Speedway, Markets and Festivals as we love sharing our lifestyle with others. We are also happy to take you to the Ballarat Wildlife Park or Sovereign Hill in Ballarat but you are expected to pay your own entry fees.

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