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Bairnsdale
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: June 18, 2019

WELCOME TO GLORIOUS RURAL Victoria-please contact by mobile phone; text or talk- We need to do some carpentry to our wooden cottage,carpentry skills wanted.Learn the traditions of an australian cattle station established in the 1800's.
It may include farming techniques,cattle feeding and various other things-dog upkeep,paddock weeds, help de/constructing fences,animal feeding,general yard maintenance of gardens etc.Living next to the bush, next to national parks - 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 an environment filled with MILLIONS stars at nights?- Wanting safe,reliable guests; on a cattle station that uses dogs,horses and toyota, no motorbikes.The animals do need feeding 7 days/week and activities have early morning starts and 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 or in the main homestead.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. Trial stay ...then mutual arrangement.Required ON ARRIVAL:waiver of liability,-in English-a paper copy of your CURRENT insurance-covering 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.

reviews (20)
Helper: Bingshu Yang Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: November 10, 2018
Really enjoyed staying with Rhonda,she is a very kind lady and she taught me ... view complete review

Helper: Emily Rapp Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: September 25, 2018
For my first helpx experience I searched for a place and lifestyle, which is ... view complete review

Helper: Romke Michel Lindhorst Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: February 5, 2018
My homestay at Rhonda´s is now a year ago and I´m back home. I stayed twice ... view complete review

Helper: Jia Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Taiwan Date: September 3, 2017
I stayed at Rhonda's place in January for about 5-6 weeks...can't tell how mu... view complete review

Helper: Ruichao Zhu Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: August 19, 2017
I spent a wonderful week on Rhonda's beautiful farm in July. That was my very... view complete review

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From: Thailand Date: July 13, 2017
I stayed just a week with Rhonda, and I’ve a good time there also she’s reall... view complete review

Helper: Stephen and Daisy Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: March 14, 2017
Daisy and I just spent an incredible 3 weeks with Rhonda at her cattle ranch ... view complete review

Helper: Hsin yu CHEN Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Taiwan Date: October 11, 2016
I stayed with Rhonda for 10 day, The job is easy, dog (picking pooh and giv... view complete review

Helper: Zijing and Liuxuan Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: July 29, 2016
Rhonda is very nice, just like our grandma. She taught us a lot of things abo... view complete review

Helper: Yanghua tang Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: June 22, 2016
I just back from Rhonda’s farm, where I saw most splendid sunrise ever and en... view complete review

Helper: Vanessa Bachmann Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: April 5, 2015
I stayed with Rhonda 4 weeks and i had a really good time. I helped her drowi... view complete review

Helper: Lennart Koehler Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: March 7, 2015
It was a good time on Rhonda's farm, beautiful place apure nature! Practical,... view complete review

Helper: Eloa Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France, Metropolitan Date: February 10, 2014
I stayed with Rhonda for a few months in early 2013 as she was needed help wh... view complete review

Helper: Dennis Bullard Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: February 1, 2014
Well I arrived at Rhonda's place earlier than expected due to not being able ... view complete review

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From: Belgium Date: October 9, 2012
What a wonderful place to help out! Rhonda is extremely knowledgeable and kin... view complete review

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From: Finland Date: February 12, 2012
Rhonda's place is absolutely beautiful and we had fun and light little chores... view complete review

Helper: Daniel Thiel Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: December 16, 2011
I really enjoyed my stay at Rhondas farm. Some of the jobs I did is garden wo... view complete review

Helper: Emma and Elin Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Sweden Date: December 10, 2011
We loved our stay with Rhonda, she really is a wonderful person who love to l... view complete review

Helper: Angelique CORROYER Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: August 14, 2011
I stayed a week at the farm few months ago, I did not like it, how she treats... view complete review

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Helper: Gwendoline GONZALES Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: May 17, 2011
My stay with Rhonda has been my first helpx experience. I stayed almost one m... view complete review

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