Commercial fruit tree orchard

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Commercial fruit tree orchard

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  • DescriptionHave you ever wanted to see how a commercial fruit tree orchard is run?? Everyone is welcome to stay at our fruit farm 1 hour west from Brisbane, 40 minutes from Toowoomba and approx 1.5 hours from the Gold Coast. We live 20 minute from Gatton, the heart of the Lockyer Valley. We grow avocados, mangoes, custard apples, persimmons, nectarines, dragon fruit and limes using natural fertilizers and manures.
  • LocationAustralia, Queensland, Lockyer Valley Regional, Adare

  • Work
  • Type of work Work will include general farm maintenance looking after fruit trees, this may include picking, packing and pruning. Work may also include thinning fruit from the trees and mulching pruning.(very limited hand weeding)
  • Hours per day Work 25 hours per week, 5 hours per day, this includes morning tea of 20 minutes.
  • Work requirements: We realize that you will not have worked on a farm before, we will teach you everything you need to know. Come here and get some farm experience before you apply for a farm job.
  • Host's preferences
  • Availability: Send a message to inquire.
  • Duration of stay: Stay 2 weeks or longer
  • Maximum number of helpers: 8
  • Last minute requests: Okay
  • Host
  • Languages:English
  • Has pets? 1 dog
  • Smokes at home? No
  • Accommodation: We provide accommodation, separate from our house for hippohelpers. Our accommodation has a kitchen build (May 2014) internal showers and toilets. Bedrooms are air-conditioned and heated. 2 single beds per room.
    No smoking inside. Accommodation is to be kept CLEAN. A full weekly clean is to be done every Friday afternoon and as needed during the week.
    When you vacate your accommodation it is your responsibility to leave the room clean, the bedding washed and the bed made for the next person.
    A food allowance will be provided for you to self cater, you will be taken into Gatton to buy your food.
  • Additional info
  • We have internet access (but it is not unlimited) it is the largest amount of data that we can get for our rural area. If you want to download movies, stream live TV, send photos or use skype equivalents with picture showing etc. you should bring your own wireless broadband device to access the internet as our download cap cannot absorb such use.
    As you become more confident you may be taught other skills, such as tractor driving.
    We can pick you up in Gatton with prior arrangements. The easiest way to get to Gatton is to take the Greyhound bus, tick concession to get a backpacker discount.
    We have lots of native wildlife including koalas, wallabies and numerous species of birds. We also have a very friendly dog.
    Please see our web site for more information and photos.