Waka Station offers a truly unique Australian WWOOFing experience.
Located near Cameron’s Corner (the iconic part of the map where South Australia, Queensland and New South Wales meet) you will have the opportunity to live in the Australian outback with a lovely Australian family. The easiest way to get to Waka is via Broken Hill – a 400km road trip south of Waka Station on well maintained roads. You must have your own transport.
Discover what it is like to live under the big skies of the outback. Families living in the outback tend to be resourceful, self sufficient and genuinely welcoming. Rachel & Bodie run Merino sheep (shearing beginning in March), Brahman and Dexter cattle and a few dairy cows for the house along with a variety of ducks, geese, horses and chooks.
There are opportunities to work in the garden, make bread, work on the fences, with stock or assist with any of the new projects that are on the go – currently paving the BBQ area.
Accommodation is in a fully self contained bungalow (with WiFi) where you can eat your breakfast before wandering over to the homestead and join the family for a game of tennis and the chores of the day.
In your down you can play tennis at the farm or go for walks or swim in the dam. The bird life is phenomenal, and the dams are good for a fish with yabbies, yellow belly murray cod and eel tailed catfish. Occasionally there may also be the opportunity to assist with the Sydney University Wild Deserts Program – undertaking wildlife surveys, assisting with smaller native animals and the release of Quolls.
If you wish to have a day trip you can drive to Cameron’s Corner (60km) or Tibooburra (80km). Tibooburra is the closest town with 2 roadhouses (for basic groceries) and pubs. Rachel & Bodie also have a lot of camping gear you can borrow to camp out under the stars.
Waka Station is an awesome destination for WWOOFing Families. Rachel & Bodies 2 sons are homeschooled and enjoy showing other children Station life. WWOOFers work alongside the family, on tasks that suit their interests and should remember to bring a big hat with a flynet, some good shoes and long pants.
Review: The best experience we had in Australia! My girlfriend and I stayed at Waka for about a month and it was amazing. Rachel, Bodie and the boys are wonderful, generous, and fun people. With them we learned a lot and had unforgettable experiences, such as working with animals and many activities in contact with nature which is boundless in Waka. We hope to see them again one day because we miss them a lot