Wayne and Penny Austin

Host Profile

    My Property

    Property Name

    Austral Farm

    Business Type

    Commercial Farm

    Farming methods


    Short Property Description

    Hi Guys thanks for dropping by and checking out our profile.

    We are a family of 4 with two young girls Harper is 6 and Ivy is 3 and we train horses from our property in the beautiful Hawkesbury Valley at the base of the Blue Mountains just an hour and a bit from Sydney. We are situated 15 minutes to the picturesque towns of Richmond and Windsor which both have train stations with trains running every 30 minutes that run to the city and Bondi Beach.

    You will have your own modern self contained cabin with TV, kitchen, ensuite bathroom and barbecue facilities as well as all food supplied. You are able to cook your own meals as well as share meals with us so vegetarians and people with special diets are welcome.

    The work involves caring for horses, gardening, ride-on mowing, fencing and general farm work. You do not need to have experience with horses to enjoy your time here just a great attitude and an interest in learning how to care for horses or work on a farm as are those who like to work and enjoy the outdoors.

    There are lots of different jobs that you can do, the main thing is you will need a good attitude and a sense of humour as well as a willingness to learn, and get involved. For the right people the work is fun and varied with plenty of time to relax.

    We are happy to to pick you up and drop you off at the train station. There are mountain bikes that you are welcome to use if you want to explore the area or make your own way into town or the local shops. Kurrajong Village is only a short ride away and has great cafes and amazing pizza.

    There are also miles of trials backing onto the farm perfect for walking and mountain biking with plenty of native wildlife such as wallabies and wombats to see.

    Full Property Description

    The farm has a stable complex as well as yards and paddocks for the horses. Large sand arena where horses are worked. The farm is very pretty with a peaceful and relaxing outlook, with native wildlife often visiting and most importantly lots of horses.

    Organic/Biological methods we use

    Organic plant and pasture management. Organic orchard with figs, oranges, mandarines, apples, grapefruit and apricots grown. Organic vegetable garden. Horses schooled in natural non-violent methods.

    Special Conditions

    Natural Horsemanship.

    Horse Handling Basics

    Advanced Riding Techniques

    Skills WWOOFers can learn here

    Organic practices & techniques, Gardening, Composting, Propagating, Pruning, Soil conservation, Mulching, Animal care, Mechanical, Using & caring for tools, Building, Fencing, Handyman

    My Details


    Wayne and Penny Austin

    Partners Name

    Wayne Austin



    The Stay

    Can Accommodate

    4 WWOOFers

    Preferred length of Stay

    1-2 weeks, 2-4 weeks, Longer stays by negotiation, Whatever suits


    Separate Building

    Other options

    Non-Smoking, No Smoking Inside, Children allowed by arrangement

    Meal Procedures

    Eat together, Eat separately, Share some meals, Food provided, cook your own

    Languages spoken


    Diets we cater for

    All diets catered for, Fish, Meat, Vegetarian, Vegetarian only, Vegan, Gluten free

    Why I became a WWOOF Host

    To meet lovely people from other countries and help us on our farm while having a great new experience. As well as sharing our knowledge of horses and our beautiful property with people who are interested in learning and discovering a new culture.



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