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Barry Henson

Host Profile

My Property

Property Name

Orara Valley Estate

Business Type

Hobby Farm

Farming methods


Short Property Description

Ex Wedding function centre and resort, needing some help… Welcome to 54 acres with undulating paddocks, rain forest, plenty of Australian wildlife in our gardens and a river for kayaking and fishing. Exotic gardens and fruit trees needing some tender loving care. Family with 3 dogs and a horse, large main house, 2 self contained villas and a resort style pool. Great lifestyle in our magic wonderland.

Full Property Description

We sit on top of a hill with amazing views of state forest and hinterland. We are surrounded by 54 acres of undulating and flat land, situated in the magical Orara Valley, NSW, just inland from Coffs Harbour.

We recently bought the property and it needs some tender loving care to bring it back to its former glory. There is a wide variety of exotic trees and plants, including a small citrus orchard and macadamia. We are also planning an organic vegetable garden.

There is a resort like pool with spa and pool cabana, large main house and 2 self contained villas.

We are a professional couple (originally from the US and Sweden) running a business in Learning & Development. We have 3 gorgeous dogs, 1 camp draft horse, and will have another horse by February.

We are looking for WWOOFers who can help out with gardening, planting, weeding, etc. as needed.

We back on to a rainforest, a state forest, and the Orara River which is ideal for kayaking and fishing. 20 minutes drive to the regional centre of Coffs Harbour with its beaches that seem to go on forever.

Looking forward to connecting!

Special Conditions

You will need your own transport, as there is no public transport in to Coffs Harbour. You must love dogs as they are a big part of our family.

Skills WWOOFers can learn here

Gardening, Composting, Pruning, Mulching, Worm farming, Animal care, Fencing, Handyman

Courses and Events

We have both taught English as a second language (in China and Japan).

My Details


Barry Henson

Partners Name




The Stay

Can Accommodate

2 WWOOFers

Preferred length of Stay

Whatever suits


Separate Building

Other options

Non-Smoking, Children allowed by arrangement

Meal Procedures

Share most meals

Languages spoken

English, Swedish (some Spanish, French, Danish, Japanese, Chinese)

Diets we cater for

All diets catered for



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