Dianne Austin

Host Profile

My Property

Business Type

Hobby Farm

Farming methods


Short Property Description

Orchard cottage is located on the old orchard that belonged to Woollstone, which is an historic settlers homestead and is attached to Broombee Estate.

Broombee is an aboriginal name meaning “Big Noise”. I am an artist and illustrate books as well as paint landscapes.

I have a vegetable garden which needs lots of love and care, and a formal English garden and would love some help with my flower beds and herb gardens there.

Bathurst is a very safe place in Summer, a long way from Summer bushfires as we are in an open plains area, without too much bush. Our property is not too far from town, only a 20 minute walk.

Internet and mobile phone coverage available, Wi Fi in every room. We can pick you up from Rail station by arrangement. In Winter we have open fires and central heating. Toasting marshmallows anyone?

Accommodation for two couples and or three singles. We enjoy our WWOOFers. See you soon.

My Details


Dianne Austin



The Stay

Can Accommodate

3 WWOOFers

Preferred length of Stay

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


In Our Home, Separate Building, BYO Accommodation

Other options

No Smoking Inside, Children allowed by arrangement

Meal Procedures

Eat together, Share cooking

Languages spoken

English& a bit of French & German

Why I became a WWOOF Host

I love to share my special place with young people, I love to cook for them and really enjoy their company. I have been hosting WWOOFing for many years and really treasure their presence in my life.

I now have WWOOFer “grandchildren” all over the world. I would love meet you and get to know you too!



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