Bruce and Helen Hill

Host Profile

    My Property

    Property Name

    Palm Creek Plantation

    Business Type

    Commercial Farm

    Farming methods


    Short Property Description

    Palm Creek Plantation is located 45km south of Townsville on the Bruce Highway, at the base of Mt Elliot. We were the first commercial grower of the Achacha in the world, and remain by far the largest with 16,000 Achacha trees. we sell the Achacha fruit within Australia and overseas – to the UK, Germany, other European countries, Hong Kong and Canada.

    The Achacha fruit comes from the Amazon Basin in Bolivia. It is similar in size to the lychee, rambutan and mangosteen, but has only one third the sugar content of these other fruits. Taste experts describe it as “sweet, tangy, refreshing – like a sorbet”. It has excellent health properties. Check for full information on the fruit and its story.

    I have been a WWOOF Host since December 2013, my original Host number was QT291


    Checkout a Blog WWOOF Australia completed on us:

    Full Property Description

    120 hectares of flat land next to Mt Elliott (1200m) fully planted with Achacha trees (Achacha is a fruit new to Australia).

    A beautiful site with a creek bisecting the property, Cromarty Wetlands on one side & Wongaloo Wetlands a few kms to the north.

    We use Bio-dynamic methods and need help setting up the permaculture garden and GFM (irrigation, tree maintenance, chickens etc).

    Accom for 4 in separate guest house. Food provided for WWOOFers to prepare their own meals. Mixed diet.

    No children. No smoking on property.

    Prefer initial stays of 2-4 weeks, longer stays negotiable.

    Organic/Biological methods we use

    We use organic and biodynamic methods, making many of our inputs on site.

    Skills WWOOFers can learn here

    Organic practices & techniques, Biodynamic practices & techniques, Permaculture design practices & techniques, Propagating, Soil conservation, Mulching

    My Details

    The Stay

    Can Accommodate

    4 WWOOFers

    Preferred length of Stay

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


    In Our Home

    Other options

    Non-Smoking, No Children

    Meal Procedures

    Food provided, cook your own

    Diets we cater for

    All diets catered for



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