Robert McVicker

Host Profile

    My Property

    Property Name

    Shamrock Vale Station

    Business Type

    Commercial Farm

    Farming methods

    Permaculture

    Short Property Description

    We are a family owned 5,200 acre farm located in the beautiful Kerry Valley.  Our farm land is very diverse, from alluvial plains on the banks of the Albert River to our own hidden valley with panoramic scenic vistas (which our region is famous for).

    We are conveniently located, with less than 10 minute drive from the township of Beaudesert.  We are also just over an hours drive to Brisbane and the world famous tourist mecca; Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast.

    The farm is home to Goshu Wagyu; an elite breeding and genetic supplier of Tajima cattle (Japanese Breed) for the domestic and international market.   We also produce our own crops for supplementary cattle feed.

    On the farm we also have organic bee keeping and our own honey extraction and bottling plant for our honey products.

    Our nearby sister family farm is a thoroughbred race horse training and spelling facility.

    Hence unlike most farms where the focus is just one type of farming, we can offer you a truly diverse experience!

    Full Property Description

    Since purchasing the farm in 2013, we have been working to be more sustainable.

    We’ve added rainwater tanks (an extra 200, 000 litres combined) and 6 solar PV systems (over 77, 000W). We often use electric golf carts around the homestead grounds and are expanding the vegetable gardens & fruit orchards for our own self-sufficiency.  Work includes basic gardening, planting, weeding, mowing (ride-on), whipper-snipping, hedging, egg collecting & general farm maintenance.  Depending on your level of interest we also can provide experience with cattle work and or even bee keeping.

    We have a reputation for offering a high standard of modern, clean, separate accommodation for our WWOOFers.  Our Woofers accommodation has it’s own kitchen, dining, lounge room, outdoor covered entertaining area, male and female bathrooms, laundry & 4 bedrooms.  (mix of 1 x single bed bedroom, 2 x bunk rooms (2 beds per room) and 1 x couples double bedroom)

    We provide supermarket vouchers, so you get to completely choose and cook the food you like!!

    Lots of cool after hour on farm activities – billiard table, ping pong, fishing & kayaking on our lagoons, hiking in our our valley with scenic views of the region, race down our 1/2 km concrete driveway on our drift trikes, take out our motorised go-karts or just relax and read a book at our gazebo on the lagoon.

    Want more??  Unlike typical remote farms we have heaps to offer in our area;

    • World famous Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast + its many attractions, shopping and markets
    • Gold Coast theme parks – Dreamworld, Movie World, Wet n Wild and Sea World
    • Tamborine Mountain – Hiking, rainforests, waterfalls, glow worm caves, scenic views, hang gliders, wineries, Thunderbird park with thunder egg fossicking, flying fox/ zip lines and Aboriginal Corroboree show
    • Variety of local swimming holes, waterfalls and creeks to cool off in the summer months
    • Ecopark Fishing World
    • Kingston Park Raceway (Go karts)
    • Poppy’s Chocolate Factory  (Beenleigh)
    • Planet Commando (Yatala)
    • Supercars Driving Experience (Norwell)
    • Bayside Wakepark Cable Skiing (Carbrook)
    • Daisy Hill Koala Centre
    • Chambers Flat Stawberry Farm

    How to get to Shamrock Vale Station?

    It’s easy!  A public bus runs from Brisbane city to Beaudesert, where we collect and drop off our WWOOFers.

    Special Conditions

    No drugs. No children. No smoking inside please.

    Skills WWOOFers can learn here

    Gardening, Pruning, Beekeeping, Animal care, Mustering, Mechanical, Using & caring for tools, Building, Fencing

    My Details

    Name

    Robert McVicker

    Gender

    Family

    The Stay

    Can Accommodate

    More than 4

    Preferred length of Stay

    2-4 weeks, Longer stays by negotiation

    Accommodation

    Separate Building

    Other options

    No Smoking Inside, No Children

    Meal Procedures

    Eat separately, Food provided, cook your own

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