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A REAL Outback Experience

A REAL Outback Experience

Waka Station offers a truly unique Australian WWOOFing experience. Located near Cameron’s Corner (the iconic part of the map where South Australia, Queensland and New South Wales meet) you will have the opportunity to live in the Australian outback with a lovely...

Tilligerry Permaculture Research & Education

Tilligerry Permaculture Research & Education

Since 2005 Richard has had his property Tilligerry Permaculture Research & Education Farm listed with WWOOF Australia. If you are interested in Permaculture then this is the Host for you. Richard’s farm is located in the mid-North Coast of NSW and features 25...

Micro Farming in Tasmania

Micro Farming in Tasmania

James, Longley Organic Farm, Tasmania Longley Organic Farm has so much to offer WWOOFers who are willing to learn and experience Micro Farming and all that is involved with this multi-faceted business. James and his family have been WWOOF Australia Hosts for more than...

New WWOOF T-Shirts are now in Stock!

New WWOOF T-Shirts are now in Stock!

We are excited to announce that our new WWOOF Australia T-Shirts are now in stock! In the interest of a more sustainable future we have selected a fabric that has been sourced from salvaged waste cuttings (from organic cotton clothing production), shredded and then...

WWOOFing in South Australia over Winter

WWOOFing in South Australia over Winter

Meet George Mocatta who owns and runs a 140 acre award winning Vineyard in South Australia.   The property is located near Goolwa, south of Adelaide in the famous McLaren Vale Wine district. Alongside the vineyard George and Jodie also run some cattle, chooks and have...

Spotlight on a WWOOF Host, VM386

Spotlight on a WWOOF Host, VM386

WWOOF Host Paul, Day’s Walk Farm, Keilor, VIC VM386       The WWOOF office caught up with Paul from Day’s Walk Farm in Victoria recently. Paul began his WWOOFing experience in 2008 when he travelled to Italy and WWOOFed for a good 10 months. It was his...

WWOOFer Tom from Alaska to the other side of the planet

WWOOFer Tom from Alaska to the other side of the planet

Being a WWOOFer is many things to many people.  Participating in WWOOFing is traveling and maybe a little bit of touristing but by far mostly traveling.  My point being by living and working with and helping out local residents in a foreign country you are getting...

WWOOF in the Queensland Gemfields

WWOOF in the Queensland Gemfields

Rod Barrett, The Gem Fields, Qld Rod & Family are living on over 16,000 acres in the Gem Fields of Queensland. Located only 80kms west of Emerald (the nearest airport) in Central Queensland and 16kms from the nearest town. While the property may seem isolated,...

An extraordinary, courageous adventure

An extraordinary, courageous adventure

A former WWOOF Australia host, writing under the pen name of Bella Pearce, reveals how volunteer work saved her from mid-life crisis in her debut book, My Extraordinary, Courageous Adventure. She says that having been a WWOOF host for ten years in Australia she know...

WWOOFer and Host Reviews

WWOOFer and Host Reviews

The Power of the Review WWOOFer and Host reviews are great ways to attract attention to your Profile and increase your credibility. They are an ideal way to show a proven track record with meeting or exceeding the expectations of both parties and can help prospective...

Christmas WWOOFing

Christmas WWOOFing

Fancy a spot of WWOOFing over Christmas? Did you know that some WWOOF hosts are happy to host WWOOFers over the Christmas/New Year period? One such host is Benno at Coolabah Equine. Coolabah Equine is a family friendly organic horse property established in 2018 in...

2nd & 3rd Year Working Holiday Visas – UPDATE

2nd & 3rd Year Working Holiday Visas – UPDATE

WWOOFing in Bushfire Disaster areas and Flood affected areas to qualify for 2nd and 3rd Year Working Holiday Visas.   Overview  To be eligible to apply for a second or third Working Holiday (subclass 417) visa, you must have already completed a prescribed minimum...

Enriched by WWOOFers – Hosting at 92 years young

Enriched by WWOOFers – Hosting at 92 years young

Article written by Vera Di Campli San Vito 14/11/22. Photos provided by Noeline Dahlen-Maclean Learning a thing or two… We all need some kind of fuel to run on, in fact everything does. I run on B.P. Be Patient. Be Positive. Be Punctual. Be Productive. Be Progressive....

What WWOOFers love about our Hosts

What WWOOFers love about our Hosts

"The best WWOOFing we have ever done. Debbie and Mark are extremely nice people. Within 5 minutes we felt at home. Debbie is a wealth of knowledge about permaculture. Their garden is amazing. They are very happy to show us their beautiful area. The national parks next...

What’s not to love about Volunteering with WWOOF?

What’s not to love about Volunteering with WWOOF?

 Thank you to all volunteers, our WWOOFers,  for servicing communities across Australia for over 40 years with us. "This was my first WWOOFing experience, and I couldn't have asked for better hosts to introduce me to WWOOFing in general. I spent a month here, and each...

What are doing for your Gap Year?

What are doing for your Gap Year?

Take a Gap Year and find the real you! WWOOF Australia – World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms – has been introducing Gap year Students to our varied hosts across Australia for 41 years. Many people consider taking a Gap Year in order to gain new experiences and...

WWOOFing on and off for 30 years!

WWOOFing on and off for 30 years!

By WWOOFer Annabella Bray My first WWOOFing experience was in Aoteoroa/New Zealand in 1990, I was backpacking on a  6-month visa with very little money and soon realised I needed to do some voluntary work, an organisation which would provide me with board and lodging,...

Why we joined WWOOF

Why we joined WWOOF

The WWOOF office thought we would reach out to some of our travelling WWOOFers and ask why they joined WWOOF “Since COVID outbreak last year we have realised our lifestyle was taking us nowhere, not only do we not know how to grow our own food but where to start, it...

Learning as a family

Learning as a family

Meet the McKerrow family, WWOOFing from Canada to Australia. The family left British Columbia, Canada, July 2020 to begin their 12 months ‘on road’ journey together. The plan is to drive across Canada, France, Italy, Thailand, and Australia, doing some WWOOFing along...

May the Light always shine through WWOOF.

May the Light always shine through WWOOF.

By Sue Coppard, founder of WWOOF “It feels amazing, WWOOF at the venerable old age of Fifty! Half a century in October! How it’s grown since its beginnings as a trial weekend for three people, back in October 1971. On a Friday evening three of us took the train down...

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