One of the most popular ways to travel and experience the real Australia, while meeting other like-minded travellers is WWOOFing.
WWOOF is the acronym for ‘Willing Workers On Organic Farms’ and offers an opportunity to experience life on a thriving farm, with host farms situated across the country.
Queensland is home to a number of WWOOF host farms, which is no surprise considering the area’s focus on amazing organic local produce, which you can also find showcased in many of our country’s top restaurants.
WWOOFing started in Australia in 1982 and offers a hands-on experience in the practical side of organic farming, permaculture and environmental rehabilitation. A typical day can involve anything from weeding, picking, or packaging produce, to caring for and feeding animals.
Property owners open their homes and farms to curious and ‘willing workers’ who exchange around 6 hours per day for food and accommodation, as well as free time to explore.
With host farms located all across the state, you could spend time in tropical north Queensland, Central Queensland, and even on the Sunshine Coast or Gold Coast.
To find out more about WWOOFing, and to register as a ‘Willing Worker’, visit http://www.wwoof.com.au/