We have been getting helpers through Australian Gumtree since the Cyclone wiped us out in 2010. Since then we have been trying to get back to where we were but have been hit by a further 3 cyclones the last one being Cyclone Debbie.

Helpers usually stay from one week to three months depending on their travel plans. Helpers have double or queen beds to sleep in. The Internet is available.


2 reviews2

Staff & Host


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


United States


This was my first worldpackers experience and it went great! We did a lot of little tasks on the land so I was never bored. Communication was great and my room was nice and cozy. The wifi worked great so I was able to do some online work on the front patio as well. He is willing to take you to the bus which is a great way to make it to the beaches and reef. He is very flexible with whatever plans you have or want to make and was fun to chat with.

2 months ago



I stayed with Mike and Tanya for a week and helped out with very basic gardening and handyman tasks. First off, they were both so welcoming and warm. Since their house a little away from the “fun” section of whitsundays he very kindly dropped me and picked me up from the bus stop everyday :)
He was very understanding and flexible with my schedule as well as my lack of knowledge on all things nature but it was such a wonderful experience for me to learn about an entirely different kind of life! Would 10/10 recommend! Thank you Mike and Tanya :)

3 months ago

mike replied

Benazir was a great helper and we had a very pleasant week. Thank you again Benazir, Mike & Tanya.

Perfect for you if you're looking for