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Hostel Townsville City, Australia

13 reviews13

Housekeeping and Wildlife Park Volunteer

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This host has received 9 applications recently. We recommend you apply for other positions too.
Connect with nature
11 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Connect with international travelers
10 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

We require volunteers to help our Housekeeping team and to assist us in our Wildlife Park where we have koalas, crocodiles, snakes, wombat and more. Duties include :- Housekeeping; cleaning rooms, making beds, vacuuming etc. Wildlife Park; raking and cleaning enclosures, assisting with food prep for animals, hospitality service, cooking and cleaning on our breakfast tours. Hours 5 days of 3hr (4hr on Koala Brekky Tours) shifts with 2 days off.

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  • Fluent English
  • Over 18 years old
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
4 weeks

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How this experience will transform you

11 Get in touch with nature

10 Meeting international travelers

8 Meeting locals

7 Immersing in the local culture

4 Learning about sustainability

4 Developing environmental awareness



I absolutely loved my time at the hostel! I enjoyed the work and the people were amazing, everyone is very nice and welcoming. I would definitely recommend this experience!

about 1 month ago



I volunteered here for two weeks in November. I signed up for housekeeping but I was lucky to also have couple shifts in the wildlife park. Absolutely loved my stay and the island life. Everyone was so nice and made me feel like home. Andre helped me out with internet connection so that I could work my other job on my time off from volunteering. I can 100% recommend this experience and living on Magnetic island.

2 months ago

United Kingdom


The advert seems to have changed to wildlife park and housekeeping whereas when i applied it was just wildlife so I'm not sure how valid this review will be. I actually only did 6 wildlife park shifts and 16 kitchen breakfast shifts. The hostel is being taken over thats why I was needed for extra kitchen cleans and taken off the park. HOWEVER saying that I had an amazing time the other volunteers were so social and welcoming. The rangers Cat and Matt were so much fun to work with. This is an incredible experience getting to be so close to the animals. I highly recommend this experience

2 months ago

United Kingdom


Had such a good time at the hostel. People were welcoming and friendly and the work was good fun. Would definitely recommend for any animal lovers.

3 months ago



Working at the hostel was such an enjoyable experience, Andre and the team were very friendly and welcoming! This was my first Worldpackers experience and I couldn't of asked for a better one. Andre gave me a mix of all different shifts to try out for the two weeks, including working in the wildlife park which was amazing. I loved it so much I extended my stay for a little longer. Thank you for the experience.

3 months ago

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Hosted by Niall

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