Australian Horse Ranch Caretaker

founded in 2010
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Coordinator | Patrick
Coordinator | Patrick
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Work hands on with horses in beautiful Queensland, Australia.
Increase your horse riding skills and ride horses.
Great opportunity to share and expand your knowledge on horses.
Work alongside an amazing team of staff and volunteers from around the world!
Experience the beauty of Queensland, Australia.
Be a part of our horse riding ranch in Australia to get a unique & awesome experience of swimming with their horses in one of the most beautiful places on Earth! This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+

Do you love working with people and animals? Do you enjoy riding horses? Then be a part of our horse riding ranch in Australia whose goal is to provide everyone with a unique and unforgettable experience of swimming with their horses on one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Located within the islands of the Great Barrier Reef in north Queensland, this program is perfect for you if you have an outgoing personality and is looking for fun and an amazing opportunity of a lifetime.

 While the minimum stay is 3 weeks, longer stays can be negotiated and are encouraged. 

Volunteers play a vital role in achieving the project’s goal which is to provide their customers with a unique and unforgettable experience. As a volunteer, you will at times get your hands dirty but the reward of working hands on with these wonderful horses will be an unforgettable one. Although you main task will be to carry out tours, you will be asked at times to stay back and help out in other areas. In general, volunteers help out in the most or one of the following areas. 

  • Taking out tours
  • Garden mulching
  • Weed spraying
  • Mowing the lawn
  • Raking leaves
  • Cleaning water troughs
  • Cleaning the kitchen
  • Auto Mechanics
  • General Maintenance

Typical day

For this program, please note that only females with at least three years minimum horse riding experience may apply. You will be riding for about 4 hours a day. A typical day for volunteers start at 6:30am and finishes at 5:30pm with a two hour lunch break in between. Although the day may seem long, it will be a very rewarding experience. Tasks includes helping out with the tours, garden mulching, weed spraying, mowing the lawn, raking leaves and many more.

Free-time activities

Lost of opportunities to go horse riding, swimming and visiting the beautiful beaches of Australia. There is also time to go sightseeing!



In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level)
Required Documents
CV, Letter of motivation, Application Form, 2 pictures and Liability Waiver and Volunteer Policy forms
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 06:30 - 17:30

What's Included

Services by Fronteering Travel

The fee includes-

  • Placement: Horse Ranch - Australia
  • Airport Pickup: Fly Townsville Airport where you will be transferred to the Ferry Terminal to catch the ferry that takes you to the wonderful island. 
  • Accommodation: Shared accommodation 
  • Meals: You will be given a meal allowance. You are responsible for ordering and preparing your own meals. 
  • Mail-holding service: You can use FRONTEERINGS office as a reliable address to have your mail delivered
  • Ongoing service: If there are any problems with your volunteer project we are always there to help you and mediate between yourself and the organization.
  • Tours: Through FRONTEERING you have the possibility to book tours in Australia after you have finished your volunteer project.
  • 24/7 Emergency contact: If there are any problems during your stay in Australia you can reach us 24/7 to assist you.

Airport Pickup at Townsville Airport
Fly Townsville Airport where you will be transferred to the Ferry Terminal to catch the ferry that takes you to the wonderful island. 

Shared accommodation on site with laundry facilities, Wi-Fi, AC

Dorm Room Guesthouse
Food & Beverages

You will be given a meal allowance. You are responsible for ordering and preparing your own meals. 

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Townsville Airport (TSV) in Townsville. We assist you to find cheap flights to Australia.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Australia provides security and is a plus to have.
If you are intending to volunteer in Australia you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Australia.

Dates & Fees


Details on arrival

There are no specific starting dates for this project. it is available all year round!

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
3 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
3 weeks (min. stay)
4 weeks
6 weeks
8 weeks
10 weeks
12 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees
$295 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Fronteering Travel will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Fronteering Travel during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Australian Horse Ranch Caretaker

Be a part of our horse riding ranch in Australia to get a unique & awesome experience of swimming with their horses in one of the most beautiful places on Earth!


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