Staying at Rosella Waters
Accommodation is only available for visitors who are attending courses held on the farm or woofing. Unfortunately at the moment we are unable to provide accommodation for casual visitors.
Below you will find more information including:
- Farm Policy
- Terms and Conditions
- Accommodation Options
- Internet Access
- Telephone Access
- What to Bring
- Things to See and Do
Farm Policy for all visitors:
Rosella Waters is both a working farmette and active education center at different times of the year. For everyone's comfort and safety we have the following policies for all visitors:
• Children's guardians are responsible for their childrens supervision and safety at all times
• Please park in designated parking areas only
• No pets (there are many animals here already)
• No drugs
• No inappropriate behavior (you will be asked to leave)
• Respect for others religions and beliefs
Terms and Conditions
FreeRange Permaculture and RegenAG® course activities, events and services on and off farm, visiting and staying at Rosella Waters Farm or other farms may involve personal risk and participants hereby accept all risks, full responsibility and liability for such for themselves and any accompanying dependants.
Please visit our Refunds and Payments page for details on our Terms and Conditions, click here.
At the moment we are still creating Rosella Waters facilities so at the moment there are two options:
Visitors are welcome to camp onsite. The basic facilities include composting toilets and a fantastic compost heated hot shower that you will build on course. Our camping areas are set amongst the small six acre bush and riverside setting, a short stroll from the shed where classes are held. Vehicle access to your site for set up is usually possible but all vehicles must be parked in designated parking areas for safety. There is no power to the sites so please bring a torch! No open fires are allowed on the property as a precaution to both the vegetation and safety of all campers.
WALKAMIN CENTRAL VAN PARK
Otherwise only 4km away and has powered & non powered van sites available.
For more information call them on +61 07 4093 3990
Alternatively, the nearby towns of Mareeba (10kms) and Atherton (20kms) that lie within the majestic Atherton Tablelands region, both have a wide range of accommodation options available.
Meals / Chores
All visitors are expected to enthusiastically participate in the daily chores in order to keep things running smoothly and comfortably for everyone. These usually only take a few minutes a day and might include such things as feeding farm animals, sweeping the floor, washing dishes, collecting food from the garden etc.
Rosella Waters has wireless internet access around the main house, which is available to students with their own computers for emailing etc Please note that our system will not support high traffic or large file downloads. Please restrict your internet usage to email and basic web pages. Please set your email clients not to automatically download attachments.
Our glorious gorge is generally a total mobile blackspot, with generally no mobile reception on any carrier including Telstra Next-G. However a short stroll and good thigh workout to the top of the hill and there is mobile reception! Otherwise, telephone access is also available after hours, at our home, for a fee.
There are washing facilities available for students please make a gold coin donation and only use the sulfate-free washing powder provided.
What to bring
In winter, packing a warm and cosy outfit with socks is advised. Days are usually always glorious but nights bring unexpected cold. For summer it’s hot, humid and often very wet, you will need light clothing and light pullover for nights and breathable wet weather gear.
Work wear, hardy closed shoes, long shirts and pants (even in summer) adequate sun protection (for both your head and the rest of your body) are advised all year round.
Other things to bring include a torch, sturdy water bottle, work gloves, pens and notebooks, sunscreen, sunglasses, swimwear, towel, any medication you need and any sweets or treats that you cannot live without.
If you intend to camp please ensure you bring your own tent, sleeping mat, a sleeping bag and pillow if you need. We do have some communal camping gear, but it is very limited, and you should contact us re availability of items.
We do a supply run into Mareeba at least once a week, however if you forget anything vital we can always pick it up for you.
Things to See and Do
Around the farm:
- Bird watching
- Observing the wildlife - If you go for a walk early in the morning or on dusk you are likely to see plenty of kangaroos, wallabies and at the top of the hill our endangered rock wallabies. During the day geckos, green tree frogs and the occasional echidna, lace monitor and frill neck lizards are sometimes encountered.
- Go for a swim in the river or one of the dams/ponds.
- Read a good book, go for a picnic by the creek or just laze around in a hammock under a shady tree.
Easy drive away:
Some of our favourite spots in no particular order include:
- Go for a walk at Granite Granite Gorge amongst the spectacular rocks and rock wallabies
- Bushwalking and picnic at Davies Creek or Emerald Creek National Park. These are places with spectacular views, waterfalls and swimming holes set in dry land bush scene.
- Have a swim, picnic and walk at Lake Eacham, an extinct volcano filled with fresh rain water and surrounded by lush World Heritage Rainforest.
- Have a cuppa and lunch at Skybury Australian Coffee Center or Mt Uncle Distillary.
- Visit the local markets.
- Visit the Great Barrier Reef for a day of snorkeling, diving and fun in the sun on one of the world’s natural wonders.