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Otford, Australia

Our back patio and yard.  It overlooks the Hacking River.

Our back patio and yard. It overlooks the Hacking River.

Kitchen

Kitchen

Looking south from Bald Hill

Looking south from Bald Hill

Bulgo rock pool

Bulgo rock pool

Coalcliff Beach

Coalcliff Beach

Coalcliff ocean pool.

Coalcliff ocean pool.

Otford is one of Australia's top hang gliding spots

Otford is one of Australia's top hang gliding spots

The Sea Cliff Bridge (photo by Fezbot2000 on Unsplash)

The Sea Cliff Bridge (photo by Fezbot2000 on Unsplash)

Feeding the kangaroos at Symbio Wildlife Park

Feeding the kangaroos at Symbio Wildlife Park

Sydney-Wollongong train passing Otford

Sydney-Wollongong train passing Otford

Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge (photo by Holger Link on Unsplash)

Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge (photo by Holger Link on Unsplash)

Surf's up!

Surf's up!

Swimming in the Washing Machine at Coalcliff

Swimming in the Washing Machine at Coalcliff

Bronze

Member since

2019


Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
December 18, 2021 - January 30, 2022 6 weeks

From late 2021, there will be quarantine free travel into and out of Sydney and Melbourne Australia. Ideally we are seeking a ski-friendly synchronous or non-synchronous exchange from late December 2023 to late January 2024. But also happy to host Intervac visitors on a good-will basis in the meantime. So if you'd like to visit Australia, or have a family member wanting to visit, we can be happy to host you with the idea you may be able to reciprocate some time in the future. We also have a one bedroom self contained apartment attached to our house. This could be available for non-synchronous exchanges.

Family home offer the best of many worlds - beaches, forest and Sydney

Our house is regular family house in a peaceful, forest setting. It is close to beautiful beaches, a top hang gliding spot and Otford itself borders onto Sydney's Royal National Park (with sensational coastal views and walking tracks). It is also one hour by car or train to Sydney's most iconic landmarks (the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Opera House) or Wollongong – so Otford offers the best of many worlds. It is a two level family home with one bathroom, four bedrooms and a lovely back patio overlooking the Hacking River. We have a miniature poodle who we'd like to think you could look after whilst we are away (but have options if you'd like to go away for a few days). There is a self-contained apartment attached to our house that could be available for non-synchronous exchanges. It has its own bathroom and kitchen. It would suit a couple but could accommodate a family of 2+2 if kids were OK to sleep on camping mats, for example.

For 2021 and potentially into early 2022, overseas holiday travel to and from Australia will not be possible due to Covid-19. But we would potentially be interested in exchanges from Dec 2022 onwards (for us) if the situation improves. Visits to Australia in the second half of 2022 will hopefully be possible for those looking to come here for a non-synchronous exchange.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 2 Children
  • 1 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Cartographer
  • Scientist

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Environment: In the country
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Sleeping Capacity: 5

In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Non-simultaneous exchange
  • Home exchange
  • Hospitality exchange
  • Youth exchange
  • Renting possible

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Air conditioning
  • Toys and games
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • BBQ
  • Bicycles: 3

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Car necessary
  • Use/Exchange of car

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Canada
  • Colorado, USA
  • California, USA
  • Switzerland
  • France
  • Austria
  • New Zealand

Spoken Languages

  • English

Occupation

  • Cartographer
  • Scientist

Children

  • Girl - Age: 15
  • Girl - Age: 13

Pets

  • Miniature Poodle