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Wirraway Homestead
Learn, challenge
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Wirraway Homestead

 
Learn, challenge and experience new adventures.

Wirraway Homestead is a unique campsite in South Australia that combines ‘Australian settler’ style accommodation together with horse riding activities.

Wirraway (which means ‘challenge’ in Kaurna language) is a place to connect with yourself, your community and your environment. A place to make friends, develop new skills and have fun!

 

Fast Facts:

  • 60-min drive from Adelaide CBD
  • Picturesque & serene grounds set on 180 acres of countryside just outside Strathalbyn
  • Accommodation options to suit school groups from 40 to 85 guests
  • Three- or five-day school camps
  • Horse riding lessons
  • Adventure activities involving whip cracking, ropes courses, archery, horse riding, sheep mustering and lots more!
  • Cinema, dining & entertainment room, snackbar and more!
  • Facilities arranged in a beautiful ‘Australian Settler’ style setting
  • Delicious in-house catering prepared & served by our experienced catering team
  • Fully accessible
  • Fully qualified instructors and staff.

 

Call Us (08) 8388 5234. 

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School Camps

Wirraway Homestead is the ideal place for school groups to get away and grow together.

Our School programs run for three days and two nights, can accommodate up to 80 people, are fully catered and offer a variety of activities.  

Our programs are tailor-made for young people to learn new skills, build new relationships and experience a different way of life. Our qualified staff provide bespoke support in a faith-based environment.

Featured Activities

Our activities are tailored to the group’s age and abilities and include:

  • Horse riding
  • Low Ropes course
  • Archery
  • Sheep mustering
  • Whip cracking
  • Mini Golf
  • 8-ball
  • Table tennis
  • Bushwalking
  • Campfires
  • and lots more.

 

COVID-Safe Practices

Wirraway Homestead successfully manage guests and multiple groups on site by ensuring the separation of accommodation, dining, and ablutions as necessary. Each group is issued with a specific COVID Management Plan detailing allocated spaces and our COVID-Safe practices.

 

Speak to a Program Coordinator to build your customised program. Call T: (08) 8388 5234.

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Musters – School Holiday Programs

Baptist Care SA’s Wirraway School Holiday Program – our famous Musters – run throughout all school holidays.

The program is designed for young people aged 10-15 years wanting to learn new skills, build new relationships and experience a different way of life.

A general day includes activities like: 

  • Horse Riding 
  • Sheep Mustering 
  • Low Ropes 
  • Archery 
  • Amazing Race 
  • Team Games 
  • Shelter Building 
  • Bush Walking 
  • Evening Activities.

Your kids will have an amazing time, make new friends, step out of their comfort zone, and do something out of the ordinary!  

 

Winter Musters:

Week 1

Once Upon A Time…

Campers will be off on an experience for a week with their favourite movie characters. Shoot a bow and arrow like Robin Hood, learn to ride as if you are on Maximus, join in on Low Ropes Kung Fu Panda style and eat like you’re in Ratatouille. Coming to cinemas (camp) at Wirraway in July!

  • Date: 11 – 15 July 2022
  • Age: 10-13 years
  • Cost: $375

Week 2

Veg Out

A Wirraway favourite! Campers have the opportunity to participate in all the Wirraway classics, such as Horse Riding, Sheep Herding, Archery and more, relaxing without screens or distractions and meeting friends along the way. This choose your own adventure style camp focuses on fostering friendships, building community within the homestead style experience and relaxing & ‘vegging out’ ready for another big school term!

  • Date: 18 – 22 July 2022
  • Age: 12-15 years
  • Cost: $375
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Questions? Give us a call today on 8388 5234 or email [email protected]

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Facilities & Accommodation

From our kitchen and dining area to our Bunkhouses, our facilities are arranged in a beautiful ‘Australian Settler’ style setting.

Activity Options

Activities at Wirraway include:

  • Horse riding
  • Low Ropes course
  • Archery
  • Sheep mustering
  • Whip cracking
  • Mini Golf
  • 8-ball
  • Table tennis
  • Bushwalking
  • Campfires
  • and lots more.

 

Bunkhouse Leaders at Wirraway

At Wirraway we are always looking for people to volunteer their time, investing in the growth and wellbeing of young people.  

Bunkhouse Leaders play a vital role in supporting us with our famous ‘Muster’ school holiday program throughout the year. 

As a Bunkhouse Leader, you will lead and mentor a bunkhouse of young people aged 10-17 years, through a week-long camp. You will assist with the implementation of activities and motivate your bunkhouse group to step out of their comfort-zone, all the while having the best time ever!  

Musters Activities include:  

  • Horse Riding & Trail Rides 
  • Sheep Mustering  
  • Low Ropes  
  • Archery  
  • Shelter Building  
  • Bush Walking.  

Wirraway’s Bunkhouse Leaders are more than just volunteers! They are: 

  •  Part of our famous Wirraway community  
  • Mentors and friends to young people 
  • Forming meaningful relationships and friendships, from all walks of life 
  • Sharing their story and their faith with young people  
  • Developing their leadership potential 
  • Transported to another time, living in an ‘Australian settler’ style country village 
  • Experiencing the best of Wirraway’s equine companions 
  • Experiencing the Adelaide Hills in all its glory 
  • Upskilled and trained as needed 
  • Part of our exclusive volunteer events, where volunteers can socialise and network 
  • Provided with meals and accommodation during the camp period. 

Without Wirraway’s volunteers, our amazing Muster school holiday program just wouldn’t be possible.  

Specific requirements: 

  • A valid DHS Working with Children Check
  • A valid National Police Check

Please note: Baptist Care SA will assist approved applicants to obtain these checks/certificates free of charge. 

Interested in taking the first step? Express your interest in becoming a Bunkhouse Leader at Wirraway today! 

Wirraway Homestead - Bunkhouse Leader Enquiry

Bunkhouse Leader Testimonials

“I have been involved in bunkhouse leading for quite a few years. Being a bunkhouse leader has been so rewarding but also challenging at times. At Wirraway we support young people and empower them to believe in themselves. Musters give us the opportunity to change their perspective on life by reinforcing fun and positive experiences. I also love being able to talk to campers about faith during our shed talks and building relationships throughout the camp.”

Hannah Francis 

Camp Leaders Weekend & Horse Helper Training Day

 

Wirraway Camp Leaders Weekend

We are always on the lookout for Camp Leaders (our famous Bunkhouse Leaders) for our Musters during School Holidays at Wirraway Homestead.  

Come, be a part of something exciting and see how you can grow your skills while having a positive impact on the lives of young South Australians.  

  • Date: 17 - 19 June 2022
  • Age: 16+
  • Cost: $30 
     

Horse Helper Training Day  

Do you love horses and Wirraway? Then our Horse Helper Day is for you!

This training day is a chance for horse enthusiasts to learn the skills and safety needed to come on a Muster as a Horse Helper.  We will focus on practical skills like horse feeding, horse care, tack and gear and of course riding. 
 

  • Date: 18 June 2022
  • Age: 13+
  • Cost: $30 
     
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