Locals are very unfriendly. This is a horrible place, there is no work here! If you are sensible, you will avoid.
If you are even considering going to Home Hill, please reconsider. I stayed in Home Hill for three weeks, and they were my worst three weeks in Australia.
What a place -- I have such great memories!
Home Hill is a working town, so if you are going to do fruit picking then Home Hill is the place to go. I spent eleven weeks there and had some of my best times in Australia there. Yes, there isn't a lot in the town itself so you have to make your own fun. Just make sure you venture to the bikers club "Outlaws," which is hidden over the other side of the railway tracks -- it's an experience not to be missed.
Home Hill was ace, if only because of the people that you are stuck in the working hostel with. Saying that, the locals -- when they're not fighting -- are very friendly.
I lived in Home Hill and it is the best memories I have of Australia.
There's absolutely nothing to do in Home Hill!
I spent the better part of a year in beautiful Australia, and Home Hill was down with some of the least appealing places I visited. It was strictly a work town, there were two bars in the whole rut and they were infested by drab locals and homegrown drunks. You can't go on talking up Home Hill because doing so takes away from the truly beautiful coastal towns like Rainbow Beach, Bundaberg, or even Bowen for that matter. I've found that in general, most of the small-town locals didn't take to kindly to outsiders.
The locals are impossibly friendly.
Home hill is awesome -- nice people, excellent fishing spots, loads of work (May through November), one internet cafe and the crazy Crown hotel serves great food and endless booze -- enjoy!
Home Hill is the best! I went to Australia for nine months and I spent four months in Home Hill! I had the best time of my life over there. The people are great. I will definitely be going back there!
I loved it, I stayed with a family and they showed me around and it was such a nice town. I want to go again (and the boys are very nice too).
The people are wonderful and friendly as hell. I never had a moment that I felt out of place; the kids were also well-mannered.
Home Hill, Queensland, Australia -- located in the Burdekin Shire of Queensland -- is a small town with a population of approximately three thousand people. It is situated just under a hundred kilomters (about sixty miles) south of Townsville and more than one thousand two hundred kilometres (almost eight hundred miles) north of Brisbane.
The area is home to working hostels in Home Hill, Queensland, Australia, which is ideal for backpackers looking for a hostel in which to stay while they complete the farm work required to extend their working visas in Australia. Working hostels in Home Hill, Queensland, Australia, are helpful for providing fruit-picking and crop planting/harvesting work as well as transport to the farms where the work will take place. If you are looking for work in Ayr and its surrounding areas, this is a town where many people stay.
Many travelers staying in a Home Hill, Queensland, Australia hostel will most likely also be backpackers engaging in farm work for visas, so if that’s the reason you are there, you are sure to make friends with people in the same situation. This will be good for making work friends, as well as having company when chilling out or drinking at the local pub.
If you are itching for something to do, Ashworth’s Treasures of the Earth should be on your list of things to do. This place showcases interesting gems, jewelry, and other beautiful treasures that come from the earth. Ashworth’s Treasures of the Earth is also a great place to pick up an Aussie souvenir or two for friends and family back home.
Alternatively, mingle with the locals at any of the pubs in the area such as Kalamia Hotel in Ayr or Inkerman Tavern. Here you’ll get to experience what life is really like for Australians who live in such an isolated town -- and you could even make new friends. Other things to do include checking out the showground, playing golf, going for a swim, or having a stroll around the shopping centre.
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