Helping out at a Motel/Restaurant in Waipu, NZ
Claire and Peter are a mature couple, who have owned the motel for 4 years. We are now seeking suitable helpers for the upcoming spring/summer season, to help in the restaurant and the motel as well as the grounds.
We are happy to offer a workaway experience to interested persons in exchange for accommodation and meals.
This could ideally suit couples, though singles will also be considered. Someone who can stay 3 - 4 weeks at a time will be ideal for us, longer if it works out.
We prefer non-smokers.
During your free time you are able to discover the district, using the bicycles we have here for your use. There is no public transport in Waipu. There are beautiful beaches to discover where you can relax and sunbathe or perhaps go surfing or fishing. We have Glow Worm Caves just 14km from the motel where you can go to see these fascinating creatures in their natural habitat. Piroa Falls is a short drive away, ideal for a picnic and a swim in fresh mountain water. And our own museum in the village tells the wonderful story of the Great Migration of the original settlers.
Our greatest criteria is reliability. Once you have accepted the offer to come and stay with us we expect you to follow through. We have had Workawayers let us down with only a few hours' notice which is not acceptable. Please give this consideration before you apply.
Type of help.Other,
Helping with Tourists,
Help in the house,
Cooking / shopping,
No cooking is permitted in the rooms (for fire safety reasons)
What else ...
We have Glow worm caves for you to explore, beautiful streams and waterfalls to relax and have a picnic at, beautiful beaches for surfing/swimming/snorkelling. Plus our own musuem in the village, telling the story of the great migration of the original settlers - not to be missed.
There are shops open 7 days in the village which will cater for most of your needs. The Intercity bus (this comes through about 3 times a day) can take you to Whangarei should you wish, where all the major stores and banks are situated.
If you have any special dietary requirements please advise in advance so we can make sure we can accommodate this.
Some more information
Volunteering hours expected
3 - 5 hours a day, depending on what work is required at the time. This could be morning or evening, or a combination of both.
Feedback left about host
by Chaw Kyan [24/11/2013]:for host
Thank you very much!
by Sophia [06/05/2013]:for host
A nice place surrounded by scenic views, to spelunk glowwormcaves or spots just for chilling.
Thank you Claire and Peter for your hospitality!
Her English language skills are great.
We wish her all the best in her travels, and we have no hesitation recommending her to any future hosts.
by marc-antoine [17/04/2013]:for host
Thanks for such a great experience!
Amy worked in the motel units, cleaning them after the overnight guests had left, and Sam worked on the property helping Peter with the gardens, and
Dom's English language skills improved by the day!
They are honest, polite, eager young people with a great work ethic and we have no hesitation in recommending
by Leonie [06/02/2013]:for host
Leonie and Dom
PS: Going back to Ravioli and Toast wasn't easy...
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