Help at a Toursit Lodge, situated deep in the Whanganui National Park wilderness region North Island New Zealand


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  • Description


    Hi There and Welcome to NZ.

    We are a family owned and operated tourism business. We run jet boat tours, mountain biking canoeing , tramping and accommodation.

    Our Bridge to Nowhere Lodge is situated deep in the Whanganui National Park wilderness region. North Island. We are the only Whanganui River accommodation of this kind in the area. To get to us you have to travel 21km 30 minutes up river by jet boat. There are no roads to us.

    At the Lodge we offer fully catered and back packer type accommodation. Buffet meals and licensed bar. We also have a campground with cabins and tenting.

    As well as the above we have a farm with sheep, cattle, horses and bees.

    Guests come up river on the jet boat and we also have heaps of people either mountain biking for a day or canoeing 2 days to get to the Lodge.

    We have guests from all over the world and a number of guided tour groups as well. Most people stay one or two nights so there is a high turnover. Lots of beds to make, washing to do and more.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will live in a unique part of NZ. We are very remote but you will have contact with heaps of NZers as well as meeting people from all over the world. You will learn about farming, the Kiwi culture and about living off the grid! Meet other woofers make friends for life!

  • Help


    Lodge - housekeeper

    You would also help in the Lodge, general house work, washing and making beds as well.

    Also looking for someone to do GENERAL FARM WORK including working with sheep, cows, horses and bees.

    When you are not busy there are lots of outdoor things to do around our farm and tour business

    Would suit singles or couples!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken


  • Accommodation


    Bunk room available in staff house. Shared bathroom and kitchen in main Lodge building. May be required to stay in campground or tent (short term) on arrival! No cell phone coverage. TV and limited internet use also available

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    As we are situated in the midst of the Whanganui river we can offer jet boat transport back to the main road. Car access may be available if appropriate licences held but will only be provided for lodge related work. Jet boats run daily. We offer many activities such as hunting, camping, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, horse riding, jet boat tours. .
    Looking for longer term workers if available. Look forward to meeting you! :)

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Staff/volunteer accommodation
Looking up river from the Lodge
Guests at BTN Lodge
View of BTN Lodge from river. Yellow jet boat at river landing
View from BTN Lodge guest balcony
Our river landing going up to BTN Lodge
Bridge to Nowhere Lodge guest rooms!
BTN Lodge guest dining room

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