800 acre hilly Beef farm, in a stunningly beautiful area of NZ. on the Awhitu Peninsula. We are proud winners of 4 Environmental Awards and try to farm our land and cattle as sustainably as possible. Close to the beautiful Manukau Harbour beaches and the wild west surf coast. 98 kms from Auckland CBD and 40 kms from the nearest town.
Help with Eco project
We are happy to show you our ways of farming our land and cattle as environmentally sustainably as is possible - given economic necessities. We are also pleased to pass on any local Maori history we know. I am trained Tesol tutor and ex school teacher and can help you with your speaking, reading or writing of English. I enjoy learning new languages from visitors and any musical talents you may have are very welcome.
You can get fitter, more tanned, more dirty, more sweaty when gardening, removing thistles and farm weeds, splitting firewood, maybe fixing fences or some small repairs of a building, if you're able.
English and a little Maori
You will sleep in our rustic but peaceful Farmstay accommodation. Meals, washing machine and TV are at our house. Time off can be spent with us, or you can relax and chill out in The Bunkhouse, depending on ours and your needs.
There is no local transport - you really really do need your own car. Then you can visit the beautiful beaches for swimming or fishing, or the surf coast for a great walk, or visit the many outstanding landscapes, at your leisure. We can pick you up from the train station in Pukekohe (60kms) or the bus station in Waiuku (40kms) You should get your IRD number and bank account sorted first, we are 40 kms from Waiuku, the nearest town. A weekly Friday night at the local Social Club - with a licensed bar and great dinners - is always good place for a yummy meal and a chat with the locals. Often there are "Music Nights" to go to, or even perform at ! Our daughter, son-in-law and their family live and work on the farm as well. They may also ask for your help. They have great Internet reception at their house, we don't.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week