Established Small Lifestyle Farm, close to town and the region's top attractions in Taupo, New Zealand


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 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

  • Description


    Our property is just 14 k's from Taupo town. The location is great for accessing the best of the area, whether it be Taupo town's activities or the mountains for skiing, lake Taupo, hiking or exploring the latest bike tracks.

    As an experienced teacher of English as a second language, if you wish I can help improve your English during your stay. Mostly though, we hope to be fair and flexible in that we get help through your work and you enjoy some of Taupo's lovely attractions and activities while staying with us.

    OWN TRANSPORT is preferred for our helpers as we are 14 kilometres from Taupo township. Sometimes, we will take helpers who don't have a car and will drive them into town on their day's off, but this needs to be arranged beforehand.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house

  • Help


    WORK SCHEDULE – 2 Work days of 5 hours per day; then 1 day off to enjoy Taupo. :)
    Work starts at 8am, 30-minute tea break at 10.30am, finish at 1.30pm

    Sometimes there is heavy stuff to carry so you need to be okay with that. Being on a small farm there is always lots of jobs these range from;
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ gardening - plenty :)
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ chopping firewood
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ handyman jobs - various
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ painting - when the weather is favourable

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Taupo is in the Central North Island, a beautiful tourist destination on the edge of a big lake, with plenty to do. Check out some Taupo websites.

    On your days off we prefer it if you go out and see all the sights of Taupo rather than stay in your room all day. We can help let you know some of the things there are to see and do .We know this area really well and can help you book the Tongariro Crossing and other activities, plus advise you on some the less known beautiful places to visit.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken


  • Accommodation


    You would have your own private bedroom. The accommodation is either one of the two spare bedrooms in our house. Workawayers have a separate bathroom and tea/coffee making facilities. It is a big house and there is plenty of room!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Free WiFi is available.

    When you are working we supply all your meals. On the work days we try to feed our helpers plenty of good food so it helps to know your preferences. When we arrange your stay we will ask you about the food you like and dislike. :)

    You supply your own lunch and evening meal on your days off.

    We like helpers who are tidy and non smokers. Or if smokers, only smoke outside.

    We are looking forward to having some helpers and meeting new people from around the world.

    Please email us with some information about yourself and any questions you would like us to answer.

    See you soon.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    2 Work days of 5 hours per day; then 1 day off to explore Taupo

Host ref number: 964375395536