Come and enjoy beautiful Waipu, New Zealand


New Zealand

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    Two Workawayers to share accommodation

    We are a retired couple living on a 20 acre lifestyle block in the beautiful area of Waipu. Along with our miniature Schnauzer,Stanley, we have a small herd of cows.
    A couple of years ago we moved from our small but very functional cabin on our property into our new house. We have a large swimming pool available for volunteers to enjoy with stunning views from the pool and almost everywhere else. Accommodation is in the cabin with meals provided by us.
    We are located 9kms (10 minute drive) from Waipu village so transport would be required or a pick up from Waipu could be arranged. The peace and tranquility of our location makes the drive up worth every minute. At night we listen to the kiwi just metres from our house in the native bush. Visitors can enjoy a walk through this bush during the day and at night when the glowworms are twinkling in the gully.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are very happy to spend time showing travellers our land and lifestyle and share experiences on the property including animal management. As previous owners of a country hotel in Northland we are experienced hosts with good knowledge of Northland and a lot of other parts of New Zealand. Also, having travelled extensively ourselves we know how enjoyable it can be as a traveller to spend time with people in their own environment and experience and learn about life as a local.

  • Help


    There's some gathering of firewood, pruning and clearing in a blueberry orchard and preparing area for tree planting - a bit of vigorous outdoor activity 😀

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Self contained cabin with separate bathroom. Wifi available. Firebox with plenty of wood available.
    We will provide 3 meals a day for travellers.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Waipu is just under 2 hours north of Auckland. There is a museum in Waipu that gives visitors an opportunity to learn about the history of the strong Scottish heritage in Waipu. In our small shopping village, Waipuians are well served with several cafes and other dining options. Waipu Cove nearby is a beautiful white sand beach with safety supported by the Waipu Surf Club. Nature lovers will also enjoy a visit to nearby waterfalls and also the Waipu Caves.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 182968693931