A cultural exchange at a Retreat and Conference Centre set in beautiful park like grounds - with bush covered walking tracks. We are a registered not for profit charitable trust and we host individuals and groups from all over New Zealand and around the world. There is a meditation sanctuary overlooking Lake Taupo and Mt - and we have beautiful views all around.
You can help in our amazing garden and grounds also in our kitchen with our friendly cook - who is happy to share her recipes with you. We have lots of projects going on year round we would love a helping hand with.
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
Connect will fun people, make friends and be part of the welcoming family environment. Lots to do, bush walks close by, hot pools a short drive away and the lake only is 15 minutes walk. Taupo also has bungy jumping, skydiving and the Tongariro crossing
As well as the above we sometimes have wood to chop and stack - we have a wood splitting machine.We have large organic vegie gardens and our housekeeper often needs help too.
We have inside accommodation for our volunteers which is warm and cosy.
We try to place 2 people to a room, sometimes we can offer solo rooms, if busy 4 to a room.
Heating is by electric heaters. Good hot showers.
We have a no alcohol policy and are smoke free.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
5 hours a day 6 days a week