Help at a registered non-profit retreat centre overlooking Lake Taupo, New Zealand.

  • New Zealand
  • Favourited 733 times
  • Last activity: 7 Jun 2023



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Language practice
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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

  • Help


    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.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    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.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We have a no alcohol policy and are smoke free.

  • A little more information

    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?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day 5 days a week

Host ref number: 1837945254a8

Feedback (52)



These are extra optional ratings when members leave feedback. The average rating left for each option is displayed.

Accuracy of profile: (4.8)

Cultural exchange: (4.8)

Communication: (4.8)

Help around our home and share our culture in Auckland, New Zealand
Help our fun, friendly family in Auckland, New Zealand