A slice of our beautifull life which you can experience while helping in Whangamata, New Zealand

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New Zealand

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    09/10/2020

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 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    We manage a large coastal sheep and beef farm on the beautiful coromandel peninsula located 15 minutes south of Whangamata.
    the farm its self has many hidden gems like private beaches (great fishing, swimming and sunbathing) and great coastal out looks to lose yourself in. The Coromandle its self is just a beautiful as pictures and post cards portray and plenty of things to do within a couple of hours drive maximum.
    We are a young busy family consisting of 3 children 1 primary school and a pre schooler and a 9 month old.
    James and I both work on the farm full time so we need the extra help to keep on top of the house, gardens and playing with the kids!
    we try to encourage an out door life style (getting hands and feet dirty and exploring whilst learning).
    our hobbies at home are horse riding ,fishing and hunting and RnR on the beach ;)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Living and being part of a family living on the land in new Zealand. Whangamata is a beautiful coastal town with hidden beaches.

  • Help

    Help

    Help required would be help around the house - tidying, cooking, cleaning.
    work in the gardens - flower and vegetable garden.
    Assisting with children with their day to day activities.
    firewood, dogs, horses- horses & ponies are not in work at the moment but if you had a lot of experience I would be happy for you to work with them :)
    Must enjoy being around kids and willing to get involved in whats happening and help out where needed.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a large 5 bedroom home over looking the pacific ocean. the guest bedroom has a double bed, draws etc. shared bathroom and toilet. (3 toilets in the house) two large living areas. limited wifi available, sky tv, dvds, netflix, spa that is great in winter! house is heated by a wood burner. We eat as much as possible together as a family and you would be welcome to join for us or welcome to do your own thing if you prefer. Alot of the meat we eat comes off the farm and from the bush, & vege garden in summer!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Coromandle has alot to offer, Whanagamata itself is a world renowned surfing location. There is awesome tramping, biking trails, beaches, cafes, islands, kayaking, fishing on offer.
    Buses go through waihi which is 20 minutes from our house that we can pick up and dop off to when needed.

  • 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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

us
front lawn
Guest Bedroom
View of the farm
feeding calves - late august to November
record haul of home grown pumpkins!
Private secluded beach
making hay while the sun shines
table variety of fish caught off the beach
produce from the garden
collecting firewood for winter
beach treking
Whangamata's Clark Island







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