Help at a farm and homestay right on the ocean, near Masterton, New Zealand

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  • Description

    Description

    Helpers needed at our farm and homestay.

    Situated 2 hours north of Wellington, on the beautiful Wairarpa Coast, you will be just a short stroll away from the beach , a slightly longer walk to the Seal Colony and the Honeycomb Walking Track. There are opportunities to dive, snorkel, hunt and fish. We offer a real traditional New Zealand farmstay which operates a sheep and cattle farm with steep hills on one side and ocean on the other. Escape the modern world and enter peace and serenity of NZ.

    Nearest town with shops & restaurants would be Masterton which is 55 min away.

    Let us know the transport you may have (although not necessary) and how long you may wish to stay and we will be in touch.

    A minimum of 2 weeks stay is preferred.
    Internet and cell phone coverage is limited.

    We look forward to hearing from you.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    living and working as a team with people from all over the world, taking responsibility for your own wellbeing, cooking your own meals, taking care of your accommodation. Everyone can get an insight into the daily workings of a beef and sheep farm, sharing experiences with their staff, and families and at times the local community.

  • Help

    Help

    You will be assisting in the daily cleaning and maintaining of our lovely homestay accommodations. Other jobs may include painting, gardening, helping in the woolshed etc. help is typically from 8-1pm with around one hour morning tea break. There are 6.000 sheep, 550 cattle, also 2 horses, a lot of dogs and sometimes puppies, 2 pigs and 6 chickens who you will feed daily, they in turn will reward you with fresh eggs. Other food provided will be an endless supply of fresh hunted venison, meat from the farm (mutton, lamb & beef) and some supermarket supplies so you can make yourself breakfast, lunch and dinner as you please.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Lovely, private, self-contained cottage that maybe shared with other volunteers.
    Situated centrally amongst the station buildings with an amazing ocean view. There will be bird sounds, lots of sheep and cows around you.
    You will have your own room. Couples welcome.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Activities you might enjoy:
    Watching seal colonies; beautiful ocean & farm walks; swimming in the ocean; snorkelling; fishing; diving; shearing a sheep. Occasionally hunting pig or deer maybe offered.

  • 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

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5/6 days a week

The station
Volunteer home
The farm from up top
Finding paua
Local seal colonies


























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