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We operate a small lodge (accommodation and small venue hire) in a lovely historic places villa with expansive gardens. Bulls is a small town centrally located within 30 minutes of both Palmerston North and Whanganui. The small township forms the junction of two major North Island Highways (SH 1 and 3).
The Rangitikei and Manawatu Districts offer great walking tracks and adventure tours, with the Whanganui, Rangitikei and Manawatu Rivers all within a half hour drive. The Te Araroa Walk (NZ walk from Bluff to Cape Reinga) takes travelers straight past our property (or they can choose to stay with us in the Lodge for a night or two to break their journey).
Jo and Rhys Emerson (Mother and Son hosts).
Vegans welcome! ( Rhys is vegan)
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
My son (25yrs of age) and I reside at the property but I work as a School Principal at a primary school. Lots of opportunity to learn and experience Kiwi culture, including that of our indigenous people (Maori).
Great if you are a keen gardener and/or handyperson with basic maintenance and building projects, including painting. If you can speak german and prepared to help me (Rhys) learn this language then that's a bonus.
Private room. Shared bathroom. Full board (food, power, internet) in return for help.
Sightseeing locally- Rangitikei and Manawatu. Our property is on the New Zealand Walk Trail - Te Araroa
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day.
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