Living and helping in a small, friendly rural community in Murchison, Nelson Tasman District, New Zealand


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  • Description


    We operate a small backpackers hostel in Murchison, also a seasonally opening restaurant/pizzeria
    The hostel has a very good reputation as a warm, friendly and inviting place to stay. With only 18 beds when full, it's more like a large family home.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

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    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travelers with a desire to work in the hospitality business will see many aspects of the industry here in our hostel, whilst enjoying the benefits of living in a small rural community. We are situated right on the edge of the beautiful Kahurangi National Park with lots of beautiful hikes and bakeries within close proximity.

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • Help


    As a workawayer you will be asked to help out in a variety of ways.... managing reception, cleaning, maintenance of hostel & grounds. Interacting with guests, assisting them with their travel plans.

    We generally ask for 3 hours per day 5 days per week, these hours will differ daily, mainly morning maintenance & cleaning/gardening duties.
    For the right applicant.... if you have experience in restaurant or kitchen work... there will be paid work!! ( IRD number/work visa required).

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Private accomodation will be made available to paid staff. In the hostel, there's TV, heaps of DVD's to watch, free fast reliable WiFi, free laundry facilities, bikes, golf clubs, tennis rackets, fishing rods and more available.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are many short walks within the immediate township.
    Murchison is situated 120km south of Nelson, and just 40 minute drive to Nelson Lakes National Park. Westport (the gateway town to to the West Coast) is 100km to the west.
    The bus stop is just across the road from our hostel making it easily reachable for those using public transport. Murchison is a great place to relax, catch up with your studies, or maybe read that book that you've been meaning to read for so long!

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    Hours expected

    15 hours/week- only breakfast included

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Host ref number: 322238218782