Help us in our beautiful botanical garden in New Plymouth, New Zealand


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    We’d love some people over the next few weeks - 1 - 22 Dec.

    Hello there prospective stayers! Our names' are Owen and Kim and we're looking for people (preferably couples - but please still apply if you're single) to come and help us in our beautiful botanical garden in New Plymouth, New Zealand. We love this special piece of land - it's large 6200 sq metres (1.5 acres) and is full of trees, flowering shrubs, rare and exotic species (that we have yet to know the names of!), birds, bees, butterflies and a large lily pond (we have springs on the land). There are winding pathways through the bush and woodland areas - you can get lost!

    Another great thing about our place is that we're kind of rural just on the outskirts of New Plymouth - but close to the town - that is close to buses, the magnificent Pukekura park is just down the road and the town centre only 7 mins drive.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will learn about New Zealand flora and fauna, as well as rhododendruns and azaleas. We'll share what we know and happy to answer your questions/curiousity about Kiwi life. However really happy to have Kiwis come as well!

  • Help


    We'd like help with gardening - weeding, mulching and pruning. If you're experienced in a garden that would work well for us however we can get you started on various garden projects. Also housework and things inside if it’s really wet.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have very comfortable accommodation - a queen room and a single room with your own bathroom and toilet! You'll have your own key to come and go or you may just want to find 'your spot' in the garden and chill on your time off.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Taranaki is incredible. The beautiful mountain and walks, the coastal walkway, surfing, swimming, parks galore, rivers to walk. Galleries, museum and cafes - all of the above!! We can take you some places but buses are 5 mins walk away as well and places are close enough to walk to (even though we're considered rural!). See the photo of the coast and whale bone bridge in the profile.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week and 2 days off

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Host ref number: 343443561154