Farm and garden help and eco projects on horse and sheep farm near Auckland. New Zealand


New Zealand

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 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

  • Description


    Our Farm is a 45 ha property an hour from central Auckland and 35 minutes from Auckland International Airport. We run a Polo Club, polo pony development facility, and sheep in the winter. We have a major river restoration and trails development programme underway, including the planting and maintenance of substantial numbers of native plants on the riparian and trail edges. We have a farm manager full time. Workaway helpers assist with general farm work, and we also welcome international visitors to contribute to our environmental programmes. We work with community groups so there are opportunities for other volunteering (river restoration and trails development and maintenance on nearby properties, and more) with like minded people from our property as a base. Our helpers live together with a shared kitchen -not suitable for smokers or loners.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Workawayers generally volunteer with our farm manager. We have onsite accommodation with three bedrooms. Our own staff and other local volunteering groups to volunteer with.

  • Help


    Clearing weeds from native revegetation areas, Building maintenance including carpentry, painting, gutter cleaning, waterblasting etc. General property and trails management and maintenance including weedeating, tree trimming and pruning, etc. Carpenters and joiners, plumbers, stonemasons, arborists, advanced dressage riders and horse trainers will be particularly welcome.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Farm barn accommodation with full kitchen, three bedrooms, one bathroom and fire.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Workawayers will generally need their own transport. Close to local attractions such as Hunua Falls, beaches, coastal regional parks, ferry to Auckland city and Waiheke Island. Farmers Market every Sunday is across the road and very popular with locals and visitors. Local village (1.5km) has all conveniences including cafes, gas station, pharmacy, doctor.

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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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 381956888824