Join us, our two dogs and help in the garden near Ōpōtiki, New Zealand



 Min stay requested: No minimum



  • Description


    We are a retired couple that had nine years hosting international students and love meeting people from all over the world. We have two dogs, a large vegetable garden and just over an acre of park like flower gardens that need regular attention. We live about 5 minutes drive from Ōpōtiki township and a couple of minutes away from beautiful Hukawai Beach and the Dune trails where people come from all over the world to cycle and enjoy. We have grown up children and grandchildren scattered about New Zealand.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We enjoy meeting people from all over the world and sharing our New Zealand culture and food and hearing about their country and culture. Our property is peaceful and beautiful all seasons.

  • Help


    General weeding, pruning and leaf raking and help with housework if it’s wet. Cooking some meals and helping with the dishes.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have a spare bedroom with two king single beds. Also plenty of parking. All home made meals provided including snacks.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are many bush walks, beaches and rivers close by. The Motu Trail and Hukawai beach which is good for swimming, fishing and surfing. Our small town is 7 minutes drive and Whakatane 40 minutes which has many tourist attractions. Opotiki is a horticultural area growing kiwifruit and avocados. We have a boat so would be happy to take anyone keen out fishing when the conditions were favourable.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • 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?


  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 393984286253

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