Experience how a typical kiwi farming family works, helping with the kids and on the farm in Morrinsville


New Zealand

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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    Stay with our fun outdoor loving farming family in the heart of the Waikato and help us look after our 3 great kids. We are a short drive to many different tourist attractions that you can explore.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    While you are staying with us you will be treated as part of the family. You will get to see how a typical kiwi farming family works and you will get to see how a New Zealand dairy farm operates. We also love the outdoors and enjoy taking the family biking and bush walking when we get the chance, you will be welcome to join us on these excursions.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Our family is made up of Dad Blair, Mum Heidi and 3 kids, Ryan 9, Grace 8 and Toby 5. We are a busy, family who work hard, love the outdoors, enjoying biking, bushwalking, running and generally having fun together when we get the chance. We are in need an extra pair of hands to help us juggle looking after the kids when both of us are milking the cows in the morning and afternoon. In the mornings you will help get the kids ready for school, and in the afternoons you will help the kids with there homework, maybe do a bit of dinner prep and enjoy playing with the kids. You may also be asked to help out with the odd job on the farm, some afternoons you may be asked to help milk the cows when I have to take the children to there after school activities.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have a spare room in the house that has a queen bed, drawers etc that will be your private space.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are situated central to a number of wonderful surrounding locations - Matamata, famous for Hobbiton is just a 20 min drive away, and hour further south is Rotorua the home of the famous thermal hot and mud pools, gondola and luge, world class mountain biking and other adventure attractions. We are a 10 min drive from the Te Miro reserve where there are many fantastic mountain biking tracks.
    There are lots of different bush walks along the Kaimai range (by Te Aroha) which is just a 30 minute drive away.
    The Waitomo Glow Worm caves are within an hours drive.
    There are lots of local bush walking and mountain tracks nearby. We are also midway between the Coromandel Peninsula on the east coast and the Raglan beaches on the west coast - both easy commute for a day trip.
    Hamilton is our closest city for restaurants, bars, and clubs.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 395622152887