Join us on our Family Farm located 5 minutes from Muriwai beach, New Zealand

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  • Last activity: 28/12/2022



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    Family farm located 5 minutes from Muriwai beach.
    We work all year round rearing calves and running dry stock.
    Large, spacious family home.
    Family of seven with five children - 3 who are currently at University, and two at home.
    There is plenty to do on our farm! Join in with the milking and calf feeding, help with gardening or housework, assist with maintenance like painting or mulching pens! There is a variety of activities as well as enjoying the local walks and beach in your spare time.
    Having a car is a bonus as we are 20minutes from public transport.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
  • 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

    Come and stay with our family and enjoy some country living. We eat a lot of our own produce, and grow as much of our own fruit as possible. We border a large native bush reserve, and visitors love to take advantage of the lovely walks at our back door. Muriwai has one of the best surf beaches, and hosts its own "Gannet colony". We enjoy meeting people from all walks of life and sharing our family time with you.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Large variety of work from feeding calves to shifting cattle breaks.
    The odd spot of building, fencing and general farm work
    Gardening or maintenance around the house.
    Delighting us with your cooking skills and dishes from your home town.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Large farm homestead. Own bedroom with private bathroom. Spaa pool available during winter months. Plenty of car parking is available if you have your own vehicle.
    Separate lounge or join in with the family in the family room.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Local beach muriwai is only a 5 minute drive away. Great surf and black sand. Farm is quite coastal with great views.
    Local bush walks on our road that are part of the well renowned Hillary trail, including local waterfall.
    Close proximity to auckland just 45mins drive from the cbd where a large range of activites are possible. Home of the famous Skytower.
    There is limited public transport in our area, and none directly to Muriwai Beach. Own transport is advised, or arrangements can be made to collect from bus station if needed.
    Limited cellphone coverage at the house, but internet available.

  • 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?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 417842621675

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