Farming in Natures Playground. Havelock North, New Zealand


New Zealand

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  • Description


    If you are into fishing, hiking, MTB, surfing, horse riding, good food, good wine and generally being surrounded by the beauty of nature we have the spot for you. We are a 680 acre certified organic farm with cattle, sheep, feijoa orchards and large gardens. In wine country, 10mins to the beach, opposite the Tukituki river and next to the iconic Te Mata Peak with hiking and MTB tracks, we certainly are natures playground.

    We are social bunch who believe that hard work should be rewarded with a great time and lots of laughs.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can learn about New Zealand culture and farming, communal living, gardening, organics, biodynamics, milking, maintenance and much much more. At different times of the year we make cheese, butter, yoghurt, jam, bread and so much more.

  • Help


    We work 5 hours a day depending on the project, give or take, Chores are varied over the seasons and sometimes physically demanding. Depending on the season the chores include gardening, pruning, weeding, mulching, light construction, harvesting, preserving food, fencing etc. We try to work with your skills to provide a variety of interesting work.
    Beautiful spot and certified organic for over 20 years.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English and Maori

  • Accommodation


    Room and board in a separate communal living with self contained kitchen and bathroom. Sleeping gear provided. Beautiful organic food, much of which comes from the farm- meat, eggs, dairy (try your hand at milking), and the garden, that you forage. Cooking is up to you and your fellow woofers – the most amazing meals come from collaboration and creativity with the farm produce.
    We host from 4-6 volunteers from October until March.

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    Please bring appropriate work gear especially shoes, a pocket knife and a sense of humour. Look forward to meeting you!
    When you message please let us know when you would like to arrive and how long (approximately) you would like to stay.

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      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours per day, 5 days a week

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