Learn about local conservation efforts, helping on a boat in Auckland, New Zealand


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    I am establishing a conservation focused sailing tourism business based out of Auckland. The intention is to take tourists to the Auckland conservation islands to engage in tree planting, learn about native bush and protected animals. I am looking for assistance on the boat ready for this endeavor. Work is in exchange for accommodation. The boat is on a swing mooring in the harbour, about 5-minute dinghy ride from shore.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can experience life on a boat! You can also learn about boats structure and engineering, and my conservation efforts.

  • Help


    The boat is undergoing refit work and projects underway are carpentry, wiring, painting, cleaning, plumbing, gas fitting, general labouring

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Basic but comfortable, especially in the summer when the weather is great. A wood-fired stove keeps you cozy when the weather is rough. The boat has all the essentials: refrigerator, microwave, water, plenty of beds to choose from, shower, toilet. It has a beautiful view in the daytime, like you are not in the middle of the biggest city in New Zealand at all. The lit-up Auckland Harbor Bridge and the Auckland skyline provide a great backdrop once the sun sets.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Since there is no internet access, it's best that you have your own phone plan so we can connect while you are on the boat.
    You will have access to a dinghy that can take you to shore, although sometimes the weather is bad and going to shore won't be an option for a few days, so it's wise to come with all the food you will need for the duration of your stay. If you require assistance transporting you and your groceries, let me know.

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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

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