Help out on our property close to the Otago Rail Trail, New Zealand


New Zealand

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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    We will be having one or possibly two work away enthusiastic people to help out with gardening, cleaning, cooking and general maintenance on the property.
    This is set on 10 acres so always something to do.
    Bunk accommodation that has been run as a school camp and for various groups accommodates for up to 25 and is now open to travellers who want to do the rock and pillar ranges (some of lord of the rings was filmed there), Sutton Salt Lake and of course the original Otago Cycling Rail Trail.
    We are looking for enthusiastic hard working easy going people to enjoy this lovely part of the country and help out.
    Must love the great outdoors, don't mind getting their hands dirty and want to experience a week or two.
    Available from November 2021

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I have a teaching background so happy to converse and help you with your english conversation. This property is set on an acre of New Zealand bush with many nz birds and there are many nature walks to explore. The bus service is excellent to take you around.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    The property has a hall etc on it and if you are a yoga teacher you may be able to offer classes or if you have a special skill to teach the community we may be able to help you get a class together... so many of you are so talented... the community want to learn and have fun especially during the covid year we have.

    Generally work awayers help out with the property and also I would love someone to help me out with learning computer skills more etc and online course books etc If you know film work etc I would love that as I want to put my amateur film together too.

    Sutton lays on the Taieri River; head for a picnic and a dip. To the east is the amazing Rock and Pillar Range (some Lord of the Rings was filmed there) and the "Crater" is approx. 1450m. Visit Sutton Salt Lake, an 8ha reserve; NZ's only inland salt lake with gorgeous geckos. Middlemarch of course is close by to go for a meal in the hotel, cafe, see the museum etc. All just 5kms away you can ride your bike or ask us for a shuttle (small fee may apply) and then come back to your sanctuary.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Bunk sharing accommodation
    Shared kitchen, dining and lounge set on 10 acres
    A quiet place; no party animals thanks

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Walk to Sutton Salt Lake
    Visit the Gold Mine at Macraes
    Get your bicycle and go on the Otago Rail Trail
    Visit Dunedin less than an hour away
    Visit Middlemarch museum, pub or cafe 5 kms away
    Tramp the Rock and Pillar Ranges
    Swim or Kayak in the Taieri River
    Lie back with the fire pit and watch the night skies....

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Yes we can for fully self contained motor homes on non powered site

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day

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Host ref number: 567414765419