Need help now and Experience life on our small family dairy farm with caring owners in New Zealand


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    we have a small dairy farm 3km from Collingwood. We have three children, 14 12 11 yrs. they are busy and active. We have coeliac children but offer you gluten breakfast / toast/ oats. Please bring your own and any other snacks, chocolate or sweets. We offer three good meals per day and expect 4.5 hours of work. We like for you to help with the meal dishes and like you to explore our local area. We are on the road to Farewell Spit at the top of the south island. Here we are surrounded by beautiful bush, big rivers and a great coast line, all 3km from the village and 20mins to Takaka.

    We have bikes for you to use and kayaks and are happy for you to go out in the evenings.

    You can get to Takaka by coach, and we can pick you up from there. If you don't have a car you can hitchhike easily to Farewell Spit from our farm, which is on the same road.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We always spend time talking to our travellers and encourage them to walk around the farm, see the milking and interact wtih our children. We offer local information and most people leave knowing alot about a typical kiwi farming family.

  • Help


    We are looking for help with housekeeping and the domestic routine. You will be part of the family environment and just help where it needs. You will need to be flexible, kind, tolerant and wanting a full kiwi experience in all aspects of a busy working house and farm.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Private room outside main house but this is bunk beds and you will have to use the inside family bathroom.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our children are coeliac, gluten free, and we eat meat. We cook meals and don't mind if you are vegetarian but we are a working farm and eat our own raised meat and other animal products.

  • 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

    4.5 hours per day 5 days a week

Host ref number: 623784414242