Learn more about farming in the beautiful Waimakariri District, New Zealand


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 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

  • Description


    We are a young and open-minded family living in the beautiful Waimakariri District, about 10 minutes by car from Oxford township and 40 minutes by car from Christchurch.

    We are a bilingual family (Mum is German, Dad a Kiwi), and we love the cultural exchange with other nations.

    We have got a beautiful lifestyle farm with horses, cattle, dogs, and cats therefore animal lovers would be perfect.

    We offer a modern, cosy caravan with toilet and shower facilities, a TV with a large DVD collection, WiFi, yummy food and power. There are several beautiful hiking tracks in the area (Mount Oxford, Mount Thomas, Wharfedale Track etc.) for you to explore in your freetime.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We live in the beautiful countryside of North Canterbury, with beautiful hikes and rivers in the area.
    We love the cultural exchange and interacting with people from other cultures. If you would like to learn more about NZ farming, this is the perfect place to be.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Our family is looking for a single person or couple who could help with childcare and maintenance work (gardening, painting etc.). Couple needs to be travelling together and have their own vehicle to get around in their free time. We need someone to drop the children off at preschool at 8.30 in the morning and pick them up at 4 pm during the week. During the week you will be looking after them before drop off and after pick-up (up to four hours). If both parents work on the weekend, childcare will be required for up to four hours. We will provide a car for preschool drop offs and pick ups of course. Childcare times may vary depending on work commitments, sometimes you won’t be required on one day, but maybe an hour longer the next day:

    Our children are currently 2.5 and 4 years old, therefore someone who has experience with small children would be fantastic. Must be patient and nurturing, independent, energetic and fun-loving.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Modern, cosy caravan suitable for a couple. TV, DVDs, wifi, power and food included. You are welcome to help yourselves to food during the day and participate in the main meal at night time.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In your freetime you can explore the area with its numerous hikes and rivers to relax. Also the beach and cities like Rangiora are not far away. You need to have your own transport to get to these places though, as there is no bus service in the area.

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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?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5-6 days a week

Host ref number: 635143294159