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We are Dave & Nikki (But just call us your NZ "Uncle Dave" & "Aunty Nikki"),
We have an Adventure Farm stay near Geraldine, 2hours South of Christchurch city,
Inland from Timaru in the center of the South Island of NZ.
On our busy farm we need a hand to planting native trees, clean windows, mow lawns, gardening, painting, firewood cutting and bagging, car washing, weed control, farm fencing repairs, flax & native tree planting of streams and other environmental work.
But we also love to show you around our beautiful country too,
so we find it works best for you if we work a few full days of hard work here,
then we take a day or two off to show you around, do some touring, sightseeing, bush walks, mountain treks, skiing (July/Aug) and have some Fun.
We will provide all your food, fruit, drinks etc. (free of charge) and promise will look after you really well, tell you great tips and advice on the best FREE things to see and do in our country.
We take paying Farmstay guests regularly on 'Lord of The Rings trips' and mountain treks or to visit Tekapo/Mount John star Observatory and occasionally even to Aoraki/Mount Cook National conservation park, cycling all year and skiing/snow boarding trips, esp July -Sept.
So If you are with us then, we will make sure you get to come along.
You are welcome to send us a message now
Who knows....If you are lucky enough,
we may just have a place available for you.
Uncle Dave & Aunty Nikki
p.s. From Christchurch or Dunedin to TEMUKA cheapest/easiest way for you to get here is to "Standby" on an Atomic Shuttle bus. (Don't pre-book, Just stand at the bus stop (Museum or airport) and insist on the $20 standby fare two times (Twice). Shuttle buses leave Christchurch Museum/airport 8am daily.).
Hope this helps.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
Improve your English.
Learn about our NZ environmental care, farm culture & Kiwi slang,
and explore the Central South Island mountains,
Enjoy the wonders of nature & Creation.
Or Native Tree planting
This host offers a language exchange
We can teach you or improve your English. If you would like that ?
Beds, Linen, Towels, Toilets and showers provided
All meals provided together with us.
Hot Spa Pool to relax in
You are welcome to cook something interesting for us too....if you'd like to?
Geraldine is pretty awesome very friendly place.
- Lots of Adventure activities like cheap Skiing/Snow boarding, Cycling and running.
Horse riding/trekking $65, Jet boat the Rakaia River, Canyoning .
Lots of great bush walks and mountains to climb.
Be sure to check out Try Grab One or Deal me.
We have Cheese Factory, Bee Keeper/NZ Honey tasting, Chocolates, Barkers Berry fruit drinks, jams & Sauces, Alpaca shop/farm, Museum & Vintage car/machinery museum ($20),
Geraldine Star Observatory (Just $35) and great Cinema.
Popular Day Trips we regularly provide our paying Farmstay guests are:
1/2 day Lord of The Rings trip, Mount Sunday Village of Edoras in The Lord of The Rings Movie
Day trip to lake Tekapo, Mount John Star Observatory
Over night usually to Aoraki/Mount Cook National conservation Park
and the Hooker & Tasman - East Coast Glaciers
Timaru - "Summer Times" Music concerts every Evening,
museum, art gallery and coastal trail
Oamaru - Blue & Yellow eyed Penguins.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Free unlimited WiFi. But perhaps not fast enough for competitive gaming.
You can plug in and park here. but workaway visit's must be prearranged text Dave (021)1090828 Four hours work expected per night stayed, even if in camper.
We aim at a 4 hours average (max 20 hours/week)
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