Farm near Geraldine, center South Island, NZ



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description



    We are Dave & Nikki -
    (Uncle Dave" & "Aunty Nikki),
    We have a Geraldine Sheep, Beef & Deer Farm, 2 hours South of Christchurch city,
    20 minutes from both the sea and the mountains.

    On our busy farm we need help with environmental protection work to fencing all our rivers and streams, planting native trees and installing culvets. Tree clearing, firewood cutting and bagging, , weed control, farm fencing repairs and other farm work etc.
    Around the house painting, cleaning windows, mowing lawns, washing cars.
    But we'd also love to get off the farm enjoy the native bush, rivers lakes and mountains and show you our beautiful country while you are here,
    so we find it works best for you if we work a few full days work hard out here, then we take a day or two off to show you around, do some touring, sightseeing,
    bush walks, bike ride, mountain treks Or river swimming in Late Dec - Mar.
    or skiing (July/Aug) have some Fun!

    We'll provide all your food, fruit, drinks etc. (free of charge) and promise we will look after you really well.
    We can tell you great advice on the best (FREE) things to see and do in New Zealand, perhaps we can plan an adventure trip together.

    You are welcome to send us a message now....Who knows....If you are lucky enough, we may just have a place available on our farm for you.

    Kind Regards

    Uncle Dave & Aunty Nikki

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Improve your English.
    Learn about our NZ environmental care, farm culture & Kiwi slang and explore the Central South Island mountains,
    Enjoy all the wonders of nature & Creation.

    Great Stars!

  • Help


    Farm work
    Washing windows,
    Household help.
    Mowing Lawns
    Car Grooming
    Or Native Tree planting

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    We can teach you or improve your English. If you'd like that ?

  • Accommodation


    Beds, Linen, Towels, Toilets and showers provided
    All food and 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?

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Geraldine is pretty awesome very friendly place.

    - Lots of Adventure activities like cheap Skiing/Snow boarding, Cycling and running.

    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 (Free) & Vintage car/machinery museum ($25),
    and great Cinema.

    Popular Day Trips 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
    Caroline Bay, Timaru - "Summer Times" Music concerts every Evening,
    museum, art gallery and coastal trail
    Oamaru - Blue & Yellow eyed Penguins.

  • 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

    Free unlimited WiFi.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    You can plug in and park here. but workaway visit's must be prearranged text Dave Four hours work expected per night stayed, (even if in camper)

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    We aim at a 4 hours average (max 20 hours/week)

Host ref number: 641533189373

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