Come stay on a NZ Farm - Geraldine, 2 hrs South of Christchurch, NZ


New Zealand


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    We are Dave (Uncle Dave) & Nikki (Aunty Nikki) and we have an Adventure Farm stay in the center of the South Island of NZ.
    We take guests regularly on 'Lord of The Rings trips' and mountain treks or visits to Tekapo/Mount John star Observatory
    and occasionally to Aoraki/Mount Cook National conservation park , esp June - Nov.

    We always seem to need a hand with windows to clean, lawns to mow, gardening, painting, firewood gathering, weed control, farm fencing repairs and car grooming.
    We find it works best for you to work a few full days, then we'll take a day or two off maybe show you around do some touring, sight seeing, bush walks, mountain treks and have some good fun.

    We will provide all your food, fruit, drinks etc. free of charge and promise will look after you really well and give you lots of great tips and advice on the best FREE things to see and do in the South Island.

    You are welcome to send us a message now
    Who knows.... we may just have a place available for you.

    Kind Regards

    Uncle Dave & Aunty Nikki
    p.s.From Christchurch or Dunedin cheapest/easiest way for you to get here is to "Standby" on an Atomic Shuttle bus to Winchester. 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.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Help with Computers / internet

  • 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,
    The Wonders of nature & Creation.

  • Help


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

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken


  • Accommodation


    Beds, Linen, Towels, toilets and showers provided
    All meals provided with our family.

    You are welcome to cook something interesting for Us....if you'd like to.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Geraldine is pretty awesome very friendly place.

    - Lots of Adventure activities like White Water Rafting ($230, but special deals on Grab one or Deal me),
    Horse riding/trekking $65, Jet boat the Rakaia River, Canyoning .
    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 $25)
    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
    Oamaru Blue & Yellow eyed Penguins.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

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    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    We aim at a 4 hours average (max 25 hours/week)

Geraldine in Winter

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