Can you help us on our Farm in Geraldine, central South Island, NZ

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    21/09/2021

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi,

    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.



    Kind Regards

    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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity 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 the wonders of nature & Creation.
    Great Stars!

  • Help

    Help

    Washing windows,
    Gardening,
    Painting,
    Household help.
    Firewood
    Mowing Lawns
    Fencing
    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 would like that ?

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    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?

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.

  • 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. But perhaps not fast enough for competitive gaming.

  • 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 (021)1090828 Four hours work expected per night stayed, even if in camper.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

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

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