Cultural Exchange at Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand


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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    Hello we run a Motel in Te Anau part of Fiordland National Park and have some great walks like the Kepler, Routeburn & Milford Tracks.
    We like to host people from all around the world giving them a taste of where we live in one of the most beautiful places in NZ.
    We are currently operating 2 motels in Te Anau so help is always welcome and we have now been hosting for over 5 years.

    Helpers must be able at least to make beds and work a vaccum cleaner !!!! Yes some helpers cannot even manage this so if you are able to do this type of work please apply if you are coming for a holiday camp we are far to busy for time wasters so please don't apply you will be helping our full time staff from 9am -1pm at least 5 days per week in the mornings only and you much help either cook dinner or help with meal prep as part of your stay.
    We treat the good helpers very well.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    All our helpers we have had have had a fabulous time in Te Anau most of them extending their stay with us for weeks and one or two a couple of months. Evening work can be offered in the town to those with working visa's so this has been a bonus. 2016 Season has seen two helpers getting full time employment in Te Anau for which they are now living in the town in their own flats so this has been great for our town and our employers.

  • Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

  • Help


    Help mainly involves cleaning, making beds etc
    Gardening and window cleaning would also be done some days but no heavy lifting
    People that can multi-task is very important and also must be mature and used to volunteering unsupervised at times.
    Day starts here at 9.00 am to 1pm approx daily for up to 6 days per week this can be flexible as we know you would like to see the area too.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken


  • Accommodation


    Accommodation is within the house part of the Motel with Kathy our Manager but Irene & Dave are always around sometimes sharing with another helper is required mainly when when the season is busy.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Te Anau is 2 hours drive from Queenstown and 2 hours drive to Invercargill
    Intercity , Tracknet all service Te Anau
    Te Anau is a quiet piece of paradise

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    4-5 per day, 6 in busy season

Host ref number: 642862387947