Stay with our family and learn more about farm life in Tirau, New Zealand


New Zealand

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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    We are dairy farmers with 2 x milking sheds. We are 5 minutes from Hobbiton movie set where lord of rings and hobbit movies were filmed so the landscape is amazing. We are close to most tourist destinations in the Waikato or BOP and have hot mineral pools close by. We like to have fun while working and enjoy boating and travelling in our spare time.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • 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

    You will learn a whole new perspective on how milk is produced and what the processes are from when you milk the cow to when u can purchase a bottle of milk in the super market. There are the new baby calves to take care of also. We also grow organic vegetables and fruit. There is so much to learn, see and do while you stay with us and will enjoy our great sense of humour. You will arrive as a willing worker and hopefully leave as a life time friend.

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  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • Help


    We milk cows and feed the animals. We have an organic vegetable garden and orchid work and general maintenance on the farm plus general duties around the house is appreciated

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have a seperate room for our workers and treat them to amazing home cooked food! And treat you like one of the family.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is so many attractions to see and do firstly Hobbiton, Wairere falls walk, Okoroire and Opal Hotpools, bike trails, 1 hour to waitomo caves, Raglan and Mount Manganui and not forgetting our famous Rotorua 40 mins drive

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    4 - 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 648667156622