Help with our wetland restoration project on a peninsula on the Waimea Inlet near Māpua, Nelson, New Zealand

  • New Zealand
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  • Last activity: 07/02/2023



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    Our property is on the shore of the Waimea Inlet near Māpua. The estuary is home to many wading birds and much of our work is revegetating the estuary margin. We are part of Department of Conservation/Community project to increase numbers of several endangered wading birds by restoring their natural habitat and trapping predators. There is also lots to do in our orchard and vegetable garden.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
  • 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

    Travellers can learn about our habitat restoration project, and about the birds and plants around our beautiful tidal inlet.

  • Help


    Autumn/Winter work is planting and weeding around the inlet shore. Spring/Summer it is mostly vegetable gardening and weeding the shoreline.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have a comfortable caravan with heating and fast fibre internet. Also a separate bathroom and kitchen for helpers. We provide all food. Volunteers make meals in their own kitchen. There are lots of fresh herbs and vegetables and fruit in the garden.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We have bicycles you can borrow to go to the village or to explore the area. There are 3 National Parks nearby for helpers who like to go tramping . (Abel Tasman, Kahurangi, Nelson Lakes). Also beaches and rivers within easy driving distance. Also kayaks and paddleboards for using on the Inlet.

  • 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

    We have fast fibre internet, and there is plenty of space to work.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day 5 days per week

Host ref number: 744782495714

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