Looking for Workawayers to help with our family farm's garden in Tolaga Bay, New Zealand


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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    We live on a busy farm near Tolaga Bay where there is always lots of interesting things going on! Experience the thrills of living on a busy farm where we farm sheep & cattle, and have a citrus orchard, lamb rearing shed and large house gardens. We are also busy with environmental projects and native plantings around our waterways.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    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

    Workawayers enjoy great company staying with us. Lots of opportunities to explore all that our beautiful area has to offer. Many people staying enjoy the unique experience of our local culture and accompany us to many local events/ social gatherings. Lovely beaches just minutes away, surfboards available. We work with our helpers and they gain the benefit of learning about our NZ farming and horticultural systems. Everyday there is something different happening. Out on the farm with the animals, citrus orchard or gardens. We are passionate about our healthy farming environment and have several environmental projects happening at present on the farm around our streams and river.
    Workers work from 7.30-8am till 12.30pm generally.

  • Help


    We are a farming couple living just north of Tolaga Bay on the East Coast. Just minutes from beautiful beaches and the Tolaga Bay township. We have an intensive farming operation. Sheep, cattle, cropping ( we grow maize, sweetcorn and squash pumpkins) and a citrus orchard (oranges and mandarins). Lovely modern accomodation with ensuite. Wifi available. Farm cooked meals plus great hospitality is our speciality! We have enjoyed meeting people from all over the world for many years, and have made many lifelong friendships.

    Help is mostly around our house and large gardens with a self sufficient vegetable garden. We also operate a large lamb rearing operation , which is enjoyable for our guests to see from July to September. Staying with us on our busy farm is always interesting and enjoyable. There is always lots of different farming and orchard activities to experience and observe throughout the year.

    During spare time we encourage our Workawayers to explore our area. Tolaga Bay is a small seaside community with about 1000 residents. We have all the basic amenities there. Food shops, petrol station, school etc. We have the longest wharf in the southern hemisphere and a foodtruck that does great coffee too. Also some great picturesque seaside walks

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Lovely modern separate accomodation with ensuite.
    All meals are with us. Good food!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are only minutes away from our beautiful local beach. Great swimming and surfing. Tolaga Bay township is very close as well with shops etc. The famous Tolaga Bay wharf is a great place to visit and walk the length of the wharf. Plus the Cooks Cove walkway is a great walk to do.
    Head north from us and Anaura Bay is great to visit plus Tokomaru Bay and all its history. Gisborne city is 45 minutes south.
    We live in a lovely rural area, rich in local culture/ history, beautiful beaches and gorgeous weather.

  • 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

    7.30am till 12.30 (max 25 hours)

Host ref number: 819752233968