Outdoor Pursuits and Rural Fun in Taranaki, New Zealand


New Zealand

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 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

  • Description


    We are a not-for-profit outdoor activities centre.

    We change lives by honing leadership skills and giving camp participants a taste of what they are capable of. The centre has it's own accredited high ropes course. This is outdoor pursuits, education and training - so if you like the outdoors - then this is the place for you. Activities could include kayaks, high ropes, archery, zip line, waterslide, drama and much more.

    Based in a rural setting and adjacent to Everett Park, surrounded by protected bush it is a haven for local bird life. A real country feel and only 8km from Inglewood (the closest town) 25km to New Plymouth (the nearest city)

    We are just gearing up for another busy spring and summer camp program season and are looking for help in preparing all the buildings. The camp is next door to a dairy farm which is another workaway host - so there would be plenty of opportunity for meeting others is the area and other workaway people.

    Your host is Paul, who has been running the camp for over 20 years with a non-denominational christian based approach. Together with his lovely border collie dog Bliss they keep everything working. Rachel is the Operations Manager and has spent time travelling and working with children and is very passionate about the outdoors.

    There is opportunity to use some of the camp facilities outside of camp time, paddle a kayak on the small lake, walk in the beautiful forest, use the hall/gym for your own fitness activities or have the large TV room all to yourself!

    We do have a legal requirement to run a New Zealand police check on any workaway that stays here owing to the fact that there are children visiting. You have to agree to this to be able to stay here.

    Through December we will not be able to host any workaways, due to closure over the Christmas period, however we will be starting back up on January 8th 2018.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Charity work
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Learn about the local area as well as explore the lovely bush scenery. Play at camp with the selection of activities and meet the instructors and staff who make this place tick.

  • Help


    Most of the help will be in relation to getting the camp prepared for the season. Cleaning of buildings, waterblasting, mowing, gardening etc.

    During camp time there will be need to pack up, clean up and general organisation. Help in the kitchen would also be useful.

    Looking for a great attitude and people who wish to pitch in to make a difference.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken


  • Accommodation


    Accomodation is a self contained studio cottage at the bottom of the park - directly overlooking the high ropes course. Cottage has a shower, toilet and small kitchen. Some self catering will be necessary when camps are not running and the main kitchen is not in action.

    Set up with two single beds (that can be pushed together) the cottage is ideal for two friends or a couple.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The Taranaki Region of New Zealand has recently been voted the second best region in the world to visit by Lonely Planet. And no wonder, with mountains. beaches, incredible landscape, world class art galleries and museums- there is something for everyone. If you are into walking, scenery and the outdoors- then this is the place for you. Fairly untouched and off the usual "tourist" track - the region is (in our opinion) one of the best kept secrets of New Zealand travel.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

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    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 998567288718