Enjoy working with horses in Northland, New Zealand


New Zealand

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    Come and experience the winterless north filled with early settlers history and many cultural sites and museums. We are 1 hour north of Paihia where you can visit The treaty of Waitangi and Muesum, historic Russell, Haruru Falls while having a cultural tour on Taiamai tours waka. 1 hour further north you can visit 90 mile beach and then travel along the beach to Cape Reinga a spiritual place for Maori and the meeting of the 2 oceans. Experience kiwi culture and farm life and good kiwi cooking. ( you won’t be hungry!) We have a veggie garden, chooks and cattle to sustain our diet. You must like animals as we have plenty. We can offer local cultural knowledge of the area and if interested can take you riding along northlands beautiful beaches, go fishing and gather seafood as has been done for generations. You will have a seperate bedroom but will share a bathroom. You will share the 3 bedroom house with extensive rural and sea views with a couple who have grown children of their own.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • 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

    Northland is steeped in early history and cultural sites. Having worked in tourism we can offer advice on tours to get full benefit of culture. We can take guided tour on horseback along beaches and show cultural sites off the beaten tourist track. We offer a kiwi rural culture experience wit healthy eating and living.

  • Help


    Animal lovers are a must as we have plenty. We would like help with lifestyle block living such as feeding animals, gardening, maintenance, horse riding and small household chores when needed. Your own transport will enable you to get around on your own.People experienced in horse care is a bonus.. couples or singles are ok easygoing personality , independent and a smile is great.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Own bedroom and shared bathroom. Share open plan living home with rural and sea views with the 2 owners.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Hole in the rock. Cape Reinga, Wairere boulders, Gumdiggers Park, Treaty if Waitangi, Muesum, Russell,fishing,kayaking, swimming , Darryl’s Dinner Cruise, horse riding,hiking, Waka up Haruru Falls,Ancient Kauri Muesum. Own transport would make it easier to get around . Local tours could pick up from end of road.

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    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?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 998974953457