| Coromandel, North Island |
Activities: Mostly regenerating native bush & 10 acres of grass grazed by cattle. Rare and endangered species present in bush. Predator control, weed control and revegetation main activities on farm.
Comments: Solar power, composting toilet. No children at home, but two large dogs and a cat. Own room, no special diet restrictions, Nearest town, Coromandel, 1 hr so visitors need own car or else need to hitch from Coromandel. Sandy beach 5 min. Woken at night by kiwi calling. Possibly see a kiwi and spend day with kiwi recovery staff.
Hobbies: Feed tui, bellbirds and silvereyes sugar water. Bush walks, swimming, fishing, shellfish collecting, bird watching.
Activities: Not a farm. Gardening – no garden as yet, we welcome someone to start! Assist with preschool helpful but not essential. Some cooking, house work. Work not hard, depends on your skills and preferences.
Comments: Home by the sea (with swimming pool). Preschooler goes to daycare. I will try to supply a room to yourself. Bus to Thames and then change to Coromandel. Ferry from Auckland on Sun, Wed and Fri.
Hobbies: Fishing, hunting, flying, tramping, walking, reading, painting, gardening and travel.
Activities: Busy, country bed & breakfast. Energetic, motivated, committed helpers with initiative for cleaning, gardening (some heavy), renovations, jam/juice making, general outdoor tasks etc. Meticulous attention to detail required. 3-4 hr/day, 6 days/week.
Comments: Stay in lovely, self-contained caravan. May have own bathroom or share depending on guest numbers, outdoor solar shower available for warm weather. Prepare own meals in caravan, I supplement your supplies with homegrown fruit & vegetables and delicious leftovers. Own transport preferable. 3km from town. I assist helpers to experience the best that Coromandel has to offer. However I need time on my own in the evenings so you must be independent. Lesbians and gays welcome. NON-SMOKERS only.
Activities: Organic macadamia orchard. We grow, pick, process, package & market macadamias. We can offer a variety of work.
Comments: Best suited to a couple interested in learning about organic farming. Our specialty is producing great food using our macadamia products, fresh fruit and vege off the orchard. Own transport essential. Must have good English. No Smokers please.
Activities: Not a farm: new easy maintenance holiday park. Cleaning & park maintenance, generally 4 hr/day.
Comments: In summer we will live on-site with our 2 children. Stay in onsite caravan: sleeps up to 4, use main camp facilities: showers, kitchen, TV, computer & laundry. Near natural thermal pools, beautiful coastline: swimming, surfing, kayking, snorkelling & diving. Near Hahei, Cathedral Cove, Cooks Beach. Whitianga 20 min: banks, supermarkets & shops. Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga all about 2˝hr drive.
Activities: Sheep mustering, docking, worming, horse handling, riding young horses, fencing, spraying, gardening, tree planting, general maintenance, shooting/hunting.
Comments: No children at home. Home kill and organic where possible. Can pick up from Paeroa 5 min away. Close to Thames & Waihi. Excellent walks on property and in the Karangahape.
Hobbies: Farming, riding & fishing.
Activities: Dairy farm. Help mostly with milking, getting cows up, setting up electric fences etc.
Comments: Our 3 adult children are all overseas. Close to great hiking at Karangahake and Coromandel. Within an hour driving to fabulous beaches. Pick up from Paeroa, Ngatea or Thames.
Hobbies: Equestrian- dressage, boating & fishing.
Activities: Dairying plus shifting of dry stock plus horse riding for pleasure.
Comments: Adult children & grandchildren visit. In foothills of Coromandel Ranges with walking tracks surround our farm. Close to Thames & Paeroa 12 min. Four spare rooms in a large comfortable farm house.
Hobbies: Horse riding, gardening, water sports.
Activities: Beef and sheep farm on private island on Coromandel Peninsula. Small chalet development. Assist with maintenance of grounds, cleaning of units, feeding animals, moving stock, gardening, housework, cooking etc. Pay for extra hours if required.
Comments: Share self-contained apartment in main house. Main meals supplied not snacks or alcohol. Guests do own cooking and sometimes cook for family and other staff. Pick up from Tairua information centre. Boat transfer required to island (be prepared to stay in backpackers if boat delayed (own cost).
Hobbies: Fishing, diving, snorkelling, kayaks, sailing boats available, some horse-riding possible.
RH & YP
Activities: Not a farm – small campground. Help with gardening, mostly weeding, cutting & general duties.
Comments: 2 young children in the family, husband speaks French. Prefer helpers to stay in own van or tent, making the length of stay open; shorter stay in main house at camping ground may be possible. Helper needs own transport - nearest town 20 min. Will supply dinner but not lunch (I am out & about then). Camping ground has BBQ, pizza oven, outdoor kitchen, swimming river beach 5 min.
Activities: Grazing beef cattle. Help planting trees, gardening and house work. NO DOGS ALLOWED.
Comments: Visitors have own room. Can cater for special diets if required. Miranda Hot Pools 12 min. Ngatea township 15 min & Thames 30 min. Near several beaches.
Hobbies: Art, hand crafts & restoring my old gardens.
Activities: Dairy farm. Work options: Feeding calves and animals. Light farm and house work. In between free time.
Comments: We live close to beaches and towns. Three children at home. Visitors stay in panoramic hill top family home.
Hobbies: bikes, snow boarding, surfing, horse riding and sports.
DJ & JP
Activities: Tourism business operated from property. Duties: conservation work planting natives (winter), weeding & organic garden.
Comments: Visitors have own room,with ensuite. Can arrange pick up from Whangmata 20 mins.
Hobbies: Conservation work to bring back native birds.
Activities: Farming cattle on a coastal farm. Help with caring for animals.
Comments: Visitors have own house on farm. On Whitianga Harbour, close to Hot Water Beach. Coroglen tavern & shop 5 min.
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