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Persons: 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 23782
Region: North Canterbury

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Last Updated: November 19, 2019

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Nestled in the beautiful Southern Alps is the historic settlement of Cass (approx half way between Christchurch and Greymouth). I am offering private accommodation, (separate from the house with own bathroom) and all groceries/meals in exchange for odd jobs - painting, gardening and lawn mowing.
There is plenty to do in the area including fishing on many of the nearby high country lakes (1.6km spectacular walk to Lake Sarah) day walks/ tramping in Arthurs Pass National Park and Craigieburn forest Park, skiing on one of the 5 local ski fields, four wheel driving, Scree jumping (down Sugar Loaf). A short drive to Cave stream scenic reserve (one of the south Islands best free activities) and Castle Hill natural rock climbing park (where scenes from Lord of the Rings and Narnia were filmed). Other nearby facilities are The Bealey Hotel (10mins) and Arthurs Pass 20mins. In exchange I would like four hours work per day. Cass can be reached by car, bike, the Tranzalpine train, or transport providers such as the West Coast Shuttle. It is 700 metres from the turnoff on State highway 73.
Most famous for the Rita Angus painting of the railway station.
Wireless available.
Your english should be at a reasonable level to be able to communicate :)
If you are interested in coming to stay, please get in touch.

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