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Waihi
All Year: Yes
Area (ha):
Persons: 4
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 88217
Region: Coromandel

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Last Updated: October 13, 2018

Please note: no helpers needed at the moment.

We are guardians of a small conservation block at the top of the Waitawheta Valley, situated 5 minutes off the Karangahake Gorge, 10 minutes to Waihi town and 15 minutes to Waihi Beach. The land sits at the northern gateway to the Kaimai Forest Park (by the entrance to Waitawheta Track) and a short stretch of "Deans Track" crosses our property.

Our main project is restoration of a significant wetland on our property. Currently 6 acres, we are working to restore it back to cover the entire low point of the land - approximately 11.5 acres. We have small tasks to do throughout the year involving hand-releasing (weeding around) immature trees so they don't get overtaken, preparing for planting, propagating seed trays at the local community nursery and actual planting of trees.

At the moment we welcome travelers with their own sleeping van/bus to park up at our house and use our cottage like their own (shower, toilet, lounge, tv etc) and enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner with us in exchange for 3 hrs work a day. We will not have accommodation on site until around April 2019.

Finally, to introduce us we are a family of three, James and Sarah and our daughter Daisy born in 2017. Come and enjoy the Waihi area. Outstanding hiking, cycling, swimming is all around us, we even have an amazing waterhole for summer swimming! Nau mai, haere mai.

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