Spend Time in Sub Tropical Northland New Zealand!

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The Exchange

Hi Wordpackers, We're looking for a FUN couple or 2 girls/guys around 25 years old, with a great work attitude who can commit for a month or more if possible. Duties include cleaning cottages/studios for guests, general maintenance and gardening work in the mornings, 5 mornings a week (4 hours max) and one afternoon a week to help with guest check-ins.


25 hours of help per week

Cleaning: Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.

Housekeeping: Exchange and wash bed linens. Make the beds.

Reception: Help with check-ins, check-outs and attend to guests.

Gardening: Help to grow and cultivate plants.

What you get

2 days off per week

Private Room: Have a private room to chill and relax just by yourself.

Breakfast: Get your free breakfast, the most important meal of the day.

Lunch: Free lunch is served y'all, get yours!

Dinner: Have your free dinner before going to bed.

Cook your own meal: Feel free to prepare your own meal here

Bikes at your disposal: Hop on my bike, baby! Free to use bicycles.


Fluent English

Between 21 and 50 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

The resort is family owned and run and so is a very friendly, peaceful place to come and stay for a while. The main work is to prepare the cottages and apartments for guest arrival at 2pm. The sub tropical grounds are extensive so we have lots of landscaping and gardening work also.

Activities & Shift

Usually the working day starts at 9, 8.30 in the summer when we are more busy. Depending on the amount of house keeping required we usually work through until 12 and have lunch then finish off with maintenance work, gardening, laundry for an hour or so afterwards.

Once a week we ask volunteers to swap a morning duty and do check in of guests in the afternoon 3-7pm. This is a good way to learn the computer reservation system and to meet new people!

We definitely try to let people have 2 days a week off, definitely 1 day. Hours are adjusted as necessary to fit in with the agreed number.