Be a volunteer with the Karangahake Gorge at your doorstep!

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The Exchange

For 2 hours of work a day, your accommodation right opposite the magnificent Karangahake Gorge will be covered. Tasks include maintenance of the guesthouse rooms, checking in guests and light-to-moderate labour work. A bed in the mixed bunk room will be yours, inclusive of free Wifi, TV with SKY, various DVDs and an en suite shared shower/bathroom. Use of facilities like spa pool, cold pool, casual bicycles, laundry facilities are also covered.


14 hours of help per week

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

Housekeeping: Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.

Reception: Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.

Gardening: Help grow plants and cultivate gardens

What you get

2 days off per week

Shared Dorm: You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.

Free Laundry: You can use our laundry room freely.

Free Tours: We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!

Get free drinks or beverages.: Drink up! Get free and tasty drinks for yourself.

Bikes at your disposal: You can use our bikes any time you want.

Pick Up: We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.

Use our equipped kitchen: Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.


Beginner English

Over 18 years old

Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

A minimum of 2 hours work per day is required in exchange for a room, could be private or in a shared dorm depending on availability. Extra hours are optional for payment.

Activities & Shift

Cleaning rooms after guests check out, Greeting and socialising with guests during the day. Any outside work required can be carried out during the day.