Guest House Glenorchy, New Zealand

4 reviews4

Casual staff wanted for stunning remote wilderness lodge!

High demand host
This host has received 5 applications recently. We recommend you apply for other positions too.
Connect with nature
4 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Connect with the locals
3 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Kitchen Hand
Help prepare, finish and serve meals.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Yoga classes
Take free yoga classes at our place.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Discounts on Drinks
Get discounts for drinks and beverages from our bar.
Discounts on Restaurants
Get discounts at nearby restaurants.
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
Discounts on Accommodation
Get discounts for your stay in other hostels.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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Stay at least
3 weeks

The Experience

Main tasks consist of cleaning (rooms, kitchen, bathrooms, toilets etc.) and housekeeping. Sometimes we need help in our cute but very busy cafe/gift shop in Glenorchy with a B&B in the garden. Work includes serving food & drinks, taking orders and cleaning the B&B. Other work may include general maintenance/odd jobs, such as chopping wood, cutting branches, mowing lawns, weeding etc. We try to use your skills as best we can.

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  • Fluent English
  • Between 19 and 80 years old
  • Welcomes solo volunteers, couples, and partners of volunteers

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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  • c) How much did you spend on this trip?

4 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks


Guest House


Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

  • 4 Get in touch with nature
  • 3 Meeting locals
  • 3 Meeting international travelers
  • 2 Learning about sustainability
  • 1 Creating true social impact
  • 1 Immersing in the local culture



I had an amazing time at the guest house. The people were so kind and welcoming and the views are unmatched.

about 1 month ago



The guest house was amazing! the guest house team is happy and friendly, work was easy and not hard, not many hours, the food was amazing, and the whole place is beautiful and clean! The manager Portia is the sweetest person in the world, Toni the owner as well, always happy, and John is always smiling ;) thanks for these days! i hope come back here again

about 2 months ago



Getting to stay at the guest house was overall a wonderful experience - I got to fully connect with nature and experience life in a breathtakingly beautiful and remote part of the world. Everyone I worked and lived with was kind and welcoming, and I'm very grateful for the time I got to spend there. I do think this experience is better for short-term travelers rather than those looking for long-term commitments, since the 20 hours worked in exchange for accommodation do feel like a bit much considering what the other workers I lived with paid for their own rent. Overall, I loved my stay at the guest house!

4 months ago

United States


The guest house lodge rests at the top of the lake and is quite isolated but if that's what you're looking for you'll find no better place to be amongst the mountains and nature. There are sandflies so be prepared, however the staff are very welcoming and happy to help with any needs you may have.

almost 4 years ago

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About the host

Hosted by Toni

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