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What you offer

Hours per week

Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.


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


Exchange and wash bed linens. Make the beds.


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


Help to grow and cultivate plants.

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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.

Team Dorm

You're part of a team! Get to know them in your dormitory.

Cook your own meal

Feel free to prepare your own meal here

Discounts on Tours

Don’t miss a thing! Get discounts and enjoy your free time.

Discounts on Accommodation

Feel free to explore! Get discounts on partner locations.

Free Laundry

There's a special place where all the clothes get cleaned for free.


Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.


Worldpackers team will guide and advise you before, during and after your trip.

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The Experience

We're looking for staff to help out at our busy lodge with house keeping and some front of office duties for the peak season here in beautiful Kaiteriteri. As the lodge can have a daily turnover of 80-150 people, the ability to work quickly and efficiently are key. We are a small tight knit culture and respect for your job, your superiors and your peers is key. If you think this would fit you, please let us know, we'd love to have you on board :)

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  • Intermediate English

  • Over 22 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
4 weeks

Talk to those who have lived the experience

4 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks


Learning & Fun


My whole experience in Kaiteriteri was not that nice but the hostel is okay and the staff are really helpful and lovely. Specially Cris the receptionist girl is super nice person and she helped me a lot with a ride to Nelson's airport. Thank you guys for everything.

10 months ago


I had a amazing time in the Kaiteri lodge :)
Super fun stuff (Omg i‘m kris and aj already after 1 day away)
Had a great roommate Addison, we fit perfectly together and had together the best time 💖 the hostel was cool, always a lot to do, but I was there for working :D so that’s totally fine.
Good atmosphere and the beach is just down the street
Ibworked most of he Time in the housekeeping but gave a hand for the check outs and in the Beached Whale Restaurant 💓 I come back for Christmas 👋🏾 Thanks for having me KaiteriLodge

about 1 year ago


The best experience every! Everybody is so friendly! You end up getting a second family ^^ the place is amazingly beautiful and a great option to relax from big cities! Food is OMG! Amazing too!!

over 2 years ago

Kaiteri replied

Nancy was a great worker with a friendly smile and we really enjoyed here staying here - :-)


To begin with, my experience was amazing at the Kaiteri lodge. Being my first destination and as well my first experience in worldpacking, I felt very comfortable and accepted right at the start. You are a team at the lodge, everyone bonds, works together, which I find the most important. My days were never dull. I also was never disappointed for supper either (The Chef Liam, is one amazing Chef and always cooked a great meal for us workers.) The staff was very resourceful, engaging and overall really nice! I would recommend this place for everyone, worldpacking or even just to stay a night. :)

over 2 years ago

Kaiteri replied

Thanks Sabriena - we loved having you here and also for coming back to help out when we needed a hand ! Looking forward to seeing you again in October :-)

About Kaiteri Lodge

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  • Response Time: 3 days

About the host

This attractive beach town is 13 kilometres from Motueka and handy to the Abel Tasman National Park. Known for its beautiful golden sand and clear blue-green water, Kaiteriteri is picture perfect and rated in the top 10 beaches in New Zealand – So why wouldn’t you want to work here? Kaiteri Lodge is situated less than 50 meters from the beach front with access to great activities such as kayaking, mountain biking and hiking and is the perfect...

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