Theo Perry

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Wanganui, New Zealand
Minimum Stay:
Two weeks or more


Hikurangi StayPlace

"We enjoy the challenges of a new business, and enjoy meeting people who seek answers rather than problems."

This is the Deal

Hikurangi is a former old folks home that has been converted to backpacker/bed and breakfast accommodation. It is a modern facility and is well equipped.

Welcome Skills: Cooking, administration, marketing, Gardening


There is an old homestead that is our home. The ground floor level has a well equipped kitchen and is to become a cafe.

There are three accommodation wings with a total of thirty-three rooms, most with en-suite bathrooms. One wing will not be used initially.

There is nearly 1ha of grounds with extensive gardens. Guest facilities include a games room with pool, table tennis, indoor bowls and darts, a day room for cooking and mingling with others and a chapel for reading and quiet relaxation.

The property is only 1.1km from the city centre and is walking distance to parks and tourist points of interest. It is close to the main roads.

What Else

Volunteers would have a private room with en-suite facilities, wifi at all times and, when possible, flexible arrangements.

- Smokers allowed

+ Internet Access

- Have animals/pets