Hack Farm

horsing around
Golden Bay


Volunteers at the Hack Farm

The Hack Farm is in continuous improvement and growth and therefore we welcome volunteers or interns in hospitality, farming/gardening and horsemanship. You will need a Work and Holiday Visa from NZ Immigration


Please look through our requirements before you apply.

General requirements

The Hack Farm is looking for pro-active people with a can do attitude. We are looking for people who are willing to invest 4 weeks or more of their time. This time is necessary to acquaint yourself with the Hack Farms daily operations and being able to contribute as well. Our diet consists preferably of what we grow ourselves, and as we have some freezer stock we cannot always cater well for vegetarians or vegans. We are looking for people with a good work ethic who are resilient to a little hecticness every now and then. A second language like French, Spanish, ... would be great. We do have a riders weight limit of 90 kg.


Our accommodation options are a 8-site camping ground and a 6-bed Farm stay in our “Funky Farmhouse”. Volunteers/interns are in charge of the welcoming of guests, the housekeeping and cooking. If you enjoy the company of people and can give our guests that bit of extra friendliness, we are looking for you.

Farming & Gardening

The Hack Farm is 12 hectare Farm with 13 horses, a house of chickens, some cows and a beautiful edible garden. Volunteers/interns are in charge of taking care of the animals and maintaining the garden & grounds. Tasks include de-weeding, fencing of the property, feeding the animals and planting & growing crops.

Horsemanship & Guiding

If you have specialized training or ambitions in horsemanship or vaulting please contact us to talk about what we can offer each other.

Creative talents are welcome!

We provide a inspiring environment for artists who would like to add to our home in the forms of for example painting, photography, graphic design or video footage.