World-Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF) is a network that allows young travellers to help out at farms and organisations in return for food and board. As we had planned lots of jobs over the winter months, using „Wwoofers“ was an ideal solution for us. We had helpers from Germany, France, Hungary, Australia, Austria, USA and Switzerland who gave their all to help us and were able to achieve unbelievable results. Thanks again guys and girls! Apart from their active help, the Wwoofers also brought new insights and inspiration into Wairua which we really enjoyed and appreciated.
We called in the professionals when it came to the removal of a huge oak tree and 5 Japanese cedars. Chris and his team from Tricky Trees helped to bring light, sunshine and views into Wairua Lodge – now our guests can enjoy more spacious grounds and wonderful rainforest views. It was a painful decision to cut down the trees, but made easier as they were not native to the rainforest – the preservation of which we intend to foster sustainably.