Volunteers and Veggies!

One of the most rewarding things since we have been at the Flying Fox is the experience of having volunteers or WWOOFERS stay with us. In exchange for a few hours help each day hosts provide food and accommodation for volunteers. Started in England 1971, the original WWOOF scheme (Willing Workers on Organic Farms) was designed to be a cultural exchange with volunteers learning about organic productions methods and sustainable lifestyles whilst experiencing living with local families. Now worldwide, WWOOF and a number of other similar schemes are providing opportunities for travellers globally.  We have used WWOOF and also belong to couple of schemes such as HelpX and Workaway which enable volunteers and hosts to get together. These subsequent schemes …

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Kia Ora

Kia Ora Koutou and welcome to the first Flying Fox blog post. I wanted to use this post to introduce ‘The Flying Fox’…who we are and what we do! We are Jane and Kelly, owner/operators for the Flying Fox. We moved to The Flying Fox in December 2015 from Whanganui, taking over from the previous owners who originally developed the site into tourist accommodation. We both needed a change from the careers we had been pursuing and this move has allowed us to follow our dream of living rurally and sustainably away from the commercialism of modern society. Kelly has lived in Taranaki and Whanganui areas all his life and spent much of his time working in the bush for …

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Hello World

Welcome, Hi everyone, we are setting up a new blog for our website www.theflyingfox.co.nz to keep you up to date with all the new changes and events at The Flying Fox. To follow our blog please scroll down and add your details.