Camp Host (Ōhinemahuta/Onamalutu)

We are looking for camp hosts at Ōhinemahuta/Onamalutu and Rarangi Beach (listed separately: campsites to provide some extra coverage for Department of Conservation (DOC) staff during the busy season. Positions are available for a one week slot or up to four weeks camp hosting.

Tasks include information sharing to visitors, encouraging visitors to pay fees, checking in, radio communication, and cleaning toilets and facilities.

Duties take about three to four hours per day. The rest of the day is your to spend however you like.
Select which week(s) from 4 Dec 2020 - 12 Apr 2021.

You will have a free campsite for your tent or campervan.

Wondering where Ōhinemahuta is? The Ōhinemahuta River was, until recently, known as the Onamalutu River. "In August 2014, the name of the river was officially altered to Ōhinemahuta River. The former name of the river, Onamalutu, was a corruption of Ōhinemahuta, which refers to the place where the Rangitāne/Ngāti Mamoe ancestor Hine Mahuta once lived." [Source:]

To check out what else DOC has going on this summer, go to


No previous experience required. All you need is a tent, campervan, or similar, and the ability to stay overnight for at least one week.

Time commitment:

3 - 4 hours/day
for 1 - 4 weeks during December, January, February, March, or the first two weeks of April.

Getting started:
The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.

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