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Working Holiday · WH-NZ

Working Holiday in New Zealand

New Zealand
4 to 24 months
18 to 35 years old
4.9(19 reviews)

Trip overview

Discover what it’s like to live like a local on our Working Holiday in New Zealand trip. Travel New Zealand’s playground packed full of outdoor adventure and have the security of a local job to fund your trip. In the North Island, admire the white-sand beaches, sip wine at world-class wineries, unwind in the hot springs or trek to the top of a volcano. Further south, raft down raging rapids, explore the stunning snow-capped mountains, hike the uncrowded trails and ski the pristine powder.

We offer the complete package and, most importantly, score you job opportunities with awesome local businesses so you can stay longer and fund all your New Zealand adventures! Our team will help you get set up with everything you need to kickstart this new exciting adventure. From working holiday visa application advice, transfers and accommodation, local experiences, a New Zealand local bank account and mobile number, and so much more, we’ve got you covered. 

Completely immerse yourself in a new culture, meet lifelong friends as you work and travel New Zealand. Best of all, you’ll break away from your usual routine back home and have endless adventures. With the freedom to travel as far and wide as you want between jobs, this trip is perfect for those who dream of being more than the average tourist and adventure for longer.


1st job opportunity before arrival

Unlimited extra job opportunities

Dedicated Trip Coordinator

Working holiday visa guidance

Personal Travel Concierge

Private airport transfer

4 nights of hostel accommodation

"Welcome to NZ" virtual orientation

Local life essentials

Auckland sightseeing tour

NEW FOR 2020

NZ experience day

Auckland bar crawl

NEW FOR 2020

Permanent accommodation support

$200 Global Tour Voucher

NEW FOR 2020

Tax return assistance

Ongoing support from our team

24/7 Global Emergency Line

gWorld access

$250 off your next trip

Just in case it’s not clear already, we’re not an employment or recruitment agency, so please don’t book with us if that’s what you’re looking for. We sell and organise amazing international travel experiences for the purpose of cultural exchange & education. If a trip has a paid work option, this is not mandatory to do and is there as a means to fund your travels only, and no fee is charged by us for this component. All payments you make are for travel and local support services. If you’re still confused, please get in touch.

Trip details

Our Working Holiday in New Zealand trip is designed to get you set up abroad as quickly and safely as possible. Our expert team take care of all those stressful essentials you need to get set up overseas, like visa applications, bank accounts, New Zealand job opportunities and finding the perfect place to live. Simply, we’re here to ensure your transition to working abroad in New Zealand is seamless.

Arrive into the country with the confidence that you are one step ahead of every other traveller starting off on their working holiday in New Zealand journey. You’ll have more time to focus on you and planning your adventures around New Zealand! With the hard work already done, you can relax into your first few days in New Zealand, see the epic sights and meet new friends before starting your first job opportunity. Our dedicated team will support you throughout the entire journey and when it’s time for something new, feel comfortable taking off and exploring this incredible action-packed country knowing we’ve got your back when you need your next job opportunity.

When you work in New Zealand you become more than just a tourist. Spend more of your time, exploring, seeing the breathtaking landscapes and road tripping with mates instead of sweating the logistical stuff. We’re here to save you time, money, stress and even the potential of returning home early! You can only get a New Zealand working holiday visa once, so make your time count. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to live and work in New Zealand and there will be plenty of ‘pinch me, I’m really here’ moments along the way. 


To qualify for this trip you must meet the visa requirements, and have 6 months of paid work experience by time of arrival.

What extra costs will I have?

Flights, travel insurance, visa, criminal background check, souvenirs & spending money.

Trip itinerary

The beauty of this trip is that you have the freedom to create your own adventure and you can do it however you please. But, for a rough idea, this is how most travellers spend their first few days:

Day 1

Once you’ve touched down at Auckland Airport, your private transfer will be waiting for you outside. They’ll take you into Auckland to your initial accommodation at a top-rated hostel where we’ll cover the first 4 nights for you. Relax, make some new friends and settle in!

Trip location

Arrive in Auckland so you can attend your orientation session. After that, you’re free to roam as you please.

Traveller jobs

From seaside towns to world-renowned mountain resorts and bustling cities in between, we’ve got connections to job opportunities dotted all over New Zealand, so your options are pretty endless. Land an entry to mid-level job which will be fun and social, so you can make friends, learn new skills and have the freedom to explore new places. Located all across the country, here’s a list of the industries most of our Partner Organisations are in that you could expect to find yourself being matched with too!

  • Hospitality
  • Tourism
  • Ski Resorts
  • Summer Resorts
  • Farming
  • Hotels & Lodges
  • Labour & Construction
  • Sales
  • + More

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Deposit is 100% refundable if you don’t qualify.

Payment plans available

Pay your trip off in instalments that you get to choose.

Lifetime Deposit Guarantee

If you change your mind or something comes up, we’ll let you change your travel dates or your trip, or even gift your deposit to a friend!