Working Holiday

Working Holiday in New Zealand

New Zealand
4 to 24 months
18 to 35 years old
4.9(10 reviews)

Complete this quiz & see if you qualify to join this trip

  • Be between 18-35 years of age
  • Be a citizen of an eligible country
  • Have no criminal convictions in the past 5 years

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.


Inclusions

1st job opportunity

Unlimited extra job opportunities

Dedicated Trip Coordinator

Airport transfer

New Zealand tours

4 nights of hostel accommodation

Local life essentials

‘Welcome to New Zealand’ orientation

Permanent accommodation advice

Tax return assistance

Ongoing support from our team

24/7 Global Emergency Line

gWorld access

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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. 

Requirements

To qualify for this trip you must meet the visa requirements.

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. Here’s a list of jobs our travellers generally choose to do on their working holiday in New Zealand.

  • Bar Attendant
  • Laundry Attendant
  • Kitchen Hand
  • Wait Staff & Hosts
  • Retail Assistant
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Chef
  • Housekeeper
  • Front Desk Agent
  • Valet Parking Agent
  • Salesperson 
  • + Loads more!

How it works

Make your decision

Choose your trip style and destination, and confirm your spot with a deposit. Then, open your gWorld account and celebrate, the hardest part is over and the fun is about to begin.

We become friends

You’ll be matched with a personal Trip Coordinator who knows all the ins & outs. They’ll guide you through everything we need to do together, so you can leave your worries behind.

Take-off & touchdown

We’ll get your tickets in-hand and your transfers ready. Then, our in-country team or partner will have everything prepared for your arrival. It’s now time for the real adventure to start.

We've got your back

Never stress, knowing we’re there with you when you need us with ongoing & unlimited local team support and check-ins. And just in case, we’ve got an emergency team on stand-by, 24/7.

Still have questions?

Why go Global

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Worldwide support

Feel confident knowing that someone is always ready to assist throughout the journey & they’re only a call, tweet, comment, text or double tap away, 24/7.

We're the experts

We don’t just say that to brag. With over 10 years in the industry and a team of over 100 passionate pros, you can bet we know our stuff better than anyone else.

Partner network

With over 1,200 partners around the globe, we have access to plenty of exclusive opportunities to make your trip the best it can be.


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Inclusions

1st job opportunity

Before arrival or within the first 4 days or we’ll extend your hostel for free until we find you one.

Unlimited extra job opportunities

So you’ll feel secure knowing you can keep on funding your adventures the entire time you’re on your working holiday.

Dedicated Trip Coordinator

Handpicked from an experienced team who’ve been there, done that and are ready to guide you through your entire journey and leave no question unanswered.

Airport transfer

To take you straight to your included hostel accommodation.

New Zealand tours

In your first few days, enjoy one of two epic activity packages jam-packed with the best local experiences. Option 1: Thrill Seeker - Get your adrenaline pumping on a bungy jump and visit to Rangitoto Island, plus passes to the SkyWalk & SkyTower. Option 2: Explorer - If you love adventure, the Auckland Bridge climb, Waiheke Island Wine Tour and hop-on-hop-off island bus tour is for you.

4 nights of hostel accommodation

Meet other Global Travellers in the heart of Auckland. A 4-person dorm makes it the ultimate lodging for jet-lag recovery, or treat yourself and upgrade!

Local life essentials

We'll give you a New Zealand mobile number & SIM with loads of data & credit for your first month, and help set up your New Zealand bank account and Inland Revenue Department number which you’ll need to work in New Zealand.

‘Welcome to New Zealand’ orientation

Attend our detailed introduction on everything you need to know about life and work in New Zealand.

Permanent accommodation advice

If permanent accommodation isn’t provided with your job opportunity, we can help you find the perfect home.

Tax return assistance

Once your trip is over, we'll get your tax return sorted so you can get some extra cash back in your pocket.

Ongoing support from our team

Think of us as your family away from home. Whether you need advice or a shoulder to lean on, or you’re looking for your next job opportunity, our team will provide you with unlimited support.

24/7 Global Emergency Line

Feel confident knowing we have a worldwide emergency team on standby, 24/7/365, so you can feel safe and secure throughout your whole trip no matter where you are in the world.

gWorld access

Stay organised with your personalised portal where you can keep all of your important documents and trip details in one spot and gain insider access to everything Global.


Working Holiday

Working Holiday in New Zealand

New Zealand
4 to 24 months
18 to 35 years old
4.9(10 reviews)
$1,995USD

Secure your spot for only $695

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


Limited spots available

Earliest available arrival is currently Jan 2020.


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!