Working Holiday · WH-NZ

Working Holiday in New Zealand

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

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  • 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 interviews 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. 

We know that one of the elements of a successful working holiday is to find local, seasonal employment to use as a means to fund your travels around the country. We also know that only certain businesses and industries will even consider hiring a traveller. We develop and maintain partnerships with hundreds of local businesses that do hire travellers, so you can save yourself time, money and stress with our Guaranteed Interview Before Arrival* and Unlimited Extra Interviews* to make your working holiday the best experience it can be.

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

Guaranteed interview before arrival*

Unlimited extra interviews*

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 interviews and help 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 interview.

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, 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 & locations 

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

From seaside towns to world-renowned mountain resorts and bustling cities in between, we’ve got connections to host companies dotted all over New Zealand, so you could find yourself working in any of these destinations. 

  • Auckland
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Queenstown
  • Rotorua
  • Dunedin
  • Mount Cook
  • Waiheke Island
  • Hawkes Bay
  • Hamilton
  • Nelson
  • + 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.

Time to go

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.

24/7 support

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.

Reviews

Imogen R
Booked in Feb, 2020

Calum was amazing at answering all of my questions. He was super helpful and very friendly:) Thank you Calum

Ashley E
Booked in Aug, 2019

Stacey has been so helpful and kind through all the processes with getting me to New Zealand. She is very friendly and I love how everyone who I have spoken to is just so welcoming and it instantly feels like I have already made friends. Everyone really lightens the mood and really makes it all... Read more

James F
Booked in Nov, 2019

Amazing service and amazing staff, Cohen really helped me get set up with my trip to New Zealand and as a local himself had a more in depth chat with me!

Jack C
Booked in Oct, 2019

Really personal and friendly people to talk to. Easy as ever.

Serena W
Booked in Aug, 2019

My travel agent was amazing! She was so sweet and kind, she cared and made talking about this fun. She gave me ideas and is so good at what she does! She made me feel very comfortable and we laughed a lot and had fun. My experience was so awesome. I feel like i want to know her in person. I loved... Read more

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