Work and Travel

New Zealand

A working holiday is the ultimate way to immerse yourself in the country’s incredible natural beauty and vibrant culture while earning money to support your travels. With diverse job opportunities ranging from hospitality, to farming, to adventure tourism, and a generous minimum wage of around $22.00 per hour. Picture yourself bungee jumping off towering cliffs, hiking through rugged mountains, or sipping wine in picturesque vineyards – all while gaining work experience and meeting friendly locals.

Why Work and Travel

Our Work and Travel Program provides the opportunity to have freedom and make your own decisions, while having a local company to assist you from the arrival stage and to provide guidance throughout your stay in New Zealand.

We’ll equip you with all the tools needed to hit the ground running to live, work, travel and fully immerse yourself in the Kiwi way of life. All you need to bring is a sense of independence, motivation and a thirst for adventure.

Program Schedule

You’ll arrive in the vibrant city of Auckland and for the first three nights of your trip, we’ve arranged for you to stay in a fantastic downtown hostel with daily breakfast.

You’ll receive an informative “arrival package” with information about your airport transfer and accommodation. Plus, we’ll provide you with a pre-arrival information package loaded with tips and advice to help you prepare for your adventure, including opening a New Zealand bank account, applying for your IRD (Tax number) and preparing your CV to win the job, we’ve got it all covered for you.

Once you arrive in Auckland, you’ll have a full day to explore this incredible city and take in all its sights and sounds. On Tuesday, we’ll gather as a group for orientation and prepare you for the journey ahead. And, if you’re not ready to leave Auckland right away, no problem! You can extend your stay by booking additional nights at the hostel.

Arrival Accommodation

We’ve partnered with a brand new Auckland Hostel that will be your home away from home for the first three nights of your journey.

The Pod accommodation is designed to give you the perfect night’s sleep after your long haul flight. Your own private Pod is complete with everything you need to recharge and refresh. With your own light, USB charging port, power supply, WIFI, locker, and fan, you’ll have everything you need to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

The hostel also offers a range of amenities, including fully-equipped kitchen facilities, common areas, workspaces, an onsite restaurant/bar, and laundry facilities. Plus, the hostel’s central location means that you’ll be perfectly positioned to explore all that Auckland has to offer.

Work and Travel Orientation

During your orientation we’ll cover everything you need to know about living, working and traveling in New Zealand, including;

  • New Zealand Culture – what you can expect
  • Water, earthquake, driving and travel safety information
  • Advice and assistance with securing long and short term accommodation
  • Assistance to perfect your CV/Resume and ensure you are prepared for your job application
  • In depth information about where and how to find work in New Zealand, including interview advice so you win the job
  • New Zealand Bank Account (this process starts pre-arrival)
  • IRD (Tax Number)
  • Advice and information about tax and superannuation
  • Assistance with booking courses e.g. First Aid, Bartending etc.
  • Assistance to buy a car, plus information on car insurance / warrants / roadside assistance / driving safety
  • Travel advice and bookings. Our Travel Experts are here to help make sure you have an unforgettableadventure in New Zealand, with member-only discount and packages to fit any budget. Our friendly team are here to help with anything else you may need during your time in New Zealand!

What’s Included?

  • Visa Assistance

  • Pre-arrival information

  • Airport transfer

  • 3 Nights’ Pod Accommodation
    with breakfast and WIFI

  • New Zealand Bank Account and IRD (tax number) set up

  • NZ Sim Card

  • Work and Travel Orientation

  • Job Support

  • Group lunch and activity

  • Discounted travel bookings

  • 24/7 emergency assistance

Total Fees –
$449 USD (check your exchange rate here)

$99 Program deposit payable with initial booking

$350 payable 6 weeks prior to arrival

More about fees here

Typical Work and Travel Jobs

  • Fruit Picking

  • Farm Jobs

  • Hospitality Jobs 

  • Construction/labouring

  • Events

  • Cleaning / Housekeeping

  • Office Work

Minimum Program

  • Aged 18-30 (35 for some visa countries) 

  • Intermediate level English or above

  • Ability to obtain a Working Holiday Visa for New Zealand

  • Completed online application form + pay your $99 program deposit, provide flight details and pay remaining fee at least 6 weeks prior to arrival

  • Be a happy and motivated person with an open mind

Click here for more information about our application and placement process

Internex provides the following additional services;

  • Travel Insurance
  • Additional hostel accommodation to extend your arrival package
  • Longer term Auckland Accommodation: hostel or homestay
  • Pre purchased car
  • Pre booked travel

Additional services can be added to your booking during the application process.

“I stayed 6 months in the beautiful ski resort of Panorama. I had a really great time up there. I had the chance to work as a Ski Instructor which I loved. I also had enough time to enjoy the mountains and discovered all the terrain. I will definitely suggest Winter Ski jobs in Canada to my friends who want to work in Canada – especially if they love to ski and have a lot of fun”  

Jonas, Switzerland – Winter Ski Resort Instructor Canada, April 2009

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