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Work in New Zealand

Want to earn money as you travel New Zealand? You might need to, so you can sustain a whole year of epic skydives and white-knuckle thrills. We've been experts in New Zealand Working Holidays since 1979, and can help you sort your visa, send you off on your adventure, and support you with all the grown-up stuff while you're there, so you can get on with having fun. Scroll down to find out the essentials...
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New Zealand working holiday visas
If you're 18-30 and looking for the opportunity to live and work in on your travels, then a Working Holiday Visa in New Zealand is the perfect option. You can choose to work (and travel, and play... and roam around one of the most incredible travel destinations on earth) for up to 23 months. The best part? We'll sort your visa out online, no fuss. Let's get plannig!
From £175
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Hello New Zealand starter pack | 4, 6 or 8 days
A 4, 6 or 8 day welcome in either Auckland or Christchurch, including 3, 5 or 7 nights hostel accommodation including daily breakfast and free Wi-Fi, airport arrival transfers, a welcome orientation with a local guide and 12-month membership to Work New Zealand and their dedicated online jobs board. We'll give you help with all of the boring stuff, like finding a job and a SIM card, setting up a bank account and a tax number, so you can concentrate on the fun stuff, like the free social activities we'll throw in for you!
From £223
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The Big One | 7 days
This welcome pack includes everything you'd get in our Hello New Zealand package such as accommodation and support, but we've thrown in heaps of other cool stuff too, like a city walking tour and free Auckland Museum entry, trips around the Bay of Islands, Cape Reinga and Ninety Mile Beach, a pub crawl with free drinks, a Maori cultural performance (so get practicing your Haka), dune surfing, sandboarding, night kayaking and a Kiwi-style beach barbecue. 
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How it works

  • 1. Plan your working holiday
    Head into an STA Travel store at home or call 0333 321 7850 to book your flights, Hello New Zealand starter pack and travel insurance. Apply for a working holiday visa online here
  • 2. Arrive in New Zealand
    Touch down in Auckland or Christchurch, get transferred to one of our favourite hostels, and once your jetlag has settled down meet your local guide for a welcome orientation.
  • 3. I need a job!
    With our CV and job consultation done and access to Work NZ set up, you'll be earning in no time.

Working Holidays in New Zealand: Your questions answered

What are the typical wages in New Zealand?

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Bar work

NZD $16-18 per hour

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Office jobs

NZD $18-25 per hour for administrative or call centre work; expect more for skilled jobs in marketing, PR or accountancy

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Ski work

Upwards of $300 per week, including food and lodging

What is a New Zealand working holiday?

If you're 18-30 and looking for the opportunity to live and work in New Zealand whilst on your travels, then a Working Holiday Visa is the perfect option. Most nationalities can work in New Zealand for up to 12 months, but if you're from the UK, you're eligible to stay for up to 23 months!

How can I find work in New Zealand?

Sign up to one of our handy work support packs for help getting set up and earning those $$$ as soon as possible.

Am I eligible for a New Zealand working holiday visa?

Other than being between the age of 18-30 you will also and have 15-months validity on your passport from the date of entry specified on your visa application for a one year visa, or 26-months validity if you want to apply for the 23 month working visa. You'll also need be in good health with no criminal convictions, and have medical insurance for the length of your stay. Lastly, you'll be asked to prove you have sufficient funds to support yourself in New Zealand and enough money for a return flight back home if needed. So what are you waiting for? Click here to apply online now.

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