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10 reasons to do a working holiday in New Zealand

You’re thinking about it. Weighing up the idea of moving half-way across the world vs. staying at home and building a career. What if we were to tell you that moving over to New Zealand on a working holiday visa could not only help you start to build your career, but you’d make money, travel an incredible country and have a lot of stories to tell at the end of it (some that you probably wouldn’t want to tell your Mum… sorry Mum.)

Well, that’s what we’re here to do. And not only give you one reason to move to the land of the hobbits, great wine and endless adventure… but ten.

beach in New Zealand

You can apply for a 23-month visa, if you’re thinking long-term

If that sounds like way too much commitment (we hear you) you can also apply for a 12 month visa and then decide to extend it at the end. Plus, no back-breaking, rise-at-dawn farm work is required. Just a medical certificate. Perfect.

 

New Zealand is rated 2nd in the world of best places to live and work in the 2018 HSBC Expat Explorer survey

If you don’t want to take our word for it, take the hundreds of thousands of expats that filled in the survey.

 

And it was ranked the 2nd safest country in the world in the 2018 Global Peace Index

There’s nothing better than moving to a country where the people love and respect each other. One love and all that (boyband Blue knew the deal).

 

You can live your best life here. Literally.

The lifestyle choices over in New Zealand are as endless as they are epic. If you want to backpack and chill… you got it. If you want to work hard, then spend your weekends surfing and sailing… you got it. Days filled with adrenaline-fuelled activities, sure. Kicking back and relaxing with a beer and your mates in the evenings, hiking in the great outdoors, road tripping or taking it easy for a year. Whatever you want to do, you can do it in New Zealand.

 

The scenery

Hooker Valley Kiwi Experience

Look at it. LOOK. AT. IT.

 

You’ll make more money than you probably would at home

Wages start from $16 an hour (approx £8.25) for barista, bar and hospitality jobs, or from $20 an hour for office, labour and shop work. 99 problems, but money ain’t one.

 

You can study for up to six months on a working holiday visa

You don’t even need to work on your working holiday visa… if you want the opportunity to study there instead, you can do that too.

 

So many adventures are just on your doorstep

From white water rafting in the Tongariro River to skydiving over Lake Taupo, channelling your inner Gandalf in Hobbiton to exploring endless volcanic landscapes… you could literally walk out your door and be presented with about five different adventures.

 

Incredible trip + valuable experience on your CV = New Zealand working holiday

Don’t forget, whatever you do when you’re working in New Zealand, you can put on your CV. Working in a new country is beneficial in so many ways: not only could it match your career interests, but it’ll show your new employer that you’re confident, resourceful, and willing to take on a challenge. Who doesn’t want to hire someone like that?!

 

You’ll make mates for life

Last but not least, you’re guaranteed to make friends, whether you go over there on your own or with a few buddies. From the occasionally cramped hostel dorms that offer non-stop social activities, to the group tours that get you ticking off all the highlights, to your fellow working holiday-makers that you’ll meet if you go over there on one of our starter packs!

 

Convinced? We can get you there, set you up in a hostel and sort you out with a working holiday starter pack all from £1,013. How?

We’ve got return flights from £599

Visas from £195...

And 4,6 or 8-day welcome starter packs from £219!