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Work & Travel in New Zealand – at Greenheart Travel

Work & Travel in New Zealand – at Greenheart Travel


New Zealand

Employment Type


Contract Length

3-6 Months 6-12 Months 1 Year+


Hospitality Working Holiday

Job Description

Program Details:
  • Spend up to a year working and traveling in New Zealand
  • Assistance finding work in bars, restaurants, hostels, farms, and other short-term jobs
  • Sufficient salary to live and travel
  • Save up to $500 NZD/month after living expenses
  • Pre-departure and in-country support
  • Welcome Week in Auckland and the Bay of Islands with daily excursions and group activities
  • Friends, couples, and siblings are welcome!
Welcome Week

During your first week in New Zealand, you’ll have 7 days of activities and excursions where you’ll get to know fellow travelers and enjoy your introduction to this gorgeous country!


  • 4 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners. 1 Lunch
  • Auckland Skytower Pass
  • Auckland City walking tour
  • Frenzi Pub Crawl
  • Overnight Scenic Cruise of the Bay of Islands
  • Target shooting
  • Night Kayak or Swim
  • Star –Gazing Session
  • Sunrise at Sea breakfast (and swim)
  • Gathering Sea Food
  • Exploring WWII artifacts
  • Island trekking to see ancient Maori fortifications



  • Citizen of one of the following: USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, EU
  • Be between the ages of 18-30 years old
  • Must be outside of New Zealand for the visa application process
  • Be a native English speaker or have near-native fluency



Your salary will depend on how often you decide to work and what work you end up getting into. However, you are guaranteed to make the minimum wage for the type of work you’re doing ($15 – $25 NZD/hour), and as long as you’re working 25-35 hours per week, you’ll be making enough to live and travel on. Participants working in professional fields can generally expect to make more than this.

Types of Jobs

Start dates for June – October:

  • Positions working at ski resorts
  • Bartending
  • Working in hostels and hotels

*July and August tend to be the slowest months of the year

Start dates for December – May:

  • Harvesting and fruit picking
  • Bartending
  • Working in hostels and hotels

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