Ultimate New Zealand Work & Travel

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Trip Highlights

  • Enjoy a week of hostel accommodation when you first arrive in Auckland
  • Get set up with everything you need to find a great paid job, including a bank account, tax number and mobile phone SIM card
  • Find paid work in hospitality, childcare, agriculture, construction and many more industries!
  • See the very best of the North and South Islands with a flexible bus pass
  • Discover beautiful beaches, vibrant cities and mighty mountains
  • Spend up to a year working and travelling in this fantastic country!

Trip Summary

Head to New Zealand and spend a year working and travelling in the country. This fantastic package combines our excellent working holiday programme with our super-flexible bus pass, giving you the best of both worlds! Make the most of 12 months of job support to find great paid work and then spend the money you earn on travelling around the country! You’ll see the very best of the North and South Islands and discover the spectacular landscapes and cities that New Zealand is famous for!

Interested and want to find out more? Download more trip information and detailed itinerary HERE!

Trip Info

Combine 12 months of job support in New Zealand with an epic flexible bus pass around the North and South Islands! Travel, make friends, earn money and have fun on this fantastic Kiwi combo!

What’s included in the package:

New Zealand Paid Work

This excellent programme sets you up with everything you need to find awesome paid work in New Zealand. You’ll enjoy 12 months of job support from our fantastic in-country jobs team, as well as CV tips, interview prep and long-term accommodation advice. The team will also sort out your bank account and tax number so that you can start earning some serious New Zealand dollars as soon as possible!

When you first arrive in New Zealand you’ll enjoy 7 nights of included hostel accommodation. You’ll also receive the following:

  • Welcome pack
  • Orientation day
  • 48 hours Wi-Fi
  • 1 month luggage storage
  • Work NZ Handbook with diary and information about living in NZ
  • Complimentary drink voucher for the hostel bar
  • New Zealand SIM card
  • 12 months’ hostel membership

There are a fantastic range of jobs available in New Zealand, including hospitality jobs, au pair positions, farm work, construction jobs and office work/temporary positions.

Kiwi Experience Bus Pass

Spend up to 12 months travelling around New Zealand with this fantastic flexible bus pass! Following a route that takes in the very best of the North and South islands, this itinerary can be completed in as little as 21 days, or you can take your time and explore for up to a year! You can stay as long or as little as you like in each awesome stop. When you’re ready to move on, just jump back on the bus and get going!

The route runs as follows:

Auckland - Whitianga – Rotorua – Waitomo – Taupo – River Valley – Wellington – Picton – Nelson – Westport – Lake Mahinapua – Franz Josef – Wanaka – Queenstown – Lake Tekapo –Christchurch – Kaikoura – Wellington – Taupo – Auckland

Please Note: You can do this trip in any order you like. You can work and then travel, or travel and then work, or work and then travel and then work again! The choice is yours!

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Accommodation & Meals

New Zealand Paid Work

7 nights of accommodation are included at a buzzing hostel in the centre of Auckland. After your first 7 nights, you can either extend your stay in the hostel or look for a house share with other travellers. Accommodation after the first seven nights is at your own cost.

7 breakfasts are included in Auckland. You will need to purchase the rest of your meals yourself. You can either eat out or grab some food from the local supermarket and prepare meals in the hostel kitchen.

Kiwi Experience Bus Pass

Accommodation is not included with the bus pass. You bus driver will recommend the best hostels in each stop. Meals are not included.

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Eligibility & FAQ's

The minimum age to join this trip is 18 years.

In order to work in New Zealand, you will need to apply for a working holiday visa. To be eligible for a working holiday visa you must:

  • Hold a valid passport, with at least six months remaining following return.
  • Not be accompanied by children on your visit.
  • Have a valid return flight ticket, or have sufficient funds to buy a return ticket.
  • Meet the relevant health and character requirements.
  • Not previously have been approved under the New Zealand Working Holiday Scheme for a visa or permit.

The New Zealand Working Holiday Visa Scheme is currently available to holders of passports from:

Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Poland, Singapore (work exchange programme), Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, and Vietnam.

What Do I Do After My First Seven Days In Auckland?

This is up to you! If you want to start working straight away, you could either stay in Auckland and extend your stay at the hostel or arrange a house share with some fellow travellers, or head off to another part of the country to find work. Alternatively, you could begin your bus pass adventures and save working for later!

How Long Do You Recommend I Travel For On The Bus Pass?

The minimum time to complete the route is 21 days. The pass is valid for up to 12 months. We recommend spending 4-8 weeks to really make the most of this pass.

Can I Extend My Working Holiday Visa?

Yes! You can apply for an extension on your Working Holiday Visa for up to 23 months. You’ll need to fill out an application form and get a medical check-up as part of the process.

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Whats Included

New Zealand Paid Work

  • Airport transfer on arrival
  • 7 night’s accommodation
  • 7 breakfasts
  • Full orientation session
  • Bank account set up assistance
  • 12 months’ online job access
  • Tea and coffee at the hostel
  • 48 hours free Wi-Fi
  • Job assistance at an office in Auckland
  • 24/7 emergency support

Kiwi Experience Bus Pass

  • Bus pass valid for 12 months
  • Extensive tour information provided by bus staff
  • Cathedral Cove, Coromandel
  • Secrets of Bungy, Queenstown
  • Karangahake Gorge
  • Ruakuri Walk
  • Taranaki Falls
  • Nelson Lakes National Park
  • Cape Foulwind
  • Punakaiki Pancake Rocks
  • Lake Matheson
  • 24/7 emergency support

What's Not Included

  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Accommodation (after first 7 nights in Auckland)
  • Meals
  • The cost of the ferry crossings between the North and South Islands if you travel around both islands

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Flights

You should arrange flights to Auckland International Airport (AKL) to arrive any time on the first day of your booking. From the airport, you will need to catch an Airbus to the city centre which is included in your package.

You do not have to start or end your bus pass route in Auckland. You can start and finish wherever you like along the route. A return airport transfer is not included.

To arrange your flights, contact our fantastic flights team on 01892 277037 or email them at [email protected] They will be able to search for the best flight offers to your chosen destinations, so you can plan and organise your trip in one place. Just make sure you give them your full name, as stated in your passport, along with your chosen departure dates, return dates, and any other details you want to include.

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