Planning a gap year in New Zealand
Finding gap year jobs in New Zealand is easy with Travellers At Work. There are thousands of opportunities available in a range of industries and locations! Here's our guide to planning your gap year in New Zealand.
Step 1 - See what jobs are available
Click the 'Jobs' tab at the top of this page to view all positions currently available in New Zealand with Travellers At Work. All positions are for people on a working holiday visa and are available now. Most jobs are for a short-term (i.e 6-months or less) and are low-skills level positions, suitable for people with minimal experience or low English language levels. Popular jobs for backpackers and working holidaymakers include:
- Call Centre
Step 2 - Get a visa
You will need a visa to enter New Zealand. The visa you use will depend on the nature of your visit, i.e Working Holiday or just for a holiday, your nationality and your age. If you are aged 18-30 years (or 18-35 years in a few countries) you may be eligible for a Working Holiday visa which will allow you to work and travel for up to 12 months, or 23 months if you’re from the UK. You need to have bought a return ticket or enough funds to pay for your return. Your main reason of entering NZ also must be holidaying, with work as a secondary motive.
Step 3 - Book an arrival package
The easiest and most fun way to arrive in New Zealand is with an Arrival Package program. Many different arrival packages exist and generally include the essentials such as your Visa, Bank Account, IRD, Mobile SIM, Airport Transfer and the first few nights accommodation. All of these items can be arranged separately but it’s generally cheaper and a lot easier when purchased together from one company.
Travellers At Work recommends UltimateNz Arrival Package which can be viewed online at www.ultimate.travel. Ultimate’s arrival packages are by far the best-value and contain hundreds of dollars of extra items, saving you lots of money. The UltimateNz Sydney Package contains a complete set-up service plus a week of guided group activities ensuring you arrive safely, make new friends, find work and have lots of fun.
Step 4 - Arrange your flight
There is a wide array of flight and airlines to New Zealand. Travellers At Work recommends shopping around for a great deal. Click here to get a flight quote.
Step 5 - Arrange travel insurance
You will need a suitable travel insurance policy for the duration of your trip. Travel insurance will protect you financially in case of loss / theft / delay or injury whilst travelling. You can purchase travel insurance easily online.
Now you're all set - get on that plane and head to New Zealand!