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11. Posted by Jaynz (Budding Member 10 posts) 2y

hey :) I went to Newzealand for 6 months and ended up staying two years! one in queenstown and one in wanaka! unbelievable places. Work is easy enough to come by if you have a good personality. I worked in a call centre in queenstown for the first few months, which is basically the starting point for any traveller as they always have jobs. the work is terrible but the people and craic is amazing,. Plenty of bars and cafes also always looking for staff :) xx

[ Edit: Edited on 09-May-2014, at 10:01 by Jaynz ]

12. Posted by SelinaJay (Budding Member 6 posts) 2y

Hi bex76, I'm flying to Auckland end of September to hopefully work and live for a few months before moving on somewhere else. Could you or anyone else please recommend where to stay in Auckland as I'm going to book accommodation next week. Thank you and also where is the best place to spend Christmas and New year in New Zealand? Selina x

13. Posted by T66anh (Budding Member 26 posts) 2y

Hey guys. I have been in Auckland since may and I managed to get a job within the first week of being here in a call centre. Money isn't great but it's easy and the office I work in is great. I am currently staying with family but at the weekends I stay at the attic backpackers which I'm hoping to move into at the end of September. They have a lot of long term working residents there ranging from different ages and back grounds. I do highly recommended this hostel it's friendly big and clean place. X

14. Posted by SelinaJay (Budding Member 6 posts) 2y

Ah that's great to know, it is a little daunting knowing what hostels to book in advance without seeing them. That's reassuring that it's quite easy to get a job. Ooh I can't wait, I want to be there now. Not long though. Hopefully I'll make some friends on here before I go as travelling alone! Also what's the best way to travel from the airport when you arrive? X

15. Posted by T66anh (Budding Member 26 posts) 2y

Well if you stay at the attic I'll be there in September all being well. But I'm about if you would like to meet up it is hard doing it alone but everyone is in the same boat and are just welcoming and nice here I promise you that there is nothing to be scared off. As for travelling from airport it all depends on what time you get in etc. But buses run very regularly or taxi is about 60-70 bucks to the centre which isn't to bad.

I remember being like you wanting to be here sooner. But time will soon come round honestly it's awesome you are doing a great thing :) x

16. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3713 posts) 2y

Quoting SelinaJay

Hi bex76, I'm flying to Auckland end of September to hopefully work and live for a few months before moving on somewhere else. Could you or anyone else please recommend where to stay in Auckland as I'm going to book accommodation next week. Thank you and also where is the best place to spend Christmas and New year in New Zealand? Selina x

Hi Selina

I can't recommend any particular hostels because the one I stayed in has gone now, but I do suggest staying in one of the suburbs rather than the city centre as you'll get a much better feel for the city that way. Ponsonby, Mount Eden and Parnell are all lovely, leafy suburbs with lots of bars and restaurants, and they're still really close to the city. Kinglsand is also pretty cool and worth considering.

For New Year, check out Rhythm and Vines on the East Coast; I've never been but it's supposed to be awesome. Auckland has fireworks but it's not that spectacular to be honest.

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