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WHV in NZ, Are jobs as easy to come by as they are in Aus???

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1. Posted by yasmintaylor (Budding Member 22 posts) 1y


Just wondering if anyone has done a working holiday in Australia and New Zealand. I've just finished my first year in Australia and thinking about doing one in New Zealand - Just wondering if jobs are as easy to come by in New Zealand as they are in Australia?

Would love some feedback.


Yasmin :)

2. Posted by Borisborough (Respected Member 492 posts) 1y

It depends on what sort of job you want and where you want to work. It'll be fruit-picking season soon but that'll be in the country - they're usually short there. There are often jobs in bars and cafes in Auckland all year round but accommodation is more expensive in Auckland. For an idea of what's available now, type in the job you want or where you want to be in Trade Me or Seek. Good luck!

3. Posted by therook (Budding Member 37 posts) 1y

My boyfriend and I have been here two weeks and I think he already has a job ... but he's a welder :p

Seems to be a lot of fruit picking, thinning and such, and then bar jobs. But there are a lot of places that want free labor as well. Try looking up PickNZ for the regions and types of produce for picking jobs as well. Best of luck!

4. Posted by ShellbyFay (Budding Member 41 posts) 1y

We actually found it easier to get work in NZ than Aus, perhaps it could've been the time of year, we looked for work at the beginning of summer.

If you're not fussy you could easily find work in hotel housekeeping, fruit picking and restaurants etc

5. Posted by backpackblogger (Budding Member 58 posts) 1y

I agree with #4 - NZ jobs were easier to get for me - but I was in the same situation... arrive NZ beginning of summer. Arrived OZ end of summer.

Hope that helps!