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1. Posted by Samson Green (Budding Member 10 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!


My girlfiemd and i travel to new zealand tomorrow. For the first month or so we will just be travelling but then we might look at some temporary work.

Can anyone recommend which are the popular more higher paid jobs we can do on a working holiday visa? Or are they all similar pay? We dont mind getting our hands dirty and gettin stuck in and we both love animals. Ideally we want to be able to save enough money so we can keep jumping countries... we are thinking of maybe working the winter. Neither of us have any ski experience but i am an electrical engineer and my girlfriend a lawyer. We would like to do something different from our day to day jobs but if our skills are transferable we would consider...

If people could recommend their favourite places to work and rough hourly earnings that would be cool!



2. Posted by Borisborough (Moderator 744 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

There are often bar jobs and shop assistants required in many of the main cities, particularly Auckland. However, firstly these will be at or near minimum wage NZD15.25 and secondly there are plenty of students here who will probably go after the same job, and they're more likely to stick around for a lot longer than you will.

You could look for other jobs on Seek or TradeMe but again, these are more likely to go to permanent residents.

Good luck! :)

3. Posted by OldPro (Inactive 400 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

LOL, you leave tomorrow and are asking about what kind of work to expect to get or look for today? Umm, don't you think you could have researched that before now?

As for earning enough to fund further travel, that is a common hope. In reality it is a question of possible vs. probable. While it is possible it is not probable for most travellers working on a WHV anywhere. Even less probable is to be able to do so repeatedly to 'jump countries' as you put it.

I have to say it really doesn't sound like you have researched this idea at all. That's OK, you'll learn through experience anyway. It's too late now to start worrying about reality, you're leaving tomorrow.

4. Posted by CheersT (Inactive 2578 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Quoting Samson Green

Ideally we want to be able to save enough money so we can keep jumping countries...

Lots of people plan to do that, but invariably they earn just enough to break even. Unless you live extremely frugally it's very difficult to put aside savings with low paying jobs.

Good luck.


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