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1. Posted by lush87x (Budding Member 10 posts) 4y

Hi everyone,

I'm Khusba, 24.. Last minute decision but I've recently just decided to head over to NZ end of Feb.. originally my plan was to head over to states for six months then Canada, as it was going to be rather expensive decided north america was going to be last leg of my trip.. I'm hoping to book my flights in next couple weeks but currently trying to decide where to start off Auckland or Christchurch?. I plan to do some casual work for first 6 months, save some pennies but not sure which place is the best for work..
I then travel around NZ next 6 months before heading to fiji

Never been to NZ before so any advice would be helpful.. anyone out there with similar plans would be great to meet up with you.. do some travelling maybe rent flat/house whilst over there...let me know

2. Posted by Cyberia (Travel Guru 1824 posts) 4y

Each island is about the size of England and has a fair bit to see. End of February is late summer there so maybe start South Island as that will be colder than the North Island in their winter. You could go earlier and catch more of their summer? (and miss winter back home)

Have you a skill that will help you get a job in NZ? They are suffering from the recession too and early last year kicked out a lot of British workers so NZ-ers returning home looking for work would have a job. I would think Auckland would be the best place for work. Check out some employment agencies.

The best way of getting around is by car, if you have a licence.

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4. Posted by chambers95 (Budding Member 4 posts) 4y

Hi Lush

I'm heading over to NZ some time in Jan on a WHV.I have not yet booked my flight as i'm not sure where to fly into but i think thats good advice from cyberia and start in christchurch to make the most of the weather down south.i will be looking to work for awhile and some were to rent,being a carpenter i hope to find some work but dont mind what i do really,as long as it's funds my trip.

5. Posted by lush87x (Budding Member 10 posts) 4y

Hey

Thanks for the info cyberia think i've made my mind up plan to fly over to Christchurch 1st and see how things go, hopefully have my flight booked next few days.

chambers85 have you booked your flight yet or decided where you're starting off, would be great to possibly meet up there, no real plan set out but hoping to stay in NZ long as possible, so will be looking to flat share once find job out there..

6. Posted by hey_monkee (Respected Member 430 posts) 4y

As a Kiwi living in the South Island, let me just warn you Chch is still experiencing some pretty big earthquakes - not that this should put you off your travels, or coming to the South in any way, I just mean that while you may choose it as your entry-point, you'll want to be moving on to find work etc. Central Otago (Queenstown, Cromwell, Roxburgh etc) is good for fruit picking/packing and vineyard work. Queenstown is also super popular with international backpackers for bar/restaurant work or if you plan to stay long enough, work on the ski fields when the season opens :)

7. Posted by lush87x (Budding Member 10 posts) 4y

hey_monkee thanks for that, well I'm flying into chch 22nd feb, only plan short stay there then will be moving on to queentowns, just worked out cheaper flying into there:)
plan to stay in nz for year so definitely will be looking forward to ski season..

8. Posted by chambers95 (Budding Member 4 posts) 4y

Hi Lush87

No not sorted out my flight as of yet due to all the x-mas and new yr parties.
A friend of mine on a WHV in vancouver came home for x-mas and was saying how good it is out their so just goin to have a look into the visa for canda tomorrow befor i book anything.

Yeh,will be looking to rent somewere when working as i did when i went to oz for the year,needed a break from the hostels,lol..

Have you sorted out all your flights/plans?

9. Posted by lush87x (Budding Member 10 posts) 4y

Quoting chambers95

Hi Lush87

No not sorted out my flight as of yet due to all the x-mas and new yr parties.
A friend of mine on a WHV in vancouver came home for x-mas and was saying how good it is out their so just goin to have a look into the visa for canda tomorrow befor i book anything.

Yeh,will be looking to rent somewere when working as i did when i went to oz for the year,needed a break from the hostels,lol..

Have you sorted out all your flights/plans?

Hi chambers

been a while since been a while since ive been on this site,

excited times at moment 5 days till fly out :) no set plans at moment going few nights in christcurch then move on to Queentowns,
Haven't booked rest of my flights just booked one way flight to nz, just gna see how things go and move on to next place when times right.

so how are your travel plans looking? decided where and when your going yet?

khusba

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