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Working holiday in Jan 2014. Travelling alone

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1. Posted by EmmaLois (Budding Member, 14 posts) 17 Mar '13 14:07

I plan on getting a working visa for a year in Jan 2014. Hopefully around Auckland area. Then spend the last month travelling!
Just wondered if anyone had any advice or was thinking about doing the same thing :)

2. Posted by ala.daynova (First Time Poster, 1 posts) 18 Mar '13 06:06

Hi EmmaLois,

I'm also planning to go to NZ soon, and actually wanted to start in June 2013. But when I read a bit about the work available during winter, I'm not so sure. Maybe I should postpone it for September... Anyway, I'll probably be around Auckland in January and would love to meet up :).

P.S. I'll be traveling alone, and you? Honestly that scares me a bit . I was thinking of using the services of a company like -snip-. I hope they will help me find work and accommodation.

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3. Posted by Sander (Moderator, 4364 posts) 18 Mar '13 09:23

Quoting ala.daynova

P.S. I'll be traveling alone, and you? Honestly that scares me a bit .

There's no need at all to be scared by that. There's a ton of fellow backpackers in a similar situation, all staying in the same hostels as you'll be staying, and all more than willing to swap tips and tricks. Besides that, the backpacker infrastructure in New Zealand is absolutely superb, and if in the end you do think you really could use help with anything at all, there's a ton of local companies who'd more be than willing to take your money and help you with it (although probably the friendly people at your hostel's reception desk will have figured out a way to help you with it for free already before that).