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1. Posted by jydalbey (Budding Member 5 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I'm trying to plan a trip with a 6-12m WHV in NZ, the length of my stay is up for debate. Can anyone tell me what kind of jobs/$$ I will be looking at by acquiring this WHV? I'd like to just make enough to work my way around both islands but I'm unsure if I can make enough to do so, pls advise...

On top of the NZ portion, I'd also like to try SEA. Whether or not this can be done during the same trip I don't know. Preferably, I'd like to hit up a combo of Thailand/Laos/Vietnam/Cambodia/Malyasia/Singapore. Does anyone know roughly how much money it will take to complete this SEA trip in say 5-6 months? I understand this is all relative depending on the person/style but I would be going solo and I'm a minamalist...pls make a best judgement.

Does combining these two trips, both NZ and SEA make sense? Should I complete them on two different occasions? If anyone has combined these two trips then I'd love to hear all the success/failures/advice of he or she's experiences.



2. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hi Jyd,

Yep, cant see any reason why you couldnt combine SEA and NZ. :)

I'm on a WHV in NZ right now (12 months). Im flying from here onto SEA for 4 months on my way back to Ireland. MY ticket is costing me approx NZ$1800 with stops in Syd, Singapore overland to HK and flying from there to Dub via London. :)

Im researching the SEA section of the trip at the moment, and it seems like most countries there are really inexpensive to travel around. As you say, it's hard to gauge from person to person, but i'm hoping that approx US$20 a day is going to be enough. :)


3. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

As an aside l know that Air New Zealand fly directly from Auckland to Hong Kong - so the flights are definately possible.