Best place in nz to work and party?

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1. Posted by yoelk88 (Budding Member 6 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

Hey.. which place do u think is the best place to work an party in nz? Auckland? Christchurch? Queenstown? Wellington? an other one?

2. Posted by rwright (Budding Member 20 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

Queenstown has alot of backpackers living and doing seasonal work there so it'd be easier to meet people and its a really beautiful place - that'd be my pick:)

3. Posted by hey_monkee (Respected Member 430 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

Yep, I agree with Queenstown too, its always good no matter what time of year you're there - ski season will be coming up soon, so it'll be busy, heaps of people to meet and party with + jobs on ski fields :)

4. Posted by mikescott (Budding Member 23 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

Auckland and Wellington have a lot of work opportunities for travellers, with some good pay rates, but both cities can be very expensive.

Napier in the Hawkes Bay is quite a nice area, with lots of seasonal work over the summer period in orchards and vineyards, and the living costs are quite cheap too!

Hope this helps.


5. Posted by roadtrippa (Budding Member 4 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

In winter - definitely Queenstown or Wanaka.
Wanaka is quieter but there are still a lot of seasonal workers there who are up for a good time. The staff of Cardrona and Treble Cone usually stay in Wanaka and its pretty easy to hitch a ride to Queenstown if you want to check it out. Wanaka also has the snow park if thats what your into.
Queenstown has more going on, if your not keen on working up on the ski hill, there are more opportunites for work off the mountain compared to Wanaka. And the nightlife is bigger and better.
Either town you would be in for a fantastic time, but I would definitely recommend the south island - the north is good to see but doesn't have the magic that the south does, especially in the winter.
Have a great time, NZ is spectacular

6. Posted by martenia (Budding Member 8 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

Napier would be quite nice in summer. It's warmer than Auckland and quite plesant generally.

7. Posted by peeps (Full Member 114 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

iv worked in both queenstown and wellington and for me welly was the better to live and work. lots of cool little cocktail bars hidden all over the city, but queenstown is definatly a laugh too. it can be hard to work and party there as the pay isent that great and the rent isent that cheap, so i found that i had feck all money for partying. got myself a nice well paid government job in welly. mmmm cocktails. theyre world class.

8. Posted by lukep (Full Member 65 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

Haha, definitly dont go to Napier if you want to party! Auckland has an amazing night life, with a variety of clubs, with anything ranging from a world class house club to a bar made of ice. Really sweet, otherwise check out queenstown! Lots of tourists there.
Have fun in NZ!