1. Posted by lunajess (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hey all,

I am a 28 year old female wishing to travel to NZ for about 6 months. I am aware of the working holiday programs that I am still eligible for, but are they a necessity? I am a bit weary of committing to a job before I know where I am actually wanting to go; and I am a fly by the seat of my pants kind of girl. Is it possible to reach NZ sans a work permit and either apply for one once there, or find jobs "under-the-table?"

Also, I have been doing loads of research, but any recommendations of places to visit or stay for a few months would be greatly appreciated. I am quite into remote areas and those that are less touristy!
If it makes any difference with the visa question, I am from the US.
Thanks in advance for any help!
Happy Travels,

2. Posted by Kathi20 (Respected Member 270 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

In general you can apply for a work permit once you are in NZ, but you will have to do that early enough, before you tourist visa expires... so it might be a bit tricky...

There's 'under-the-table-jobs', usually the 'right people' are able to find them...

contact me if u need more info. I'm a 'little expert' on NZIS ;)

3. Posted by donna6 (Budding Member 4 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Just because you have a work visa doesn't mean you have to work! If you're weary about who you work for you'll want to avoid 'under-the-table-jobs' as they invariably pay crap, with crappy conditions, and you might love the country but get expelled!