New Zealand Working Holiday
New Zealand is a popular working holiday destination with young travellers. And why wouldn’t it be with its fantastic scenery, interesting Indigenous Maori culture, spectacular country side and vibrant cities to enjoy. You may also want to find yourself on an exciting movie set from the movies ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings’ or prefer to experience some of the best bungy jumping in the world. Whatever is attracting you to New Zealand, or ‘Land of the Long White Cloud’ as it is often referred to, has a lot to offer.
New Zealand Working Holiday Visa
Visa: Working Holiday
Available to citizens of: Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Singapore (work exchange programme), Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America, Vietnam and Uruguay.
Length of stay: 12 months
Age: 18 to 30 years (35 years for some countries) inclusive
Contact: Your nearest New Zealand Embassy, High Commission or Consulate for more details and to apply.
Special agreement between Australia and New Zealand
Australia and New Zealand have the Trans-Tasman Travel Arrangement which allows for the free movement of citizens of one of these countries to the other. The arrangement came into effect in 1973, and allows citizens of each country to live and work in the other country, with some restrictions.
Types of work
Types of work are varied. The vibrant cities of Auckland, Wellington and Dunedin offer the traveller an array of positions from hospitality in the bars and cafes to office work. There is plenty of work to be found in the world-renowned ski centres in a ski lodge or potentially as a ski or snow board instructor.