New Zealand Discovery Experience

Start your New Zealand Working Holiday experience with complete support from our team in Auckland. Get set up to travel, live, and work in New Zealand, meet other travellers and a whole lot more!

Start Dates

Year-round

Duration

4 days

Cost

C$699

Program Overview

Start your New Zealand working holiday experience as seamlessly as possible by having our team assist you with all of the necessary planning, details, and requirements.

We help you with the visa application, personally prepare you for the move abroad (including setting you up with the essentials), arrange your airport transportation and have your first three nights of accommodation booked. You will then get two full days to enjoy an informative & fun welcome orientation in Auckland before starting your Kiwi life wherever you choose.

Meet other travellers, join fun social activities and get support with finding a job and place to live so that you can kick-off your adventure of a lifetime!

What’s Included

Pre-departure

  • Personal trip coordinator
  • Step-by-step work permit support
  • Resume review and revisions
  • One-on-one orientation before your departure
  • Detailed info pack on living & working in New Zealand

In Country

  • Airport transportation
  • 3 nights of accommodation
  • 2 day welcome orientation with other travellers
  • New Zealand sim card
  • Bank account set-up
  • Tax number assistance
  • Job search support
  • Comprehensive arrival orientation
  • Assistance finding accommodation
  • Access to exclusive jobs database with updates about new job listings
  • Mail holding and forwarding
  • Low cost luggage storage

The Fun Stuff!

  • Meet other travellers during the welcome orientation
  • City walking tour
  • Organized evening activities for drinks and exploring
  • Invitations to ongoing social events such as pub nights & movie nights
  • Travel desk with discounts on tours & New Zealand activities

What’s Not Included:

Flights, medical insurance, visa and/or work permit application fees, local transportation, food & rent.

What Will I Do?

Working holiday participants typically land casual jobs that allow them to work for a short period of time in between their travels around New Zealand. Our team will help you get a working holiday visa, sharpen up your resume so you stand out to hiring managers, prepare you for interviews, and give you a thorough orientation on landing a job in New Zealand. The job you get will depend on your previous work experience.

Possible Working Holiday Jobs

  • Customer service
  • Food and Beverage
  • Hospitality
  • Farming and Fruit Picking
  • Cafe and Quick Service
  • Warehouse/General Labour
  • Retail and Sales
  • Landscaping/ Gardening
  • Event and Promotions
  • Plus tons more!

Want to Learn More?

Interested to chat with us to learn which program is right for you?

Let’s Get Started!

2022 start dates are as follows: 16 May, 30 May, 13 June, 27 June, 11 July, 8 August, 22 August, 19 September, 17 October (limited availability), 14 November (limited availability) and 12 December.

We typically ask for three months’ notice before you plan to leave Canada so you can make the most of our support in preparing you for your New Zealand working holiday experience. Want to leave sooner? No problem, we’ll put your services on high priority!

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Travel Insurance

We know that travelling with a peace of mind is important to you. That’s why it’s a good idea to have travel insurance in case something unexpectedly goes wrong while you’re abroad.

FAQs

Can I arrive before my orientation?

Great idea! The flight to New Zealand is long, so it is not a bad idea to spend a night or two recovering from any potential jet lag before beginning your welcome tour. If you would like to add additional nights’ accommodation, your travel coordinator will be happy to assist with this.

Can I upgrade to a private room?

We will need to confirm availability, but presuming there is space this can usually be arranged. Speak to your Travel Coordinator to confirm upgrade costs and dates for your stay.

Which industries do most backpackers work for in Auckland?

Popular roles in Auckland city include serving, retail associates, administration assistants, receptionists and many more in various industries. Positions in the tourism sector are also a popular choice for backpackers, as these often come with discounted tours or trips around the country. There are few restrictions on which jobs you can hold while living in New Zealand on a working holiday visa, as long as your industry doesn’t require skills transfers for insurance purposes then the options are vast!

Should I take a suitcase or a backpack?

If you plan to do lots of hiking while in New Zealand, a backpack is the easier option. New Zealand has a wide variety of terrains, and many areas such as Queenstown, Auckland and Dunedin have lots of hills. Also, many hostels in New Zealand do not have elevators, and backpacks are easier to carry upstairs. However, suitcases have the benefit of being lockable, so if you are travelling with expensive technology they may provide extra reassurance. Whatever you decide to do, try to pack light as this will make packing and moving around the country much easier!