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Best Working Holiday Jobs In New Zealand 2023

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New Zealand is a popular destination for those looking to work abroad and experience a vibrant multi-cultural society along with world famous mountains, beaches, rivers, forests and more. Here are six of the best working holiday jobs in New Zealand for 2023:

  1. Agriculture and farming: New Zealand is known for its agriculture and farming industries, with the country producing a range of products including dairy, meat, and horticultural products. Working on a farm, orchard or vineyard can be a great way to experience life in the countryside and learn new skills.
  2. Hospitality and tourism: NZ's stunning landscapes and outdoor adventure opportunities make it a popular destination for tourists. There are a massive range of jobs available in the hospitality and tourism industry, including working in hotels, restaurants and cafes, along with diverse adventure tourism companies from whale watching, to skydiving, to kayak tours and bush walks.
  3. Retail: The retail industry is another major employer in New Zealand, with a range of opportunities available in both urban and rural areas. Many small towns have shops with signs on the windows asking for staff and offering an immediate start. Working in retail can be a good option for those looking to gain experience in customer service and sales, and if you have specialised experience in a niche retail industry then this can really help.
  4. Construction: The construction industry is booming here, with a range of opportunities available for those with experience in the field. Working in construction can be physically demanding, but can also provide a good salary and the opportunity to work on a range of interesting projects across urban housing, national infrastructure, geothermal power-stations and much more.
  5. Fishing: New Zealand is known for its abundant marine resources, and the fishing industry is a major contributor to our economy. Working on a fishing boat can be a challenging but rewarding experience. You can make some great friends by 'working hard and playing hard', and there's the bonus opportunity to earn good money and learn new skills.
  6. Film Production. New Zealand has a sophisticated and growing film industry with crews working on everything from blockbuster movies like Avatar to Netflix series, documentaries and more. There are many work opportunities from food service and catering to set design and construction, to hair and makeup; and if you have previous experience or specific skills then you'll be in an even better position.

In 2023 in New Zealand there are a range of opportunities available for working holidaymakers. From agriculture and farming, to hospitality and tourism, film, retail, construction, and fishing, there is something for everyone. Talk to us about working holiday visas and insurance and we'll help you make things happen.


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