Knowing where to work in your desired industry could just make or break your trip to New Zealand. We’ve created some information on which regions support which industries, so you can plan your trip better. Remember, when your aim is to work and travel for as long as you can, you’ve always got to plan ahead and be well prepared.
If film and art is your forte, then it’s Windy Wellington that’s calling. The capital of New Zealand and built on the shores of the Cook Straits, you’re a three hour ferry ride to the South Island and have the North Island at your finger tips. Get involved in the creative arts culture of Wellington.
Well, it's the biggest city in New Zealand, so it has endless opportunities. If you're looking for the hustle and bustle of city life you're sure to find it here. With a population of around 1 million people it's got it all to offer.
Waikato is a real tourist hub giving you super opportunities in this industry. Covering the areas of Lake Taupo, Raglan, Hamilton and Waitomo, you're sure to find that adventure, outdoor lifestyle you've been longing for in NZ.
After major damage caused by two massive earthquakes in 2011, Christchurch is an up and coming city once again. Often regarded as the most British city in New Zealand, the locals want to keep this feel in the rebuild. Why not get involved in the numerous construction jobs in the town, the hundreds of new hotel opportunities, or the buzzing hospitality scene? With a beach to the east and the Alps to the west, you’ll feel spoilt for choice on your days off.
We don't need to sell Otago to you! With towns like Queenstown and Wanaka making up the playground of the Southern Alps, you'll have the ski slopes on your door step. Why not try your hand at some of the tourism and hospitality work here, or have a go at being a helping hand on a winery?
Nelson and Marlborough
What we like to think of the wine capital of New Zealand, you're sure to find something full of grapes here. Nelson is the gateway to the Abel Tasman National Park so make it your mission to complete one of New Zealand's great tramps. Work in a bar by night and kayak the Abel Tasman by day...doesn't that sound like heaven?