Backpacker Jobs North Island

Backpacker Jobs in North Island, NZ

New Zealand is the perfect place for backpackers because it is a safe and adventurous country to explore. Its wondrous beauty, peaceful scenery, exquisite hiking trails and friendly people make it one of the hottest backpacking locations in the world.

If you are on a working holiday visa the options for employment while you're having a great time living it up are endless. Work the winter months at a ski resort, and spend summer waiting tables by the beach. No matter the type of casual employment you're after – whether it's office admin, hospitality, sales and marketing, events and promotions work, farm work, fruit picking, fisheries, au pair jobs or labouring work – New Zealand has you covered.

Never-ending beauty in the North Island

Mt Hikurangi

On the East Cape of the North Island lies Mt Hikurangi. If you want to witness a spectacular sunrise, you can hike to the top of the mountain via a public walkway, which leads to a hikers' hut at the top. Spend the night here and wake up to the beauty of the sun rising over the landscape.

At the bottom of the mountain, you'll find the small town of Ruatoria. One of the main industries of this New Zealand region is agriculture, so it's a good place to stop and find some farm work.

Bay of Plenty

On the northern coast of New Zealand's north island, you'll find the Bay of Plenty. Home to beaches you'll never want to leave and the country's only active marine volcano, this region has a host of outdoor activities to keep the most physical of backpackers active.

The area also happens to be where most of the world's kiwifruit comes from, meaning it's the perfect spot to locate a fruit picking job for the kiwifruit season.

The set of the Hobbit movie

If you're a fan of the Hobbit movie or Lord of the Rings, you can't visit New Zealand without going to Middle Earth. Discover the lush Waikato countryside where the movies were filmed and take a tour of the Hobbit holes, Party Tree and Green Dragon Inn – there's a permanent movie set there to explore!

Being a hot spot for tourism, the surrounding Waikato area has a number of different accommodation and restaurant options to cater for tourists visiting the region. If you're after a spot of work in hospitality while you're on the island, why not seek out some employment here?


As New Zealand's largest city, Auckland has a never-ending list of things to do and explore. Take in the views from the Sky Tower, visit the Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium, go for a stroll in the J.F Kennedy Memorial Park, or take a scenic drive through the Waitakere Ranges.

A great place to base yourself for work: if you're looking for a job in sales and marketing you're bound to find a position in this city of 1.5 million people.


The capital of New Zealand, Wellington is the home of the country's parliament. This means there's often a lot going on, whether government events or otherwise, and people come from around the country to attend annual events such as the Fringe Festival, Wellington Jazz Festival, Lux Light Festival, Toast Martinborough and Wellington Cup Day.

Aside from attending these fun events, the busy calendar means there are often jobs going in the events and promotions' sector.

Avocado Farm Job

Portland Horticulture Tapora, Auckland

Published: 19th October 2021

Avocado Farm JobLooking for 4 workers to join the team. Start from 1st November 2021, work available until end of... Read more


Kiwifruit Summer Work ($23.50 P.h + 8% Holiday Pay)

Oropi Management Services LTD Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

Published: 15th October 2021

KICK START YOUR SUMMER!Oropi Management Services LTD (established in 2007) are looking for full time staff to... Read more

Kiwifruit Workers Wanted

Prokiwi Paengaroa, Bay of Plenty

Published: 14th October 2021

Kiwifruit Thinning orchard workPro Kiwi are now on the hunt for people to join the team for the next phase of... Read more

Multiple Jobs + Accommodation

Hugo & Carters Backpackers & Motel Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

Published: 12th October 2021

Are you looking for work + accommodation?You must contact us! We have the best opportunity for you!Tauranga is... Read more

Kiwi Orchard Summer Work

vine work management opotiki, Bay of Plenty

Published: 8th October 2021

Kiwi fruit summer work Availablelocation Opotiki, whakatane- we need more than 100+ workers-... Read more

Avocado Farm Work

Portland Horticulture Tapora, Auckland

Published: 8th October 2021

We are looking for 8 workers to join the team. Start from 1st November 2021, work available until end of December... Read more

Fixed Term Vintage Cellar Hands – Hawkes Bay

Constellation Brands New Zealand Napier, Hawke's Bay

Published: 6th October 2021

About UsConstellation Brands New Zealand is the country’s #1 exporter of wine to the US, with power brands like... Read more

Summer Work

BAAZ HORTICULTURE LTD Te puke, Bay of Plenty

Published: 5th October 2021


Kiwifruit Summer Work

VICK N S LIMITED Opotiki, Bay of Plenty

Published: 2nd October 2021


Chefs - All Levels

Ki Mha Onetangi, Auckland

Published: 29th September 2021

This is an amazing opportunity for exceptional kitchen staff to work in a dream location on Onetangi Beach, Waiheke... Read more

Duty Manager

Daisy's Wellington CBD, Wellington

Published: 29th September 2021

Kia ora!An exciting opportunity has arisen! We're on the lookout for a new member to add to our team here at... Read more

Orchad Worker

Paul enterprises ltd Edgecumbe, Bay of Plenty

Published: 17th September 2021


Kitchen Hand

Globe Restaurant Whataupoko, Gisborne

Published: 17th September 2021

Globe is looking for a reliable kitchen hand to help out our kitchen team. Shifts are perfect for Surfers who want... Read more

Blueberry Pickers

Cotterell Orchard Katikati, Bay of Plenty

Published: 17th September 2021

Blueberry harvest will be kicking off for us in early October and going through to late December.We are looking... Read more

Kiwifruit Orchard Worker

Opotiki Opotiki, Bay of Plenty

Published: 15th September 2021

Hi all, currently we are open for applications for kiwifruit orchard workers in our orchards based in opotiki.The... Read more

Kiwi Fruit Summer Work

Mubwons Ltd Te Puke, Bay of Plenty

Published: 7th September 2021

We are looking for 4-5 people to join our team for Orchard Summer work on our Kiwi Fruit Orchard :) We are based... Read more

Senior Bartender

Ki Mha Onetangi, Auckland

Published: 1st September 2021

Exceptional Bartender wanted for dream work location!If you’re passionate about hospitality and want to work in a... Read more

Blueberry Picker

Miro Te Teko, Bay of Plenty

Published: 25th August 2021

We are looking for keen people to join our Blueberry picking team.Our Harvest is looking to begin later... Read more

General Labourer

Steelcraft Engineering Otahuhu, Auckland

Published: 6th August 2021

We have on long term work available in the heavy manufacturing industry. If you can follow instructions, don't mind... Read more

Solar Ambassadors (door To Door Sales Representative)

SolarHub Wellington, Wellington

Published: 4th August 2021

• Lead Generation and Appointment Setting• Could be the start of a career - No prior experience required•... Read more

Dishwasher Kitchenhand

Stonyridge Vineyard Ltd Waiheke Island, Auckland

Published: 29th July 2021

Kitchenhand and Dishwashers required for a Waiheke Island vineyard kitchen.Open 7 days from 11.30am for lunch... Read more

Warehouse Staff

LL HIRE Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

Published: 29th July 2021


Barista / Cook / Foh

Hahei Beach Cafe Hahei, Waikato

Published: 23rd July 2021

Calling all Barista`s / Cook / FOHAre you a talented coffee maker or Cook needing some work?Come and work &... Read more

Kiwifruit Workers Required

Prokiwi Te Puke, Bay of Plenty

Published: 7th July 2021

Kiwifruit Thinning orchard workPro Kiwi are now on the hunt for people to join the team for the next phase of... Read more

Live In Aupair/nanny Required From August 2021

Bowman-Meecham Whatawhata, Waikato, Waikato

Published: 5th July 2021

un, Caring, Responsible, Reliable, Honest and Adventurous Live in Aupair for an easy going but busy family of 4 with... Read more

Avocado Picker

R & D Moore LTD Bay of Plenty, Bay of Plenty

Published: 2nd July 2021

Hi it’s Duncan Moore here. After experience Hydralada or cherry-pickers operators. Too harvest avocados. Start ASAP... Read more


Lusk CBD Auckland, Auckland

Published: 30th June 2021

We need a kitchen hand to wash dishes today until 5pm if anyone would like some casual work (& a great staff lunch) Read more

Party Waitress

PartiStaff Auckland Wide, Auckland

Published: 29th June 2021

Get paid to party! PartiStaff is now recruiting staff in New Zealand.No experience required.To learn more... Read more

Orchard Development

Encompass Horticulture Katikati, Bay of Plenty

Published: 28th June 2021

Hi there,We have a full time role available with immediate start. The role is developing a new kiwifruit... Read more

Fruit Picking Season Coming To An End? Travel And Work Nz At The Best Events...

Refined Marketing Group Mount Eden, Auckland

Published: 28th June 2021

Brand Ambassadors/Sales Representatives:Fruit Picking Season over? Thinking of the next step from here and want... Read more


Delish Coffee & Icecream Russell, Northland

Published: 23rd June 2021

Want to spend some time in the beautiful Bay of Islands. Its still warm up here 17 degrees today. Im looking for... Read more

Kiwi Fruit Grafting

Knex Green Limited Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

Published: 23rd June 2021

We have several position available in Tauranga. Both indoor and outdoor.Working with Kiwifruit plants. ... Read more

General Labourer - Auckland - Start Asap

The Labour Exchange Limited Auckland, Auckland

Published: 22nd June 2021

We have an opportunity with some of Auckland's largest construction clients starting ASAP.What we provide for... Read more

General Orchard/ Lifestyle Property Work

Encompass Horticulture Katikati, Bay of Plenty

Published: 18th June 2021

Hi there!We are looking for a Strong, fit, reliable person or couple to help assist with General... Read more

Kiwi Fruit Prunning

Opotiki Opotiki, Bay of Plenty

Published: 14th June 2021

Hi currently we are open for winter prunning applications in our kiwi fruit orchards in opotiki.Need commitment... Read more

Warehouse Assistant

Adecco Personnel Limited North Shore and Rodney, Auckland

Published: 11th June 2021

We have a warehouse role available in the North Shore and Rodney region.Tasks include; picking and packing... Read more

Front Of House Wait Staff

Peak House Hastings, Hawke's Bay

Published: 10th June 2021

Peak House is an exciting upcoming eatery, accomodation and venue at the top of Te Mata Peak in Havelock North.We... Read more

Au Pair

Allen West Harbour, Auckland

Published: 20th May 2021

Kia Ora! I am looking for someone awesome who would like to help out with my nine year old son. I work shift work,... Read more

Dairy Farm Assistant

Freeman Te Aroha, Waikato

Published: 13th May 2021

We are looking for someone to help on our 300 cow dairy farm, daily tasks include helping milk cows, cleaning milking... Read more

Gardener/household Help

Mamaku Valley Onerahi, North Island

Published: 11th May 2021

Elderly couple need help with gardening, winter planting, paddock maintenanceand household chores. Read more

Waiheke Island Au Pair

Upton Waiheke Island, Auckland

Published: 10th May 2021

Would you like to live on beautiful Waiheke Island? Do you like caring for children and would like to have fun with a... Read more

Persimmons Pickers In Gisborne, Free Onsite Camping

Fruitworx Ltd Gisborne, Gisborne

Published: 27th April 2021

FRUITWORX GISBORNE$22.1 an hour PLUS Holiday Pay.From the 1st week of MayAverage 40+ hours per week.... Read more

Dairy Farm Assistant

LJA & FT Ador Partnership Tuakau, Auckland

Published: 23rd April 2021

Available Job at a dairy farm in Onewhero, Tuakau. Location is just 10 minutes away from port Waikato, the closest... Read more

Servers And Bartenders In Vineyard Restaurant

Mudbrick Vineyard and Restaurant Waiheke Island, Auckland

Published: 19th April 2021

Mudbrick Vineyard and Restaurant is looking for servers and bartenders of all levels to join our dynamic team on... Read more

Administrative Officer

sopersmac Auckland, Auckland

Published: 15th April 2021

We are a growing organization based in Auckland looking for an enthusiastic Administration Officer to join our team.... Read more

Landscaping And Native Revegetation Workers

Limb to Limb Tree Care Ltd Clevedon, Auckland

Published: 13th April 2021

Limb to Limb Tree Care Ltd is a New Zealand owned company based in Auckland that focuses on native revegetation and... Read more

Au Pair Required - For The Weekday Afternoon Shift

Lewis KAWAHA POINT, Rotorua

Published: 1st April 2021

Looking for a person that will look after my 18month old and 4year old.I am looking for help from 3pm till 6pm... Read more

Civil Labourer

Franklin Smith Auckland CBD, Auckland

Published: 29th March 2021

What’s in it for you:$22/hr - $27/hr based on experienceTraining and support on offerSkilled and... Read more

Before & After School Nanny For 3 Children, Murrays Bay

Thomas Murrays Bay, North Shore, Auckland

Published: 29th March 2021

I am looking for a kind, organised and calm nanny/babysitter to help me with my three warm, fun loving children (boys... Read more

Kitchen Hand

Manaia Kitchen & Bar Tairua Coromandel Peninsula, North Island

Published: 23rd March 2021

We are looking for a kitchen hand to join our friendly teamNo experience is necessary , just a great attitude and... Read more

Formwork Carpenter / Hammerhands

Gallivan Group Ltd Auckland, Auckland

Published: 22nd March 2021

Require skilled reinforced concrete crews.Formwork carpenterFormwork hammer handSkilled LabouerLong... Read more

Cafe All Rounder

Awakino Hotel AWAKINO, Taranaki

Published: 22nd March 2021

Hello to the remaining backpackers in New Zealand!The Awakino Hotel is looking for comptent, friendly and hard... Read more

German-english Bilingual Language Processing Experiment

UoA Auckland City, Auckland

Published: 18th March 2021

Suche nach Teilnehmern für das Experiment zur deutsch-englischen bilingualen SprachverarbeitungPrincipal... Read more


Sabre Construction Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

Published: 17th March 2021

Sabre Construction urgently require Casual labour to assist with threading of Hail nett sheets for Kiwi fruit... Read more

Cafe Assistant

didsbury Wairarapa - Pirinoa, Wellington

Published: 15th March 2021

Hey we are looking for someone cool to work in our rural cafe. Cafe and Barista experience preferred but will... Read more

Kiwifruit Hourly Work

VICK N S LIMITED Opotiki, Bay of Plenty

Published: 12th March 2021


Kiwi Fruit Picking 2021

Mubwons Ltd Te Puke, Bay of Plenty

Published: 9th March 2021

Looking for workers to join our Kiwi Fruit Picking team for 2021 Kiwi Fruit Harvest.We are taking applications... Read more

Process Workers

The Recruitment Company Hastings, Hawke's Bay

Published: 8th March 2021

PROCESS WORKERSOur Hastings client is looking for Graders, Packers, Machine Operators, Forklift Drivers to... Read more

Accommodation In Exchange For Heavy Gardening

McMullan Miramar, Wellington

Published: 7th March 2021

Looking for someone to do jobs round the property in exchange for accommodation.Jobs include: cutting back trees,... Read more

Packhouse & Field Worker- Waiuku, South Auckland

Reid Brothers Ltd Waiuku, Auckland

Published: 6th March 2021

We are looking for more people to join team in our family run business down on the farm in Waiuku, South AucklandTo... Read more

Orchard Worker

Kiwi Farmer Ltd Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

Published: 6th March 2021

Kiwi Fruit picking job:-* We are looking for kiwifruit worker to join our productive and friendly team.* No... Read more

Kiwifruit Canopy Workers Required Contract Rates Min $22.50per Hr + 8% Hol Pay

Cameron Orchards ltd Otamarakau, Bay of Plenty

Published: 4th March 2021

Kiwifruit Canopy workers required to work on our family run orchards based in Otamarakau, Bay of Plenty.Great... Read more

Glasshouse Work - Orchid Nursery

Ruby Orchids Ltd Drury/Ramarama, Auckland

Published: 1st March 2021

Come and apply to join our friendly and enthusiastic team for our Orchids flowering season in the glasshouse! Also... Read more

Pool Installation

Gisborne Contracting LTD Gisborne, Gisborne

Published: 28th February 2021

Casual position over summer months to help install swimming pools in Gisborne.Must be fit, reliable, have vehicle... Read more

Pool Installation And Pool Fence Work

Gisborne Contracting LTD Gisborne, Gisborne

Published: 28th February 2021

Person(s) required to assist in the installation of fiberglass pools until the winter season.Good wages and hours... Read more

Cafe And General Store

Castlepoint Store Castlepoint - Wairarapa, North Island

Published: 24th February 2021

Kia Ora back packers :-)We are looking for new staff at our cafe and general store on the beach front at... Read more

Kiwifruit Picking

Geuze Gisborne, Gisborne

Published: 22nd February 2021

Kiwifruit job alert- Kiwifruit pickingWORKING HOLIDAY VISA OR ELIGIBILITY TO WORK IN NZ REQUIREDJob: Kiwifruit... Read more

Apples Pickers Wanted, Free Onsite Camping

Fruitworx Ltd Gisborne, Gisborne

Published: 22nd February 2021

Apple Pickers WANTED!!!GISBORNE$22 an hour plus Holiday Pay.Immediate start!with work available through to... Read more

Velvet Burger Fort Street - Kitchen Team

Cook Brothers Hospitality Group Auckland, Auckland

Published: 22nd February 2021

The BusinessBeers, Burgers and Good Times. We at Velvet burger not only deliver gourmet burgers to New Zealand,... Read more

Kiwi Fruit Picking 2021

Mubwons Ltd Te Puke, Bay of Plenty

Published: 21st February 2021

WE ARE HIRING! KIWIFRUIT PICKERS 2021 SEASONWe are currently looking for people interested in kiwifruit picking... Read more

Kiwi Fruit Picking

Bagri Horticulture Limited Te Puke, Bay of Plenty

Published: 20th February 2021

Bagri Horticulture Ltd is looking for 15 staff members to run a gang for kiwifruit upcoming Picking Season. It’ll... Read more

Accomodation For Help

Napierfamily Napier, Hawke's Bay

Published: 14th February 2021

We are offering accommodation and meals in exchange for help with renovations of our old villa. Could be a couple of... Read more

Weekend Foh Positions

Matakana Estate Matakana, Auckland

Published: 10th February 2021

Weekend FOH Cellar Door PositionsMatakana Estate is a boutique winery and lodge based just outside Matakana... Read more

Cleaning Exchange For Accommodation

SWEET SNOW LIMITED cleaning exchange for accommodation, Auckland

Published: 6th February 2021

The job is in exchange for accommodation (compliant to NZ Law) .no experience required.prefer morning shift(10... Read more

Nanny/au Pair

Kellas Waihi, Waikato

Published: 6th February 2021

Single working Mum of 3 Amazing highly spirited children. Boy 9 Girl 10 who has Down syndrome (she is amazing) and... Read more

Bubbly Fun Teamplayer Wanted For Our Vibrant F2f Sales Team!

Ignite Parnell, Auckland

Published: 2nd February 2021

Are you ready to jump back into the workforce?Are you looking for something fun, while still having career... Read more

$1000-$2000 Per Week, + Company Car, Professional Job Great For Resume

Enlighten Press All over Northern Island, North Island

Published: 13th January 2021

Are you searching for a job that enriches your resume, pays good, makes you help the world being a better place and... Read more

Aupair Starting May 2021

Sahala Te Awamutu, Waikato

Published: 13th January 2021

We are a single mama and her 11-year-old daughter (from the USA), and a love bird! needing live in childcare and... Read more

Tomato Picking

YTK Limited Riverhead, Auckland

Published: 10th January 2021

1. Location : Riverhead AucklandWe are only working inside of glass house (no need to worry about the weather)... Read more

Kiwi Fruit

bhalla enterprise limited Opotiki, Bay of Plenty

Published: 2nd January 2021

??????????Kiwi fruit thining summer jobs available!!? APPLY NOW‼️WE ARE ALLREADY START LOOKING 50 MORE... Read more

Gardener & Home Helper

Collins Dinsdale, Waikato

Published: 2nd January 2021

Hi there,I need a friendly mature-minded pleasant person who would like to live on site.The work will be a... Read more

Kitchen Hand

Faridas Restaurant Orewa, Auckland

Published: 30th December 2020

We are looking for part time kitchen hand.Faridas restaurant famous French & Italian restaurant in Orewa is... Read more

Front Of House

Faridas Restaurant Orewa, Auckland

Published: 30th December 2020

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A FANTASTIC FRONT OF HOUSE!We are currently looking for an enthusiastic front of house that... Read more

Apple Picking & Onsite Accommodation

Kaiaponi Farms Gisborne, Gisborne

Published: 20th December 2020

Kaiaponi Farms is an apple growing and packing operation based in Gisborne, a relaxed city on the east coast of New... Read more


Wellington HOUGHTON BAY, Wellington

Published: 1st December 2020

HiI am looking for someone (or a couple / group of friends) to come help my garden jungle be transformed into... Read more

Cleaning Help On A Yacht In Opua

Ding Opua, Kerikeri - Russell, Northland

Published: 17th November 2020

Hi!I'm looking for help (can be male or female) - to do some cleaning on a yacht in Opua Marina. Help in exchange... Read more

Deck Hand / Yacht

Vos Russell Bay Of Islands, North Island

Published: 12th November 2020

Stay on 43ft yacht in lovely Russell BOI. I am looking for someone to help me with various jobs on my yacht. Could... Read more

Farm Assistant Taupo

Pepper Dairies Oruanui, Taupō

Published: 12th November 2020

We require a person to join our team of 5, to assist us on our 1000 cow farm in Taupo. Some experince would be... Read more

Brand Ambassador - International Food Client- Working Holiday Visas Welcome!

Refined Marketing Group Mount Eden, Auckland

Published: 10th November 2020

Arrived in New Zealand just before the world changed and now struggling to make the most of that year long working... Read more

Blueberry Picker

Miro Te Teko, Bay of Plenty

Published: 8th November 2020

We are looking for keen people to join our Blueberry picking team as our volume of fruit increases.- Fruit... Read more

Avocado Picker

R & D Moore LTD Te puke, Bay of Plenty

Published: 7th November 2020

ASAP start. After avocado pickers in Te puke area. We use Hydralada to pick them. Good rates if have experience. Must... Read more

Arborist, Labourer

Treemendous Tree Service Silverdale, Auckland

Published: 4th November 2020

Arborist, with previous experience climbing, using chainsaws and chippers.Labourers, for general outdoor type... Read more

Hostel Manager

Haka Lodge Paihia, Northland

Published: 4th November 2020

We are looking for a super motivated, highly organised and positive person to join our team as a Hostel Manager in... Read more

Summer Staycation In The Bay Of Islands

Haka Lodge Paihia, Northland

Published: 4th November 2020

Kia ora! Ready for a working staycation in a premium NZ location?Haka Lodge Bay of Islands is an award-winning,... Read more

Call Centre

Oxfam New Zealand Eden Terrace, Auckland

Published: 20th October 2020

The Telefundraiser role sits within the Fundraising department and exists to engage, educate and publicise the work... Read more

Leaf Plucker/vineyard Labour

Stonyridge Vineyard Waiheke Island, Auckland

Published: 19th October 2020

Stonyridge Vineyard on beautiful Waiheke Island is looking for leaf pluckers for our vineyard team. We produce some... Read more

Kumara Harvesting Staff

Williamson Kumara Ltd Dargaville, Northland

Published: 16th October 2020

We are looking for fit and motivated people searching for farm work. Our farm is located in Dargaville Northland and... Read more

Farm Hand

KM Farms whakatane/matata, Bay of Plenty

Published: 13th October 2020

We are looking for someone to help us out on our dairy farm from November 2020 to February 2021. The work will... Read more

Kiwi Work

BAAZ HORTICULTURE LTD Te puke, Bay of Plenty

Published: 13th October 2020


Kiwifruit Orchard Workers

Dna Corporate Commercial Coromandel Peninsula, Waikato

Published: 11th October 2020

We are now hiring 25 people to work on our kiwifruit orchards from next Monday. We are looking for people who are... Read more