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.

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



Apt Hort Ltd Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

Published: 19th October 2020

Kiwi Fruit Trunk GirdlingMust be physically fitPaid by production, Fit motivated people can earn very good money.... 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


Packhouse Worker

Portland Horticulture Warkworth, Auckland

Published: 18th October 2020

We are looking for 4 packers, job start from 2nd November 2020. Season until April 2021, preferably someone who can... Read more


Glasshouse Work

Portland Horticulture Auckland, Auckland

Published: 18th October 2020

Glasshouse work. Start as soon as possible, season until March 2021. Preferably someone who available to work at... Read more


Kumara Planting Staff

Williamson Kumara Ltd Dargaville, Northland

Published: 16th October 2020

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

Vehicle Ferry Ticket Collector & Deckhand

Fullers GreatSights Paihia, Northland

Published: 15th October 2020

Are you looking for a job in the beautiful Bay of Islands?Like working in the great outdoors and enjoy meeting... 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


Vintage Cellar Hands - Hawkes Bay

Constellation Brands New Zealand Hastings, Hawke's Bay

Published: 12th October 2020

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

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

Pool Installation

Gisborne Contracting LTD Gisborne, Gisborne

Published: 9th October 2020

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

Chef De Partie - Matakana!

Sawmill Brewery and Smoko Room Matakana, Auckland

Published: 8th October 2020

The Sawmill Brewery and Smoko Room is an independent, New Zealand owned brewery and restaurant in Matakana with a... Read more

Kiwi Fruit Worker

vine work management opotiki, Bay of Plenty

Published: 8th October 2020

Kiwi fruit summer work Availablestarting from 10th of octoberlocation Opotiki, whakatane- we need more... Read more

Horticultural Labourer

Hideaway Nursery Ltd Katikati, Bay of Plenty

Published: 8th October 2020

Located in Katikati in the Bay of Plenty, North Island.Starting Tuesday 12th OctoberLooking for a couple (2... Read more

Weekend Bar Staff At Craft Brewery And Restaurant

Sawmill Brewery and Smoko Room Matakana, Auckland

Published: 8th October 2020

The Sawmill Brewery and Smoko Room is incredibly busy after being closed for 10 months due to a fire and we need more... Read more

Landscaping And Tree Work

Limb to Limb Tree Care Ltd Clevedon, Auckland

Published: 8th October 2020

Limb to Limb Tree Care is a successful privately owned landscaping, planting and arborist company. We undertake a... Read more

Bar And Waitstaff

Terra Restaurant Limited Paihia, Northland

Published: 8th October 2020

Come stay in the stunning Bay of islands while you work in the evenings and explore the many islands, beaches, walks... Read more

Urgent-lodgeworker/house Keeper (live In)

Snowy Waters Lodge Raetihi/Ohakune, Taupō

Published: 7th October 2020

Start Date: Immediate - October 2020We are looking for enthusiastic, self-motivated and friendly helper/s at our... Read more

Orchard Worker

Avocadonz 2020 Waipapa, Northland

Published: 6th October 2020

Worker wanted for a days work on 8th October. Must be fit and reliable. Read more


Cowley dairies ltd Paeroa, Waikato

Published: 5th October 2020

Hi looking for drive in milker to help assist milking 500 cows threw 36 aside herring bone cow shed. It be every... Read more

Cafe All Rounder

Awakino Hotel mokau, Taranaki

Published: 4th October 2020

Hello back packing communtiy!We are looking for new staff at our busy little cafe in the sea side town of Mokau.... Read more

Kiwifruit Orchard Work $21.60 (including Holiday Pay)

VICK N S LIMITED Opotiki, Bay of Plenty

Published: 3rd October 2020

VICK N S LIMITED is a horticultural contracting business based in Opotiki and edgecumbe .We have 40-50 positions... Read more


Southward Shelving and Racking Solutions Onehunga, Auckland

Published: 2nd October 2020

2 x labourers needed to unpack racking (frames and beams) from a container and assist to dismantle the frames.... Read more

Live In Aupair/childcarer

Bowman-Meecham Whatawhata, Hamilton, Waikato

Published: 29th September 2020

Hi there,We are an easy going young family (in our early 30s) with a currently 8 month old (will be almost 11... Read more

Kitchen Hand

Terra Restaurant Limited Paihia, Northland

Published: 26th September 2020

Come stay in the stunning Bay of islands while you work in the evenings and explore the many islands, beaches, walks... Read more

Front Of House

L'Epicerie ltd Whakatane, Bay of Plenty

Published: 25th September 2020

L'Epicerie, French Cafe and L'Epicerie Larder are well establised names in the town of Whakatane Bay of Plenty... Read more

Calf Rearing / Weedsprayer

Coolbreene78401 Taupo, Taupō

Published: 25th September 2020

Hi looking for someone/couple to help feed calves in the paddock. Be helpful if you can ride a 2 wheel motorbike.... Read more

Cafe Waiter/waitress

Bennetts of Mangawhai Mangawhai, Northland

Published: 24th September 2020

Fulltime waiter/waitress wanted at Bennetts cafe. Our beautiful and busy European cafe is located in Mangawhai... Read more

Kiwifruit Summer Work

Corogrow Kiwifruit Ltd whitianga, Bay of Plenty

Published: 23rd September 2020

We are a family owned and operated business looking for summer staff to work in our kiwifruit orchards from october... Read more

Orchard Worker

Opotiki Opotiki, Bay of Plenty

Published: 23rd September 2020

Hi currently we are seeking applications for kiwifruit orchard-workers in opotiki.No experience required.... Read more

Kiwifruit Summer Job

Farmfield Management Limited Te Puke, Bay of Plenty

Published: 23rd September 2020


Powder Coating Assistant

Trufold Greerton, Bay of Plenty

Published: 22nd September 2020

Trufold Products is a medium to large sized powder coating business based in Tauranga.We are an extremely busy... Read more

All Round Helper

Encompass Horticulture Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

Published: 20th September 2020

Hi There!We are looking for a strong fit male/ or couple to assist with all round help on our Orchard and House... Read more


Robertson Bay of islands, Northland

Published: 19th September 2020

General hel needed,inside and out.My 2 kids and I live on a waterfront rural property with a few animals. Read more

Kiwi Fruit

bhalla enterprise limited Bay of plenty, Bay of Plenty

Published: 19th September 2020

Kiwi fruit thining summer jobs available!!APPLY NOW‼️WE ARE STARTING ON FIRST WEEK OF OCTOBERFREE OF... Read more

Kiwifruit Summer Pruners And Bud Thinners Required

ArtHouse Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

Published: 18th September 2020


Love To Cook And Travel? Combine These Two Loves And Lets Get This Show Back...

Refined Marketing Group Grey Lynn Auckland, Auckland

Published: 15th September 2020

At Refined Marketing Group we represent one of the biggest International Food box companies in the world at Event... Read more

Packhouse Worker

Portland Horticulture Taupo, Taupō

Published: 15th September 2020

We are looking for 2 packers who have valid visa to work for 3-6 months in the packhouse. Job available to start... Read more


clarke Pauanui, Coromandel, Waikato

Published: 14th September 2020

Hi there, family of 4 looking for a cleaner 3 or 4 days a week in Pauanui, Coromandel. Please be reliable, fast and... Read more

Construction Labourer

Envision Labour Hire Auckland, Auckland

Published: 13th September 2020

Needing skilled and general labourers for ongoing roles in Auckland.$20-$25ph depending on experience. Read more

Orchard Work

The Royal Opotiki Backpacker OPOTIKI, Bay of Plenty

Published: 9th September 2020

Orchard workers required for the summer season up to March 2021 ( must commit for 4-6 weeks) no experience required... Read more

Couples Or Singles Wanted For Live-in Seasonal Work At Busy Holiday Park...

Motutere Bay TOP 10 Holiday Park Motutere Bay, Taupō

Published: 8th September 2020

Multiple positions available at our park located on Lake Taupo, between the townships of Taupo and Turangi. Our ideal... Read more

Courgette Picking

YTK Limited Riverhead, Auckland

Published: 4th September 2020

Job DescriptionWork : Courgette Picking, String Work, could have extra job.Hours : 0700 - 1530. (4-6 days per... Read more

Marquee Team Member

LL HIRE Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

Published: 2nd September 2020

LL Wedding & Event Hire is looking for staff for Summer.The job entails a hard working attitude, physical fitness... Read more

Farm Job

Ayerst Motatau, Northland

Published: 29th August 2020

HiWe live in Motatau 5km off State highway 1, on a 35ha lifestyle block. We have chickens, pigs, cows, dogs, cats... Read more

Avocado Picker

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

Published: 27th August 2020

Looking for cherry-picker operators for picking avocados. Season has started an go through to February. Good pay rates Read more

Farm Work

Bruic Te puke tauranga, Bay of Plenty

Published: 26th August 2020

Physically Fit, able to work early mornings and a 5 on 3 off rotating rosterA good attitude. Be part of a team and... Read more

Kiwifruit Worker

Opotiki Opotiki, Bay of Plenty

Published: 25th August 2020

SECURE YOUR PLACE :Hi guys we are currently taking applications for kiwifruit summer work which will commence... Read more

Courgette Picking

YTK Limited Riverhead, Auckland

Published: 23rd August 2020

Work : Courgette Picking, String Work, could have extra job.Hours : 0700 - 1530. (4-6 days per week as per the... Read more

Au Pair - Great Barrier Island

Braddock family Okiwi, Great Barrier Island, Auckland

Published: 23rd August 2020

We are looking for a live in Au Pair / Nanny to join our family here on beautiful Great Barrier Island.Full time... Read more

Au Pair In Devonport - Start Asap

McCaw Devonport, Auckland

Published: 22nd August 2020

We are a family of 5 with mum, dad, Miss 9, Miss 7 and Mr 3, living in beautiful Devonport on Auckland's North Shore.... Read more

Superstar Muso!

Tejano taupo TAUPO, Taupō

Published: 11th August 2020

Bright and vibrant Mexican restaurant looking for weekend Musical genius!Can you play the guitar? sing? even the... Read more

General Instructor

Lakewood Lodge Waikato, Waikato

Published: 10th August 2020

We are looking for a general instructor at Lakewood Lodge located in North Waikato who is energetic, exciting and... Read more

Irrigation Installer

Thinkwater Hawke’s Bay Napier, Hawke's Bay

Published: 7th August 2020

Irrigation Installer.Plumbing, drain laying or irrigation experience preferred, but not essential. 5-6 days per... Read more


Garcia Titirangi, Auckland

Published: 6th August 2020

Late August start (flexible) - min stay 6 weeks.We are looking for a special patient, kind, and energetic person... Read more

Restaurant Staff

Tuscany Villas Boutique Hotel Whakatane, Bay of Plenty

Published: 4th August 2020

New Cuban restaurant, opening October 2020.Staff required: Head chef, Sous chefs, Maitre'd, Wait staff, kitchen... Read more

Bubbly, Fun Agents Wanted ! Immediate Start - Uncapped Bonuses!!!!

Ignite Marketing (Surge Group) Parnell, Auckland

Published: 4th August 2020

Entry- Level PositionABOUT USIgnite Marketing Solutions is a fun and professional sales and promotions team.... Read more

Calf Rearer

Taylor Farm Operations LTD Rangiwahia, Wellington

Published: 30th July 2020

Assistant calf rearing position going in Northern Manawatu. Full training provided, 4-6 hours per day, 6 days per... Read more

Farm Helper

Waitomo Hills Farm Hatuma, Hawke's Bay

Published: 29th July 2020

Looking for some help in exchange for food and accommodation this spring on a sheep and beef farm in Central Hawkes... Read more

Brand Ambassador - International Food Client

Refined Marketing Group Grey Lynn, Auckland

Published: 22nd July 2020

We are looking for outgoing individuals who love a challenge, have an interest in new innovative products and enjoy a... Read more

Let's Get This Show Back On The Road! Brand Ambassador Champions- We Want You!!

Refined Marketing Group Grey Lynn Auckland, Auckland

Published: 21st July 2020

"Everything negative - pressure, challenges - is all an opportunity for me to rise" - Kobe BryantDo you have the... Read more

Casual Massage Therapist

Oropi Hot Pools & Cafe Oropi, Bay of Plenty

Published: 20th July 2020

Qualified/Experienced Massage Therapists requiredUnder new management, the Oropi Hot Pools and Cafe are a... Read more

F&b Attendant

Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort Pauanui, Bay of Plenty

Published: 10th July 2020

F&B Attendant needed for 4.5* Resort Restaurant.Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort in Pauanui Beach is looking for... Read more

Orchard Work

Sabre Construction Tauranga, North Island

Published: 23rd June 2020

Orchard work - threading wire into shelter cloth. Replacing plants on orchards. General labouring duties.Location... Read more

Instructor/ Events Staff

Rockup Adventure Activities Hunua, Auckland

Published: 22nd June 2020

OUTDOOR INSTRUCTOR/EVENTS STAFF - 3 Weeks (1st July to 21st July)Live In Position with Part time work as an... Read more

Au Pair

Wilson Family Auckland, Auckland

Published: 18th June 2020

HiWe are looking for an Au Pair to join our family, to help look after our 3 children (3yr old girl and 20 month... Read more

Calf Rearer

Newship ltd te awamutu, Waikato

Published: 12th June 2020

we require a calf rearer for our 850 cow farmsituated in between te awamutu and otorohangathe role will last from... Read more

Work Fromhome

Awesome lifestyle New Zealand, Auckland

Published: 12th June 2020

We are a global leadership 64 billion dollar company looking to partner with professionals wanting to work from home.... Read more

Au Pair Needed Bay Of Islands

McConnell Kerikeri, Northland

Published: 6th June 2020

Au Pair wanted in the beautiful Bay of Islands! I am a solo parent most of the time (his Dad works away) and also... Read more

Live-in Nanny/ Au Pair Position

Dream Nanny Upper Hutt, Wellington

Published: 4th June 2020

Start Date:ASAPHours:8am-4:30pmChildren:2 Children (4 and 2 years old)Description:Loving,... Read more

Nanny/au Pair

Richardson Waihi Beach, Bay of Plenty

Published: 3rd June 2020

HiWe are looking for a part time Nanny to help approx 3 hours in the afternoons Monday-Thursday (approx 3-6pm),... Read more


The Falkland oil & gas Ltd auckland, Auckland

Published: 13th May 2020

The Falkland oil & gas Ltd is recruiting for a Receptionist on behalf of a Falkland based oil & gas client to manage... Read more

Weeding Around Native Plants

Nick & Anna Stead Dairy Flat, Auckland

Published: 8th May 2020

Still needing peopleWe are looking for two people to weed around some native trees that were planted last year.... Read more

Au Pair/home Help

CandKFarmingPartnership Hawera, Taranaki

Published: 22nd March 2020

Hi! We are seeking a au pair/home help from mid July until late November, the position would be live in , approx... Read more

Whangarei Au Pair Needed Asap Start

Au Pair New Zealand Whangarei, Northland

Published: 19th March 2020

Family with 3 girls (3, 5 and 8 years old) is looking for an au pair to start immediately. The hours are 30h/week and... Read more

Kiwifruit Pickers

Kiwi quality Contracting LTD Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

Published: 17th March 2020


Best Kiwifruit Picking Job

New Zealand Rural Xperience Te Puke, Bay of Plenty

Published: 16th March 2020

KIWIFRUIT PICKING positions - NZ Rural Xperience ! ! !Hurry! last positions available !!!STUDY HARD + WORK... Read more

Picking Grapes

Labour Solution Ltd Martinborough, North Island

Published: 13th March 2020

Hi, we are looking for few workers who can help us with upcoming harvest in vineyards. We usually work 6 days a week,... Read more

Dairy Farm Assistant

Speed Taupo/ reporoa, Taupō

Published: 13th March 2020

start date: ASAPEnd: 1st of June depending on the employee and what he or she would like to achieve.We offer a... Read more

Kiwifruit Harvest 2020

Kiwi HQ Te Puke/Paengaroa, Bay of Plenty

Published: 12th March 2020

Work well in a team? Enjoy working outdoors? Physically fit? The 2020 Harvest season is here and we want you! The... Read more

Au Pair Wanted

Poland Waikite Valley, Bay of Plenty

Published: 12th March 2020

We are a small family on a sheep and beef farm in the Waikite Valley, 25 min from Rotorua. Laid back, friendly... Read more

Brand Ambassadors- Amazing Innovative Food Client

Refined Marketing Group Grey Lynn, Auckland

Published: 9th March 2020

Our National Events are now in full swing and we are on the search for our next Brand Ambassador Champions!!Do... Read more

Kiwifruit Pickers Wanted

Cameron Orchards ltd Pukehina, Bay of Plenty

Published: 8th March 2020

Hi there we require friendly, fun people to  join our kiwifruit orchard team for a minimum of 4 weeks on a casual... Read more

Chef/ Kitchen Porter

Brew on Quay Auckland CBD, Auckland

Published: 8th March 2020

Hi guys,Brew on Quay, a popular busy pub, located in CBD is looking hard working and superstar chef and kitchen... Read more

Kiwifruit Pickers

Packworknz mount maunganui, Bay of Plenty

Published: 8th March 2020

KIWI PICKING WORK AVAILABLE - Get in touch with us !Register for our orientation day 18th March in Mount Maunganui!... Read more


St Helier's Bay Cafe & Bistro St Helier's Bay, Auckland

Published: 7th March 2020

We require an exceptional Barista who is passionate about making coffee! We are located in the most awesome village... Read more

Furniture Mover & Driver 2 Men & A Truck Napier


Published: 5th March 2020

Furniture Mover & Driver Two Men And A Truck NapierWe operate a fleet of furniture moving trucks seven days a... Read more

Kiwi Fruit Work

Mubwons Ltd Te Puke, Bay of Plenty

Published: 4th March 2020

We are looking for people to join a great team of Kiwi Fruit Pickers for our 2021Harvest seasonThe work will... Read more

$1000 Per Week + Generous Bonus, Full-time + Travel Opportunities

Enlighten Press Northern Island, North Island

Published: 3rd March 2020

This is the ultimate backpacker's dream job. Earn a lot of money while travelling!Both couples and single... Read more

Sales Agents- Events & Trade Shows

Refined Marketing Group Grey Lynn, Auckland

Published: 25th February 2020

Our expo season is kicking off NOW and we are on the search for our next Brand Ambassador Superstars!!We are... Read more

Womad Zero Waste Crew

WOMAD New Plymouth, Taranaki

Published: 21st February 2020

Want to check out WOMAD New Zealand for FREE?WOMAD is on on the look out for Zero Waste volunteers for the 2020... Read more

Farming Assistant

Vernon Oak Waikato, Te Kauwhata, Waikato

Published: 21st February 2020

We are on the look out for someone with abit of farm experience that is reliable, and hard working to join our... Read more

Kiwifruit Picking

New Zealand Rural Xperience TE PUKE, Bay of Plenty

Published: 19th February 2020

KIWIFRUIT PICKING positions - NZ Rural Xperience ! ! !STUDY HARD + WORK HARD + PLAY HARD !!!Come join our... Read more

Free Accomodation / Travel / Hourly Pay + Bonuses

Fundamental Worldwide Wellington, Wellington

Published: 18th February 2020

Traveling Face to Face Street Charity Fundraisers - $20 p/h + Bonuses - Roaming throughout NZ. Backpackers wanted!... Read more

Fruit Picking

Up The Hill Awanui, Northland

Published: 13th February 2020

I have a live in position available, short term picking citrus.Work isn’t heavy, terms of work are negotiable.... Read more

Calf Assitant Relief Milker

We ts Greene partnership Ngakuru, Bay of Plenty

Published: 12th February 2020

Hi we are looking for a calf assitant and relief milker to join our team rearing 850 calves and milking 900 cows must... Read more

Dairy Assistant

Kinrara dairies Karaka, Auckland

Published: 12th February 2020

Getting organized early,Position start 20/6I'm Sharemilking on a 200 cow farm in Karaka about 35mins for Auckland... Read more

Waiter / Waitress

Manaia Kitchen & Bar Tairua, Waikato

Published: 11th February 2020

We are looking for experienced wait staff to join our team for the summer seasonIt will be evening work around... Read more

Front House/ All Rounder

Aroy Thai AUCKLAND CBD, Auckland

Published: 11th February 2020

Aroy Thai Eatery ( Most popular Thai Street food )Now Hiring FOH Team!If it sound like you !-Fluent in... Read more