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.

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

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

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

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


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

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

$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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

Cleaner Needed In Pauanui

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. 25 per hour.CheersPete 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

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

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

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- Working Holiday Visas Welcome!

Refined Marketing Group Mount Eden, Auckland

Published: 22nd July 2020

Got in NZ just to the world changed and now struggling to make the most of that year long working holiday visa?... 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

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