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?

Auckland

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.

Wellington

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.

Tractor Operator

Seed Solutions Pukekohe, Auckland

Published: 21st August 2019

Seed Solutions is a maize & sweet corn seed production company based in New Zealand.This is a hands on and field... Read more

Restaurant Serving Staff

Dreams Foods Ltd Epsom, Auckland

Published: 21st August 2019

Providing excellent wait service to ensure satisfaction.Taking customer orders and delivering food and beverages.... Read more

Bar Tender (part Time- Permanent)

Dreams Foods Ltd Epsom, Auckland

Published: 21st August 2019

Bartender Responsibilities:Preparing alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages for bar and patronsInteracting with... Read more

Brand Ambassador - Events

Refined Marketing Group Auckland, Auckland

Published: 9th August 2019

We are a sales & marketing company in need of outgoing individuals who are looking for Flexible hours to start in a... Read more

Front Of House

L'Epicerie Whakatane, Bay of Plenty

Published: 7th August 2019

L'Epicerie "has a well established name in the town of Whakatane (Bay of Plenty) and aims to provide the best... Read more

B2b Sales Superstars Wanted

Better Clean Auckland, Auckland

Published: 5th August 2019

Experience in sales is not necessary but is an added bonus. Training will be provided.Your earnings are uncapped... Read more

Barista

Sylvia's Port Waikato, Auckland

Published: 5th August 2019

DREAM SUMMER JOB!!!We are looking for a skilled competent barista who can handle working 40 - 55 hours per week... Read more

Marketing And Sales Manager In Auckland, Accommodation Provided

Fantastic Framing West Harbor, Auckland

Published: 4th August 2019

Hey there young backpackers,We are looking for enthusiastic, dynamic and motivated people to join our teamThe... Read more

Farm Au Pair Needed Near Matamata

Au Pair New Zealand Tokoroa, Waikato

Published: 3rd August 2019

Lovely farming family with 2 boys (4 and 6 years old) is looking for an au pair to start immediately for 4 months... Read more

Brand Ambassador - Events

Refined Marketing Group Auckland, Auckland

Published: 1st August 2019

We are a sales & marketing company in need of outgoing individuals who are looking for Flexible hours to start in a... Read more

Au Pair/ Nanny

Ferris Te Kuiti, Waikato

Published: 1st August 2019

We are a dairy farming family looking for someone to help look after our three daughters for 4 - 6 weeks over our... Read more

Kitchen Hand

Chateau Tongariro Hotel Mount Ruapheu, North Island

Published: 30th July 2019

Chateau Tongariro is Wairakei Resorts sister hotel which is situated at the base of Mount Ruapheu in the central... Read more

Aupair Starting May 2021

Sahala Te Awamutu, Waikato

Published: 29th July 2019

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

Floor Staff

Omaha beach cafe Warkworth, Auckland

Published: 27th July 2019

We are a fast paced & friendly 7 day a week, beach side cafe.We are looking for front of house staff. Experience... Read more

Au Pair/nanny

Tymely Farms Kaponga, Taranaki

Published: 26th July 2019

Situated underneath Mt Taranaki and a simple 20min drive from the coast, we are located in a fantastic position for... Read more

Dairy Assistant

Bain McQuade Trust Putaruru, Waikato

Published: 22nd July 2019

Helping to feed calves to assist in day to day farm work, feeding animals, setting fences, rounding up calves.There... Read more

Marquee Team Member

LL HIRE TAURANGA, Bay of Plenty

Published: 18th July 2019

I repeat this is NOT an office job! A role at L.L is rare. It doesn’t come along everyday, but this may be your... Read more

Mushroom Operations Staff

Quality Mushrooms Ohaupo, Waikato

Published: 16th July 2019

Quality Mushrooms is looking for the right person to join our Mushroom Operations team based in Ohaupo.Ideally,... Read more

Labourers

Hirestaff Auckland, Auckland

Published: 14th July 2019

5x Labourers needed for ongoing assignment in Mt Roskill, Auckland.Steel cap boots, high vis and hard hat needed.... Read more

Au Pair

- Morrinsville, Waikato

Published: 12th July 2019

We are a young farming family looking for a Au pair to help us out for 6 weeks over calving.We live 15 minutes... Read more

Community Champion

IHC New Zealand Wellington, Wellington

Published: 11th July 2019

Community Champion(Wellington)• Are you looking to make a difference for a great cause?• If you’re a... Read more

Aupair

FAMILY Wellington, Wellington

Published: 11th July 2019

We are a family with 2 small children (2 years old and 9 months) and looking for someone to fill in the gap with the... Read more

Mushroom Farm Staff

Quality Mushrooms Ohaupo, Waikato

Published: 10th July 2019

We are looking for the right person to join our Farmstaff team in Ohaupo.This is an all year round position (not... Read more

General Maintenance

Pettit Cambridge, Waikato

Published: 9th July 2019

Hi there,We have an opportunity come up for an enthusiastic and hard-working individual or couple.Types of work... Read more

Au Pair

Joyce Orewa, Auckland

Published: 8th July 2019

Auckland family with 1 toddler a very happy and sociable 1.5 year old boy. We are looking for a live-in au pair to... Read more

Sous Chef

The Church bIstro Hahei, Waikato

Published: 6th July 2019

Looking for a Souschef to work for the summer season in a busy restaurant. Experience essential.Awesome, chilled... Read more

Au Pair And Home Help At Small Racing Lifestyle Block

Leahy Cambridge, Waikato

Published: 5th July 2019

We are a busy family of 4 who is needing a little help out around the place!We have two little girls who are 2... Read more

Help Out On Dairy Farm - Matata

RC Dairies Matata, Bay of Plenty

Published: 3rd July 2019

Looking for a extra pair of hands to join our team of three on 550 cows during calving. The Job is to reduce the... Read more

Au Pair On A Remote Off Grid Island

Bellerby Great Barrier Island, North Island

Published: 1st July 2019

Kia Ora!We are a family of 6 with four children under 9. We live on Great Barrier Island which we believe is a... Read more

Au Pair Needed In Matakana (asap Start Until Begin August)

Au Pair New Zealand Matakana, Auckland

Published: 1st July 2019

Matakana family with two children (6.5 and 8y) needs an au pair to start immediately until mid August. You'll work... Read more

Au-pair

Bellon family Avondale, Auckland

Published: 27th June 2019

Hello,We are looking for an au pair to help out with our 3 kids aged 11, 9 and 2. Our middle child has special... Read more

Live In A Kiwi House Hold And Help Us With Childcare And Daily Chores In...

Coughlan Auckland, Auckland

Published: 25th June 2019

Hi!We would love help with childcare. We are looking for a young energetic female.We are open to paying pocket... Read more

Waikato Farm Au Pair

Au Pair New Zealand Te Awamutu, Waikato

Published: 8th June 2019

Are you already in NZ and looking to be smothered with love by a big family? A wonderful farming family with 4... Read more

South Auckland Au Pair

Au Pair New Zealand Bombay, Auckland

Published: 8th June 2019

Bombay family with two boys (7 and 8y) needs an au pair to start immediately until begin August. You'll work... Read more

After School Carer

Penney Auckland, Auckland

Published: 30th May 2019

Our family needs some help starting 9 June to care for our children in our home 2.30 to 5.30. Four days a week Monday... Read more

Call Centre Fundraising

2evolve Auckland, Auckland

Published: 27th May 2019

•Get paid hourly to have fun & engage with supporters over the phone•Progression Opportunities Available... Read more

Experienced Foh Staff Wanted

Detour Bar & Lounge Whakatane, Bay of Plenty

Published: 27th May 2019

Looking for experienced front of house staff for part time work at Detour bar & Lounge. Must be able to work nights... Read more

Dairy Assistant Fixed Term

Stone Country Dairies Ltd. Mangakino, Bay of Plenty

Published: 6th May 2019

Dairy farm assistant required from July-February ideally (at least 4 months) to work with young progressive farm... Read more

Au Pair

Cloke Family Papamoa, Bay of Plenty

Published: 3rd May 2019

Au Pair need ASAP!!Hey we are the Cloke Family! We have twin 5 year old girls and 2 boys aged 7 & 9. We had an Au... Read more

Customer Service And Sales

UWS Wellington, Wellington

Published: 1st May 2019

We are the face of our clients!Working in community based programs, SME (small-medium based enterprises), and at... Read more

Kiwifruit Picking

Bay Kiwis Limited tauranga,katikati, te puna, Bay of Plenty

Published: 23rd April 2019

We are an Orchard Management Company based in Tauranga Bay of Plenty. We are a well known and respected local... Read more

Kiwifruit Picking

Ds aujla limited Te puke, Bay of Plenty

Published: 21st April 2019

D.S AUJLA  Limited is  looking for enthusiastic and reliable people to join our teamCONTRACT + HOURLY You... Read more

Auckland Cbd Au Pair Need By 20 May

Au Pair New Zealand East Tamaki, Auckland

Published: 19th April 2019

Auckland family with 4 children (baby of a few months the 3 older children are between 3 and 10 years old) are... Read more

Orchard Worker

C & S Management Services Ltd Te puke, Bay of Plenty

Published: 10th April 2019

We are looking 10 workers for kiwifruit picking.You guys can get accommodation and ride if anyone needed.Weekly... Read more

Head Chef

Grindz Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

Published: 10th April 2019

The Position is for a head chefs role and must be familiar with Cooking , baking and Vegan foods. Training will be... Read more

Farm Assistant

Cleavedale Farms Ltd Matamata, Waikato

Published: 3rd April 2019

Milking cows, feeding calves, weed control, and other farm maintenance work on our certified organic farm.Start... Read more

40-50 H/w Au Pair + Farm Work

Glynleith Farms Taupo, Taupō

Published: 3rd April 2019

Wanted ASAP!Want to have the ultimate kiwi OE experience looking after some awesome kids plus the chance to do... Read more

Extreme Sports Promotions

The International Paintball Group Parnell, Auckland

Published: 24th March 2019

STAFF WANTED FOR XTREME SPORTS PROMOTIONSPerfect Backpacker Job – Work, Earn, Play, Travel!As a traveller... Read more

Au Pair Jobs All Over Nz

Au Pair New Zealand Wellington, Wellington

Published: 24th March 2019

Are you already in New Zealand or are arriving soon? If you like working with children, why not be an au pair? We... Read more

Wait Staff And Kitchen Hands

Eivans bar National Park village, North Island

Published: 20th March 2019

Looking for reliable and capable staff for the upcoming winter season. Positions include, chefs kitchen hands and... Read more

2 Roles - Experienced Digital Marketing Specialist And Internship...

Digital Squad Auckland, Auckland

Published: 18th March 2019

Digital Squad is a fast growth digital marketing agency with branches in Auckland, Melbourne and now Singapore! Our... Read more

Casual Surveyor Staff - $21.50 An Hour

Gravitas Research Auckland, Auckland

Published: 28th February 2019

Job Summary:We're looking about 25 data collection staff for a market research project. The job involves... Read more

Hostel Reception

Grafton Backpackers Eden Terrace, Auckland

Published: 25th February 2019

We are looking for a new fun outgoing Receptionist for our Auckland Backpacker Hostellocated near Krd, Queen st... Read more

Weed Spraying

Grant fencing Taupo, Taupō

Published: 17th February 2019

Working amongst a team to spray weeds on large station south of taupo. Transport from town is available daily. Read more

Office Manager/logistics

New Zealand Green Building Council Auckland, Auckland

Published: 14th February 2019

Contracting company has an open position for a full time office manager/logistics person. Come grow with us.... Read more

Front Of House

SMK Taupo, Taupō

Published: 11th February 2019

Casual Staff VacancyThe busy season is still in full swing and SMK are wanting to expand our Restaurant team... Read more

General Hands / Labourers

GO Recruit Wellington, Wellington

Published: 11th February 2019

We have long and short term assignments available for* Civil / Construction / General Labourers* Hammer... Read more

Stage/marquee Installers

Stage NZ Ltd Albany, Auckland

Published: 10th February 2019

Looking for 4 x guys to help with the installation of stages/marquees at various events in & around Auckland.Must... Read more

Home Help & Childcare

Ngatoka Farm Masterton, Wellington

Published: 7th February 2019

Hi ?,Thank you for taking the time to read our post. We are a family of 4 ? father, mother 6 year old son and 3.5... Read more

Housekeeper

Ducks & Drakes Boutique Motel and Backpackers New Plymouth, Taranaki

Published: 29th January 2019

FIT Working for Accommodation - Job Description SummaryTasks required will range from mainly Housekeeping, General... Read more

Labourers

GO Recruit Porirua, Wellington

Published: 28th January 2019

Temp work available for general labouring work on construction sites, furniture moving, traffic control. Porirua -... Read more

Foh Cabinet

Grindz Tauranga city, Bay of Plenty

Published: 20th January 2019

We are looking for a person with a positive and happy personality to join our team. The role will be further... Read more

Barista

Grindz Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

Published: 20th January 2019

We are looking for an experienced Barista who will be a part of a great team we already have, Someone with a bubbly... Read more

Hiring Now! Immediate Start!

The International Paintball Group Parnell, Auckland

Published: 16th January 2019

STAFF WANTED FOR XTREME SPORTS PROMOTIONSPerfect Backpacker Job – Work, Earn, Play, Travel!As a traveller... Read more

Production & Packing Healthy Snacks

Alive Foods/Revive/Frooze Balls Onehunga, Auckland, Auckland

Published: 6th January 2019

We produce health snack products - Frooze Balls. Vegan, wholefoods and delicious.Part of the Revive Cafe Group... Read more

Pick Fruit Stunning Mountains 9 Feb Start

Diana Baird RD7 Taihape, North Island

Published: 4th January 2019

Are you our harvest hero?Come experience NZ country living - fresh mountain air, real people, honest hard work.... Read more

Cleaning

pjharrisons Wellington City, Wellington

Published: 23rd December 2018

building interior cleaning up to 3 hours a week Read more

Kiwifruit

Vine enterprises Tauranga , Bay of Plenty

Published: 18th December 2018

Hi , My company looking for Kiwifruit casual worker around 8 to 10 . Most work around Tauranga, Te Puna area. Pls... Read more

Labour For Boat Builder

Marine service nz North shore, Auckland

Published: 15th December 2018

Boat builder needing someone capable to assist with jobs eg. Vanishing polishing sanding painting.Must be reliable... Read more

Nursery Labour

Rural Design 1984 Ltd Kaiwaka, Northland

Published: 14th December 2018

Temporary Casual Work in our Native plant Nursery for approximately 6 weeks starting 8th January 2019 Read more

Au Pair Live-in

Gimmillaro Karaka lakes, Auckland

Published: 13th December 2018

Seeking a short term Au Pair live-in with paid weekly allowance.START mid June until end of AugustApprox 3... Read more

Plastering

ABS Auckland, Auckland

Published: 10th December 2018

Looking for a Gib stopper (plasterer) will be paid hour $20 + Read more

Lifestileblock Maintenance

luthi - erben welcome bay / tauranga, Bay of Plenty

Published: 7th December 2018

Painting.. fencing. Weed pulling. Window cleaning. ... And other odd jobs. Read more

Chef De Partie

Marlin hotel Whangaroa, Northland

Published: 5th December 2018

Chef de PartieWe have just started on a great new adventure and we need another team member to help bring the food... Read more

Two Aupairs Wanted In Hawkes Bay

Rockmybaby Total childcare solutions Porangahau, Hawke's Bay

Published: 5th December 2018

$230/wk plus fully self contained cottageDuties: Two neighboring families who each need an Au Pair. Two Au... Read more

Chef De Partie

Marlin hotel Whangaroa, Northland

Published: 3rd December 2018

Working in the beautiful Whangaroa Harbour. We need a senior chef de partie . We have just reopened and are doing... Read more

Farm Sit

Dannevirke Dannevirke, Hawke's Bay

Published: 28th November 2018

Mature couple required to house sit/farm sit home during the Christmas period. 18/12/18 - 29/12/18Own transport... Read more

Commercial Plumber

ECL Group Limited  Auckland , Auckland

Published: 22nd November 2018

We are a friendly team of experienced and professional plumbers who are busy with a wide variety of work.We... Read more

Groom/rider

Matawhio Sporthorse roses Td Karaka, Auckland

Published: 17th November 2018

We need an experienced groom who can also ride well on the flat to fill in for us for 5-6 weeks from early December... Read more

Nursery Work

Shalfoon Investments Papamoa/Te Puke , Bay of Plenty

Published: 29th October 2018

•Looking for two people who work well together.•1-2 weeks work casual hours fine if your on a working holiday.... Read more

Labouring Work For A Day Two Guys

braines waiwera auckland, Auckland

Published: 25th October 2018

i have some furniture to be shifted from one room to another and a pine tree plantation i need the branches cut... Read more

Chefs Needed!

Marina Bar & Grill Tairua, Waikato

Published: 17th October 2018

Situated at the Tairua Marina on the beautiful Coromandel coast with a great restaurant, bar and onsite Craft... Read more

Orchard Worker

Vineco Hawkes Bay, Hawke's Bay

Published: 17th October 2018

Various orchard work available at different locations around Hawkes Bay Read more

Gardeners

Te Kupenga Farm Kerikeri, Northland

Published: 16th October 2018

General garden work, weeding, weedslashing.House work, cleaning, windows, vaccuming, waterblastingCleaning cars Read more

Car Rental Assistant

scotties Car rental Miramar, Wellington

Published: 12th October 2018

Come and spend the summer in Wellington and you can work with our busy little car rental company. Good English,... Read more

French Speaking Demi Au Pair

Dodds Waterview, Auckland

Published: 10th October 2018

Part time FRENCH SPEAKING AU PAIR wanted for live in position in central Auckland NZ. You would be living with me, my... Read more

Tour Guide

Sweet As Travel Auckland, Auckland

Published: 7th October 2018

Location: Auckland City, AucklandJob Type: ContractPay: $1,540 - $1,750 a weekTour Guide - Sweet As Travel,... Read more

Qualified Chef | Waiter | Housekeeper - 2 Positions Available, Suiting...

The Beach House, Kawau Island. Kawau Island , Auckland

Published: 5th October 2018

Join the small professional team at The Beach House, Kawau Island’s Boutique Hotel, Restaurant and Bar.We are... Read more

Paving Labourers

CANDO LTD Labour Hire Hastings, Hawke's Bay

Published: 5th October 2018

CAN DO LTD is currently looking for a ‘Semi Skilled Labourers’ to join our client’s highly skilled & trusted... Read more

Calling All Registered Nurses - Work And Travel Nz

Geneva Healthcare  Auckland, Auckland

Published: 5th October 2018

In this role you will work in various General and Medical wards in the public hospitals when they are short staffed.... Read more

Sales Assistant

Mr. Campervan AVONDALE, Auckland

Published: 22nd September 2018

URGENT! (wage is negotiable)Mr. Campervan is looking for :with WORKING HOLIDAY VISAGERMAN with Full... Read more

Wellington Backpackers Wanted!!

the merchant class Wellington, Wellington

Published: 17th September 2018

JOB OPPORTUNITY: IN WELLINGTONSTART DATE: OCTOBER 1stAre you a motivated, charismatic, success driven... Read more

Seasonal Work In Hastings 2018

CANDO LTD Hastings, Hawke's Bay

Published: 16th September 2018

We are looking for few people for some farm and orchard work near Hastings. Jobs are paid hourly $17.82/Hr. Must... Read more

Chef

Columbus coffee Gate PA, Bay of Plenty

Published: 5th September 2018

ARE YOU A CHEF LOOKING FOR FULL TIME WORK ??COLUMBUS COFFEE in Tauranga are looking for a Chef- Full Time (4-5... Read more

Sous Chef

Ohope Chartered Club Inc Ohope, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty

Published: 5th September 2018

Want to spend summer working at NZ's most loved beach?We are seeking a Sous chef for our busy little club across... Read more

General Hand

Wheelie Klean NZ limited Auckland, Auckland

Published: 5th September 2018

We are looking for an all rounder to help with water-blasting, Cleaning of Wheelie Bins with our mobile unit,... Read more

Dish Washer/kitchen Hand

Little black bird Hastings, Hawke's Bay

Published: 3rd September 2018

Dish washer and kitchen hand needed for the next few months. Around 30hours per week. No evening work all daytime.... Read more

Sous Chef/chef De Partie

Art Deco Masonic Napier, Hawke's Bay

Published: 29th August 2018

Sous Chef & Chef de PartieArt Deco Masonic Hotel - Napier - Hawkes BayDo you want to work at an iconic... Read more

Wait Staff & Bartenders

Art Deco Masonic Napier, Hawke's Bay

Published: 29th August 2018

Server/BartenderThe Emporium Bar & Eatery and The Rose Irish Pub are located right in the heart of Napier, and... Read more

Sales Guns Wanted! Apply Now!

Kiwi Marketing Solutions Pty Ltd Auckland, Auckland

Published: 27th August 2018

We are looking for experienced team leaders/sales consultants to support us during our brand new office launch here... Read more