Backpacker Jobs South Island

Backpacker Jobs in South Island, NZ

Sensational South Island

Ski the South Island

There are a number of different ski resort options if you're heading to the South Island for the winter season.

Ski it up in Porters, or Coronet Peak is a great spot for beginner skiers as the slopes aren't too high.

For the more experienced, Treble Cone near Wanaka is good for the advanced skier or snowboarder.

With fresh snow comes the crowds, which is perfect if you're looking for an au pair role. Many parents love to leave the kids with something fun to do while they hit the slopes, and you're bound to find babysitters are in demand during the winter season in these areas.

Christchurch

Christchurch is one of the most picturesque cities in the world, and a trip to this South Island hot spot will not disappoint.

Take in the views on a Christchurch gondola ride, go punting on the Avon River, explore the Christchurch Botanic Gardens, or have a picnic in Mona Vale park.

If you'd like to settle in the city for a while, there are a number of different office administration jobs that often need filling. Take a few months to work and explore Christchurch and you won't be disappointed.

Canterbury

The region that surrounds Christchurch looks like something out of a film with its rolling grassy plains, crystal clear lakes and white-topped snowy mountains. Home to the Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, which houses the country's tallest mountain, as well as the spectacular Tasman Glacier, which is 27km long, there is a plethora of things for the adrenalin-junkie backpacker to do.

After the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011, this part of the country is still re-building. This means labouring jobs aren't too hard to come by, so if you're looking for construction work on your backpacking holiday, this could be a good place to base yourself.

Stewart Island, Southland

Technically not on the South Island but 30km south of the South Island, Stewart Island is home to less than 400 people. A stunning place to visit, although it can get windy, Stewart Island is a fishing hotspot.

Fishing off the bays and coves of this island you will find blue cod, grouper and trumpeter fish. Being a popular fishing location, if you take a jaunt to this magical place you might be lucky enough to find a fishing job to keep you busy through the fishing season.

And there you have it – some of the best places to explore on New Zealand's north and south islands, and the jobs to do to help you fund your next adventure.

Bartender, Kitchen Hand & Chef For The Winter Season

Methven Pubs Methven, Christchurch

Published: 22nd May 2022

We are looking for front of house & back of house staff for the busy/best season of the year ! Come and join the... Read more

New

Bartender

Future Hospitality Group Queenstown CBD, Queenstown

Published: 17th May 2022

About the businessFuture Hospitality Group is an established hospitality group located in Queenstown. We focus on... Read more

Onion Forklift Driver

Farmhands Ashburton, South Island

Published: 16th May 2022

Want to earn $25 + per hour?Are you a skilled forklift driver?Join our team in Ashburton today!Apply online... Read more

Roofer

My Roofing LTD Cromwell, Cromwell

Published: 15th May 2022

We are a small family roofing business in Cromwell Central Otago . we are looking for someone that wants to work... Read more

Hydroponic Strawberry Planting

Hedgerows Hydroponic Strawberries Blenheim, Marlborough

Published: 12th May 2022

Hedgerows Hydroponic Strawberries in sunny Blenheim are looking for physically fit and motivated people to help with... Read more

Kitchen Assistant

Magee Wanaka, Wanaka

Published: 10th May 2022

Burrito Craft Wanaka are looking for a Kitchen Assistant to join our friendly team. This is an exciting opportunity... Read more

Chef

Magee Wanaka, Wanaka

Published: 10th May 2022

Burrito Craft Wanaka are looking for a chef or an experienced cook to join our team.This is an exciting... Read more

Handyperson

RockNSuz ltd Ahaura, South Island

Published: 9th May 2022

Westcoast of New ZealandWanting handy person/s to help in and outside of Hotel,Full accommodation offered and food Read more

Concrete Foundation Builder Steel Fixer

Otago Foundations Limited Queenstown, Queenstown

Published: 6th May 2022

We are looking for foundation builders/steel fixers.$30-40 per hour depending on experience. 40 - 50 hours per... Read more

Lily Bulb Processing

Farmhands Rakaia, South Island

Published: 6th May 2022

Did your season just finish?Are you looking for your next job?Need work over winter?Apply Now :... Read more

Farm Assistant

Farmhands Ashburton, South Island

Published: 6th May 2022

Do you enjoy working with animals?Keen to develop your career in Dairy?Apply today:... Read more

Property Maintenance / Diesel Mechanic / Truck Driver

ORGANIC FARM NEW ZEALAND Te Anau, South Island

Published: 1st May 2022

TRUCK DRIVER / DIESEL MECHANIC / PROPERTY MAINTENANCEJob Description:Organic Farm New Zealand (OFNZ) is a... Read more

General Labourer

ORGANIC FARM NEW ZEALAND Te Anau, South Island

Published: 1st May 2022

GENERAL LABOURER NEEDEDJob Description:Interested in joining our team working on building renovation and... Read more

Forklift Driver

Farmhands Rakaia, South Island

Published: 29th April 2022

Are you a skilled forklift driver?Looking for a stable day shift job?We have positions available!Work from... Read more

Kitchen Hand/chef

Cobb&co Papanui, Christchurch

Published: 29th April 2022

When you take a role in a kitchen you join a sports team.It's a night of speed, teamwork and thinking on your... Read more

Onion Grader

Farmhands Ashburton, South Island

Published: 19th April 2022

Want to find some work close to Ashburton?Looking for full time hours?Want to start ASAP?Apply here :... Read more

Farm Assistant

Kirbin Farming Ltd Ashburton, Christchurch

Published: 13th April 2022

Due to a long term worker heading home for a year we are looking for someone to join our team for 6 - 12 months.... Read more

Glacier Explorers Guide

Hermitage Hotel Aoraki Mt Cook National Park, Mackenzie

Published: 12th April 2022

For Those Who Dream BiggerAt The Hermitage Hotel, our guests choose to stay with us because of the unique location,... Read more

Potato Harvesting And Grading

Farmhands Methven, Christchurch

Published: 6th April 2022

Looking for full time work for the next 5-6 months?We have positions available!Apply here :... Read more

Food & Beverage Supervisor

Hermitage Hotel Aoraki Mt Cook National Park, Mackenzie

Published: 3rd April 2022

At the Hermitage Hotel, our guests choose to stay with us because of the unique location, amazing views, and the... Read more

Maintenance Technician

Hermitage Hotel Aoraki Mt Cook National Park, Mackenzie

Published: 3rd April 2022

At the Hermitage Hotel, our guests choose to stay with us because of the unique location, amazing views, and the... Read more

Guest Services Attendant

Hermitage Hotel Aoraki Mt Cook National Park, Mackenzie

Published: 3rd April 2022

At The Hermitage Hotel, our guests choose to stay with us because of the unique location, amazing views, and the... Read more

Kitchen Steward

Hermitage Hotel Aoraki Mt Cook National Park, Mackenzie

Published: 3rd April 2022

At The Hermitage Hotel, our guests choose to stay with us because of the unique location, amazing views, and the... Read more

Housekeeping Attendant

Hermitage Hotel Aoraki Mt Cook National Park, Mackenzie

Published: 3rd April 2022

At The Hermitage Hotel, our guests choose to stay with us because of the unique location, amazing views, and the... Read more

Food & Beverage Attendant

Hermitage Hotel Aoraki Mt Cook National Park, Mackenzie

Published: 3rd April 2022

At The Hermitage Hotel, our guests choose to stay with us because of the unique location, amazing views, and the... Read more

Wash Plant Forklift Operator

Farmhands Rakaia, Christchurch

Published: 1st April 2022

Ready for a new challenge?Are you a confident forklift driver with good skills?Happy to work independently in an... Read more

Wash Plant Operator

Farmhands Rakaia, Christchurch

Published: 1st April 2022

Ready for a new challenge?Are you interested in working with machinery?Happy to work independently in an outdoor... Read more

Registered Nurses | Aged Care

Geneva Healthcare Nationwide, South Island

Published: 29th March 2022

Opportunities with Geneva StaffingWe work with multiple leading Aged Care facilities nationwide New Zealand who... Read more

Front Of House Vacancy In Queenstown.

Bespoke kitchen Queenstown, Queenstown

Published: 28th March 2022

We have front of house vacancies for our busy cafe in central Queenstown.Full and part time positions available so... Read more

Meat Process Workers

AFFCO Burnham, Christchurch

Published: 24th March 2022

Company DescriptionSouth Pacific Meats, a New Zealand owned, meat processing company has vacancies Now at our... Read more

Farm Worker Stud Beef And Sheep

Merrylea Cave, Mackenzie

Published: 20th March 2022

General farm work on a 700ha rolling hill country farm with a beef cattle stud and a commercial sheep flock. The work... Read more

Chef And Cook

Silverstream Hotel Kimbell, Mackenzie

Published: 17th March 2022

✨RECRUITING NOW FOR NZ WINTER 2022 & BEYOND • CHEF & COOK POSITIONS (OPEN TO NZ & AUS)✨Located at the base... Read more

Potato Harvester - 8 Weeks, Long Hours!

Farmhands Ashburton, Christchurch

Published: 15th March 2022

Looking for your next job?Apply here: https://forms.gle/2RTFoiJe7BNTWxzu9Want to start work ASAP?We have... Read more

Machine Operator

Farmhands Wakanui, South Island

Published: 3rd March 2022

Want to earn $25 an hour?Looking for permanent full-time work?Are you ready for a new challenge?We have... Read more

Apple Packhouse

Cederman Bros Ltd Motueka, Nelson

Published: 25th February 2022

Apple Packing available in small family packhouse.5 days a week with additional night shift available for those who... Read more

Various Shop Assistant Roles

Alexandra Night n Day Alexandra, Alexandra

Published: 20th February 2022

Alexandra Night n Day is looking for enthusiastic team members to join our small locally owned store. If you are... Read more

Chef

Harbar Beach Bar & Kitchen Akaroa, Christchurch

Published: 19th February 2022

Harbar Beachbar and Kitchen located in Akaroa is looking for a Chef/ Cook who is able to excel in busy environments... Read more

Au Pair Superstar!

Wells Clyde/Alexandra, Alexandra

Published: 17th February 2022

Hi! We are Olivia and Tom and we are looking for our next 'big sister or brother'!We are a fun, adventurous... Read more

Duty Manager And Waitstaff

Dropping Inn Hawea, Wanaka

Published: 9th February 2022

We are looking for someone with that drive and passion to oversee our people, performance and process with hands-on... Read more

Apple Picker

Murphy Horticulture Spring Creek, Marlborough

Published: 1st February 2022

Murphy Horticulture is a family-owned business operating a vineyard as well as being the only export apple grower in... Read more

Kitchen Assistant - Evenings

Magee Wanaka, Wanaka

Published: 27th January 2022

Burrito Craft are looking for an evening kitchen hand.This would be evenings only and 4-5 evening per week... Read more

Front Of House Waiter/bar

murphy Fiordland, TeAnau, South Island

Published: 22nd January 2022

Multi role of waiter/waitress and bar in wood fired pizzeria.Accomodation available.Short-term or long term as... Read more

Apple Packhouse Positions 2022 Season

Wratten Orchards Limited Lower Moutere, Nelson

Published: 19th January 2022

Wratten Orchards Limited is an owner/operated apple orchard located in the Tasman Region, which grows and packs... Read more

Hop (beer) Harvest 2022

Korere Hops Limited Tasman, Nelson

Published: 19th January 2022

DescriptionHOP (BEER) HARVEST 2022The 2022 Hop harvest is near and we are looking for enthusiastic, physically... Read more

Factory Hand

Opal Motueka, Nelson

Published: 6th January 2022

DescriptionWe are on the lookout for candidates to join our team as Factory Hand who will be working our Apple... Read more

Kitchen Hand

Bespoke kitchen Queenstown, Queenstown

Published: 28th October 2021

Bespoke kitchen is looking for a KITCHEN-HAND .Queenstown is a beautiful, Fun & energetic place to be and our... Read more

Rhythm & Alps Volunteer 2021

Rhythm & Alps Cardrona, Wanaka

Published: 27th October 2021

Keen to come join the Rhythm and Alps Volunteer crew for the 11th anniversary? We are keen to have you!Rhythm... Read more

Barista Duty Manager Waitress

The Brasserie Restaurant & Wine Bar AKAROA, Christchurch

Published: 20th October 2021

The Brasserie Kitchen and Wine Bar in beautiful Akaroa is looking for Experienced Baristas and wait staff for the... Read more

Cooks

Coopers Catch Kaikoura Ltd Kaikoura, Marlborough

Published: 7th October 2021

Coopers Catch is looking for people to join their team for the summer, we currently have full-time positions... Read more

Food Production Assistant

ORGANIC FARM NEW ZEALAND Southland, South Island

Published: 3rd October 2021

Food Production AssistantOrganic Farm New ZealandFiordland, SouthlandFull-timeAbout the PositionOrganic... Read more

Kitchen Assistant

ORGANIC FARM NEW ZEALAND Southland, South Island

Published: 3rd October 2021

Kitchen AssistantOrganic Farm New ZealandFiordland, SouthlandFull-timeAbout the PositionOrganic Farm New... Read more

Cook/baker

Ginger Dynamite go go food and coffee Motueka, Nelson

Published: 28th September 2021

We are on the hunt for a cafe allstar.The opportunity has arisen for someone to join our pie making team of award... Read more

Restaurant Team Member

South Sea Hotel Stewart Island, South Island

Published: 26th September 2021

We are looking for Restaurant staff/ Housekeeping staff.Position is full time and a mix of housekeeping and... Read more

Vineyard Work

Mt Ridge Cromwell, Cromwell

Published: 24th September 2021

Immediate start in the Wanaka Cromwell area pruning young grapevines.Per plant rate with an hourly retainer... Read more

Research Dairy Assistant

Lincoln University Lincoln, Christchurch

Published: 2nd August 2021

We require a full time worker to work as a Research Dairy Assistant on a fixed term contract (12 months) at one of... Read more

Kitchen Hand

The Fork and Tap Arrowtown, Queenstown

Published: 2nd August 2021

We are a vibrant and iconic gastro/craft beer pub in the heart of Arrowtown , looking for a Kitchen hands to work in... Read more

Calf Rearer

Roxburgh Dairies Ltd Ashburton, Christchurch

Published: 30th July 2021

Roxburgh Dairies Ltd (Staveley area) is looking for a calf rearer to work around three hours each morning for around... Read more

Calving Help X2

Appleton Dairy Ranfurly, Alexandra

Published: 18th July 2021

We’re looking for 2 people to join our team of 7, to help over the calving period (August til October) this could... Read more

Tradie On A Visa Currently In Nz? Tradestaff Can Help!

Tradestaff Christchurch, Christchurch

Published: 15th July 2021

Tradespeople Wanted NOW!!We currently have immediate starts in ongoing roles for: Painters, Drivers, Digger... Read more

2x Backpackers Required To Assist With Calving

Top Staff Ltd Glenavy / Waimate, Oamaru

Published: 15th July 2021

Two reliable workers required to assist with calving for approximately 10 weeks. May suit a family couple.The... Read more

Front Of House/duty Manager

CH Solutions Hanmer Springs, Christchurch

Published: 7th July 2021

HANMER SPRINGS, NORTH CANTERBURYLive and work in the vibrant, outdoor adventure, thermal pools and spa tourist... Read more

Farm Assistant

St Helena Hinds, Christchurch

Published: 5th July 2021

Hi we are seeking an honest and reliable full time farm assistant for our family owned and operated 700 cow dairy... Read more

Casual Labour

DEVON DAIRY FARMS LTD Hawea flat, Wanaka

Published: 4th July 2021

We are looking for 2 stong workers that can assist with pulling out old fences and stacking the wire and posts away .... Read more

Horse Groom/rider

Smith Christchurch, Christchurch

Published: 22nd June 2021

We need an experienced groom who can also ride well on the flat, great if you have show jumping experience as well... Read more

Part Time - Cleaner

Hanmer Springs Forest Camp Hanmer Springs, Christchurch

Published: 21st June 2021

Part-time Cleaner – Minimum 40 hours per fortnight – Rostered 5 days on 2 days off – Immediate StartWould... Read more

Horticulture Production & Development Manager

ORGANIC FARM NEW ZEALAND Southland, South Island

Published: 10th June 2021

Horticulture Production & Development ManagerOrganic Farm New ZealandFiordland, SouthlandCompetitive salary... Read more

Nanny/home Help

Earl Hawarden, Christchurch

Published: 5th June 2021

Nanny/Aupair wanted to help over busy calving time July - August. Help with school pick ups, taking to after school... Read more

Sous Chef

THE DUBLINER IRISH BAR AND RESTAURANT METHVEN, South Island

Published: 19th May 2021

The Dubliner Irish bar and restaurant is a multiple award-winning venue located in Methven, Mid Canterbury,... Read more

Cook

Monkeyfarm Wanaka, Otago

Published: 1st May 2021

Monkeyfarm is a very busy suburban eatery.We’re open 7 days 8.30am until late.We’re looking for a cook... Read more

Food Production Assistant

ORGANIC FARM NEW ZEALAND Southland, South Island

Published: 30th April 2021

Interested in gaining experience in the exciting organic foods industry?Organic Farm New Zealand (OFNZ) is located... Read more

Runner/kitchen Hand

Alice May Franz Josef Glacier, South Island

Published: 10th April 2021

Alice May Restaurant is all about positive teamwork, good hospitality, and ensuring that both our staff and guests... Read more

Waiter/waitress

Alice May Franz Josef Glacier, South Island

Published: 10th April 2021

Alice May Restaurant is all about positive teamwork, good hospitality, and ensuring that both our staff and guests... Read more

Harvester

Weka OLive Oil Tasman, Nelson

Published: 29th March 2021

Payment: Paid Position $25 total CompensationLocation: NgatimotiRegion: Nelson/Abel Tasman/Experience:... Read more

Chicken Farm Workers

Atemp Nelson, Nelson

Published: 14th March 2021

CHICKEN FARM WORKERS TEMPORYStart 6.16am 16th SeptemberMust have no chickens at homeNo Killing required by... Read more

Hops Harvester

Okuora Farms Cheviot, Christchurch

Published: 12th March 2021

Do you love beer? Come and help us with the important work of harvesting our Hops!!Immediate start. Approx. 4 weeks... Read more

Housekeeper And Assistant

Greenacres Motel Hanmer Springs, Christchurch

Published: 12th March 2021

Work for accommodation/ plus extra hr pay position available asap in our Hanmer motel.The work mainly includes ,... Read more

Front Of House

Atemp Nelson, Nelson

Published: 10th March 2021

We are on the search for FOH persons who have passion in their industry to join our team.Our client is located... Read more

Grape Picker - Harvest Team

Maude Wines Wanaka, Wanaka

Published: 9th March 2021

Harvest Team Members Needed!Locally owned winery with three smaller vineyards needs a harvest team.Starting... Read more

Various Mill/hospo/labouring And Event Work

The Recruitment Company St Arnaud, Nelson

Published: 8th March 2021

Customer Service/ Receptionist Part Time Saturday and Sunday**Cafe/Front of House Sole Charge Part Time... Read more

Dairy Farm Assistant

PH Grazing Limited Darfield, Christchurch

Published: 4th March 2021

We are looking for an enthusiastic person to join our team of 4 as a Dairy Farm Assistant in Darfield, Canterbury.... Read more

Evening Wait Staff

Venuti Christchurch, Christchurch

Published: 10th February 2021

We are looking for part time wait staff at our busy Italian restaurant. If you are someone who is passionate about... Read more

Cleaner At Holiday Park

Glenmark Holiday Park Fairview, South Island

Published: 7th February 2021

Live on site for free in a caravan provided and experience a kiwi lifestyle in Timaru.We are looking for singles... Read more

Front Of House (bar Focussed)

Harbar Beach Bar & Kitchen Akaroa, Christchurch

Published: 18th January 2021

Harbar Beachbar and Kitchen offers unobstructed views over Akaroa Harbour while boasting the fact we're on the beach... Read more

Duty Manager

Harbar Beach Bar & Kitchen Akaroa, Christchurch

Published: 18th January 2021

Harbar Beachbar and Kitchen offers unobstructed views over Akaroa Harbour while boasting the fact we're on the beach... Read more

Boat Unloaders And Labourers Required

Atemp Nelson, Nelson

Published: 6th January 2021

WE REQUIRE A NUMBER OF STRONG PEOPLE FOR A VARIETY OF CASUAL JOBS AROUND THE NELSON TASMAN AREA.IF YOU ARE FIT,... Read more

Food Production Assistant

ORGANIC FARM NEW ZEALAND Southland, South Island

Published: 6th January 2021

Job Title: Food Production AssistantDates: January 2021 – April 2021Pay: $19 - $21 / hourJob... Read more

Laundry Assistant - Plenty Of Consistent Work!

Fresh & White Limited Otematata, Otematata

Published: 18th December 2020

WE require a couple of employees for an immediate start.We're a commercial laundry in Otematata, North Otago... Read more

Laundry Assistant - South Island

Fresh & White Limited Otematata, Waitaki Valley, North Otago, Otematata

Published: 14th December 2020

We require a couple of staff to equip our commercial laundry towards the end of October to replace staff who are... Read more

Sous Chef

Ma Maison Restaurant Akaroa, Christchurch

Published: 14th December 2020

Ma Maison are looking for a Sous Chef to join their busy team and work alongside our Executive Head Chef. Set in a... Read more

Chef / Cook

Harbar Beach Bar & Kitchen Akaroa, Christchurch

Published: 12th December 2020

Harbar Beachbar and Kitchen located in Akaroa is looking for Chefs/ Cooks who are able to excel in busy environments... Read more

Baby Sitter

Rose Mary Waimate, Oamaru

Published: 21st November 2020

hi. im looking for a posible baby sitter, spanish female prefered. accommodation in exchange and some extra. ill... Read more

Factory-and Vineyard Work Available/we Accept Sse Visa's

Duncannon Blenheim, Marlborough

Published: 13th November 2020

Do you want to live and work in one of the sunniest places in New Zealand? make your way to Blenheim today and we... Read more

Chef

Harbar Beach Bar & Kitchen Akaroa, Christchurch

Published: 9th November 2020

Harbar Beachbar and Kitchen is... exactly what it says in the name. A Beachbar with a small, well-run and efficient... Read more

Batista And Cafe Allrounder

Haus Espresso Sydenham, Christchurch

Published: 7th November 2020

15 hours per week between 9am - 1pm.Barista/cafe all rounderOur lovely Briar is leaving us as she embarks on... Read more

Apple Thinners Needed

Seasonal Solutions Cooperative Limited Roxburgh/Ettrick, Otago

Published: 5th November 2020

Apple Thinners Needed!!We are urgently looking for Apple Thinners to work in the Roxburgh/Ettrick region.... Read more

Vineyard Worker

Van der lem Blenheim, Marlborough

Published: 3rd November 2020

Looking for casual staff to be part of our great teamWorking 6-7 days8-10 hours depending on weather conditions... Read more

Casual Factory Worker

Fiordland Lobster Company Ward, Marlborough

Published: 23rd October 2020

Fiordland Lobster Company ( https://www.lobster.co.nz/) is currently looking for a casual factory worker that can... Read more

Surf Hostel Work!

bazils Westport, South Island

Published: 19th October 2020

Do you want to spend a month surfing on the beautiful West Coast? Then come and join our hostel team!Free staff... Read more

Rhythm & Alps Volunteer

Rhythm & Alps Otago, Otago

Published: 16th October 2020

Keen to come join the Rhythm and Alps Volunteer crew for the 10th anniversary? We are keen to have you!Rhythm and... Read more

Orchard And Vineyard Roles Available

Seasonal Solutions Cooperative Limited Central Otago, Otago

Published: 15th October 2020

Do you have an interest in Horticulture or Viticulture?? Looking for a summer job??We are seeking workers who... Read more