Backpacker Jobs South Island

Hostel Night Manager / Front Desk Superstar
Hostel Night Manager / Front Desk Superstar
Hostel Night Manager / Front Desk Superstar
Hostel Night Manager / Front Desk Superstar
Hostel Night Manager / Front Desk Superstar

Hotel & Hostel

Nelson, Nelson

Hostel Night Manager / Front Desk Superstar

INNBetween Lodge & Backpackers - Nelson

Housekeeping/customers Service/maintenance
Housekeeping/customers Service/maintenance
Housekeeping/customers Service/maintenance
Housekeeping/customers Service/maintenance
Housekeeping/customers Service/maintenance

Hotel & Hostel

Jackson's, Christchurch

Housekeeping/customers Service/maintenance

Jackson's Retreat Alpine Holiday Park

Brewery & Bar Assistant
Brewery & Bar Assistant
Brewery & Bar Assistant
Brewery & Bar Assistant

Bar Jobs

Amberley, North Canterbury, South Island

Brewery & Bar Assistant

Brew Moon Brewing Company

Nursery Workers - Fixed Term

Fruit Picking

Richmond , Nelson

Nursery Workers - Fixed Term

Waimea Nurseries

Furniture Unloading

Samuel Lake Hawea, Wanaka

Published: 19th February 2019

1 days work. Helping unload furniture truck. Can pick up from Wanaka region. Good remuneration for easy work! Read more


Dairy Farm Assistant

Rangitata Island Dairy Limited Temuka, South Island

Published: 18th February 2019

Hi - we are currently looking for someone to join our team. short or long-term position available for immediate... Read more


Waitress, Waiter

The Wharf Akaroa Akaroa, Christchurch

Published: 18th February 2019

the wharf, premium seafood restaurant in akaroa, is looking for staff for the summer season, we are looking for... Read more


Wwoofers Needed Now

Organic Farm New Zealand Ltd Te Anau, Queenstown

Published: 17th February 2019

Interested in organic gardening, food processing or hands-on outdoor work while spending time in the NZ nature?... Read more


Au Pair / Nanny

Smith Oxford, Christchurch

Published: 15th February 2019

We are Looking for a reliable, caring and independent Au pair to look after our three kids for 6-9 months.Oliver... Read more


Au Pair

Shuttleworth Motueka, Nelson

Published: 15th February 2019

We need for 3 to 4 weeks some help with our busy family of 2 boys 7 and 10 and a 9 month old puppy I am a busy... Read more


Au Pair - Wanaka

Magee Wanaka, Wanaka

Published: 13th February 2019

We are looking for an au pair to help look after our 1 year old boy. Our current Au Pair leaves March 20th so... Read more

Hostel Night Manager / Front Desk Superstar

INNBetween Lodge & Backpackers - Nelson Nelson, Nelson

Published: 7th February 2019

The INNBetween Lodge & Backpackers, Nelson's top rated Specialty Lodging accommodation provider on Trip Advisor is... Read more

Housekeeping/customers Service/maintenance

Jackson's Retreat Alpine Holiday Park Jackson's, Christchurch

Published: 7th February 2019

LIVE ON SITE FOR FREE & EARN THE NEXT PART OF YOUR NZ ADVENTUREIf you have a positive and happy... Read more


Whelan Mackenzie, Mackenzie

Published: 5th February 2019

Wanting a groom for 4-6 weeks duties including feeding, exercising horses, mucking out and the day to day running of... Read more

Wait Staff

Eilatan4 Riccarton, Christchurch

Published: 23rd January 2019

We are currently looking for an experienced wait staff. Someone who’s worked in a fast paced restaurant before is... Read more

Au Pair Wanted

Colebrook Family Culverde, Christchurch

Published: 17th January 2019

We are looking for an Au pair to come and help us out from August until November. We have 2 girls who will be aged... Read more

Awesome Au Pair Wanted

Sanders Alexandra, Alexandra

Published: 16th January 2019

Looking for a reliable, caring and independent Au pair to look after our two kids for 6-9 months.Logan is 7 and... Read more

Retail Sales Assistant - Fudge & Gift Shop

The Fudge Shop Ltd Hanmer Springs, South Island

Published: 15th January 2019

Staff Member WantedWe have a permanent Part -Time position available for a Retail Sales Assistant with a minimum... Read more

Packing/harvesting - Broccoli And Lettuce

Leaderbrand Sth Island Chertsey, Christchurch

Published: 15th January 2019

Seeking energetic and reliable workers to assist with Harvesting and Packing Fresh Vegetables at our farm based at... Read more

Brewery & Bar Assistant

Brew Moon Brewing Company Amberley, North Canterbury, South Island

Published: 13th January 2019

Brew Moon Brewing Company is a family run craft brewery and taproom based in Amberley, North Canterbury.We are... Read more

2x Waitresses For Private Function

George Stirling Hillsborough, Christchurch

Published: 11th January 2019

Two waitresses required for private function. 3 hours. 6pm-9pm. Saturday 12th January 2019.Duties include... Read more

Friendly Residential Cleaning Company

The Little Spruce Cleaning Co Wanaka, Wanaka

Published: 5th January 2019

Full Time PositionThe Little Spruce Cleaning CoTop notch cleaner required for a fun and friendly Wanaka based... Read more

Motel Cleaner

Haast Beach Motel Haast, South Island

Published: 31st December 2018

Motel Cleaning Job description: Daily motel cleaning in small, independantly run motels.  Approx 4-5 hours per... Read more

Bartender/barista Needed, Daytime Work, 5 Days A Week!

No.4 Bar and Restaurant Merivale, Christchurch

Published: 29th December 2018

No.4 Bar is a proven leader in the Christchurch hospitality scene that is looking for an experienced individual to... Read more

Assistant Leader

Inspire Arrowtown & Frankton, Queenstown

Published: 24th December 2018

Outstanding leader needed for School Holiday Programme helping young people (aged 7-14) to feel empowered in who... Read more

Lawn Mowing

auroratech2009ltd Nelson, Nelson

Published: 22nd December 2018

Im looking for a fit friendly honest hardworking person to assist with the high demand we experience at this time of... Read more

Vineyard Workers Required Now!

Elite Viticulture Brightwater, Ruby Bay, Moutere, Nelson

Published: 10th December 2018

Vineyard workers needed nowWe are looking for people to help us with wire lifting, bud rubbing, fruit thinning etc... Read more

Wicked Checkout Operator

Tekapo Four Square Lake Tekapo, Mackenzie

Published: 7th December 2018

We are after full time and part time shop assistants to work in our busy Supermarket.The positions are:Full... Read more

Prep/grill Chef

Burrito Craft Wanaka, Wanaka

Published: 15th November 2018

Working in a Mexican food trailer doing a mix of prep and lunch/dinner shifts. Usually 35+ hours worked over 4 days... Read more

Various Positions, Indoor&outdoor

Duncannon Backpackers Blenheim, Marlborough

Published: 14th November 2018

Hi Backpackers,Interested in working until the Christmas Holidays? We have a variety of jobs, Indoor or Outdoor... Read more

Duty Manager/bar Staff

Seumus’ Irish Bar Picton, Marlborough

Published: 10th November 2018

We are on the hunt for a super human with their duty managers cert. Candidates must be hardworking, have a passion... Read more

Au Pair For Wanaka Family

Magee Wanaka, Wanaka

Published: 4th November 2018

We are looking for an au pair to help look after our 10 month old boy. He is an absolute cruiser and pretty... Read more

Dairy Farm Assistant

The Black and White Cow Company Oamaru, Otautau

Published: 30th October 2018

We are looking for 2 backpackers. 1 to do more working general farm work like irrigation etc and milk 2 days in 8.... Read more

Hop Potting And Planting

Hop Revolution Nelson, Nelson

Published: 29th October 2018

We are looking for employees to help us move our seedling hop plants from trays to pots.We require 6 people to help... Read more

Bar And Floor Staff

No.4 Bar and Restaurant Merivale, Christchurch

Published: 23rd October 2018

No.4 Bar and Restaurant is a proven leader in the hospitality industry that is now looking for experienced and... Read more

Dairy Farm Assistant

Seaview farm Ashburton Christchurch , Christchurch

Published: 21st October 2018

Work available for backpackers on dairy farm at AshburtonFamily owned farm milking 560 cows in rotary shedFull... Read more

Vineyard Workers

Awatere accomodation Seddon, Marlborough

Published: 16th October 2018

Thinking of spending time in beautiful Marlborough? Come and stay a while with us at Awatere Accommodation in... Read more

Nursery Workers - Fixed Term

Waimea Nurseries  Richmond , Nelson

Published: 16th October 2018

Would you like to work outside in sunny Nelson and have the ability to earn good money?Waimea Nurseries is... Read more

Salmon Farm Hand

High Country Salmon Twizel, Mackenzie

Published: 14th October 2018

High Country Salmon is looking for a hard working, enthusiastic and fun loving person to join our small farm team... Read more

Car Rental Assistant

scotties Car rental Frankton, Queenstown

Published: 12th October 2018

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

Kitchen Assistant

Renwick Roadhouse Cafe Renwick, Marlborough

Published: 25th September 2018

We are looking for a cheerful, smart and easy going person to help us out in the kitchen.We are ideally... Read more

Dairy Farm Assistant

Excel Farming Ltd Omakau, Alexandra

Published: 23rd September 2018

We are looking for a person to join our team on our 450 cow family run dairy farm at Omakau, Central Otago. Ideally... Read more


Monteith Kapuka, Invercargill

Published: 17th September 2018

Located: Gorge Road, 15min from Invercargill.Hours: 2:15pm-5:30pm (can finish earlier if needed) Each week would... Read more

Cafe Barista

Stoneburn Kitchen Ltd Waikouaiti, Dunedin

Published: 6th September 2018

We are looking for a vibrant, positive & reliable person to join our team. Must have previous Cafe or Restaurant... Read more

Chef De Partie

Miro Christchurch City, Christchurch

Published: 28th August 2018

Miro is an extremely popular restaurant currently open 8am - 3pm daily, opening for evenings next month. We are... Read more


Federal Diner  Wanaka, Wanaka

Published: 27th August 2018

Federal Diner are looking for a chef to join the team. Experience in a busy kitchen will be an advantage and the... Read more

Exchange Worker

Dolphin Lodge Kaikoura, Marlborough

Published: 16th August 2018

Looking for a live in cleaner in beautiful Kaikoura for twelve hours a week. You will get free accommodation,... Read more



Published: 15th August 2018


Sports Massage Therapist

One on One Health Solutions Wanaka, Wanaka

Published: 14th August 2018

We are looking for a qualified sports massage therapist to join our busy team. Ideally you'll have a sound knowledge... Read more

Farm Assistant

Eire Dairies ltd  McKenzie , Mackenzie

Published: 12th August 2018

We're looking for someone to help with calving for all of September while one of our staff is away for a month.... Read more

After School Care

Elmsly family Avenal, Invercargill

Published: 12th August 2018

Looking for somebody to pick up our 2 children, aged 8 and 6, from school and look after them from approx 2.45 until... Read more

Farm Assistant

Milkwell Holdings Ltd Central Otago, Alexandra

Published: 29th July 2018

We are a family farm located in Omakau, Central Otago, close to Wanaka and Queenstown (Winter skiing and many great... Read more

Au Pair

Hunt Wanaka, Wanaka

Published: 24th July 2018

Au pair wanted in beautiful Wanaka! Looking after twin 7 year old girls Read more

Cleaning Units. Outside Work On Farm

Pohuenui Resort  Marlborough , Marlborough

Published: 3rd July 2018

Would like some to help clean units and outside work around the Farm. We are boat access only. The Mail boat comes... Read more

Construction Labourer

Egypt ltd Nelson, Nelson

Published: 23rd June 2018

We have 2-4 weeks work working with our team.Work will be based in Nelson close to the city. It is timber work so... Read more


Tyler Otautau, Otautau

Published: 20th June 2018

We are looking for a lovely,kind nanny to come join our fun, friendly family of 5. Our 3 kids are aged 6,3&1. Your... Read more

Au Pair

Jeffries Central otago, Alexandra

Published: 5th June 2018

Short or long term Au Pair wanted  NZ South Island   Ranfurly Central OtagoFamily   Read more

Aupair Needed

Fredericksen Oxford, Christchurch

Published: 31st May 2018

Looking for an awesome Aupair to help with two children aged 10 & 11 from 24th June.Will provide you with your own... Read more

General Farm Hand

AJ CA Crosswell Quarry Hills Tokanui, Invercargill

Published: 23rd May 2018

SHEEP & BEEFWe require a worker for 8 to 10 months from July/August 2019 to April 2020. Mainly working outside... Read more

Gardening/house And Horses

Hore Darfield, Christchurch

Published: 23rd May 2018

Just a few days help required as property owner is injured! General tidy up in a lovely established garden, some... Read more


Andrews Fairlie, Mackenzie

Published: 22nd May 2018

We are a busy house hold with 3 boys 8,6 and 2. Your role eill be to assist them getting ready for school, after... Read more

Looking For A Nanny

Angeles  Lumsden , Invercargill

Published: 3rd May 2018

Hello, we are looking for a great female nanny (non smoker ) start 2nd week of June to look after our 5 year old son... Read more

Help Around The Section Digging Drainage And Moving And Splitting Flax

Larroche Balaclava, Dunedin

Published: 2nd May 2018

I have a spare room at my house in a Dunedin suburb where I would love to exchange for someone who is keen on... Read more

Senior Front Of House

Stealth Hospitality Group Christchuch Central, Christchurch

Published: 2nd May 2018

Stealth Hospitality Group is looking for new Senior Front of House team members. We are searching for someone who... Read more

Cultural Exchange

Farm Rangiora , Christchurch

Published: 4th April 2018

Hello friends !I am working in a farm I am from Chile and I offer space in my house for those people who are... Read more


Dog With Two Tails Dunedin, Dunedin

Published: 27th February 2018

Looking for experienced chef(s) to cover 4-5 nights a week at a busy local cafe and music venue. Awesome team,... Read more

Home Help

Rogers Frankton, Queenstown

Published: 25th February 2018

Two week position starting Monday the 26th.Helping with Driving , meals, animal care, housework.Must have a... Read more

Yard/drive Thru Team Member - Queenstown

PlaceMakers Queenstown, Queenstown

Published: 30th January 2018

Help us build New Zealand! Join the team at PlaceMakers - New Zealand's leading and largest supplier of building... Read more

Hostesses, Waitresses And Promo Girls

Deja Vu Nightclub  Christchurch, Christchurch

Published: 10th January 2018

Ever wonder what it would be like to work in New Zealand's hottest Clubs?Now is your chance to come in for an... Read more

Live In Au Pair Near Queenstown

Johnston Arrowtown, Queenstown

Published: 6th January 2018

Live in au pair position to start 8th January 2018, looking after our 3 children during the school holidays for 40... Read more

Harvest Worker

callaghan Fairlie, Mackenzie

Published: 3rd January 2018

Position available on cropping farm for machinary operator to operate either a large square baler or class780... Read more

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 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.


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.