Backpacker Jobs South Island

General Labour - Cleaning, Painting, Gardening Etc

Farm Work

Whataroa and Franz Josef Glacier, South Island

General Labour - Cleaning, Painting, Gardening Etc

Hukawai Lodge

Child Care
Child Care
Child Care

Au Pair / Home help

Mokotua, Invercargill

Child Care

Farm Partners

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

Farm Assistant

ND & SL Barker Ltd Ashburton / Methven, Christchurch

Published: 26th June 2019

Looking for a Farm Assistant to stay for the duration of calving, starting as soon as possible. (Mid July till mid... Read more


Dairy Farm Assistant

Cucus Dairy Limited Ashburton, Christchurch

Published: 24th June 2019

Dairy Farm Assistant required for 170 has a dairy farm, located in the Ashburton area. To start as soon as... Read more



Harvey Kirwee, Christchurch

Published: 23rd June 2019

We are currently seeking a nanny for our 4 year old son. The hours are Friday and Saturday nights 8.30pm until 5am,... Read more


Dairy Farm Calf Rearer And Milk Harvester

Jackson Partnership Ltd Culverden, Christchurch

Published: 23rd June 2019

We require an honest, physically fit person to help us over calving. You must have some previous farming experience... Read more


Farm Assistant

Greywacke Farming Ltd Darfield, Christchurch

Published: 21st June 2019

Seasonal dairy farm assistant wanted! Farm assistant required to help during our busy season, starting 20th July,... Read more

Calf Rearer And Nanny

Apollo Dairy Cheviot, North Canterbury, Christchurch

Published: 10th June 2019

Start date: Friday 26th of July working for 6-8 weeksThis job is for two people - may suit a couple or two... Read more


Alsop Joinery Sockburn, Christchurch

Published: 8th June 2019

Qualified Joiner required for long term or short term. Timber and kitchen work.Must have work visa.Thanks Read more

Driver / Builders Labourer

Brownie Construction Queenstown, Queenstown

Published: 4th June 2019

We are looking for a part time / Full time driver who is happy work 7:30 to 5:30 but flexible with times.Job... Read more

Foh | The Wharf

The Wharf Akaroa Akaroa, Christchurch

Published: 24th May 2019

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

Construction Labourers - City Centre

New Zealand Labour Hire Christchurch, Christchurch

Published: 22nd May 2019

Travelling New Zealand and need some extra money to do one more bungy jump or see/do something spectacular in this... Read more

Au Pair Needed

AB Lime Dairy Winton, Invercargill

Published: 18th May 2019

We are young family who require an AU pair over our busy calving months from the end of July, with the potential of... Read more

Au Pair Live In

Shearwood TIMARU, South Island

Published: 3rd May 2019

Hello,We are looking for a fun, well organised Au Pair to join our family for a minimum of 3 Months. Must have... Read more

General Labour - Cleaning, Painting, Gardening Etc

Hukawai Lodge Whataroa and Franz Josef Glacier, South Island

Published: 3rd May 2019

We're mostly working in farm staff accommodation in Whataroa (20 mins north of Franz Josef Glacier), preparing for... Read more

Stacking Firewood & Helping With Kids

The Menards Twizel, Mackenzie

Published: 29th April 2019

Come help out the Menard family! There are plenty of chores to do as we create our dream section here in the country.... Read more

Building Labourer

Clark Sumner, Christchurch

Published: 27th April 2019

We require a motivated person do help build a house on the hill in sumner.Working in the great seaside village... Read more

Au Pair

Karnbach Farm Harihari, South Island

Published: 23rd April 2019

We are looking for an energetic person to look after our 2year old through calving along with light housework and... Read more

Bar Staff

Sandridge hotel Sydenham, Christchurch

Published: 21st April 2019

Sandridge hotel is looking for reliable honest and hard working bar staff ,hours and wages will be discuss in an... Read more

Child Care

Farm Partners Mokotua, Invercargill

Published: 10th April 2019

I am seeking a caring and engaged person to help care for my 9 year old daughter over the school holidays (15 April -... Read more

Dairy Farm Work

Catan farming limited Culverden, South Island

Published: 1st April 2019

All dairy farm duties. Milking. Tractor driving. Stock handling. FencingNo experience required can show you how Read more

Dairy Farm Assistant

Dunlac Dairies Leeston, Christchurch

Published: 31st March 2019

We are looking for a reliable team player who has some experience in milking cows to start on our farm as soon as... Read more


Milk IQ Limited Carew, South Island

Published: 31st March 2019

Hello! We are searching for a great person to help take care of our three children part time in the afternoons over a... Read more


Cathcart Hedgehope, Invercargill

Published: 30th March 2019

We are looking for a wonderful person to come help us look after our 3 yo twins. We are a busy dairy farming family... Read more

Au Pair

Taylor Gladstone, Invercargill

Published: 25th March 2019

We are a busy family of five looking for an au pair to care and look after our children aged 8, 3 and 10 months.... Read more

Au Pair

Baird Balfour, Queenstown

Published: 19th March 2019

We are looking for someone for 8 - 10 weeks starting in July/August for our baby girl who will be nine months then.... Read more

House Keeper / Child Adviser

FMC Ltd Yaldhurst, Christchurch

Published: 18th March 2019

We run a home office from a large house just out of Christchurch - looking for someone to clean up in the house as... Read more

Tractor Driver - General Hand

T Group Ashburton Forks, Christchurch

Published: 17th March 2019

We have a job available in the Ashburton area driving tractors, feeding animals, break feeding, spraying weeds and... Read more

Hands On Natural Lime Plastering

Twizel Ecostays Twizel, Mackenzie

Published: 12th March 2019

Learn how to lime and clay plaster. We are finishing off a workshed art style with bottle walls and beautiful... Read more

Landscape Maintenance And Planting Crew Member

Natural Habitats Landscapes Rolleston, Christchurch

Published: 4th March 2019

Natural Habitats LandscapesLocated in ChristchurchFixed term contract initially with an average of 40hrs... Read more

Couple Wanted! Rural Chores - Super Nice Family!

The Menards Twizel, Mackenzie

Published: 4th March 2019

Come help out the Menard family! There are plenty of chores to do as we create our dream section here in the country.... Read more

Bar Staff, Am Barista, Wait Staff

Harbar Beach Bar & Kitchen Akaroa, Christchurch

Published: 1st March 2019

We are Harbar Beach Bar & Kitchen and oh my gosh do we have the most beautiful views of the Akaroa Harbour from our... Read more

Chef/experienced Cook

Brooke Murphys Greymouth, South Island

Published: 27th February 2019

Looking to explore the ruggard beautiful West Coast of the South Island for a while?You could be here for years and... Read more

Vegetarian/vegan? You've Found The Right Place!

The Menards Twizel, Mackenzie

Published: 27th February 2019

Come help out the Menard family! There are plenty of chores to do as we create our dream section here in the country.... Read more

Work For Super Nice Family In Country!

The Menards Twizel, Mackenzie

Published: 27th February 2019

Come help out the Menard family! There are plenty of chores to do as we create our dream section here in the country.... Read more

Chef De Partie

Go To Collection Queenstown, Queenstown

Published: 25th February 2019

Join a fun, energetic and talented team as one of our awesome chefs!The MenuMadam Woo takes fresh ingredients... Read more

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

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 In Beautiful Motueka

Shuttleworth Motueka, Nelson

Published: 15th February 2019

RELISTED We are a busy family living in a great part of NZ We need a caring ,fun loving and easy going person to... 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

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

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

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

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 8 year old girls.25 hours per week, monday-friday.Position... 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

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

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.