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.

Au Pair - July Start

Kirbin Farming Ltd Ashburton, Christchurch

Published: 10th April 2021

We are a self employed dairy farmers living in Central Canterbury. We are looking for someone to join our small... Read more

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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

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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

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Olive Skirts -hedge Trimming

Weka OLive Oil Tasman, Nelson

Published: 29th March 2021

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

Animal Care, Gardening, Housekeeping, Diy & Projects

Wacky Stays & Llama Trekking Kaikoura, Marlborough

Published: 23rd March 2021

JOB FOR ANIMAL LOVERS (Kaikoura, South Island) = animal care, gardening, housekeeping, DIY & projects.I am looking... Read more

Chef (pizza Experience Preferred)

Harbar Beach Bar & Kitchen Akaroa, Christchurch

Published: 17th March 2021

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

Chicken Farm Workers

Atemp Nelson, Nelson

Published: 14th March 2021

CHICKEN FARM WORKERS TEMPORYStart 6.00am This THURSDAY 18th and MONDAy 22ndMust have no chickens at home... 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

Cherry Pruners Wanted

Pure Pac Ltd Cromwell, Cromwell

Published: 3rd March 2021

We are looking for a handful of people to help with pruning on our cherry orchards. Hours are generally 7.30-5.30... Read more

Waterblast And Wash Down Outside Of House And Clear Gutters

Dobson Papanui, Christchurch

Published: 28th February 2021

Require 1-2 people for a day to clear some house gutters then to water blast and wash down the outside of 2 bedroom... Read more

Dairy Farm Assistant

Fortitude Farm Ltd Oamaru, Oamaru

Published: 27th February 2021

We are looking for an enthusiastic person (or persons) to help us on our family dairy farm near Oamaru, starting as... 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

Bar Allrounder

Methven Pubs Methven, Christchurch

Published: 31st January 2021

A new position is available at Methven pubs (Blue and Brown pubs). Work at one of the most famous pub and enjoy... 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

Farm Machinery Mechanic / Property Maintainance

ORGANIC FARM NEW ZEALAND Te Anau, South Island

Published: 23rd December 2020

Job Description:Organic Farm New Zealand (OFNZ) is a private property located 30-minutes from Te Anau.We are... Read more

Au Pair/farm Work/horse Help

Dormer Amberley, Christchurch

Published: 20th December 2020

Hi!!We are a busy fun family that would love some help for 3 months work as a Au pair/farm worker/maybe help with... 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

Labourers

Atemp Nelson, Nelson

Published: 14th October 2020

WANT SOME CASUAL WORK????- Atemp has casual work available- Short term and long-term assignments... Read more

Factory Work

Eden Orchards Alexandra, Alexandra

Published: 13th October 2020

Factory work - Short term position Labelling Bottles2 Days work for 2 people9am til 5pm Thurs 15th - Friday... Read more

Dairy Farm Assistant

Lutens Dairy Ltd Oxford, Christchurch

Published: 12th October 2020

We are a flexible, innovative dairying operation over 230Ha milking 950 high performing cows.  What we seek is a... Read more

Factory Work

Atemp Blenheim, South Island

Published: 5th October 2020

*Top of the South Island**********LOCATED IN BLENHEIM ******************COME SEE US ASAP>>>> AND START WORK... Read more

Dairy Farm Assistant

Tanner Dairies Limited Oamaru, Oamaru

Published: 1st October 2020

We require someone to assist in milking 600 cows twice a day through a 40-a-side herringbone. The succesful... Read more

Farm Assistant Start Today!!!!!!

Sinead Wilding Ashburton, Christchurch

Published: 30th September 2020

I am looking someone to help on our busy Farm. You must have a current visa to work in new zealand or be a new... Read more

Brick And Block Layer

Advanced Brick and Block Christcurch, Christchurch

Published: 29th September 2020

We are looking for any skilled brick and block layers that must have at least 3 yrs trade experience, own hand tools,... Read more

Dairy Farm Assistant

Garner Ashburton, South Island

Published: 25th September 2020

We are looking for a new member to join our team.Job description includes:Milking cows, break fencing, spraying... Read more

Wait Staff

Miro Christchurch, Christchurch

Published: 14th September 2020

Experienced wait staff required for award winning cafe/restaurant in Christchurch Central.We are looking for a... Read more

Dairy Farm Assistant

Vervet Holdings ltd Hinds, South Island

Published: 14th September 2020

We are currently looking for an enthusiastic and trustworthy applicant to join our team until the end of the year on... Read more

Experienced Cook

Coopers Catch Kaikoura Ltd Kaikoura, Marlborough

Published: 13th September 2020

Coopers Catch is a busy little Fish n Shop in the beautiful town of Kaikoura, this beautiful, nature-filled... Read more

Barista/foh

The Old Mountaineers Cafe Mt Cook Village, Mackenzie

Published: 25th August 2020

Hi All, We are a small family owned business team living in beautiful Mt. Cook village. Currently we are seeking... Read more

Au Pair Needed 20 Min From Christchurch

Au Pair New Zealand Christchurch, Christchurch

Published: 12th August 2020

Family with 2 kids (20 months old and 5 years old) are looking for an au pair to live with them and help with... Read more

Organic Farm Worker

Campbell Golden Bay, Nelson

Published: 31st July 2020

We have a small Organic Farm in Clifton, Golden Bay. We are looking for a farm worker or ideally a couple to help... Read more

Vegetarian/vegan? Eco-sanctuary Project In Beautiful Mackenzie Region!

The Menards Twizel, Mackenzie

Published: 22nd July 2020

We provide accommodation, breakfast supplies and healthy delicious dinner with the family in exchange for five hours... Read more

Amazing Property! Friendly Family!

The Menards Twizel, Mackenzie

Published: 22nd July 2020

We provide accommodation, breakfast supplies and healthy delicious dinner with the family in exchange for five hours... Read more

Seasonal Gardener (organic)

ORGANIC FARM NEW ZEALAND Southland, Queenstown

Published: 15th July 2020

Te Anau-based JobJob Description:Interested in hands-on gardening work and spending time in the New Zealand... Read more

Dairy Farm Assistants

Canterbury Grasslands Ltd Hororata, Christchurch

Published: 13th July 2020

Canterbury Grasslands Ltd is looking for a farm assistant to support nine dairy farms in Hororata, Canterbury. We're... Read more

Dairy Farm Assistant

MW Farms Ltd Awamoko, Oamaru

Published: 2nd July 2020

We are seeking 1 to 2 people to join our team for a fixed term position on our dairy farm located 20 minutes inland... Read more

Fruit Pickers

Lake Roxburgh Orchard Roxburgh, Otago

Published: 27th June 2020

Fruit pickers required from mid December 2020 to early February 2021. Only applicants with relevant work visaswill... Read more

Burger Grill /fryer Cook

Boulder Burgers Hanmer Springs, South Island

Published: 22nd June 2020

Experience the Winter in the stunning Alpine Village of Hanmer Home to BOULDER BURGERS 1950s inspired American Diner!... Read more

Burger Grill /fryer Cook

Boulder Burgers Hanmer Springs, South Island

Published: 22nd June 2020

Hanmer Springs Bustling Alpine Village 1.5hrs NW of ChristchurchHome of the Thermal Pools and Boulder Burgers 50s... Read more

Calf Rearers

SG and RJ Miers Ashburton, Christchurch

Published: 8th June 2020

We require two people to help us feed calves and milk cows on our dairy farm at beautiful Mt Somers. The start date... Read more

Au Pair Needed In Invercargill By August (long-term)

Au Pair New Zealand Invercargill, Invercargill

Published: 4th June 2020

Family with 3 kids (7 year old girl 5 year old boy and 2 year old boy) need an au pair to start by end June. The... Read more

Au Pair/nanny

Coleman Geraldine, South Island

Published: 3rd June 2020

Family of 4 looking for an au pair in Geraldine for an 8 year old girl and 5 year old boy.Late July start,... Read more

Au Pair

Wall family Huntsbury, Christchurch

Published: 1st June 2020

We are looking for our next au pair from the end of June in Huntsbury, Christchurch. Our kids are Archie (8) and... Read more

$1000-$1400 P.m. + Travel!

Enlighten Press Southern Island / Christchurch, South Island

Published: 27th May 2020

Are you searching for a job that enriches your resume, pays good, makes you help the world being a better place and... Read more

Home Help

Sheehan Oamaru, Oamaru

Published: 18th May 2020

Nanny, Cleaner, Genral HelperHello we are a busy family of 5 myself my partner our two children 2 & 4yrs and my... Read more

General Labourer Needed

ORGANIC FARM NEW ZEALAND Te Anau, South Island

Published: 21st March 2020

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

Educational Sales Representative Traveljob Southern Island

Enlighten Press Christchurch, Christchurch

Published: 14th March 2020

Dream job for Backpackers! Travel & EarnCOUPLES ARE WELCOME TO APPLYIn this job, you will visit kindergartens and... Read more

Front Of House Superstar

Gramado's Restaurant Blenheim, Marlborough

Published: 10th March 2020

Seeking a front of house Superstar with a flare for dessertsDescriptionGramados Restaurant and Bar in sunny... Read more

Dairy Farm Milker

Ashleigh Scott Ashburton, Christchurch

Published: 9th March 2020

We are looking for 1 person to work alongside our other staff members to milk 1000 cows through a 70 bale rotary... Read more

Organic Garden Assistant

ORGANIC FARM NEW ZEALAND Southland, South Island

Published: 6th March 2020

Seasonal Organic Garden Assistant NeededInterested in hands-on garden work & spending time in the New Zealand... Read more

Cafe Kitchen Hand

Brownscafe ltd Manapouri, South Island

Published: 5th March 2020

We are looking for a staff members for the summer seasonStarting from February to end of AprilWe do have... Read more

Dairy Farm Assistant

Hillcrest Culverden Farming Ltd CULVERDEN, North Canterbury, South Island

Published: 4th March 2020

We have a position on our dairy farm to help with milking and general farm chores. A team of 4. Good accommodation... Read more

Coca-cola Amatil (ltd) Nz - Merchandiser Wanted!

Coca-Cola Amatil (ltd) NZ Queenstown, Queenstown

Published: 4th March 2020

Part-Time workFlexible working arrangementOpportunity to grow and develop your sales skills into a career in... Read more

Au Pair / Friend

Badcock North Canterbury, Christchurch

Published: 19th February 2020

Hi,My hubby is heading away on a hunting trip early March and I would love to have someone here for Rosie (10... Read more

Help With Finishing Work On New Cabin

Garden Millers Flat, South Island

Published: 17th February 2020

Hi we are looking for help with finishing off a small house. It would be great if you could start this Sunday or... Read more

Home Help/ Child Care

Nokomai Station Athol, Queenstown

Published: 10th February 2020

We've got a position available for enthusiastic applicants - primarily home help / domestic chores as well as some... Read more

Free Accomodation / Free Travel / Hourly Pay - Charity Fundraiser

Fundamental Worldwide Christchurch, Christchurch

Published: 9th February 2020

Traveling Face to Face Street Charity Fundraisers - $20 p/h + Bonuses - Roaming throughout NZ. Backpackers wanted!... Read more

Work And Play In The Marlborough Sounds

Deep Bay Awapara Island, Marlborough

Published: 9th February 2020

Hi AllThis a chance to come visit one of New Zealand's most beautiful surrounds and enjoy kayaking, swimming,... Read more

Milk Harvester

Ashleigh Scott Ashburton, Christchurch

Published: 4th February 2020

We are looking for 1 person to work alongside our other staff members to milk 1000 cows through a 70 bale rotary... Read more

Seed Cleaning Machine Operated

Cairnbrae seedcleaning ltd Methven, Christchurch

Published: 29th January 2020

Hi we are looking for two fit and strong young person to help operate one of our seedcleaning machines for 1 to 2... Read more

Nanny/ Au Pair

Frew Riverton, Invercargill

Published: 27th January 2020

Hey!We are a new young family, with our first boy who is 4 months. We live in the south of the south in Riverton,... Read more

Chef/cook

Harbar Beach Bar & Kitchen Akaroa, Christchurch

Published: 19th January 2020

Harbar Beachbar - The only water-side Bar & Kitchen in picturesque Akaroa is looking for a Chef/Cook to come and join... Read more

Nanny/child Care

Collins Wanaka, Wanaka

Published: 18th January 2020

HiWe are a family of four. With two children 6&7 years old. Looking for some help for two weeks 17th feb - 28th... Read more

Chef De Partie / Pasta Chef

Esplanade st clair, Dunedin

Published: 15th January 2020

The Esplanade... A piece of Italy perched on the New Zealand beachfront in St Clair, Dunedin. Our beautiful... Read more

Pizza Chef Pizzaiolo, Wood Fired Oven

Esplanade St Clair, Dunedin

Published: 15th January 2020

The Esplanade... A piece of Italy perched on the New Zealand beachfront in St Clair, Dunedin. The busy, vibrant... Read more

Chef

Alice May Franz Josef, South Island

Published: 14th January 2020

Alice May is looking for a full-time chef for immediate start.Main Duties-Running your own section to ensure... Read more

Farm Hand

Greener pasture farms Timaru, South Island

Published: 14th January 2020

Looking for someone to work part time and some full time hours. You need to have common sense, a give it ago... Read more

Front Of House

Alice May Franz Josef, South Island

Published: 14th January 2020

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

Cook/pub Restaurant

Mikey's Bar Picton Picton, Marlborough

Published: 13th January 2020

We have a casual position available in our friendly Pub Restaurant for a Chef. Cooking experience required. Nights... Read more

Work Got Board And Food West Coast

Oates Hokitika, South Island

Published: 5th January 2020

Hi folks, after some help with a range of projects Reno work, gardening, bee keeping, sawmilling. We have two... Read more

Rural Property Maintenance & Tree Planting

Baker Albert Town, Wanaka

Published: 27th December 2019

Individual or couple required for tree planting and property maintenance on 20 Ha (50 acre) lifestyle block in Dublin... Read more

Carpenter Wanted For Casual Or Weekend Work - $35/hr

King St Albans, Christchurch

Published: 26th December 2019

Hi, i have quite a few days work available for an experienced Carpenter. The work includes rebuilding a fence,... Read more

Adventurous Carer Required

Makingtrax Waipara, Christchurch

Published: 22nd December 2019

Hi I'm Jezza a tetraplegic who is looking for someone adventurous, practical and easygoing to assist me live my... Read more

Woofer Southland Souith Island

rkgdairies Invercargill, Invercargill

Published: 20th December 2019

HiWe urgently need woofers to help with some gardening and cleaning of outdoor area Also if wanted there is the... Read more

Kitchen Helper

Bigfoot Bar & restaurant Fox Glacier, South Island

Published: 19th December 2019

We are looking for someone with skills to handle dinner service, prep, cleaning, and plating. Training can be... Read more

Hospitality Allrouander

Bigfoot Bar & restaurant Fox Glacier, South Island

Published: 19th December 2019

We are looking for someone with great attitude and eye for detail to work in split shift for Housekeeping in the... Read more

Front Of House & Kitchen Assistants

The Craypot Kaikoura, Marlborough

Published: 13th December 2019

Hiring for the 2019-2020 summer season! Whether you're available to work one day, one week, one month or more we are... Read more