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.

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

Beauty/massage Therapist

Lochmara Lodge Queen Charlotte Sounds, Marlborough

Published: 9th October 2021

About usDo you want to work in paradise? Well, some say it’s like being in Fiji, but cooler because its right... Read more

Experienced Kitchen Hand

Lochmara Lodge Queen Charlotte Sounds, Marlborough

Published: 9th October 2021

Do you want to work in paradise? Well, some say it’s like being in Fiji, but cooler because its right here in New... 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

Animal Care, Gardening, Housekeeping, Diy & Projects

Wacky Stays & Llama Trekking Kaikoura, Marlborough

Published: 6th October 2021

KAIKOURA - animal care, housekeeping, DIY, projects, gardening.Positions open now (and again in two weeks) = 1, 2,... Read more

Fixed Term Vintage Cellar Hands – Blenheim

Constellation Brands New Zealand Blenheim, Marlborough

Published: 6th October 2021

About UsConstellation Brands New Zealand is the country’s #1 exporter of wine to the US, with power brands like... 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

Dream Cleaner

Zatori Collingwood, Nelson

Published: 16th September 2021

We are a luxury lodge based in Golden Bay. Looking for an independent happy capable cleaner who would like to live in... Read more

Evening Kitchen Hand

Magee Wanaka, Wanaka

Published: 17th August 2021

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

Kitchen Assistant

Magee Wanaka, Wanaka

Published: 9th August 2021

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

Chef/experienced Cook

Magee Wanaka, Wanaka

Published: 9th August 2021

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

Awesome Farm Job

Fortitude Farm Ltd Oamaru, Oamaru

Published: 3rd July 2021

We need a fun easy going individual or couple to help us around the farm and/or our home during the upcoming... Read more

Bar Attendant / Waiter / Chef Support

Methven Pubs Methven, Christchurch

Published: 23rd June 2021

A new chef position now is available at The Brown! Work at one of the most famous pubs and enjoy living in a small... Read more

Carpenter

Listo Recruit Limited Queenstown, Queenstown

Published: 23rd June 2021

New Zealand trade qualified Carpenters are needed for high-end residential work in Queenstown for a long established... 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

Au Pair

Greywacke Farming Ltd Darfield, Christchurch

Published: 18th May 2021

We are looking for an Au Pair or Nanny to help with our fun & happy 18 month old daughter and our beautiful 5 month... Read more

Farm Assistant

Greywacke Farming Ltd Darfield, Christchurch

Published: 18th May 2021

Are you positive, enthusiastic and hardworking? Would you like to work in a beautiful rural environment close to... 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

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

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

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 6.16am 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

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

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

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