Backpacker Jobs South Island

Most Recent South Island Jobs

Christchurch - Casual Work - Great Pay - Great Crew - Container Labour &...

Kingz Container Crew

Islington, Christchurch

Kingz Container Crew operate on warehouse sites unloading shipping containers Mon-Fri from approximately 6/7am till 2/3pm.Positions available:Container Labourers...

New 2d ago

Kingz Container Crew operate on warehouse sites unloading shipping containers Mon-Fri from approximately 6/7am till 2/3pm.Positions available:Container Labourers...

Property Maintenance

Kinross

Gibbston, Otago

Permanent or contract position, average 25-30 hours per week, flexible schedule, with some weekend cover required.We need a mechanically minded, practical person...

New 3d ago

Permanent or contract position, average 25-30 hours per week, flexible schedule, with some weekend cover required.We need a mechanically minded, practical person...

Barista Foh

the Burleigh Gourmet Pies Premium Employer

Blenheim, Marlborough

FOH Barista position available, min 3-month contract, longer available.Coffee experience would be best as we are a busy local business, must work well under pressure...

New 4d ago

FOH Barista position available, min 3-month contract, longer available.Coffee experience would be best as we are a busy local business, must work well under pressure...

Dairy Farm Worker

Stonedale

Waimate, South Island

Dairy farm worker position availableMilking cows general day to day farm work moving stock put up fences etcMust not be afraid of early starts and getting dirty...

5d ago

Dairy farm worker position availableMilking cows general day to day farm work moving stock put up fences etcMust not be afraid of early starts and getting dirty...

Cook In Our Waterfront Gin Bar

Tni Gin Bar Eatery

Akaroa, Christchurch

Do you have a keen interest in both gin and food?If so, we’re looking for you! Our one-of-a-kind gin bar, Tīni House ( Tīni is the Māori word for gin), is...

18d ago

Do you have a keen interest in both gin and food?If so, we’re looking for you! Our one-of-a-kind gin bar, Tīni House ( Tīni is the Māori word for gin), is...

Maintenance Person

Farmhands

Rakaia, South Island

We have a permanent job for someone experienced working on conveyors and packing machinery.Work for a leading horticultural grower in Rakaia. We are looking for a...

22d ago

We have a permanent job for someone experienced working on conveyors and packing machinery.Work for a leading horticultural grower in Rakaia. We are looking for a...

The Catch Wanaka - Shop Staff Wanted

The Catch Wanaka

Wanaka

The Catch Wanaka sells both Kai Fry Chicken and Fish & Chips along the Wanaka Lakefront.We are currently looking for more staff to join our team.We have Casual,...

29d ago

The Catch Wanaka sells both Kai Fry Chicken and Fish & Chips along the Wanaka Lakefront.We are currently looking for more staff to join our team.We have Casual,...

House Stay/animal Minder

Rohrlach

Canterbury, Christchurch

HiI am in need of someone to house sit, watch and feed our animals for 8 days.Must be clean, tidy, honest, reliable and an animal lover.Animals include 2...

1mth ago

HiI am in need of someone to house sit, watch and feed our animals for 8 days.Must be clean, tidy, honest, reliable and an animal lover.Animals include 2...

General (skilled) Labourer

TARORA

Te Anau, South Island

OverviewTarora is a remote private estate in the beautiful Fiordland region, close to the township of Te Anau. We are a truly stunning property with a number of...

1mth ago

OverviewTarora is a remote private estate in the beautiful Fiordland region, close to the township of Te Anau. We are a truly stunning property with a number of...

 

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Cafe All-rounder / Sandwich Hand

Grain & Seed Cafe

Cromwell, South Island

Cafe all-rounder / sandwich hand.All-rounder position: sandwich making, customer service plus general cafe duties - with an opportunity to upskill to baking....

1mth ago

Cafe all-rounder / sandwich hand.All-rounder position: sandwich making, customer service plus general cafe duties - with an opportunity to upskill to baking....

Kitchen Hand - $26 Per Hour

Sudima Hotel Kaikoura

Kaikōura, Marlborough

If you are passionate about good food and have the work ethic to match, we are seeking a Kitchen Hand.We are looking for an enthusiastic applicant with experience...

1mth ago

If you are passionate about good food and have the work ethic to match, we are seeking a Kitchen Hand.We are looking for an enthusiastic applicant with experience...

Farm Assistant

KellyG4Staff

Temuka, South Island

We are looking for someone to come and join our team for around 3 months, the person we are looking for must have some dairy experience (especially with milking cows!)...

1mth ago

We are looking for someone to come and join our team for around 3 months, the person we are looking for must have some dairy experience (especially with milking cows!)...

Front Of House In Food Truck Wānaka

The Food Den Ltd

Wanaka

Are you available on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th March? We have positions for you at Wānaka Show. Message me or contact Grace 021547223 or email grace@thefoodden.co.nz

1mth ago

Are you available on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th March? We have positions for you at Wānaka Show. Message me or contact Grace 021547223 or email grace@thefoodden.co.nz

All-rounder / Barista

Grain & Seed Cafe

Cromwell

Cafe all-rounder / experienced barista.Hours are Sunday through Thursday, between 9:00am - 4:00pm on a rotating roster.Fast-paced, good crew.Call Mark...

1mth ago

Cafe all-rounder / experienced barista.Hours are Sunday through Thursday, between 9:00am - 4:00pm on a rotating roster.Fast-paced, good crew.Call Mark...

Evening Cook

The Mussel Inn

Golden Bay Onekaka, Nelson

We are looking for an evening cook to join our team. 5 nights a week (tue - sat) starting at 3pm. Minimum of 30 hours per week. You must have previous kitchen...

2mth ago

We are looking for an evening cook to join our team. 5 nights a week (tue - sat) starting at 3pm. Minimum of 30 hours per week. You must have previous kitchen...

Drivers/ Labourers - Three Month Project Dunedin

TBG

Dunedin

TBG has specialised in the distribution of wheelie bins in Australia and New Zealand for over twenty years. In 2024, we have been engaged to assist with the delivery...

2mth ago

TBG has specialised in the distribution of wheelie bins in Australia and New Zealand for over twenty years. In 2024, we have been engaged to assist with the delivery...

Room Attendants $26 Per Hour

Sudima Hotel Kaikoura

Kaikōura, Marlborough

Room Attendants required to clean hotel rooms at our beautiful property Sudima Hotel KaikōuraNo experience required however you will need to be fit and strong.We...

2mth ago

Room Attendants required to clean hotel rooms at our beautiful property Sudima Hotel KaikōuraNo experience required however you will need to be fit and strong.We...

F&b All Rounder / Barista

Swiss Bel Coronet Peak

Queenstown

Are you passionate about delivering exceptional service with a smile? Do you have a love for crafting perfect cups of coffee and showcasing your culinary skills? If...

2mth ago

Are you passionate about delivering exceptional service with a smile? Do you have a love for crafting perfect cups of coffee and showcasing your culinary skills? If...

Bakery Retail Wanaka 4months+

KaiPai Bakery

Wanaka

Full time and Part time availableCustomer Service at our Wonderful Lakeside Bakery.The DoughBin Bakery Wanaka.Can you work fast with a high quality of...

2mth ago

Full time and Part time availableCustomer Service at our Wonderful Lakeside Bakery.The DoughBin Bakery Wanaka.Can you work fast with a high quality of...

 

Food & Beverage Attendant

Scenic Hospitality Services

Dunedin

If you're all about creating awesome guest experiences and love working with people in a fast-paced setting, this job at Scenic Hotel Dunedin City might just be your...

If you're all about creating awesome guest experiences and love working with people in a fast-paced setting, this job at Scenic Hotel Dunedin City might just be your...

Housekeeping

budd

Kaikoura, Marlborough

hi we are looking for housekeeping staff to come onboard. if your looking for work please get in touch with me. we are very busy with lots of tour groups coming in

2mth ago

hi we are looking for housekeeping staff to come onboard. if your looking for work please get in touch with me. we are very busy with lots of tour groups coming in

Food & Beverage Attendants $26 Per Hour

Sudima Hotel Kaikoura

Kaikoura, Christchurch

Food & Beverage attendants required to work in our busy restaurant Hiku at our beautiful property Sudima Hotel KaikōuraWe prefer applicants with experience &...

3mth ago

Food & Beverage attendants required to work in our busy restaurant Hiku at our beautiful property Sudima Hotel KaikōuraWe prefer applicants with experience &...

House Keeper

Escape to Picton

Picton, Marlborough

We are actively looking for a cleaner, hotel staff member who can do housekeeping and waiter to join our small team for the summer. Feb onwards for 3 months.You will...

3mth ago

We are actively looking for a cleaner, hotel staff member who can do housekeeping and waiter to join our small team for the summer. Feb onwards for 3 months.You will...

 

Office Sales/operations Manager/jet Boat Driver/summer Seasonal

Fiordland Jet Ltd

Te Anau, Fiordland, Otago

New Year - Looking for some fresh faces to join the team!Must be eligible to work in New ZealandPositions include:- Office/Sales Executive or Manager -...

New Year - Looking for some fresh faces to join the team!Must be eligible to work in New ZealandPositions include:- Office/Sales Executive or Manager -...

Front Of House Waitstaff

The Smoking Barrel

Motueka, Nelson

WANTED: FRONT OF HOUSE LEGENDS!????????????????The Smoking Barrel in Motueka is looking to fill a couple of roles and we're searching for FOH WAITSTAFF with the X...

3mth ago

WANTED: FRONT OF HOUSE LEGENDS!????????????????The Smoking Barrel in Motueka is looking to fill a couple of roles and we're searching for FOH WAITSTAFF with the X...

 

Hop Harvest - Tractor Drivers $27 Including Holiday Pay

Korere Hops Limited

Tasman, Nelson

HOP (BEER) HARVEST 2024 - Tractor driversThe 2024 Hop Harvest is near, and we are seeking experienced Tractor Drivers to join the team.  The role of the tractor...

HOP (BEER) HARVEST 2024 - Tractor driversThe 2024 Hop Harvest is near, and we are seeking experienced Tractor Drivers to join the team.  The role of the tractor...

Farm Assistant

MAROMBA FARM LTD

leeston, Christchurch

I Am looking for someone that has some experience with dairy cows to help me to run the farm , the job would be feeding the new born calves also cleaning the calf pins...

3mth ago

I Am looking for someone that has some experience with dairy cows to help me to run the farm , the job would be feeding the new born calves also cleaning the calf pins...

Dishwasher

The Smoking Barrel

Motueka, Nelson

DISHWASHER WANTED in a fast paced restaurant over the months of Jan & Feb. Must be able to prioritise and work efficiently. Get in touch now and join the team!

3mth ago

DISHWASHER WANTED in a fast paced restaurant over the months of Jan & Feb. Must be able to prioritise and work efficiently. Get in touch now and join the team!

Chef De Partie

ATT Journey LTD

Picton, Marlborough

Job DescriptionAre you looking to be part of a passionate team that is all about service and people? Do you have the skills to lead and develop a team in a...

4mth ago

Job DescriptionAre you looking to be part of a passionate team that is all about service and people? Do you have the skills to lead and develop a team in a...

Brand Ambassador

Destro

Nelson

BECOME A BRAND AMBASSADOR FOR DESTRO!If you share our passion for people and are oozing creative ideas, we’d love to hear from you! Our experiential marketing...

4mth ago

BECOME A BRAND AMBASSADOR FOR DESTRO!If you share our passion for people and are oozing creative ideas, we’d love to hear from you! Our experiential marketing...

General Manager/free Ski Pass $30-$40 Per Hr

THE DUBLINER IRISH BAR AND RESTAURANT

Methven, South Island

The Dubliner Irish bar and restaurant is a multiple award-winning venue located in Methven, Mid Canterbury, over looked by Mt Hutt ski field to the north west and the...

4mth ago

The Dubliner Irish bar and restaurant is a multiple award-winning venue located in Methven, Mid Canterbury, over looked by Mt Hutt ski field to the north west and the...

 

Weed Tree Removal Crew

Pukaki Downs Station

Lake Pukaki, South Island

Are you interested in working in the beautiful South Island of New Zealand near the Iconic Lake Pukaki , engaging in meaningful work that helps protect the...

Are you interested in working in the beautiful South Island of New Zealand near the Iconic Lake Pukaki , engaging in meaningful work that helps protect the...

Chef

AJ’s Kitchen Twizel Ltd

Twizel, Mackenzie

New owners of a busy cafe in the beautiful small tourist town of Twizel, have day time positions for a trained chef to help prepare cabinet food and cook breakfast and...

4mth ago

New owners of a busy cafe in the beautiful small tourist town of Twizel, have day time positions for a trained chef to help prepare cabinet food and cook breakfast and...

Apple Packhouse Positions Available For The 2024 Season, Starting In February

Heartland Group

Richmond, Nelson, Nelson

We have full-time & fix-termed positions available at our Richmond Apple Packhouse for the 2024 season and usually starting from February to July / August. There is a...

4mth ago

We have full-time & fix-termed positions available at our Richmond Apple Packhouse for the 2024 season and usually starting from February to July / August. There is a...

 

Room Attendants Wanted

Scenic Hospitality Services

Franz Josef, West Coast

2x Experienced Housekeepers Wanted!!If you're all about creating awesome guest experiences, love working with people, and prefer a job where you won't be sitting...

2x Experienced Housekeepers Wanted!!If you're all about creating awesome guest experiences, love working with people, and prefer a job where you won't be sitting...

Retail Sales

Liquorland

Richmond, Nelson

Part Time, Fixed Term opportunity at Liquorland Richmond, Until 28 January 2024!We have an opportunity for someone to join our busy store here in Richmond for the...

4mth ago

Part Time, Fixed Term opportunity at Liquorland Richmond, Until 28 January 2024!We have an opportunity for someone to join our busy store here in Richmond for the...

 

Chefs Wanted X2 (sous & Commis)

Scenic Hospitality Services

Franz Josef, West Coast

We are looking for a Sous Chef and a Commis Chef to become a valued member of Te Waonui Forest Retreat! Join our team and immerse yourself in a fantastic atmosphere...

We are looking for a Sous Chef and a Commis Chef to become a valued member of Te Waonui Forest Retreat! Join our team and immerse yourself in a fantastic atmosphere...

Experienced Cook / Chef

Silverstream Hotel

Kimbell, Mackenzie

Join us at the Silverstream Hotel in the beautiful Mackenzie Region, central South Island, New Zealand, and become part of our fun, dedicated team • We are looking...

5mth ago

Join us at the Silverstream Hotel in the beautiful Mackenzie Region, central South Island, New Zealand, and become part of our fun, dedicated team • We are looking...

 

Group Leader - Ideal Job For Backpackers

INTRO Travel

Auckland, Christchurch & Queenstown, South Island

GROUP LEADER ROLE - INTRO TRAVELDo you have a passion for travel, enjoy meeting new people and want to spend your days having awesome experiences in some amazing...

5mth ago

GROUP LEADER ROLE - INTRO TRAVELDo you have a passion for travel, enjoy meeting new people and want to spend your days having awesome experiences in some amazing...

Chef/cook French Wine Bar

Oulala Limited

Ferrymead, Christchurch

We have just opened a small 20 person restaurant and wine bar located by the sea in Ferrymead.We are after a chef or cook or who can manage our small open kitchen....

5mth ago

We have just opened a small 20 person restaurant and wine bar located by the sea in Ferrymead.We are after a chef or cook or who can manage our small open kitchen....

Housekeeper

Glebe

Queenstown, Otago

HousekeeperResponsibilities:- Service and prepare rooms for guest arrivals- Organize linen and supply inventories- Clean common spaces and facilities-...

5mth ago

HousekeeperResponsibilities:- Service and prepare rooms for guest arrivals- Organize linen and supply inventories- Clean common spaces and facilities-...

Donut Baker

The Smoking Barrel

Motueka, Nelson

Jump on board! The Smoking Barrel, located in stunning Motueka at the entrance to the Able Tasman National Park is looking for a SUPERSTAR DONUT BAKER to take the...

5mth ago

Jump on board! The Smoking Barrel, located in stunning Motueka at the entrance to the Able Tasman National Park is looking for a SUPERSTAR DONUT BAKER to take the...

Bulb Grading

Canterbury Bulbs ltd. Premium Employer

Rakaia, Christchurch

Grading freesia bulbs indoors from End of March?April till first week of May.

5mth ago

Grading freesia bulbs indoors from End of March?April till first week of May.

Grill Chef

The Camp

Lake Hawea, Wanaka

Join The Camp Food Truck Team this Summer.Have got some cooking/cheffing experience under your belt? Do you have a passion for food and cook with love? Are you a...

5mth ago

Join The Camp Food Truck Team this Summer.Have got some cooking/cheffing experience under your belt? Do you have a passion for food and cook with love? Are you a...

Cook In Our Waterfront Gin Bar!

The Gin School

Akaroa, Christchurch

Do you have a keen interest in both gin and food?If so, we're looking for you! Our one-of-a-kind gin bar, Tīni House ( Tīni is the Māori word for gin), is...

6mth ago

Do you have a keen interest in both gin and food?If so, we're looking for you! Our one-of-a-kind gin bar, Tīni House ( Tīni is the Māori word for gin), is...

Commis Chef

The Gin School

Akaroa Banks Peninsula, Christchurch

Are you interested in gin and food?? Then we want you!Our unique gin bar Tīni House, located on the waterfront in Akaroa (1hr from Christchurch) requires a junior...

6mth ago

Are you interested in gin and food?? Then we want you!Our unique gin bar Tīni House, located on the waterfront in Akaroa (1hr from Christchurch) requires a junior...

 

Multiple Job Opportunities - Heartland Hotel Queenstown

Scenic Hospitality Services

Queenstown

Location: 27 Stanley Street, Queenstown 9300Employment Type: We have openings for both permanent full-time positions and fixed-term roles.Date: Starting October...

Location: 27 Stanley Street, Queenstown 9300Employment Type: We have openings for both permanent full-time positions and fixed-term roles.Date: Starting October...

Waiter Beach Side Italian Restaurant

Esplanade and No 7 Balmac

St Clair, Dunedin

The Esplanade is a beautiful Italian restaurant located overlooking St Clair beach in Dunedin, South Island.We have a dynamic team of international and local...

6mth ago

The Esplanade is a beautiful Italian restaurant located overlooking St Clair beach in Dunedin, South Island.We have a dynamic team of international and local...

 

Bar Manager

Scenic Hospitality Services

Haast, West Coast

We are looking for an experienced Bar Manager to join the Heartland Hotel Haast family. Why not let your career take the Scenic Route?Join NZ's largest locally...

We are looking for an experienced Bar Manager to join the Heartland Hotel Haast family. Why not let your career take the Scenic Route?Join NZ's largest locally...

Brand Ambassador

Destro

Nelson

Become a Brand Ambassador for Destro!If you share our passion for people and are oozing creative ideas, we’d love to hear from you! Our experiential marketing...

6mth ago

Become a Brand Ambassador for Destro!If you share our passion for people and are oozing creative ideas, we’d love to hear from you! Our experiential marketing...

Brand Ambassador

Destro

Queenstown, Otago

Become a Brand Ambassador for Destro!If you share our passion for people and are oozing creative ideas, we’d love to hear from you! Our experiential marketing...

6mth ago

Become a Brand Ambassador for Destro!If you share our passion for people and are oozing creative ideas, we’d love to hear from you! Our experiential marketing...

 

Hotel Porter

Scenic Hospitality Services

West Coast

Hotel: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef GlacierLocation: West CoastHours: Rotating roster, including weekends. Weekends are our busiest times.Employment Type: Full-time...

Hotel: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef GlacierLocation: West CoastHours: Rotating roster, including weekends. Weekends are our busiest times.Employment Type: Full-time...

Head Grounds Person (permanent Position)

The Camp

Lake Hawea, Wanaka

Do you like to work outdoors, have experience in grounds maintenance, love a well-manicured lawn, and are the go-to fix-it person? If so, The Camp lake Hawea is...

7mth ago

Do you like to work outdoors, have experience in grounds maintenance, love a well-manicured lawn, and are the go-to fix-it person? If so, The Camp lake Hawea is...

Volunteer Work With Friendly Kiwi Family Near Mt Cook/tekapo

The Menards

Twizel, Mackenzie

Join us on our 10-acre ecosanctuary in the beautiful Mackenzie Region near Mt Cook and Lake Tekapo! We're a nice, easy-going family with three children, a small...

7mth ago

Join us on our 10-acre ecosanctuary in the beautiful Mackenzie Region near Mt Cook and Lake Tekapo! We're a nice, easy-going family with three children, a small...

Service Station Retail/cafe

BP Kaikoura

Kaikoura, South Island

We are looking for a team member/s to work various shifts in our Service Station over the Summer period. We provide full training and a work uniform.You must hold...

7mth ago

We are looking for a team member/s to work various shifts in our Service Station over the Summer period. We provide full training and a work uniform.You must hold...

Gin Enthusiasts!

The Gin School

Akaroa, Christchurch

Hello gin enthusiasts!We are seeking numerous staff (General Manager, Bar staff, Front of House & Back of House) at The Gin School – a unique gin bar on the...

7mth ago

Hello gin enthusiasts!We are seeking numerous staff (General Manager, Bar staff, Front of House & Back of House) at The Gin School – a unique gin bar on the...

Lavender Farm Worker

Pukaki Downs Station

Lake Pukaki, South Island

Job Description: Organic Lavender Farm WorkerAre you looking for a job that allows you to enjoy the beauty of the New Zealand Alpine Lavender farm If so, we have...

7mth ago

Job Description: Organic Lavender Farm WorkerAre you looking for a job that allows you to enjoy the beauty of the New Zealand Alpine Lavender farm If so, we have...

 

Hairdresser/barber

The Local BarberShop Nelson

Nelson

Small city shop in sunny Nelson requires an experienced barber/hairdresser for the summer. December to February. If being professional, reliable and have great cutting...

Small city shop in sunny Nelson requires an experienced barber/hairdresser for the summer. December to February. If being professional, reliable and have great cutting...

Housekeeping Stars

Arran Motel Te Anau Southland

Southland, South Island

Arran Motel Te Anau are looking for our 2023-2024 summer season superstars.Arran Motel is a 13 room motel complex situated in the heart of stunning Fiordland....

8mth ago

Arran Motel Te Anau are looking for our 2023-2024 summer season superstars.Arran Motel is a 13 room motel complex situated in the heart of stunning Fiordland....

Au Pair/nanny Needed

VAVASOUR

Marlborough

Start date January onwardsHi, we are fun couple with 3 children (boys 8,5 and a newborn baby girl).Situated in the beautiful wine region the Awatere Valley, we...

8mth ago

Start date January onwardsHi, we are fun couple with 3 children (boys 8,5 and a newborn baby girl).Situated in the beautiful wine region the Awatere Valley, we...

 

Tree Weed Removal

Pukaki Downs Station

Lake Pukaki, Mackenzie

Are you interested in working in the beautiful South Island of New Zealand near the Iconic Lake Pukaki , engaging in meaningful work that helps protect the...

Are you interested in working in the beautiful South Island of New Zealand near the Iconic Lake Pukaki , engaging in meaningful work that helps protect the...

Chef De Partie

ATT Journey LTD

Picton, Marlborough

Are you looking to be part of a passionate team that is all about service and people? Do you have the skills to lead and develop a team in a supportive environment?...

8mth ago

Are you looking to be part of a passionate team that is all about service and people? Do you have the skills to lead and develop a team in a supportive environment?...

Front Of House Staff

ATT Journey LTD

Picton, Marlborough

Are you looking to be part of a passionate team that is all about service and people? Do you have the skills to develop a team in a supportive coaching environment?...

8mth ago

Are you looking to be part of a passionate team that is all about service and people? Do you have the skills to develop a team in a supportive coaching environment?...

Calf Rear

MARIMBA FARM LTD

Leeston, Christchurch

1000 cows farm looking for someone to help with the calves starting around 20th JulyAccommodation is provided plus power

9mth ago

1000 cows farm looking for someone to help with the calves starting around 20th JulyAccommodation is provided plus power

Chef

Captain's Daughter

Havelock, Marlborough

We are looking for a Chef to a "new" gastropub, in Havelock.The Captain's Daughter is a gastropub In Havelock, a small town, and gateway to Abel Tasman National...

10mth ago

We are looking for a Chef to a "new" gastropub, in Havelock.The Captain's Daughter is a gastropub In Havelock, a small town, and gateway to Abel Tasman National...

Home Help And Gardening

White

Waikouaiti, Dunedin

We are rennovating our property in the country and need help in return for accomadation and food. There is a caravan available and a gorgeous large wood fired hot tub...

10mth ago

We are rennovating our property in the country and need help in return for accomadation and food. There is a caravan available and a gorgeous large wood fired hot tub...

Calf Rearer

Rokai Farms

Carew, South Island

Looking for someone or a pair of someone’s to help over calving. This is mid July and can be through to just before Christmas. Lovely farm 15 minutes from Geraldine...

10mth ago

Looking for someone or a pair of someone’s to help over calving. This is mid July and can be through to just before Christmas. Lovely farm 15 minutes from Geraldine...

Calf Rearer And Dairy Support Role

Chiswick Farming Limited

Christchurch

A calf rearing opportunity for a 5-month fixed term position beginning 1st July finishing end November is available on our dairy farm. Farm is located 15 minutes from...

11mth ago

A calf rearing opportunity for a 5-month fixed term position beginning 1st July finishing end November is available on our dairy farm. Farm is located 15 minutes from...

 

Group Leader - Ideal Job For Backpackers

INTRO Travel

Auckland, Christchurch & Queenstown, South Island

GROUP LEADER ROLE - INTRO TRAVELDo you have a passion for travel, enjoy meeting new people and want to spend your days having awesome experiences in some amazing...

1yr+ ago

GROUP LEADER ROLE - INTRO TRAVELDo you have a passion for travel, enjoy meeting new people and want to spend your days having awesome experiences in some amazing...

Chef

Two Fat Stags

Tehouka, Otago

Temp Chef for restaurant work,Able to run short term lunch and dinner menuAnd handle prep, working with a kitchen hand.

1yr+ ago

Temp Chef for restaurant work,Able to run short term lunch and dinner menuAnd handle prep, working with a kitchen hand.

Chainsaw Woodsman/ Logging Splitter Plant Operator

Evergreen Construction/Luggate Logging

Tarras, Cromwell

Looking for a team leader Woodman - Chainsaw operator and Log splitter operator to join a team of 3 persons. Log Splitting/ plant operators. Based amongst the Forrest...

1yr+ ago

Looking for a team leader Woodman - Chainsaw operator and Log splitter operator to join a team of 3 persons. Log Splitting/ plant operators. Based amongst the Forrest...

Potato Harvesting

Rowland

Ashburton, Christchurch

We are looking for members to join our potato harvesting team in Mid Canterbury, starting middle of March for 8 to 10 weeks.Monday to Saturday with the odd Sunday...

1yr+ ago

We are looking for members to join our potato harvesting team in Mid Canterbury, starting middle of March for 8 to 10 weeks.Monday to Saturday with the odd Sunday...

? Couple Wanted ?

Birchdale

Dunsandel, Christchurch

COUPLE REQUIRED TO IMMEDIATE START.Dairy farm located 30min from Christchurch, same days off together, house provided, hours negotiable.Please send a cv and i will...

1yr+ ago

COUPLE REQUIRED TO IMMEDIATE START.Dairy farm located 30min from Christchurch, same days off together, house provided, hours negotiable.Please send a cv and i will...

Hospitality

Redcliff Restaurant and Bar

TeAmau, South Island

Join the exceptional team at our award-winning Redcliff Restaurant & Bar!Redcliff Restaurant and Bar sits on the edge of Lake Te Anau, where you'll discover a taste...

1yr+ ago

Join the exceptional team at our award-winning Redcliff Restaurant & Bar!Redcliff Restaurant and Bar sits on the edge of Lake Te Anau, where you'll discover a taste...

Camp Assistant

Hanmer Springs Forest Camp

Hanmer Springs, Christchurch

Current position -2 full-time Camp Assistant - 72 hours per fortnight or more.Come and live and work in the stunning, beautiful tourist resort of Hanmer...

1yr+ ago

Current position -2 full-time Camp Assistant - 72 hours per fortnight or more.Come and live and work in the stunning, beautiful tourist resort of Hanmer...

 

Au Pair

Aitken

Waiau, South Island

Hi all,We are looking for an Au Pair to help with our 2 boys - George (3) and Jock (18 months).We live on a farm near Waiau in North Canterbury which is a 1.5...

1yr+ ago

Hi all,We are looking for an Au Pair to help with our 2 boys - George (3) and Jock (18 months).We live on a farm near Waiau in North Canterbury which is a 1.5...

Nz Registered Electrician

Nind Electrical Services Ltd

Queenstown

Nind Electrical Services is a leading South Island Electrical Contracting company, and our promise is "Quality Solutions Delivered on Time". Our core business in...

1yr+ ago

Nind Electrical Services is a leading South Island Electrical Contracting company, and our promise is "Quality Solutions Delivered on Time". Our core business in...

 

Chef/kitchen Hand

The Smoking Barrel

Motueka, Nelson

WANTED! - CHEF & KITCHEN HAND!SUMMER IS HERE and we are still pumping! We have an opportunity for you to join our team of kitchen legends!The Smoking Barrel is...

1yr+ ago

WANTED! - CHEF & KITCHEN HAND!SUMMER IS HERE and we are still pumping! We have an opportunity for you to join our team of kitchen legends!The Smoking Barrel is...

Carpenter

BD Building Projects

Queenstown

BD Building Projects is an established carpentry company working on high end residential projects and renovations. We are currently looking for carpenters to join our...

1yr+ ago

BD Building Projects is an established carpentry company working on high end residential projects and renovations. We are currently looking for carpenters to join our...

Permanent, Full-time Lifeguard

Timaru District Council

Caroline Bay, Timaru, Oamaru

The districtTimaru District is a thriving and innovative community. It is the central hub for the South Island, servicing a large agricultural heartland, with a...

1yr+ ago

The districtTimaru District is a thriving and innovative community. It is the central hub for the South Island, servicing a large agricultural heartland, with a...

Senior Lifeguard

Timaru District Council

Caroline Bay, Timaru, Oamaru

Take the plunge into this senior role - we're looking for an enthusiastic Senior Lifeguard to join our team at CBay!Bring your go-getter attitude, excellent...

1yr+ ago

Take the plunge into this senior role - we're looking for an enthusiastic Senior Lifeguard to join our team at CBay!Bring your go-getter attitude, excellent...

Chef, Duty Manager, Front Of House

Strawberry Tree Kaikoura Limited

Kaikoura, South Island

Where the mountains meet the sea ~ Strawberry Tree Kaikoura Limited are hiring!Full & part time positions available.We are looking for a Chef to grow our busy...

1yr+ ago

Where the mountains meet the sea ~ Strawberry Tree Kaikoura Limited are hiring!Full & part time positions available.We are looking for a Chef to grow our busy...

Au Pair

Kirbin Farming Ltd

Ashburton, Christchurch

We're looking for someone to join our family four while we enter one of the busiest times on the farming calendar!We need someone from the start of July to the end...

1yr+ ago

We're looking for someone to join our family four while we enter one of the busiest times on the farming calendar!We need someone from the start of July to the end...

Kitchen Hand Dishwasher

murphy

Te Anau, South Island

Located in Te Anau on the edge of Fiordland National park, Ristorante Paradiso is looking for Kitchen hand to join our hard working team. Good hours available

1yr+ ago

Located in Te Anau on the edge of Fiordland National park, Ristorante Paradiso is looking for Kitchen hand to join our hard working team. Good hours available

 

Packhouse Staff Required

Pure Pac Ltd

Cromwell

We are looking for a few extra people to top up our cherry packhouse if there is anyone looking for work? Will go through until the end of January. Pay rate is...

1yr+ ago

We are looking for a few extra people to top up our cherry packhouse if there is anyone looking for work? Will go through until the end of January. Pay rate is...

Housekeeping With Campervan Carpark

A&H Hospitality Limited

Queenstown, Otago

We have a housekeeping job with camper van carpark for one or two people and you can work in our partners restaurant in the evening in town. The campervan carpark...

1yr+ ago

We have a housekeeping job with camper van carpark for one or two people and you can work in our partners restaurant in the evening in town. The campervan carpark...

Live In Hospitality Allrounder

A&H Hospitality Limited

Queenstown, Otago

Hospitality All-rounderAccomodation available at discounted priceWe are looking for a hospitality All-rounder to work in split shifts cleaning rooms in the...

1yr+ ago

Hospitality All-rounderAccomodation available at discounted priceWe are looking for a hospitality All-rounder to work in split shifts cleaning rooms in the...

Housekeeper Haast $27 P/h ( Accommodation Available Onsite)

Haast Beach Motel

Haast, West Coast

Motel HousekeepersJob description:House-keepers required - 30 hours per week minimumWe are seeking housekeepers to start in late December 2023 until April/May...

1yr+ ago

Motel HousekeepersJob description:House-keepers required - 30 hours per week minimumWe are seeking housekeepers to start in late December 2023 until April/May...

Detailer/customer Services Jucy Queenstown

JUCY Rentals

Queenstown

Be right in the thick of the action and be pivotal in helping give our customers the green light to have the time of their lives! Make a real difference as part of a...

1yr+ ago

Be right in the thick of the action and be pivotal in helping give our customers the green light to have the time of their lives! Make a real difference as part of a...

Chef And Kitchen Hand Position Available

South Sea Hotel

Stewart Island, South Island

We are looking for aFry Chef and a Kitchenhand to join our young , dynamic team in a busy kitchenDuties: Breakfast cook, Fry Chef , Food Prep, Salads and...

1yr+ ago

We are looking for aFry Chef and a Kitchenhand to join our young , dynamic team in a busy kitchenDuties: Breakfast cook, Fry Chef , Food Prep, Salads and...

Chefs All Level - Work For One Of The Most Iconic Winery In Blenheim

AUS

Burleigh, Blenheim, Marlborough

Wither Hills operates on a 7-day weekly roster basis, open for lunch only with the occasional weekend event. We are currently recruiting for multiple chefs to join our...

1yr+ ago

Wither Hills operates on a 7-day weekly roster basis, open for lunch only with the occasional weekend event. We are currently recruiting for multiple chefs to join our...

Laundry Worker

Southern Lakes Laundries

Twizel, Mackenzie

Keen to work and save some money while you see NZ?We are looking for staff from 1/12 till 3/12 ( approx. dates)We offer plenty of hours, and a great team to...

1yr+ ago

Keen to work and save some money while you see NZ?We are looking for staff from 1/12 till 3/12 ( approx. dates)We offer plenty of hours, and a great team to...

Labourers

The Concrete Company

Tasman, Nelson

Experienced construction labourersThe Concrete Company Ltd provides high end Commercial & Residential Concrete Services.We have immediate vacancies for...

1yr+ ago

Experienced construction labourersThe Concrete Company Ltd provides high end Commercial & Residential Concrete Services.We have immediate vacancies for...

Abel Tasman Work Exchange - Housekeep

The Barn Backpackers and Campground

Marahau, Nelson

Are you looking to hang out at the start of the awesome Abel Tasman National Park for a while?We are The Barn Cabins and Camp out in the beautiful Marahau. Come on...

1yr+ ago

Are you looking to hang out at the start of the awesome Abel Tasman National Park for a while?We are The Barn Cabins and Camp out in the beautiful Marahau. Come on...

3-6 Month Job Now For Farm Assistant

FRENZ Recruitment and Immigration

Murchison, Nelson

We have farm assistant job for a working holiday visa holder to work on a large Murchison farm, starting August and for 3-6 months.This is a great opportunity...

1yr+ ago

We have farm assistant job for a working holiday visa holder to work on a large Murchison farm, starting August and for 3-6 months.This is a great opportunity...

Summer Holiday Park Staff

Hanmer Springs TOP 10 Holiday Park

Hanmer Springs, Christchurch

Hanmer Springs TOP 10 Holiday Park is currently looking for staff to fill a mix of roles; couples or singles, permanent, full-time, part-time or seasonal positions are...

1yr+ ago

Hanmer Springs TOP 10 Holiday Park is currently looking for staff to fill a mix of roles; couples or singles, permanent, full-time, part-time or seasonal positions are...

Cleaner

Southland Asset Management t/a Edgewater Motel Te Anau

Te Anau, South Island

Edgewater Motel in Te Anau is looking for an experienced house keeper ASAP - can be a couple if one has maintenance experience.Start with part time, but can offer...

1yr+ ago

Edgewater Motel in Te Anau is looking for an experienced house keeper ASAP - can be a couple if one has maintenance experience.Start with part time, but can offer...

Wicked Shop Assistant

Tekapo Four Square

Lake Tekapo, Mackenzie

We are after an awesome retail assistant to join our team at the most beautiful Supermarket in New Zealand ??❓Are you….Hard workingA Team playerHonest...

1yr+ ago

We are after an awesome retail assistant to join our team at the most beautiful Supermarket in New Zealand ??❓Are you….Hard workingA Team playerHonest...

Bar Staff

House of Liquor

Kurow, Otago

Perfect bar job for travelling individual for Summer.Bar staff wanted at the most authentic kiwi pub you will find in New Zealand!We would love to find a...

1yr+ ago

Perfect bar job for travelling individual for Summer.Bar staff wanted at the most authentic kiwi pub you will find in New Zealand!We would love to find a...

Log Splitter/ Chainsaw Operator

She Meanz Business

Wanaka, Cromwell

Log Splitter/ Chainsaw OperatorAre you a motivated person looking to build a career in the Earthworks and Logging industry?Are you interested in growing, expanding...

1yr+ ago

Log Splitter/ Chainsaw OperatorAre you a motivated person looking to build a career in the Earthworks and Logging industry?Are you interested in growing, expanding...

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.