Backpacker Jobs Taupō

Most Recent Taupō Jobs

Groundsperson/cleaner

Motutere Bay TOP 10 Holiday Park

Motutere Bay, Taupō

An opportunity exists at our park located on Lake Taupo, between the townships of Taupo and Turangi. Our ideal candidate is not afraid of hard work, is reliable and...

12d ago

An opportunity exists at our park located on Lake Taupo, between the townships of Taupo and Turangi. Our ideal candidate is not afraid of hard work, is reliable and...

Carpenter

Baird Built

Ohakune, Taupō

Job Title: Temporary BuilderLocation: Ohakune, New ZealandDuration: 2 months (potential for extension)Job Description:We are currently seeking a skilled...

1mth ago

Job Title: Temporary BuilderLocation: Ohakune, New ZealandDuration: 2 months (potential for extension)Job Description:We are currently seeking a skilled...

Room Attendants - Lake Taupo

Huka Lodge

Taupo, Taupō

Huka Lodge is set among established gardens along the banks of the surging Waikato River.We are now looking for Housekeepers to join our team.With an eye for...

4mth ago

Huka Lodge is set among established gardens along the banks of the surging Waikato River.We are now looking for Housekeepers to join our team.With an eye for...

Cook Junior Chefs

Roquette Restaurant Taupo

Taupo, Taupō

$25 per hourLocated at the corner of the Taupo lake front -We are looking for a cook / junior chef to join us for the next 3-6 months.Part time / Evening...

5mth ago

$25 per hourLocated at the corner of the Taupo lake front -We are looking for a cook / junior chef to join us for the next 3-6 months.Part time / Evening...

Chef De Partie

Hilton Lake Taupo

Taupo, Taupō

Hilton Lake Taupo is looking for an experienced CDP to help us over the Summer Holidays.If you are backpacking, are passionate about food, have the necessary...

7mth ago

Hilton Lake Taupo is looking for an experienced CDP to help us over the Summer Holidays.If you are backpacking, are passionate about food, have the necessary...

Carpenter , Trade Assistant

Bespoke Built

National Park Village, Taupō

Join a small team doing building work, landscaping, concreting and painting etc.We're in National Park village close to Mt Ruapehu, the Tongariro Alpine Crossing in...

8mth ago

Join a small team doing building work, landscaping, concreting and painting etc.We're in National Park village close to Mt Ruapehu, the Tongariro Alpine Crossing in...

Couple For Busy Holiday Resort - With Accommodation Options

Lake Taupo Holiday Resort

Taupo, Taupō

Lake Taupo Holiday Resort is a destination where every day kiwi families make memories together; a place and space for people to stay, relax, bond and enjoy together....

9mth ago

Lake Taupo Holiday Resort is a destination where every day kiwi families make memories together; a place and space for people to stay, relax, bond and enjoy together....

Housekeeper

Huka Lodge

Taupo, Taupō

Huka Lodge is set among established gardens along the banks of the surging Waikato River.We are now looking for Housekeepers to join our team.With an eye for...

10mth ago

Huka Lodge is set among established gardens along the banks of the surging Waikato River.We are now looking for Housekeepers to join our team.With an eye for...

Food And Beverage Attendant

Huka Lodge

Taupo, Taupō

When dining at Huka Lodge, guests gather to make each other’s acquaintance, share stories of their day and enjoy the superb cuisine. Our Food and Beverage team are...

10mth ago

When dining at Huka Lodge, guests gather to make each other’s acquaintance, share stories of their day and enjoy the superb cuisine. Our Food and Beverage team are...

 

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Labourer

Total Irrigation Solutions

Taupo, Taupō

General labourers urgently required for the next 10 days, to assist with pond lining/waterproofing projects. Need to be fit and like working outdoors. Good...

1yr+ ago

General labourers urgently required for the next 10 days, to assist with pond lining/waterproofing projects. Need to be fit and like working outdoors. Good...

Gardener, Painter, Floor Sander & Polisher, Plumbing, Laying Tiles, Building...

LensCap Ltd Innovation

Dannevirke, Taupō

Hi, we just brought an old 3-bedroom cottage, we welcome a single person or couple to come and stay for a week or 2 and help tidy it up. We need help with Gardening,...

1yr+ ago

Hi, we just brought an old 3-bedroom cottage, we welcome a single person or couple to come and stay for a week or 2 and help tidy it up. We need help with Gardening,...

 

Restaurant Cook

Ploughmans Restaurant and Bar

Taupo, Taupō

We're ideally looking for a experienced cook who thrives in a busy, fast paced environment and works well as part of a team.Based in the Heart of Taupo we are a...

1yr+ ago

We're ideally looking for a experienced cook who thrives in a busy, fast paced environment and works well as part of a team.Based in the Heart of Taupo we are a...

Christmas Carnival Workers - Taupo Location

Mahon Amusements

Taupo Central, Taupō

Christmas Carnival WorkersTAUPO City CentreNIGHT WORK ONLY 6PM to 10PM every nightWe are currently looking for fun loving staff to join the team for our...

1yr+ ago

Christmas Carnival WorkersTAUPO City CentreNIGHT WORK ONLY 6PM to 10PM every nightWe are currently looking for fun loving staff to join the team for our...

Room Attendant/housekeeper

Hilton Lake Taupo

Taupo, Taupō

Hilton Lake Taupo is currently looking for experienced, reliable, & motivated Team Members to fill the following position:Part-Time Housekeepers (must be able to...

1yr+ ago

Hilton Lake Taupo is currently looking for experienced, reliable, & motivated Team Members to fill the following position:Part-Time Housekeepers (must be able to...

Chef / Front Of House / Reception

Tongariro Lodge

Turangi, Taupō

Tongariro Lodge is currently looking for the following part-time positions.If you have what it takes to work for the best fishing lodge in the North Island apply...

1yr+ ago

Tongariro Lodge is currently looking for the following part-time positions.If you have what it takes to work for the best fishing lodge in the North Island apply...

Food & Beverage Attendant

Hilton Lake Taupo

Taupo, Taupō

As a Food & Beverage Attendant, you are responsible for working in all areas of Food and Beverage as needed to deliver an excellent Guest experience.A Food &...

1yr+ ago

As a Food & Beverage Attendant, you are responsible for working in all areas of Food and Beverage as needed to deliver an excellent Guest experience.A Food &...

Food & Beverage Attendant

Snowman Lodge & Spa, Snowhaven Accommodation

Ohakune, Taupō

TiThom Hotels OhakuneRice Bar & FoodWe are looking for new champions to join our fun and exciting team in Ohakune, New Zealand North Island’s adventure town....

1yr+ ago

TiThom Hotels OhakuneRice Bar & FoodWe are looking for new champions to join our fun and exciting team in Ohakune, New Zealand North Island’s adventure town....

Hotel / Restaurant Duty Manager

Snowman Lodge & Spa, Snowhaven Accommodation

Ohakune, Taupō

TiThom Hotels OhakuneSnowman Lodge & SpaSnowhaven AccommodationRice RestaurantHotel / Restaurant Duty Manager. $23 - $25 / hour + benefitsWe are...

1yr+ ago

TiThom Hotels OhakuneSnowman Lodge & SpaSnowhaven AccommodationRice RestaurantHotel / Restaurant Duty Manager. $23 - $25 / hour + benefitsWe are...

Housekeeping Assistant

Snowman Lodge & Spa, Snowhaven Accommodation

Ohakune, Taupō

TiThom Hotels OhakuneSnowman Lodge & SpaSnowhavenRice RestaurantWe are looking for new champions to join our fun and exciting team in Ohakune, New...

2yr+ ago

TiThom Hotels OhakuneSnowman Lodge & SpaSnowhavenRice RestaurantWe are looking for new champions to join our fun and exciting team in Ohakune, New...

Accommodation Package For Maintenance & Housekeeping Couple

Lake Taupo Holiday Resort

Taupo, Taupō

Lake Taupo Holiday Resort is a destination where every day kiwi families make memories together; a place and space for people to stay, relax, bond and enjoy together....

2yr+ ago

Lake Taupo Holiday Resort is a destination where every day kiwi families make memories together; a place and space for people to stay, relax, bond and enjoy together....

Backpacker Jobs in Taupō, NZ

Located in the centre of the north island, on the shores of the country’s largest lake, Taupō shows New Zealand’s natural beauty at its finest.

A small town of 25,000 surrounded by nature, Taupō offers up some seriously relaxed vibes. It attracts visitors both local and international with the promise of spectacular scenery and a distinct lack of worries. The lake is only part of the story; there are also geothermal pools, spectacular waterfalls, active volcanoes and some of the best biking and hiking trails in the world.

Jobs in Taupō
Jobs in Taupō

But is Taupō a must-see destination for a backpacker in New Zealand? And what exactly does the city offer working holiday visa holders?

Let’s take a look.

Where is Taupō, and how do I get there?

Taupō is almost in the dead centre of New Zealand’s north island, in the Waikato Region. It’s a three and a half hour drive southeast of Auckland, four and a half hours north of the capital Wellington, and an easy one hour drive south of Rotorua. There are semi-regular flights from Taupō to Auckland and Wellington.

What is Taupō famous for?

You don’t go to Taupō to enjoy the indoors. This is a place of stunning natural beauty, headlined by the city’s namesake lake that measures 40km long and almost 30km wide, making it the largest in New Zealand (and the second largest freshwater lake in the southern hemisphere). Another highlight is Huka Falls, which dumps more than 200,000 litres of water over its edge every second. Those who want to breathe in the fresh country air can do so on the The Tongariro Northern Circuit - a walk that features more than a few pieces of scenery from Lord of the Rings.

Adrenaline junkies are drawn to Taupō too. Here you can ski on the north island’s only ski field, which just happens to be home to an active volcano. Yes, you can ski down it. New Zealand’s highest water-touch bungy jump and largest commercial skydive zone are also found right here.

What are Taupō's must see attractions?

Huka Falls: A gushing torrent of water trying its very best to get to Lake Taupō finds itself thrown off a ledge at Huka Falls, arguably New Zealand’s most spectacular waterfall.

Mount Ruapehu: Three peaks, two ski fields and one active volcano. If you want to add some real bravado to the stories you tell about your New Zealand adventures, head to Mount Ruapehu in the Whakapapa ski fields.

Craters of the Moon: Taking you on an otherworldly walk through the active geothermal area north of Taupō, this place is unlike anything else you’ll see (on planet earth at least).

Taupō McDonalds: “Really?” you complain, “a McDonalds?” Yes. Because this McDonalds has been made out of a decommissioned aircraft, and it’s super cool. We’ll be happy to take your feedback after your visit.

Where should I stay in Taupō?

For a discount dorm bed: Berkenhoff Lodge is a tried and true hostel with helpful staff and a perfect location; ideal for anyone who wants a good, economical night’s sleep.

For something slightly fancier: Taupō Urban Retreat might sound like a super expensive option, but it’s actually a boutique hostel that offers a great stay at a great price. Expect a sociable yet chilled atmosphere.

To treat yourself (at a sensible rate): Treating yourself needn’t cost an arm and a leg, as demonstrated by the spectacular stay you can enjoy at Taupō eMotel.

Is there work for backpackers in Taupō?

With walks and watersports in the summer and skiing in the winter, the natural wonders of Taupō draw tourists all year round, which means that the local tourism and hospitality industries are always looking for help. This makes Taupō a terrific place to look for work, and perhaps even get paid to take in the sights of the area.

Jobs can also be found in the area’s other major industries, including agriculture, aquaculture, forestry and wood processing, and geothermal energy.

So, is Taupō worth a visit for a working holidaymaker? As one of the most stunning parts of a stunning country, it most certainly is. This is the sort of place that it’s hard to get sick of, even if you hang around for months on end.

Our advice? Visit Taupō - because you need to visit Taupō - and make your decision from there.