Getting Seasonal Work Via a Backpackers Hostel

If you are keen to be spending the upcoming summer months picking some fruit then it is useful to know about the many working Where to live in New Zealandbackpackers around New Zealand.

They tend to be located in the fruitpicking hot spots of New Zealand, like Hawke’s Bay (Napier & Hastings), Marlborough (Blenheim township), Northland (Kerikeri) and the Bay of Plenty (Mount Maunganui, Te Puke & Tauranga).

The owners of the backpackers have formed relationships with local vineyards and orchards. The backpackers will help supply these orchards and vineyards with seasonal workers.

So by staying at these working backpackers, you have the opportunity to get paid employment and accommodation. The backpackers will sometimes help with transport if that is something you require. Of course you will pay the backpackers a weekly rate to sleep in their bed. Some backpackers may have the space for you to pitch a tent or park your van there, but you would still be expected to pay a rate.

We have a list of popular working backpackers here. In general the owners of backpackers tend to know what job opportunities are on offer in the local town or region so it is well worth speaking with them, even if it is not fruitpicking work that you are after.