Work experience New Zealand
The natural landscape in New Zealand is absolutely amazing!
“I travelled through both the North and South Islands of New Zealand. I spent one month in Napier and then worked for approximately 2 1/2 months in Mt. Manganui. I visited White Island, did the Tongariro crossing, went to almost all of the larger towns and cities, saw many beautiful beaches, and also travelled through the jungle in Northland. I also went to the national parks. The natural landscapes of New Zealand are amazing - above all the beaches, which are almost empty of people and untouched. I met a lot of people from very different countries and now I can speak pretty good English!”
New Zealand is simply a wonderful dream
“This was an unforgettable experience that I would repeat any time. New Zealand is simply a wonderful dream, even if just like any other country it does have its downsides. I really liked the combination of work and travel. This meant that I got to know the country as a holidaymaker and yet also became a part of the "Kiwis" and their culture. The openness and helpfulness of the "Kiwis" impressed me most. Other people should learn from their pleasant ways!”
I made so many friends...
"I saw just about everything during my 10 months in New Zealand. I especially liked Northland, where I spent 2 months with host families. A day trip on the Franz-Josef glacier was fascinating, as well as a day of white water rafting on the Kawerau River. I can only recommend that everyone else do the same!
As far as work was concerned, I mainly did seasonal work. I generally had good experiences with employers and colleagues. I usually worked around 8 hours a day and did jobs such as fruit picking, leaf plugging, or grading. I really enjoyed my stay in New Zealand, even if I had moments where my problems seemed impossible to overcome. But I had far more moments when I didn’t want to be anywhere else in the world, such as watching the sun come up on East Cape, or looking out on Milford Sound.
I made so many friends from all over the world, who I wouldn’t want to be without!”