Working in NZ


Working in New Zealand

  • New Zealand/Australian Citizens and NZ Permanent Residents are allowed to work for any employer (and any industry) within New Zealand.
  • NZ Work Permit/Work Visa holders - Please note that the work permit/visa will require you to meet the conditions endorsed on the visa by the New Zealand Immigration Service.
  • International Students - Your student visa conditions may allow you to work for a certain number of hours within a week or during your holiday break, we might be able to arrange a job for you in our casual pool for the number of hours you can work as permitted by the New Zealand Immigration Services.
  • Working Holiday Visa holders - The Working Holiday Scheme offers an opportunity for young people between 18 and 30 years of age to experience life in New Zealand on a working holiday. This scheme will allow you to work for EastPack for the entire fruit season and for some people there will be the opportunity to extend this period even further. Please note that you will need to apply for this type of visa while you are still in your own country.

For more information on the Working Holiday Scheme and to check if you are eligible, click here.

PLEASE NOTE: From 16 March 2020, every person arriving into New Zealand (except from the Pacific Islands) must self isolate for 14 days, as per the Government ruling.  Any person arriving in New Zealand prior to 16th March, should not come onto an EastPack site until 14 days have passed from their arrival date, and they are not feeling unwell.

Local Accommodation Providers


Below are the contact details of a number of local accommodation providers who may be able to assist you during your stay in the Bay of Plenty or the Eastern Bay of Plenty.





 Phone Number

  Apple Tree Backpackers

  47 Maxwells Road,


  (07) 576 4001

  Te Puke Holiday Park

  581 Jellicoe Street,

  Te Puke

  (07) 573 9866

  Mount Backpackers

  87 Maunganui Road,

  Mount Maunganui

  (07) 575 0860

  Pacific Coast Lodge & Backpackers

  432 Maunganui Road,

  Mount Maunganui

  0800 666 622

  or (07) 574 9601

  Just the Ducks Nuts Backpackers

  6 Vale Street,

  Otumoetai, Tauranga

  (07) 576 1366

  Hugo & Carters Backpackers 

  (Formerly Bell Lodge)

  39 Bell Street,

  Judea, Tauranga

  (07) 578 6344

  Harbourside City Backpackers

  The Strand,


  (07) 579 4066

  Tauranga Central Backpackers

  62/64 Willow Street,


  (07) 571 6222

  Kiwi Corral

  Young Road,

  Paengaroa, Te Puke

 0800 453 030

  Papamoa Beach Resort Top 10

  535 Papamoa Beach Rd,


 (07) 572 0816





 Phone Number

  The Winsor Lodge Backpackers

  10 Merritt St,


  (07) 308 8040

  Karibu Backpackers

  13 Landing Road,


  (07) 307 8276





 Phone Number

  The Royal Opotiki Backpackers

  102 Church Street,


  (07) 315 8840


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