Work New Zealand Ultimate

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The Work New Zealand Ultimate package is the perfect way to start your Kiwi adventure. With assistance setting up all the Kiwi essentials, job finding support for the duration of your working holiday and a fun filled 7 day activities week on arrival, the Ultimate package is so much more than a starter pack; it’s an adventure.

Itinerary 

Day 1 

Welcome to New Zealand! Once you arrive you’ll be transferred to your hostel in the heart of Auckland. In the afternoon your local guide will meet you & the rest of the group at the hostel and brief you on what is to come…Sun, sand, sailing, snorkeling, kayaking & much more! After the group meeting it’s time to head out for a welcome dinner and a couple of drinks, the perfect chance to get to know your group!

Day 2

Today is about getting the nitty gritty bits out of the way. You’ll have a welcome orientation where you will find out everything you need to know about living and working in New Zealand, including a detailed job finding presentation. We will also sort out your bank account and tax number, making sure you’re ready to start earning some Kiwi $$$.  In the afternoon you’ll head out and explore Auckland on a guided walking tour. Your guide will give you the inside scoop on all the best local spots for amazing food, coffee and where to go out at night.

Day 3

Today you will be experiencing the world famous, iconic Kiwi tradition – the Haka. You’ll spend the afternoon watching a Maori culture performance which will provide an insight into the history of Aotearoa New Zealand. After the show you will be free to meet, talk and take photos with members of the Kapa haka group.  After all that culture it will be time to hit the town. This evening you’ll visit some of Auckland’s best spots on a bar crawl where you get free entry & 4 drinks along the way!

Day 4

Today its time to head north to the Bay of Islands, home to 144 islands surrounded by turquoise waters.  Your base is in the popular town Paihia, which is the perfect place to explore. This laid back town is famous for sailing, fishing, nature walks, dolphin swimming or just relaxing on one of its many amazing pristine beaches. You’ll have the choice of chilling by the hostel pool, or you can take a walk and explore the local sites.  Tonight you’ll have a group dinner to discuss the itinerary for the next day’s trip to Cape Reinga & 90 Mile Beach!

Day 5

Today is going to be filled with adventure and photo opportunities galore! You’ll head to Cape Reinga – where the Pacific Ocean and Tasman Sea meet. You will see the famous lighthouse, soak up the amazing coastlines and try your hand at sand boarding. You’ll end the day with a walk through a pre historic Kauri Forest, where you can hug 2,000 year old trees that are home to incredible native birdlife of New Zealand.

Day 6 

No trip to the Bay of Islands is complete without an overnight cruise. On this overnight adventure you’ll go snorkeling, target shooting, kayaking and head out on island walks. After a Kiwi BBQ, you can chill out for an amazing star-gazing session followed by a night dip!

Day 7

The adventure has to come to an end. You’ll get up early watch the sunrise at sea before heading back to Auckland. Once back in Auckland you will have the support and guidance from our expert NZ team to help you every step of the way on your epic Kiwi adventure.

Start dates 

21st November 2017
23rd January 2018
27th February 2018
20th March 2018
21st August 2018

Inclusions 

In the US

  • Travel advice and support leading up to your trip
  • Assistance in applying for the Working Holiday visa / IEP visa
  • Work New Zealand program handbook
  • Insurance booking service through Compass insurance

In New Zealand 

  • Airport transfer voucher to take you directly to a hostel after you land
  • Six nights' accommodation booked for you by BUNAC
  • Fun filled activity week, including sailing on the Bay of Island and watching a Maori culture performance 
  • Assistance obtaining an Inland Revenue Department (IRD) number (equivalent of a Social Security Number)
  • Phone card with NZ$5 credit
  • Comprehensive arrival orientation
  • Job support and assistance through postings, email alerts, database and 1 on 1 support from in-country partners
  • Organized social events including pub meets, BBQs and movie nights - a great way to meet new people!
  • Tax and banking support
  • Accommodation listings
  • Free internet at the resource centers
  • Luggage storage - $30 NZD per month
  • Mail forwarding services
  • 24/7 emergency contact throughout your trip