Below is the itinerary for Meet Me Auckland.
Kia Ora and welcome to New Zealand! Upon Arrival, you’ll check into your accommodation and take some time to chill before meeting with your group and awesome tour leader in the afternoon. Your tour guide will give you a rundown on what’s happening this week and you’ll receive your SIM card which you can use straight away! Once we’ve got the official stuff out of the way, we’ll head to our favourite pub for a welcome dinner. Grab a drink and get to know the others in your group before your week of adventure begins.
Today join our group info session where we’ll explain everything you need to know about travelling around this amazing country. From Hobbiton to the adventure capital of Queenstown, we’ll tell you all about New Zealand’s must-visit destinations! If you’re here on a working holiday visa, we’ll talk to you about finding work, getting your tax number set up and other important bits like setting up your bank account. From there, it’s time to explore Auckland on our city tour! You’ll see the main hot spots, get the scoop on where to find the best coffee and food, where to go out & much more.
Time to explore the beautiful coastline of New Zealand! In the morning we depart from Auckland and start our journey to The Bay of Islands. Along the way we stop at the scenic Whangeri Falls for a swim and some lunch! Upon arrival, we'll check in to our accommodation and spend the rest of the day exploring the town and beautiful beaches of Paihia!
Today we explore the inner Bay of Islands on the most extensive historical cruise in the Bay. Enjoy a swim or a coastal walk on Urupukapuka Island during our island stop at Otehei Bay. In the afternoon we set off in search of dolphins and other marine life on our Hole in the Rock Cruise. We get to enjoy the spectacular views as we journey right to the end of the Cape Brett Peninsula, to the famous Hole in the Rock on Motukokako Island.
Today we head back to Auckland for the remainder of the tour. Enjoy some free time in the morning to shop, explore or just hang out on the beach! Once we arrive back in Auckland you have the rest of the evening to explore the city at your leisure.
Get ready for another full day of adventure! Starting with a short ferry ride to Devonport we’ll spend the day checking out the famous beaches, volcanos, shops and pubs in the area. Then its time for a party! Experience the best of Auckland’s nightlife with a bar crawl led by your group leader and free drinks along the way!
After a week of fun exploring the stunning Northern Island and all that the city of Auckland has to offer, it’s time to plan your next move! Whether you are planning on exploring other parts of New Zealand, looking for work or sticking around in Auckland for a while longer; the crew are here to help!
Working abroad should be a fun, rewarding experience. But finding a job in a new country can be difficult. By doing the Work and Travel program you don’t need to worry. We’ll give you everything you need to find work in New Zealand.
Pre arrival letter: The Work and Travel team will email you a welcome email 18 days prior to arrival date in New Zealand which includes lots of useful information including - How to get to the hostel / pre-check in information / Log in details for the Jobs program and more
Before You Start: We’ll sort all the important things you’ll need before you start working in New Zealand. We’ll have your NZ Bank Account open with your card and pin ready for when you arrive, along with your NZ SIM card and IRD number.
Training Courses: Certain jobs such as bar work and construction require you to complete specific training. We’ll explain what’s needed and can book you onto all necessary training courses after your activity week.
Work and Travel Members: You’ll get exclusive access to our Work and Travel Jobs portal, which includes access to a fully integrated labour hire job agency placing thousands of jobs exclusively available to WTC members only every year. You will also have access to the work and travel members portal which includes lots of useful information including an extensive WTC handbook we recommend reading before you travel.
Unlimited Help & Advice: Your WTC consultant will give you a comprehensive ‘Work in NZ’ presentation, as well as one on one advice and support on CV Building, Job Finding, Interview Skills and anything else you’ll need to secure a great job in New Zealand.
New Zealand Wide Support: We have support staff in Auckland and Queenstown, ready and waiting to help with whatever you may need.
If you purchase a Meet Me package starting in Auckland, you are also entitled to the following in Australia within 12 months from start of travel. You will need to book 1 night of accommodation at Noomads Sydney, or Nomads Melbourne to start the package:
- Job search assistance
- CV consultation
- Assistance with TFN and bank account set-up
- Australian SIM card
- 6 nights’ accommodation
- 1 x Welcome Dinner and 1 drink
- All local transport & bus coach
- Help before you go
- NZ Sim Card, NZ Bank Account & IRD
- Awesome group leader
- Auckland Sky Tower entry
- Guided Auckland City Tour
- 3-day Bay Of Island Adventure
- Swim at Whangeri Falls
- Visit Otehei Bay
- Spot dolphins and other marine life on a Bay of Islands cruise
- Visit the famous Hole in the Rock on Motukokako Island
- Group bar crawl
- Hole in the Rock Cruise
- Day trip to Devonport
- Unlimited Support
- Work and Travel Membership
- Work and Travel Jobs Program