The Waikato region is renowned throughout New Zealand as dairy farming country. Highlights for travelers include the excellent restaurants, bars and cafes of its city, the surf and cafe scene at laid-back Raglan, and the Middle Earth vibe of the extremely popular Hobbiton film set near Matamata. You can also take a trip off the beaten track to Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari - an ecological island and wildlife sanctuary.

What Jobs Can I Do?

  • Barista
  • Guide & Maintenance Assistant
  • Front Of House & Function Assistant
  • Kitchen Assistant
  • Hospitality Assistant
  • Front Of House

Where Will I Live?

A few hostels in Matamata offer long term stays, popular with many other working holiday makers.