Our Ultimate and Essential itineraries start in Auckland, which is where our BUNAC team are based to help get you settled in and set up with a job when you arrive. However, both packages give you access to our work and travel team for the full duration of your visa.

Flying solo? Good for you, you do you. 80% of our BUNAC customers are solo travellers. You’ll have access to our offices in Auckland where our team run regular social events to help you meet other people. Plus, you’ll be with other travellers for the first four or seven days of your trip – giving you the chance to make friends, make travel plans and start finding a place together.

7-day Ultimate New Zealand

Starts Auckland

Our most popular option, why be floundering around in a new country when you could be exploring new places and job opportunities with new friends? The ultimate way to kick off your working holiday, this group trip ticks off to-do lists and bucket lists.

  • Pre-departure support
    Visa application assistance
  • Trip length 
    Fixed date 7 days/6 nights 
  • Group size
    3-18 new friends
  • Work essentials
    Visa, bank account, IRD (tax) number, SIM card
  • Social stuff
    3-day Bay of Islands trip
  • Job and travel help
    For the duration of your trip

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival day

Kia Ora! No need to navigate public transport or taxis, an airport shuttle will drop you off at the door of your city-centre hostel. The fun starts on Monday, so use your arrival day to chill out, sleep off the jet lag or jump on our WhatsApp group to meet up with other BUNACers starting their working holiday adventure that week.

Landing a few days early? No worries. Contact us to bring your transfer forward and book any extra nights.

Inclusions:

  • Door-to-door transfer via hostel shuttle
  • 4 nights’ accommodation at a city-centre JUCY Hostel Auckland and Christchurch

Day 2: Meet the fam

Day 3: Make it work

Day 4: Tying up loose ends

Day 5: Island life

Day 6: Island life

Day 7: Bye to the Bay

4-day Essential New Zealand

starts Auckland

Want all the work and some of the play? Departing every Monday, the Essential New Zealand replicates the first four days of the Ultimate New Zealand and includes all the essentials you need to kick off your working holiday.

  • Pre-departure support
    Visa application assistance
  • Trip length 
    Semi-guided 4 days/3 nights 
  • Group size
    3-18 new friends
  • Work essentials
    Visa, bank account, IRD (tax) number, SIM card
  • Social stuff
    Walking tour, island trip, nights out
  • Job and travel help
    For the duration of your trip

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival day

Kia Ora! No need to navigate public transport or taxis, an airport shuttle will drop you off at the door of your city-centre hostel. The fun starts on Monday, so use your arrival day to chill out, sleep off the jet lag or jump on our WhatsApp group to meet up with other BUNACers starting their working holiday adventure that week.

Landing a few days early? No worries. Contact us to bring your transfer forward and book any extra nights.

Inclusions:

  • Door-to-door transfer via hostel shuttle
  • 3 nights’ accommodation at a city-centre JUCY Hostel Auckland and Christchurch

Day 2: Meet the fam

Day 3: Make it work

Day 4: Tying up loose ends

2022/23 departure dates

Places on our trips are on a first come first served basis, so save your spot with a deposit now and pay the balance eight weeks before you fly.

 

7-day Ultimate New Zealand

  • 09 January 2023
  • 15 January 2023
  • 22 January 2023
  • 12 February 2023
  • 26 February 2023
  • 12 March 2023
  • 26 March 2023
  • 16 April 2023

 

  • 14th May 2023
  • 06 August 2023
  • 10 September 2023
  • 24 September 2023
  • 15 October 2023
  • 12 November 2023
  • 26 November 2023
  • 10 December 2023

4-day Essential New Zealand

  • 09 January 2023
  • 15 January 2023
  • 22 January 2023
  • 12 February 2023
  • 19 February 2023
  • 26 February 2023
  • 05 March 2023
  • 12 March 2023 
  • 19 March 2023
  • 26 March 2023
  • 02 April 2023 
  • 16 April 2023 
  • 30 April 2023 
  • 07 May 2023
  • 14 May 2023
  • 21 May 2023
  • 28 May 2023
  • 11 June 2023
  • 25 June 2023
  • 16 July 2023
  • 06 August 2023
  • 13 August 2023
  • 20 August 2023
  • 27 August 2023
  • 10 September 2023
  • 24 September 2023 
  • 01 October 2023
  • 08 October 2023
  • 15 October 2023 
  • 05 November 2023 
  • 12 November 2023 
  • 19 November 2023
  • 26 November 2023
  • 03 December 2023
  • 10 December 2023
  • 17 December 2023

Effective from 2023, the essentials trip will start on the dates listed above, joining up with the first four days of the Ultimate New Zealand trip. If you’re travelling on the 4-day Essential option and want to add on the Bay of Islands extension, you can upgrade in New Zealand subject to availability. However, places are not guaranteed.

Just the visa

If you’re just looking for your working holiday visa and work essentials – including your IRD (tax) file number and New Zealand bank account – then check out the Kickstart New Zealand.

Straight outta Auckland

Heading for Auckland? High five. Courtesy of one of BUNAC’s resident Kiwis, here are five places in and around Auckland not to miss.

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