New Zealand is, understandably, an attractive destination for many workers looking to take a working holiday visa. According to HSBC's annual expat report, NZ is the number one best place to live as a foreigner. The study, which surveyed 27,00 expats from 190 countries, found that New Zealand had top scores in terms of lifestyle, cultural integration, people and resources.
Here at Tradestaff NZ we have been placing foreigners in both temporary and permanent positions across New Zealand for over two decades. And while we focus on finding you the job you need to sustain your lifestyle, we also have a pretty good idea about what you absolutely need to see during your time here.
As such, we've compiled a countdown of the top five places you should put on top of your traveling priority list while you are on your working holiday.
New Zealand is known for some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world.
5. Hokitika Gorge
Hokitika Gorge is located on New Zealand's South Island. The color of the water is what draws in tourists far and wide. The natural and unique mixture of glacier water, plankton and a few other factors work together to create vibrant blue waters situated between rock formations and greenery.
The gorge is surrounded by a handful of walking trails and you can even take a dip in the icy cold waters. The sheer beauty of this area qualifies it for our top five list.
4. Waiheke Island
Waiheke is chock-full of all the standard beauty – billowing palm trees, white sand beaches and stunning view of the Auckland skyline. But the beauty isn't the only thing Waiheke has to offer.
The island produces some of the finest wine in New Zealand – meaning there are multiple wineries for you to tour when you visit. Beaches, wine and scenery – easy to see why this is a must-visit during your time in New Zealand.
Fox Glacier is a must-see during your time in New Zealand
3. Heli-Hike Glacier
From glaciers to rainforests to beaches and everything in between, Heli-Hike Glacier is one of the most jam-packed landscapes New Zealand has to offer. Situated on the West Coast of the South Island, tourists adore this region for it's unparalleled beauty and adventure – landing it the third spot on our list.
Lord of the Rings fans will undoubtedly be rushing to Hobbiton as soon as they step off the plane. Known as the home of Middle-Earth since the movie filmed there in 2001 – people come from all over to see the iconic and idyllic movie set.
Littered with hobbit holes and other memorabilia, this trip will surely please LOTR fans everywhere. But even for those who have yet to see the movies, Hobbiton is a beautiful and mythical landscape within itself.
Queenstown is the number one pick for places you need to visit on working holiday.
Queenstown steals the number one spot on our list because there is just SO much to take in here. From the breathtaking scenery to the massive opportunities for adventures, you may even need to take two trips to Queenstown while on a visa.
You can bungy jump with your mates in the heart of Queenstown or sit back and take in the site while enjoying a world class meal – whatever it is you want to do, just make sure Queenstown is the first place on your travel list.
over 4 years ago by Will Percy