New Zealand Working Holiday Visa
The Working holiday visa is one of the best way to experience a country. Not only do you get the live in the country for unto 12 months but also you get the chance to work there too. That isn't just a great way to earn some more to add to your traveling fund but also meet locals as well as other travelers.
The work you can get as a backpacker can vary from bar work to farming work, which is great for meeting both locals and other backpackers from all over the world. If you have more specialist skills and there some interesting jobs, as NZ or more precisely Queentown on the south Island is an extreme sports haven. You could of course get a TEFL while in NZ so you can work your way round the world.
If you are not so worried about working for free you could also try woofing where you get you accommodation provided for a few hours work a day. For more information see my article on Woofing and volunteering abroad.
Having travelled with a Working Holiday Visa myself I can definitely recommend it. It is ideal for the first big trip overseas, as well as for the wiser more experienced backpacker. It is a great way to see New Zealand as there is so much to see. It is spread over two islands but its unique place in the Asia Pacific makes it an ideal base to travel to other places in the region. Such as Australia, Fiji and even South East Asia.
To get onto a Working Visa Programme you need to be aged between 18-30, and a passport holder from an eligible country. For more information about taking a working holiday in New Zealand, head over to Working Holiday Starter. It is one of the best websites for starting your working holiday in New Zealand. With their starter pack you can get everything prepared so when you arrive you have everything ready to start you big Kiwi adventure!