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Hospitality And Tourism Work in New Zealand



In the major towns and cities of New Zealand, you should expect to find bar work or waiting in all the usual bars, restaurants and hotels. As in Australia, have your black trousers and shoes and a white shirt handy for restaurant work. There is work all year round in city bars, hotels and restaurants.

Some hospitality employers to get you started in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch are as follows:



Hospitality Jobs in Auckland

Bars that employ travellers on working holiday visas (WHVs)

  • Alhambra Restaurant & Bar, 283 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby, Auckland - 09 376 2430
  • Coast Bar & Lounge, Level 7 Hewlett Packard Building, Princes Wharf - 09 300 9966
  • Harbourside Seafood Bar & Grill, 1st Floor Ferry Building - 09 307 0556
  • Jack’s n’ Juices, 304 Hibiscus Coast Highway, Orewa, Auckland - 09 427 5961
  • Mexican Café, 67 Victoria Street - 09 373 2311
  • Neptune Café & Bar, Unit 1, Shed 23 Princes Wharf - 09 358 3118
  • Sahara Tent Café & Bar, 126 Gt South Road, Papakura - 09 298 7775

Hotels that employ travellers on WHVs

  • Auckland City Hotel, 131 Beach Road - 09 303 2463
  • Best Western Mount Richmond Lodge, 676 Mount Wellington Highway - 09 270 2900
  • Heritage Hotel, Corner Wyndham & Hobson Streets - 09 379 8553
  • Hilton - 09 357 6442
  • Novotel Auckland - 09 377 8920
  • Park Towers Hotel, 3 Scotia Place - 09 309 2800
  • Rydges Auckland, Corner Federal & Kingston Streets - 09 375 5900


Hospitality Jobs in Wellington

Bars that employ travellers on WHVs

  • Cobar Bar & Restaurant, 12 Main Road, Days Bay, Lower Hutt - 04 562 8882
  • Eden Wharf, Greta Point Wharf, Evans Bay - 04 386 1363
  • Giuliani’s Bar & Grill, 290 Wakefield Street, Courtney Place - 04 803 3303
  • Logan Brown, 192 Cuba Street - 04 801 5114
  • Molly Malone’s, Cnr Taranaki Street & Courtenay Place - 04 384 2896
  • Sandbar Pub, 103 Mana Esplanade, Mana - 04 233 1397
  • The Opera Restaurant & Bar, Cnr Courtenay Place & Blair Street - 04 382 8654

Hotels that employ travellers on WHVs

  • Bay Plaza, 40-44 Oriental Parade - 04 385 7799
  • Brentwood Hotel, 16 Kemp Street, Kilbirnie - 04 920 0400
  • Central City Apartment, 130 Victoria Street - 04 385 4166
  • Museum Hotel, 90 Cable Street - 04 802 8900
  • West Plaza Hotel, 110–116 Wakefield Street - 04 473 1440


Hospitality Jobs in Christchurch

Bars that employ travellers on WHVs

  • Bluenote Bar & Restaurant, 20 New Regent Street - 03 379 9674
  • Bohemian Café & Bar, 256 Oxford Terrace - 03 366 2563
  • Chameleon Bar, 170 Tuam Street - 03 365 5648
  • Clock Pub & Restaurant, Cnr Bayley Street and Main South Road, Hornby - 03 349 3113
  • LA’s Bar & Café, 31 Dundas Street - 03 366 6877
  • Lone Star Café & Bar, 26 Manchester Street - 03 365 7086
  • Oxford On Avon, 794 Colombo Street - 03 379 7148
  • The Temple Bar, 39 Dundas Street - 03 377 3175
  • The Vic & Whale, Cnr Colombo & Armagh Streets - 03 366 6355

Hotels that employ travellers on WHVs

  • Carlton Mill Lodge, 19 Bealey Avenue - 0800 422 758
  • Heritage, 28 Cathedral Square - 03 377 9722
  • Holiday Inn, 356 Oxford Terrace - 03 379 1180
  • Latimer Hotel, 30 Latimer Square - 03 379 6760
  • Rydges, Cnr Oxford Terrace & Worcester Street - 03 379 4700