The Big One Auckland
Working Holiday på Nya Zeeland
Get your working holiday off to an effortless start with The Big One! Enjoy an action-packed, full-on week of awesome guided group activities. Meet new people, hit the must-sees and get into the swing of all things Auckland and the North Island!
Sit back, relax and let us take care of everything. Arriving into NZ to start your working holiday adventure may seem daunting but let us deal with the stress of organising an airport pick up, accommodation, job support, onward travel plans and a bucket load of awesome activities! You’ll make a whole heap of new friends plus get to see the best bits of Auckland and the North Island including a city tour, pub crawl, the Haka and a Bay of Islands adventure!
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Pris: från 5 800 kr
12 month Hello Auckland Service which includes:
- `Getting Started` orientation
- Help with opening bank account and getting tax number
- NZ SIM card
- 12 months’ IEP Job Assist – guidance and assistance with looking for work including CV reviewing, interview coaching and access to online job listings
- WWOOF membership discount
- One months free Luggage storage at IEP’s office
- Poste restante (mail holding) – mail can be sent to pax care of IEP
- Printing/copying service
- Airport arrival transfer
- 6 nights’ accommodation (3 nights Auckland, 3 nights Paihia)
- 4 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners, 1 Lunch
- Auckland City Walking Tour
- Entrance to New Zealand’s Tallest Building The Sky tower
- Pub crawl
- Transport to Bay of Islands
- Overnight Bay of Islands boat cruise
- Adventure activities; snorkelling, kayaking, fishing
- Island exploring, Bush walk and Beach Activities
- Transport back to Auckland
- Visit New Zealand’s Tallest Building, The Sky tower
- Go snorkelling & kayaking
- Get everything you need to work & travel in NZ
Day 1: Kia Ora & welcome to Auckland
Don’t stress or worry about your arrival to Auckland; we’ve got you covered. You will be picked up at the airport and shuttled into the heart of Auckland where your adventure begins. Here you will be briefed by our team about checking into your room. You will have time to freshen up, take a nap or go for a wander.
In the afternoon your local guide will meet you & the rest of the group at the hostel and brief you on what is to come….. Sun, sand, sailing, snorkelling, kayaking & much more!
Now that all the formalities are done we will head out on the town for our welcome dinner, followed by a couple drinks at our favourite bar where you will get a chance to know your group.
Start the day off with a free breakfast and then pop over to your new local hub to join in our work and travel orientation session where we will organise your bank account & IRD (tax) number and give you a given a comprehensive presentation all about finding paid work and travelling in New Zealand.
To help you get over that jet-leg you start day three with a bit of a sleep in, but not too late or you will miss your free breakfast. Today you will exploring the best of Auckland. Your guide will meet you at the hostel and we will head out to explore the city on foot. From Auckland’s rich history right through to the brand new developments of our fair city, your guide will walk and talk you through the changing ages of New Zealand’s largest metropolis.The walking tour ends at the Sky tower. View the city from 220 metres high above street level with panoramic 360° views up to 80 kilometres in every direction. Spot key landmarks from the walking tour and volcanoes and other historical locations within the greater Auckland area.
Today we head north to the Bay of Islands, a subtropical micro-region surrounded by turquoise waters known for its stunning beauty and over 144 islands! We will base ourselves in the popular township Paihia and explore this amazing region from here. This laid back town is famous sailing, fishing, nature walks, dolphin swimming or just relaxing on one of its many amazing pristine beaches. We’ll check in at the amazing Pipi Patch backpackers know for it friendly staff, lively environment and great location to the beach and town.
That afternoon you can chill out on the sundeck or pool/spa in the backyard of the Pipi Patch or take a stroll into the centre of town to check out all the sights. That evening we will have a group dinner to discuss the itinerary for the next day’s trip to Cape Reinga & 90 Mile Beach!
Enjoy you sleep in or head down to the beach and soak in some rays! You will have a free morning to explore the Paihia Township. This once in a lifetime adventure continues with an overnight cruise in the Bay of Islands. We will be jumping on board at 3.30pm where you can have a few drinks enjoy the 2-3 hour cruise through the islands and enjoy a Kiwi BBQ with your group. As darkness falls you can chill out for an amazing star-gazing session where we will point out constellations, planets & galaxies. For the more adventurous have a night sea swim or kayak and then warm with a drink by the fire.
Sunrise at sea is spectacular – you can watch it from your bed if you`re not an early bird! The breakfast bell goes at 8am. We will have a traditional kiwi breakfast and then haul anchor and get underway for an exploration of the islands. If you`re up early enough, you might even get a chance for a quick wake-up swim with the crew.
Kayaking, snorkeling, gathering fresh sea food, exploring WWII remains, trekking across islands enjoying stunning vantage points and visiting ancient Maori fortifications. If conditions allow, we`ll gather mussels from the kelp-covered outer reefs to enjoy on the way home (along with the unique experience of eating sea urchins raw if you`re brave enough). We will have time to enjoy the remote beaches – perfect for a game of beach cricket or volley ball.
On the homeward cruise, we`ll enjoy those mussels, freshly steamed, and watch out for the abundant marine and bird life…hopefully we`ll even see dolphins! We arrive back at Paihia wharf at approximately 3pm and will be checking bac into the Base Pipi Patch.
On our last day together you can have a nice sleep in before we make our way back to the city! Once back in Auckland you will have the support and guidance from our expert NZ team to help you plan the next step. Whether you want to start your job search or explore more of NZ the team will be here to help!
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