Find your

Perfect Job

on this island paradise

Are you desperate for an OE?

How about spending your summer working on one of the world’s most beautiful islands…

If the attraction of finding the perfect job on an island paradise with white sandy beaches, dreamy vineyards and world-class restaurants sounds like a drawcard to you – Waiheke Island needs you!

Waiheke Island needs more than 1000 additional staff over summer (and there are many roles that go through winter too). Covid may have temporarily wiped out your plans for an international gap year experience, but there are plenty of fun jobs available in this stunning, sub-tropical piece of Aotearoa.

Grab your mates then visit to find a huge list of jobs available – everything from front of house, waitstaff and chefs to housekeepers, vineyard workers and adventure tour guides, plus heaps more! You’ll be living and working with a bunch of like-minded people, and spending your time off making the most of all the island has to offer (we’re talking 40km of beaches, 30 boutique wineries, plus mountain biking, fishing and a whole heap of water sports).

Book your accommodation first so you know when you’ll be arriving on the island, there are backpackers, motel and budget apartments on offer, and once you arrive on the island check out shared houses and longer-term accommodation. Some employers also have accommodation options available.

Waiheke Island needs you. Or perhaps we should say… you need Waiheke Island.

Go on – you know you want to.

Affordable Accommodation Options

Work and Win

On Waiheke!

Be in for the chance to taste your way around Waiheke Island, dining at the best of Waiheke’s iconic restaurants and vineyards during your working holiday on our island paradise. Once you have arranged your employment with a Waiheke Island Tourism Inc (WITI) member and lined up your accommodation, email WITI and go in the draw to win one prize pack valued at $2,000! One lucky winner will take home 20 x $100 vouchers to spend at twenty of Waiheke’s iconic restaurants and vineyards.

The prize: One person will win 20 x $100 gift certificates redeemable for food from twenty of Waiheke’s iconic restaurants and vineyards. Valued at $2,000.00.

Terms and Conditions: The competition is open to those who relocate to Waiheke, and get a signed employment contract from a member of Waiheke Island Tourism Inc., commencing between September 20 2021 and December 20 2021. The competition will be drawn February 8, 2022. You must be living and employed on Waiheke at the time of the draw in order to redeem your prize.

Prize is non-transferrable and cannot be redeemed for cash. Gift vouchers expire on 30 April 2022. Bookings to redeem gift vouchers are recommended.

To enter: Send an email stating your workplace name, and name and cell of your employer, and proof of relocation e.g. accommodation agreement or letter from employer, to, before 5pm on January 20, 2022. Reference “Work and Win on Waiheke” in the subject line. You agree to WITI contacting your employer and/or accommodation provider to verify the details provided. Employment must be with a WITI member to be eligible.