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Being Part of a Kiwi Family

New Zealanders are known as a warm, welcoming people.  As an au pair you’ll become one of the family and part of your local community as you venture into a world of new ideas and customs.

A typical Kiwi family has between two and three children, with the majority living in urban areas.  We have families all over New Zealand, with most living in the main cities of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.  Because New Zealand is a relatively young nation, you’ll find that our families’ stories draw on histories and experiences from across the world.  New Zealand is a place where people from across the globe come to define their sense of self and find their place in the world.

New Zealanders are friendly, laid-back and generous people.  Our sense of whānau (extended family) has created a warm and accepting environment for young travellers to share in, and there’s nothing we love better than learning about where our visitors have come from and where they are going.  Living with a host family for up to twelve months, you’ll learn about our culture, gain experience working with everyday kiwi kids and become a much-loved member of the whānau.

With the Au Pair Link family behind you, you’ll discover that there’s a lot more to New Zealand than meets the eye!

Travelling in New Zealand

We work exclusively with STA Travel to ensure you have access to some of the best local and international travel deals available! Open your eyes, mind and heart as you explore New Zealand’s array of tourist destinations, or if you’re feeling more adventurous, our friends at STA Travel can provide you with some amazing discounts and packages.

Refresh your body and mind in the romantic, tranquil and inspiring setting of New Zealand before throwing yourself head first into all the energetic adventure you can handle! 

Click here to read their New Zealand Travel Guide.

A sun lover’s dream, an oasis of stunning paradise locations, a playground for the adventurous and a hub of vivacious cities full of charm – that starts to sum up Australia.

Click here to read their Australian Travel Guide.

From sailing the seas of Samoa, topping up your tan in Tahiti to snorkelling the reefs in the Cook Islands – see our favourite beach destinations on display.

Click here to see their latest package deals.

Click here to see their fantastic Fiji packages.

 How to Book

Our au pairs receive exclusive deals with STA Travel. To book, contact our team at We’ll give you a code and all the travel deals and inspiration to help you discover New Zealand and more!