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If you're travelling to Australia you may be interested in our brand-new sister site Babysitters Now. It's a great place to get babysitting jobs or advertise your services as a Babysitter, Nanny, Au Pair or Mother's Help. Tell your friends!

 
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House Sitting in New Zealand

House Sitting in New Zealand, the home of Kiwis, Hobbits and Wot Wots

Middle Earth, and so much more, New Zealand is richly blessed with extraordinary natural beauty, magnificent food and wine, a wonderfully rich and diverse culture and some of the friendliest people (and Hobbits) on earth.

Come for the adventure, the snow, the food, the wine... or the natural geo-thermal springs, the tramping, the boating... we could go on. New Zealand will take your breath away, and every region has something very special to offer.

New Zealand is also a fantastic place to House Sit. The locals are seriously nice and they like to get out for adventures themselves, so you're likely to find houses in some pretty spectacular places.

View Houses available for house and pet sitting in New Zealand

View House Sitters available to mind houses and pets in New Zealand

House Minding in North Island, New Zealand

NORTH ISLAND

Rich with Maori culture, the North Island offers a kaleidoscope of wonderful destinations and experiences. Check out the geo-thermal springs, the beautiful islands around Northland and Auckland, volcanos, bays, forests, cities and towns and of course, "The Shire" around Matamata.

The North Island is renowned for food & wine - it's an obsession, and one that translates into world famous vineyards and an array of cafes and restaurants to satisfy every palate. Delectable seafood matched with peerless white wines, artisan cheeses, nuts, chocolate, oysters and olive oil - just some of the delicious reasons to visit the North Island, and stay a long time.

Check out the wonders of New Zealand's North Island

 
Housesitting in New Zealand, South Island

SOUTH ISLAND

Superb skiiing is just one of the joys of the South Island. Stellar wines from the Malborough region are another. Fishing, tramping, rock-climbing, kayaking, jet-boats, mountain biking and a host of other diversions await.

The exquisitely beautiful Queenstown is gateway to the ski fields, and a wonderful destination in it's own right. It's almost impossible to have a bad view, no matter where you end up house sitting.

Nelson and Marlborough host wineries, festivals and purveyors of fine foods - in great abundance. Did we mention the incredible seafood? Fiordland, way down south is the home of dramatic, wildly beautiful scenery, complete with dolphins, waterfalls and as much adventure sport as you're willing to throw yourself at.

South Island - it's all good! Click here to check it out.

 
 
*FREE: House sitting is usually free, for both sitter and house owner, although this is completely up to the individuals. There are usually some costs that need to be covered by either the sitter or the house owner e.g. electricity, phone usage, vet fees etc. How these costs are handled needs to be agreed before the sit begins. House sitters pay a single annual membership fee, while house owners pay nothing to advertise their house or to contact sitters.