Kaiteriteri Recreation Reserve at the top of the South Island is famous for its golden sand, mountain bike park, natural beauty and as the gateway to the Abel Tasman National Park. We’re one of New Zealand’s favourite holiday destinations.

As well as our stunning natural environment and world class recreation facilities Kaiteriteri Recreation Reserve also operates a range of high quality services; Waterfront restaurant, Gone Burgers takeaway, Kākā Point Coffee, general store, modern apartments, cabins and campground.

Our vision is to be New Zealand’s coastal recreation destination - and we’re looking for amazing people to join us on our journey. Year round we have 50 core staff, but every summer our team grows to 120 as we welcome our annual influx of seasonal visitors from around New Zealand and the World.

It’s an exciting time to work at the Reserve and we have a large number of well paid short-term contract roles to suit a range of people. We are looking for passionate, committed, caring and respectful individuals to join us in paradise for the 2021/22 season and be part of the Kaiteriteri Recreation Reserve team.

If you're keen to be a part of our Kaiteriteri family then keep scrolling to check available positions. Please note, in some areas you are required to be fully vaccinated to work with us. 

We are looking for a passionate and energised individuals to join our Waterfront restaurant team. The role ensures that our customers have a first-class dining experience. Key duties will be serving and clearing tables and providing great customer service. If that sounds like you then apply today, we'd love to hear from you.

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We are looking for a skilled, passionate Barista who love to make customers happy with the best-tasting coffee in the universe, served with a smile! If that sounds like you then apply today, we'd love to hear from you.

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A Chef de Partie is a team leader in the kitchen. This job requires leadership skills and strong cooking ability. You are the leader of a section of the kitchen and all that occurs on the section is your responsibility.

You will actively look to improve quality and performance on the section while supervising the junior chefs. You will be measured on your performance.

The health & safety and food hygiene will be controlled by yourself on a day-to-day basis. As with any professional cooking role, we are only as good as the last meal served. Hence, consistency and quality control are paramount. We have a new, well-equipped kitchen which is more than capable of providing the volume of service we require.

The role can be challenging but it’s our objective to meet and exceed our customer’s expectations.

You will be provided with the tools training and information to be successful but it’s a positive can-do attitude which makes a difference.

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We are still a little bit away from summer 22/23 but if you are interested in coming to work in our restaurant or store, this is the role for you! We will be looking for people with first-class customer service skills to help with the overall smooth running of the Kaiteriteri Recreation Reserve precinct (restaurant & store) and to provide pleasant and efficient service to our customers. Apply now and we will contact you closer to summer with employment options.

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In this role you will have the responsibility of preparing a variety of deserts, pastries, or other sweet goods. Your skill in baking at a high standard should be matched by your creativity, developing amazing new cakes and deserts. Our goal is to expand our offering and this would be an exciting opportunity for someone who wants to take a step up. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years experience, have a positive work attitude and have excellent attention to detail.

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We are looking for a Guest Services Agent, a superstar to help run a smooth front desk operation here at Kaiteriteri Recreation Reserve. With a busy accomodation offering of apartments, cabins and campground, a professional outlook, giving advice of the offerings here at Kaiteriteri, bookings, bookings and general office duties.

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