Celebrity Backpacker of the Week05:10 PM on Thu 27 Mar 2014

Meet Mel - our very own bartender extraordinaire at Loco Cantina Queenstown

Name? Mel

From? Hampshire, UK

How long have you been in Queenstown for? 7 months

Where do you work? I am training to be Duty Manager at Loco Cantina Bar

Why work in Queenstown? There is always something to do no matter what the weather is like. The scenery here is beautiful, everything looks Instagrammed. Sometimes I wake up, catch a glimpse of the view and think “Wow! I can’t believe I’m really here.”

What is so great about working at Loco? The food. I love Mexican food.

Loco drink of choice? Tequila!

Best Queenstown activity? Nevis Bungy. I was so scared! I had 3 jager bombs before I jumped. It was an amazing adrenalin rush!

Favourite Queenstown summer activity? Sunbathing on the beach and drinking cocktails

Winter? Snowboarding and getting messy

What else is on your NZ Bucket List? To travel the whole of the north and south island

How long do you plan to stay in NZ? Two years minimum. I love it here! Everything in Queenstown looks Instagrammed.

Tips on finding work in Queenstown? Go around to places personally with your CV. A personal touch will get you further.

What do you need most to survive in Queenstown? Banter, an outgoing personality and a stomach for alcohol


Base Backpackers have dedicated Job Search Australia & New Zealand offices that can assist you to find work. For more information, email info@stayatbase.com

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