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Adventure Guide Program - New Zealand

  • Job Location

    Queenstown, New Zealand

  • Start date

    Jan, Feb, March, June, Aug & Sept intakes

  • Duration

    12 week program

  • Job Benefits

    Accommodation during training and work experience, Meals during training, all technical equipment and instruction, Swift Water Rescue Cert, Pre-hospital emergency care cert, NZOIA Leader Level Rock Climbing and Bush qualifications


APPLY NOW for 2019 intakes.

Head to New Zealand for 12 weeks of adventure travel to rival any other. Whether you are looking for a foot in the door to an adventure tourism career or the ultimate adventure holiday, this program will perfect your outdoor survival skills, surround you with awesome like-minded travellers and showcase the most unreal New Zealand back country locations.

The Adventure Guide Program  - so what's it all about?
Over twelve weeks of adventure and travel, you’ll find yourself on the top of the highest peaks, meandering down enormous glacier-driven river valleys, exploring new golden sand beaches by kayak, hanging from rock faces with your new mates supporting you all the way.  New Zealand’s diverse and spectacular outdoors will be your classroom, with lessons on leadership, new outdoor skills and strategies to help in every area of life.

You’ll also complete world-recognised outdoor adventure guiding certifications, real world industry work experience and gain invaluable networking connections to help get you into the dream job.

Our New Zealand program, based in Queenstown specialises in hiking, climbing, riverboarding and canyoning.

We also run this awesome program in Patagonia and Southern Africa!

Click on the apply now button and we will be in contact ASAP with a full program itinerary for you to check out.


* 12 weeks accommodation and 8 weeks meals (the last 4 weeks self-catered)
* Employer networking opportunities and paid work placements available
* All technical equipment, program related transport & travel
* Qualified & experienced technical instructorsPure Exploration Certificate of Adventure Guiding
* 2 x NZ Outdoor instructor association leader qualifications (hiking + rock climbing or canyoning or kayaking or riverboarding)
* Pre-hospital emergency care qualification
* Swift Water River Rescue Level 1 Certificate
* Modules on guiding and leadership skills, critical incident management & technical skills
* Live, learn, socialise and join the thriving resort community of Queenstown


* English Language Fluency
* Be 18 years or older at time of commencement
* Moderate fitness is recommended. All professional development and training is provided
* Have a passion for travel, adventure, & tourism
* A desire to accept challenges, a thirst for knowledge, a love of outdoor activities or for our natural environment
* Be a social team player that enjoys helping others discover adventure!

Note spaces on this program are extremely limited, as work placements are held with tourism operators for limited staff numbers. 


About us

Pure Exploration offer global adventure travel programs designed for all young travellers seeking a constructive and developmental stepping stone into independent travel, the adventure tourism industry, or the next chapter in their life. 


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