Adventure Training & Internship Specialists

Training & Internships with work placements in New Zealand
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Finding a job when you are travelling overseas is tough. It's competitive and often skill specific. We've worked closely with adventure tourism operators in New Zealand to develop a range of programs that not only help people get a foot in the door to a great adventure tourism job in Queenstown, but also provide knowledgeable and competent employees to local companies.
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23rd September 2017

The Queenstown Adventure Guide Interns had their first Fergburger this week. #queenstownlife

21st September 2017

What would you do if money was no object? This guy is a 👑

20th September 2017

And only one hour from Pure Ex basecamp is this glorious place, Wanaka. Epic skiing in the Winter, amazing hiking, biking, running, climbing, BBQing, beers by the lake and general awesomeness year round. Wanaka is the business👌

20th September 2017

First official day of the Adventure Guide Program! Cliff jumping in the morning and Queenstown Hill in the evening...yeow!

18th September 2017

Day 1 for the Adventure Guide Internship September intake in Queenstown! Zach, Program Manager talking the team through the awesome syllabus that lies ahead. Leadership, knowledge, technical skills and industry. Bring on the good times!

16th September 2017

A quiet Sunday afternoon for our interns having a few beers by the lake. Dreamy!

15th September 2017

Tēnā koutou e hoa, Kei te pēhea koe? This week is Māori Language Week in New Zealand. We are extremely proud of our country's Māori heritage, you will learn about this wonderful part of kiwi culture on all our programs. One aspect you may have seen before is the haka, often performed before our national sports teams play, which was traditionally a Māori pre-battle message sent to the opposition to show them their strength and fierceness. Ka kite anō!

14th September 2017

A great review from recent Adventure Tourism Intern, Kaylee. "I completed an internship as part of my degree in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources. Coming from Colorado, I was a bit unsure how to secure an internship abroad that would fulfil my academic requirements. Pure Ex did an awesome job of facilitating my needs pre, during, and post my internship. I got to experience several of the high adrenaline activities that make Queenstown one of the top tourist destinations in the world while gaining super valuable sales training. I felt at home as soon as I got here - everyone in town and the Pure Ex team have been so welcoming, friendly, and kind. Queenstown is the most beautiful and most fun place I have ever lived. I gained so many skills and so much industry training through this internship that will surely set me up to do great things in the tourism sector in NZ or wherever my travels take me next. Anyone looking to complete an internship abroad, for academic credit, over a gap year, or as an addition to a CV, can rest assured that this program will give you everything you’re after, and more!” Find out more about this epic program here

13th September 2017

Are you passionate for the outdoors? We are recruiting now for our 2018 Adventure Guide Internships, a 12 week program based in Queenstown New Zealand that will provide training, internationally recognised qualifications and work experience, as well as a guaranteed job offer in a front line adventure tourism operator on completion! To find out if you qualify, click here

13th September 2017

Beautiful Spring Snow in our hometown ❄️❄️❄️

11th September 2017

Nature's underground cathedrals, Nelson region

10th September 2017

Good times round the campfire, deep in the depths of NZ back country!

8th September 2017

The three week Kiwi Immersion Tour on our Adventure Tourism Internship will teach you the in's and out's of life in NZ, how to manage customers, work booking systems, promote programs and much more. You'll bungy, you'll jet-boat, you'll luge, you'll experience ALL the best Queenstown adventure activities so you can help encourage others to do the same! That's right, doing a bungy is actually part of your training. Yeow!

5th September 2017

Why is New Zealand the best place for adventure travel? One of our adventure guide interns Kaylee shares her experience of NZ so far...

3rd September 2017

Your new day job could be leading a flotilla of kayaks, much like this in Fiordland. Sound fun? You can find out more here

1st September 2017

Yeow the first day of Spring in NZ! Winter has been awesome, but the warmer weather brings loads more options in the outdoors. We can't wait!

31st August 2017

When was the last time you truly tested your limits?

31st August 2017

The start of a multi-day hike in NZ. Your pack is feeling stiff on your shoulders but you're pumped to get going. Who is your ultimate hiking buddy?

30th August 2017

Have you ever dreamed of becoming a professional adventurer? The master Guy Cotter explains how to spend your life in the outdoors.

29th August 2017

Are you the type of person who likes being challenged when you travel? Hiking to the top of peaks with good friends, aching muscles from a day charging down the mountain bike tracks, sharing a laugh in front of a campfire in the middle of the bush? You'll love NZ.

26th August 2017

After a gap year exploring the world, Malia Obama is set to join the hallowed halls of Harvard to begun her Univeristy studies.

24th August 2017

A great read on why taking a year out before starting uni is not only an awesome experience, but also the best way to ensure you succeed when you do hit campus.

23rd August 2017

Only a couple of weeks now until our Adventure Guide Internship crew touches down in Queenstown and begins their epic 12 week internship here in NZ. They will be scaling the high tops in no time. We can't wait to share all their epic pics and videos with you! You can learn more about this course here

21st August 2017

Queenstown New Zealand, home of our popular Adventure Tourism and Adventure Guide Internships!

20th August 2017

'Look Simba, everything the light touches is our kingdom."

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