Adventure Training & Internship Specialists

Training & Internships with work placements in New Zealand
Career Break I GAP Year I Study Abroad
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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22nd October 2017

"Tomorrow you’ll be leading a hiking expedition that you’ve planned yourself into the deep bush of Fiordland, to demonstrate your ability to lead a team into the wilderness and show you’ve got your skills on lock - as next week you start your sweet new job as a Kayak guide on Lake Wakatipu...." Are you passionate about the outdoors? Keen to spend an epic Winter in New Zealand, get qualified and begin working in the growing adventure tourism industry? Learn how here

21st October 2017

Some of the interns enjoying some local sights - the Moeraki boulders on the Otago coastline.

19th October 2017

The Milky Way from our corner of the world...

19th October 2017

A Kiwi as trip from Fran and Carla

17th October 2017

Climbing in Abel Tasman National Park, a stunning corner at the top of the South Island. Turquoise waters and golden sands, its a beautiful place to explore on foot, or by kayak.

15th October 2017

Flying into New Zealand is unlike anywhere else...

13th October 2017

The best view comes from the hardest climb...

12th October 2017

We have limited places left for our Adventure Guide Internships in 2018. Our March & September intakes only have a few places remaining, so if you are interested in finding out how our program can help you train, qualify and gain employment as a guide in the adventure tourism industry in New Zealand, get in touch asap! We'd love you to join us in NZ!

10th October 2017

Teamwork divides the task and multiplies the success!

9th October 2017

Pure Ex basecamp debrief session after one of the modules. Our programs have a strong emphasis on self-reflection and feedback post-exercise - it allows for good time to reflect on how you coped with each module, where there is room for improvement, and how the team functioned as a unit. And a chance for a big feed and sleep of course!

8th October 2017

River crossing really is one of those scenarios where there is strength in numbers. You'd be amazed at the rivers you can cross with a good team and the right technique!

6th October 2017

Only a few minutes drive from Queenstown and you are surrounded with this...

3rd October 2017

It's always great to hear from the interns on the ground about how the programs are going. It's an awesome way to get an idea about what its really like when you touch down in New Zealand for a Pure Exploration Internship! This month, we hear from Kaylee Pickett, who is currently on the Adventure Guide Internship in Queenstown, which began in September. Read Kaylee's update here:

2nd October 2017

'Over every mountain is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley.' - Theodore Roethke

30th September 2017

After two and a half days of intense climbing training, our Adventure Guide Internship crew opted for an afternoon hiking the Rocky Mountain track. Smiles all around with views of Mount Aspiring!

29th September 2017

Nick Crarer Photography hitting the jackpot at our favourite Queenstown place to camp, Moke Lake. Just magic.

27th September 2017

Rock Climbing Module 1 of the Adventure Guide Internship is all about learning the basics and perfecting your technique. The crags in Wanaka are a great place to get comfortable back on the rock and for beginning to lead climb.

25th September 2017

A great 2 min read about how everyone is waking up to the fact that you don't need 'stuff', you need experiences.

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!

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