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Adventure travel as it should be.

Engaging. Immersive. Unforgettable.

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Our Programs

ADVENTURE TRAINING & INTERNSHIP SPECIALISTS

TRAINING & INTERNSHIPS WITH WORK PLACEMENTS IN NEW ZEALAND

 

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WORK & TRAVEL - CAREER BREAK - GAP YEAR - 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. 

GLOBAL LEADERS IN ADVENTURE EDUCATION, TRAINING & EMPLOYMENT

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Work & Travel

Looking for a kick start to your Working Holiday in New Zealand?Want an international, exciting and constructive work option to get you arou...

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Career Break

Office hours getting you down? Want better work stories? Have an epic career, but need some time off to reflect, diversify and grow?Looking ...

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Adventure Internships

If you're looking for an adventure internship, whether for your academic requirements or as an employment pathway, you've come to the right ...

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GAP Year Out

Not sure what to study at university or feel like you could benefit from some time for self-discovery? Our Gap year programs are designed as...

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Reviews

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Exciting & Adventurous Times!

Dana Ester - Florida, USA

"If you're considering this program, just go for it! I've always wanted to come to NZ, this course was the perfect opportunity to come here but also further my adventure career goals. If you push yourself, this course will help you get where you want to go."
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Climbing, exploring, loving NZ

Michel Affkerback, Germany

The highlight of the course so far for me is learning to climb multi-pitch by myself, or with a friend, and knowing what to do. If you are into the outdoors and thinking of becoming a guide, do this course! It's based in beautiful New Zealand and you'll learn a lot.
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Becoming an adventure guide in NZ

Cyril Delteil, France

Coming from France I was worried about my English, but being here everyday and speaking with native speakers means my English has improved so much, alongside my outdoor skills.

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18th January 2018

Good buddies and lots of stoke on the trail! #optoutside

18th January 2018

Kaylee is better than any tour guide! Learning some top tips about Lake Wakatipu on Orientation week

17th January 2018

Start making steps towards your dream life in New Zealand today. Every cent counts ✌️ https://www.backpackerguide.nz/15-ways-cut-expenses-can-afford-travel/

16th January 2018

Road trippin' with my two favorite allies Fully loaded we got snacks and supplies It's time to leave this town it's time to steal away Let's go get lost anywhere (outside) the U.S.A. Let's go get lost, let's go get lost....

13th January 2018

Would you be confident enough to set up your own kit and wander over the edge of a cliff like Kaylee does here? Our course will give you the skills and confidence, no matter the height!

12th January 2018

Annnnd paddle! A uniquely kiwi experience with the inspiring Waka Abel Tasman team.

11th January 2018

Endless good times in NZ!

8th January 2018

Emergency medical care, rescue, and managing critical incidents are fundamental to guiding. Our Critical Incident Management module is a practical and experiential week focused on helping you gain the skills and confidence needed to deal with any scenario.

7th January 2018

Before you come to New Zealand, this is probably the type of thing you'd expect to see. You're right!

5th January 2018

Our New Year resolution is to spend more nights under skies like this! What's yours?

31st December 2017

2018.... Let's go! Be bold this year... make it one to remember!!

30th December 2017

Where will you be exploring in 2018? Have you taken some time to think about what you'd like to achieve in the next 12 months? No-one but you has the power or motivation to change your course in life. Don't be afraid to take a chance!

30th December 2017

Not a bad spot to call home for the evening, in the heart of Mt Aspiring National Park. Not another person for miles around!

26th December 2017

Kaylee leading a team to beautiful Rob Roy Glacier on one of our training days. Living the dream!

24th December 2017

It's been a big year for us at Pure Exploration - and its so nice to sit back at Christmas and be grateful for it all. Merry Christmas to all our interns and their families, to friends and loved ones and to everyone who follows us! Here's to a relaxing holiday season and an action-packed life-changing revitalising 2018! 🍾🍷🍹🎇🎄🎈🎉

24th December 2017

Just another scenic lunch spot

23rd December 2017

Practising river rescues in the Shotover river. Save him Cyril!

21st December 2017

Travelling is all about making new friends!

20th December 2017

Another day, another unreal climbing spot.

19th December 2017

Oh mannn this video makes me want to go to New Zealand!! Wait.. I live here.. ha! What's your excuse? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6Pvo2x_F64

18th December 2017

Have you experienced winter in the Southern Hemisphere? Our Winter Academy is perfect for those looking to explore some of NZ's finest shredding spots, fine tune their riding and nab their back country avalanche and safety qualifications. Get the full itinerary here https://goo.gl/rq5Pfb

17th December 2017

Whether you are a #lotr fan or not, the home of #Eisengard is actually an unreal place called Paradise near Glenorchy. You gotta get here!

13th December 2017

And just like that, 3 months of training is over and the crew has passed their NZOIA Rock, Abseil, and Bush Leader awards! #adventureguideinternship #worktravelnz

11th December 2017

Current adventure guide intern Cyril talks us through his experience so far! Learn more about this program here http://bit.ly/2Acu2HW

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