Epic Outdoor Kiwi Adventure – Travel, Train and Earn!

Destination Queenstown
Rock Climbing Arawata 7

The fire crackles away happily on the soft pebbled beach and as the sun drops behind the stunning New Zealand high country mountains that surround you, you huddle in closer to your new mates and laugh about the days’ activities. Who had the best banter while scaling a 100ft rock face? Who nailed the guiding challenge high on the ridge amongst the soaring birds? Your camp spot is not in any guidebooks, there’s just you and your crew - you feel a million miles from your everyday life and all the stresses that come with it. 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.

 

If this sounds like your kind of adventure then you’ll be stoked to know that you could be on that very beach in the next 12 months, with a new outdoor guiding qualification under your belt and a job lined up in Queenstown – legendary for being the adventure capital of the world. It would be a trip you’d never regret.

 

More and more people are taking the chance to have a GAP year/ Overseas Experience (O.E or whatever you want to call it), before leaping into University or the workforce. And lets be honest, most people who are finishing high school/college have no idea what they want to do next. There are so many options now for choices of study, its all pretty overwhelming.

 

The idea of a year off before launching into University or work is a tempting one – travel to some far off place, chill out, explore some new beaches/mountains, meet heaps of new people and have no worries about studying for a while. And it’s a great idea.

 

This is why the popularity of travel-work-train programs such as Pure Exploration’s Adventure Guide Program are skyrocketing. Not only do you get the chance to enjoy a year off before diving into your next level of study, but you also have a once in a lifetime chance to explore New Zealand in a way you never could as a tourist. For 90 days you‘ll join locals hiking, climbing, kayaking, camping and partying, not to mention gaining world-recognised NZOIA Leadership adventure tourism qualifications.  And you’ll have a real real job offer in the industry lined up for you by Pure Exploration as soon as you’ve wrapped it up. You’ll head home a more confident, happy you, ready to crack into your study, or perhaps a changed person read to launch a fulfilling life as an adventure guide and tour the globe!

 

Choosing an option like the Adventure Guide Program means all the hard stuff is taken care of. This is an all-inclusive adventure that offers you a hassle-free way to travel around NZ, get some industry adventure tourism guiding qualifications, meet people, accommodation and food supplied, with work placements for all those who pass their certifications and are eager to earn!

 

To learn more about Pure Exploration’s leading Adventure Guide Program, click here.


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18th April 2019

This exceptional bunch of humans have finished up their time with us on the Adventure Guide Program in NZ. Its been so fun having them join us, alongside their awesome instructor Rosey. Keep in touch guys! 😘

8th April 2019

This is Torres del Paine. No explanation required really. So rad. Is Patagonia on your bucket list yet? Go on... https://bit.ly/2IcDTEb

6th April 2019

Our adventure programs take you to some amazing places around the world. The pic is the Tiger Leaping Gorge in Southern China. If you're a hiker, you need to get here. Learn more about where we travel here https://bit.ly/2I0bmmd

4th April 2019

These guys are busy with their NZOIA assessments this week, the final step in our program to putting all the pieces together as far as skills and experiences go. Go team!

25th March 2019

Time to meet the team! This is John. He is one of our Program Instructors, currently leading a group completing the Adventure Guide Program in Queenstown, New Zealand. John grew up enjoying the outdoors of Florida. Having joined the military when he turned 18, he soon began traveling and seeing the world, thus instilling in him a passion for travel. In the military as a JTAC, he was responsible for directing the action of combat aircraft. He received training not only in his core job skills but also navigation, survival, and bushcraft. After the military, he moved to Bend, Oregon to pursue his helicopter pilots license. Climbing in the countless places available to him in Central Oregon, he soon developed a passion for the sport as well as a deeper appreciation for the outdoors. John is a legend with a heart of gold, and an even bigger appetite - for food and for the outdoors! It's awesome having him on our team

24th March 2019

Enjoying the long warm days of Autumn in New Zealand with a week in the glorious surrounds of Mt Cook National Park.

20th March 2019

Adventure Guide Program crew meeting some key adventure tourism industry employers from around New Zealand tonight at our networking event. It's so great to be able to make these connections and get CVs straight into the key recruiters hands.

19th March 2019

Step away from the desk job and join us for a few months of outdoor fun. Go on...

17th March 2019

Orientation week in New Zealand is a chance to settle in, get to know your new team mates and explore this new land which will become home for the next 12 weeks.

14th March 2019

What types of people come on our programs? People from all over the globe join us for adventure travel missions. Generally we see people who are between 19 - 32 years old - taking a break before college, taking a break for getting into the workplace, taking a break from their work desk! It's all about immersing yourself in the outdoors, forgetting the pressures of everyday and enjoying feeling fit, healthy and renews by visiting new places. Join the crew!

12th March 2019

A good spot for reflection (and a cup of tea) after a big week exploring the New Zealand back country.

10th March 2019

It's time to get the hiking backpack out of the cupboard and buy a ticket abroad. Go on....

8th March 2019

Our adventure travel programs are all about living life to the full, getting away from your work desk, putting down that phone and refreshing your soul. Fresh air, fascinating cultures, like minded mates, learning new skills. Join the crew and take some time to focus on you!

8th March 2019

Happy #internationalwomensday ! Women lead the way in so many ways. We are proud to offer young women from around the world the chance to gain confidence in themselves and their skills. Bring on the future!

8th March 2019

When your thousands of kms from home, if you're lucky, you'll find another kind of oddball/amazing family to call your own.

6th March 2019

Views for days

5th March 2019

New kiwi maaaaaaaaates... 🐑🐑🐑

5th March 2019

A huge welcome to the newest crew to join us for an Adventure Guide Program. Enjoy your awesome Orientation Week, then it's business time!

3rd March 2019

Outdoor climbing is a bit scary and can take you a bit to get your head around. But like anything else that pushes you out of your comfort zone, the elation felt with nailing it is unreal! Would you be game to hang from a 20 metre rock face?

1st March 2019

From ultra-light bivvy bags, moisture wicking tops and merino bottoms, to polarized sunglasses, flint firelighters and seam-sealed jackets ... gear nerds are our kinds of people.

1st March 2019

Hailing from: The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Sweden, USA, Australia, Greece, Poland and Canada!!! Introducing the March Adventure guide crew on their first day in Queenstown 🙌 Welcome team we are so stoked to have you here!

26th February 2019

We love seeing the pics roll in from our Adventure Guide Programs. Good times speak for themselves, don't they!

13th February 2019

Nor'west skies are red, Guide ropes are blue, Coffee brewed over campfire black Means a great day ahead its true... Happy V day team, hope its filled with things that put a smile on your dial! 🥰