What's in it for you?

 So you're thinking of doing an Adventure Guide Program with us, but what's in it for you? 

 

Alongside personal development, outdoor skills acquisition and a whole new crew of amazing friends, you'll gain epic industry standard qualifications. Sounds like a bit of you? Read on my friend... 

 

NEW ZEALAND COURSE QUALS

Our New Zealand based courses offer the NZOIA Bush Leader and Rock or Canyon Leader qualifications. The New Zealand framework is very well regarded worldwide. We have one independent authority, single owned, single assessed. So New Zealand is very proud of the fact they have very robust quality in the qualifications.

What this means is you can take your NZ certifications around the world and other countries will look upon those with a lot of confidence! The NZOIA qualifications are designed around New Zealand Educational system requirements - although the skills you learn are transferable globally, you will be assessed in a NZ context, for example the flora and fauna. 

 
Participants on the New Zealand courses also gain a level 1 certificate in Swift Water Rescue and a 40 hour first aid course, known as Pre-Hospital Emergency Care.
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ALL OTHER COURSE QUALS
 
The core skills for our international programs are the Trekking Leader and Rock Climbing SupervisorThe Pure Exploration qualifications, although written and structured around the NZOIA, they are designed for people wanting to operate in a global context. They are the formal assessment of proficiency that recognises immersive, residential and practical training and your aptitude in the field.
 
Check out the downloadable syllabus for the Trekking Leader or the Rock Climbing Supervisor here. Participants on our international programs also gain certification in Swift Water Rescue and International Wilderness First Aid training and qualification. 
 

If you have anymore questions make sure to check out our FAQ page here!


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2021-05-09

Our Programs bring the group close together as everyone has their differing strengths. There will be no shortage of high fives and celebrations as we push each other to achieve! . . . . . #adventurer #adventure #travel #nature #wanderlust #explore #adventuretime #explorer #travelphotography #photography #hiking #travelgram #traveler #naturephotography #adventures #mountains #outdoors #camping #travelblogger #instatravel #wanderer #photooftheday #traveller #forest #outdoor #landscape #traveltheworld #hikingadventures #love

2021-05-08

Swift Water Rescue Qualification - Students will gain this qualification on most Programs and will focus on the RESCUE CURVE! Prevention, self rescue, rescue by others in your group, rescue by others in another group and finally injury or loss. Learning techniques will keep you safe out there exploring! . . . . #landscapephotography #x #naturelovers #beautifuldestinations #travelling #traveling #amazing #ig #beautiful #wildlife #hike #adventureseeker #adventureisoutthere #adventuretravel #exploretheworld #instagood #naturelover #exploring #getoutside #discover #outdoorlife #exploremore #offroad #adventurethatislife #adventurelife #bushcraft #summer #trekking #neverstopexploring #roadtrip

2021-05-07

We love following other explorers and this week we are loving elinasborne and all of her thru hiking. She has recently completed the New Zealand Te Araroa trail and vlogged the whole 3000km of it! . . . . . #landscapephotography #x #naturelovers #beautifuldestinations #travelling #traveling #amazing #ig #beautiful #wildlife #hike #adventureseeker #adventureisoutthere #adventuretravel #exploretheworld #instagood #naturelover #exploring #getoutside #discover #outdoorlife #exploremore #offroad #adventurethatislife #adventurelife #bushcraft #summer #trekking #neverstopexploring #roadtrip

2021-05-04

Jump into some great adventures this year with 12 weeks of our Adventure Guide Program in Nepal . . . . . #adventurer #adventure #travel #nature #wanderlust #explore #adventuretime #explorer #travelphotography #photography #hiking #travelgram #traveler #naturephotography #adventures #mountains #outdoors #camping #travelblogger #instatravel #wanderer #photooftheday #traveller #forest #outdoor #landscape #traveltheworld #hikingadventures #love

2021-05-03

Views from your bedroom like this are common place on our Programs. We run completely accessible courses that balance exploration and learning perfectly. Our destinations include Patagonia, New Zealand and Nepal. . . . . . #adventurer #adventure #travel #nature #wanderlust #explore #adventuretime #explorer #travelphotography #photography #hiking #travelgram #traveler #naturephotography #adventures #mountains #outdoors #camping #travelblogger #instatravel #wanderer #photooftheday #traveller #forest #outdoor #landscape #traveltheworld #hikingadventures #love

2021-05-02

River crossings are just pat and parcel of our Adventure Guide Programs. Our Nepal Program is in the midst of learning how to cross safely using teamwork (I can confirm the rivers are icy cold) . . . . . #adventurer #adventure #travel #nature #wanderlust #explore #adventuretime #explorer #travelphotography #photography #hiking #travelgram #traveler #naturephotography #adventures #mountains #outdoors #camping #travelblogger #instatravel #wanderer #photooftheday #traveller #forest #outdoor #landscape #traveltheworld #hikingadventures #love

2021-05-01

Our Nepal Program is in full swing at the moment. Exploring in the foothills of the Himalayas is a bucket list trip! . . . . . #landscapephotography #x #naturelovers #beautifuldestinations #travelling #traveling #amazing #ig #beautiful #wildlife #hike #adventureseeker #adventureisoutthere #adventuretravel #exploretheworld #instagood #naturelover #exploring #getoutside #discover #outdoorlife #exploremore #offroad #adventurethatislife #adventurelife #bushcraft #summer #trekking #neverstopexploring #roadtrip

2021-04-30

Always been thinking about a bit of time out from your career? Just finished university, school or wanting a bit of a challenge. We have 12 week Adventure Guide Programs running throughout the year in some awesome locations . . . . . #landscapephotography #x #naturelovers #beautifuldestinations #travelling #traveling #amazing #ig #beautiful #wildlife #hike #adventureseeker #adventureisoutthere #adventuretravel #exploretheworld #instagood #naturelover #exploring #getoutside #discover #outdoorlife #exploremore #offroad #adventurethatislife #adventurelife #bushcraft #summer #trekking #neverstopexploring #roadtrip

2021-04-26

Tip Tuesday - When packing make sure you pack you clothes in a liner inside your backpack. This will ensure dry clothes whatever the weather! If you don't have a liner just use a binbag. You will thank us! . . . . . . #landscapephotography #x #naturelovers #beautifuldestinations #travelling #traveling #amazing #ig #beautiful #wildlife #hike #adventureseeker #adventureisoutthere #adventuretravel #exploretheworld #instagood #naturelover #exploring #getoutside #discover #outdoorlife #exploremore #offroad #adventurethatislife #adventurelife #bushcraft #summer #trekking #neverstopexploring #roadtrip

2021-04-25

Our Programs make sure you are ready for any adventure and also for taking that step into the Outdoor Guide Industry. Our Adventure Guide Programs provide Rock Leader Qualifications. . . . . . . . #landscapephotography #x #naturelovers #beautifuldestinations #travelling #traveling #amazing #ig #beautiful #wildlife #hike #adventureseeker #adventureisoutthere #adventuretravel #exploretheworld #instagood #naturelover #exploring #getoutside #discover #outdoorlife #exploremore #offroad #adventurethatislife #adventurelife #bushcraft #summer #trekking #neverstopexploring #roadtrip

2021-04-24

Just a short drive away from our basecamp for the Patagonia Adventure Guide Program, the Perito Moreno is one of the biggest Glaciers you will ever see. It stands at an impressive 30km long! . . . . . #landscapephotography #x #naturelovers #beautifuldestinations #travelling #traveling #amazing #ig #beautiful #wildlife #hike #adventureseeker #adventureisoutthere #adventuretravel #exploretheworld #instagood #naturelover #exploring #getoutside #discover #outdoorlife #exploremore #offroad #adventurethatislife #adventurelife #bushcraft #summer #trekking #neverstopexploring #roadtrip

2021-04-23

The weekends are for exploring and if you aren't on one of our Programs get yourself an adventure booked! We are going to kick off this weekend with a hike near our HQ. This hike takes in Arrowtown, Brow Peak, and ends at Coronet Peak. It's a long one but the views are magical! Where are you adventuring this weekend? . . . . . #newzealand #nz #travel #auckland #nature #photography #queenstown #nzmustdo #wanderlust #love #travelphotography #adventure #southisland #roadtrip #instagood #mountains #landscape #travelgram #photooftheday #beautiful #purenewzealand #instatravel #explore #wellington #beach #naturephotography #hiking #picoftheday #sunset #newzealandguide

2021-04-22

Throwing it back to our Adventure Guide Program getting involved in some epic water adventures in Milford Sound, New Zealand. Our Programs will push you out of your comfort zone but we will always be laughing! . . . . . #pureexploration #adventuretravel #adventureguide #adventuretravel #gooutdoors #spendmoretimeoutdoors #agp #elp #expedition #globalexpedition #globaladventure #hiking #climbing #rockclimbing #nztravel #nzmustdo #patagonia #Nepal #peru #nz #personaldevelopment #hikingculture #earthoutdoors #liveforthestory #outside_project #wildernessculture #roamearth #mountainstories #travelstoke #liveyourbestlife

2021-04-20

Australia - You might have kangaroos, koalas and a whole lot of other cool wildlife but we have Keas.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ These cheeky birds can be found on both the Kepler and Routeburn tracks. Did we mention that our new 2 week Expeditions take in these routes? Spaces are limited with Expeditions running from mid May!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #travelaustralia #australia #seeaustralia #travel #exploreaustralia #visitaustralia #sydney #travelphotography #australiagram #newzealand #discoveraustralia #travelgram #x #nsw #nature #australiatravel #roadtrip #queensland #adventure #queenstown #downunder #wanderlust #travelaus #westernaustralia #visitnsw #travellingaustralia #beach #explore #travelnsw

2021-04-19

Our Iceland 12 week Adventure Guide Program this June still has a few spots available. We are excited to announce either no quarantine or a minimal 5 day quarantine to get into Iceland. One of the most easily accessible countries at the moment! Get in touch to find out more.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . #landscapephotography #x #naturelovers #beautifuldestinations #travelling #traveling #amazing #ig #beautiful #wildlife #hike #adventureseeker #adventureisoutthere #adventuretravel #exploretheworld #instagood #naturelover #exploring #getoutside #discover #outdoorlife #exploremore #offroad #adventurethatislife #adventurelife #bushcraft #summer #trekking #neverstopexploring #roadtrip

2021-04-18

The 8th wonder of the world - Milford Sound. This is included in our 2-week expedition. After finishing up on the Routeburn Track you will be whisked away for an amazing cruise along this fascinating Fiord. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . #travelaustralia #australia #seeaustralia #travel #exploreaustralia #visitaustralia #sydney #travelphotography #australiagram #ig #discoveraustralia #travelgram #x #nsw #nature #australiatravel #roadtrip #queensland #adventure #vanlife #downunder #wanderlust #travelaus #westernaustralia #visitnsw #travellingaustralia #beach #explore #travelnsw

2021-04-17

Ah Queenstown! The home of our Headquarters. We love it here and it's been pretty quiet since Covid. We can't wait to welcome you back with our 2, 4, and, 6 week Expedition options. Looking for adventure? We got you! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . #landscapephotography #x #naturelovers #beautifuldestinations #travelling #traveling #amazing #ig #beautiful #wildlife #hike #adventureseeker #adventureisoutthere #adventuretravel #exploretheworld #instagood #naturelover #exploring #getoutside #discover #outdoorlife #exploremore #offroad #adventurethatislife #adventurelife #bushcraft #summer #trekking #neverstopexploring #roadtrip

2021-04-16

Have you always been interested to dip your toe in the world of climbing? Our 2 week Queenstown Expedition includes 4 days of climbing which will take you from novice to pro! We will also take you along 2 Great Walks in this Expedition (The Routeburn and the Kepler Tracks). What more could you want?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #newzealand #nz #travel #auckland #nature #photography #queenstown #nzmustdo #wanderlust #love #travelphotography #adventure #southisland #roadtrip #instagood #mountains #landscape #travelgram #photooftheday #beautiful #purenewzealand #instatravel #explore #wellington #beach #naturephotography #hiking #picoftheday #sunset #newzealandguide

2021-04-15

We have missed you Australia! We are taking our 12-week Adventure Guide Programs and rolling them up into 2, 4 and, 6 week Expeditions! You will be hiking and climbing across the New Zealand backcountry while learning the ropes (climbing) and advancing your hiking skills. What better place to do it than the Adventure Capital of the World - Queenstown!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #travelaustralia #australia #seeaustralia #travel #exploreaustralia #visitaustralia #sydney #travelphotography #australiagram #aoteroa #discoveraustralia #travelgram #newzealand #nsw #nature #australiatravel #roadtrip #queensland #adventure #queenstown #downunder #wanderlust #travelaus #westernaustralia #visitnsw #travellingaustralia #beach #explore #travelnsw

2021-04-14

Our new Adventures will be including a bit of this! How epic does this ‘Expedition’ look?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #pureexploration #adventuretravel #adventureguide #adventuretravel #gooutdoors #spendmoretimeoutdoors #agp #elp #expedition #globalexpedition #globaladventure #hiking #climbing #rockclimbing #nztravel #nzmustdo #patagonia #Nepal #peru #nz #personaldevelopment #hikingculture #earthoutdoors #liveforthestory #outside_project #wildernessculture #roamearth #mountainstories #travelstoke #liveyourbestlife