WHAT IS AN ADVENTURE GUIDE PROGRAM?
An Adventure Guide Program is the first step in your dream of becoming an outdoor adventure guide. Your time on this 6-week course will be split between practical and theoretical training, while you explore Queenstown and gain qualifications!
This program gains participants the following qualifications:
- Pre-hospital Emergency Care Qualification (PHEC)
- Swift Water Rescue Safety Level 1 Certificate
Do you have more time available? Check out our 12-week option!
WHY CHOOSE THIS PROGRAM?
This 6-week outdoor guide program is ideal for those who are keen to explore some of the best backcountry that the South Island has to offer, as program participants hike, climb and camp throughout the Queenstown, Wanaka and Fiordland regions. This 6 week program has been designed to accommodate those that are unable to commit to our full 12 week Adventure Guide Program and has been split so that participants spend two weeks climbing and two weeks hiking.
Time will be split between intensive practical and theoretical training. You’ll also spend time training in Pre-Hospital Emergency Care first aid and Swift Water Rescue. All this will give you a good insight into the adventure industry, and strong foundations to become a confident outdoor adventurer. While this is an Adventure Guide program, it's not all about the outdoors and outdoor pursuits. There will be sightseeing and touring; personal development; community and social events; free time and plenty of opportunity for exploration.
You’ll love your stay in Queenstown – it’s a great place for hiking mountains, swimming in lakes and rivers, pub crawls, live music, locals food and drink specials, frisbee golf and fireside chats.
But Queenstown is not only famous for its sheer beauty but for the vast amount of adventurous activities available for eager travelers! Pretty much every adventurous outdoor activity you can think of is available in Queenstown. Past participants have enjoyed spending time Bungy Jumping, Cliff Jumping, mountain biking up Coronet Peak and Luging.
WHO IS THIS PROGRAM FOR?
Whether you are looking for a glimpse into what the Adventure tourism industry could offer, or just an awesome educational opportunity to live in one of the most amazing places on earth, this Adventure Guide Course is an epic and rewarding way to spend 6 weeks in New Zealand. Gain skills you'll use your whole life as a hiker, climber and lover of exploring untouched regions. Bring on the adventures!