• New Zealand
    • Queenstown
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Fall Spring Break Year Round
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  • Pure Exploration Certificate of Guiding
  • NZOIA Bush Leader
  • NZOIA Rock Leader
  • Outdoor First Aid Certificate


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Price Details
Price includes: Industry recognised qualifications, expert instruction and training, all technical equipment, transport during program days, national park entry fees, DOC hut and campsite fees, NZOIA assessment fees and an outdoor first aid certificate.
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What's Included (Extra)

Technical equipment, NZOIA assessments, highly skilled program instructors, and industry qualifications.

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Apr 21, 2024
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About Program

Embark on an epic journey within New Zealand's South Island for an unforgettable 24-week internship abroad adventure! Set in Queenstown, the "Adventure Capital of the World", you'll dive into stunning landscapes, conquer rugged trails, and polish your outdoor skills with expert program instructors. This program focuses on outdoor training and paid work experience, seeing you put your skills to the test!

The program is split into two 12-week blocks, outdoor training and work experience, you'll ace hiking, rock climbing, and teamwork, all while gaining real-world adventure industry know-how. Get ready to fuel your passion for adventure in the ultimate outdoor destination!

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Diversity & Inclusion

BIPOC Support

We are committed to fostering a more diverse and inclusive organisation, and we recognise that this requires time, effort, and resources. We welcome everyone and anyone to our Pure Exploration Programs including students, staff, local guides and external stakeholders.

LGBTQIA+ Support

All of our Pure Exploration programs are LGBTQIA+ friendly. We provide an open and non-judgemental space for students to explore who they are and to take their initial steps into the outdoor adventure world. We welcome everyone and anyone to our Pure Exploration Programs including students, staff, local guides and external stakeholders.

Neurodivergent Support

We welcome everyone and anyone to our Pure Exploration Programs including students, staff, local guides and external stakeholders.



Sustainability is one of the four core components of each Pure Exploration program, where we provide students with the environment to learn about local environmental issues, how to travel sustainably and have them think deeply about their impact and what they can do in their daily lives to affect change.

Ethical Impact

We make a conscious decision to partner with suppliers who are passionate about our students' participation and involvement with them being of a positive benefit to the community. We want our presence to enable positive, sustainable growth for our partners and this mantra is ingrained in the fabric of our programs.

Program Highlights

  • Paid work experience with a leading adventure tourism company
  • Live and work in Queenstown, New Zealand
  • Experience the best of both worlds as you gain outdoor training and industry work experience
  • Gain industry recognised qualifications in the outdoors
  • Learn from highly skills outdoor instructors

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