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It’s not about where we journey, but who we journey with.

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Old mother Torrent, her merciless flow, her fresh clean waters. The way she glistens in the sunlight on a hot summer’s day. Churning, trickling, cascading, whirling, and bubbling. I can dream each step, each handhold as if walking in my sleep. It is no joke, I, like my fellow guides, could walk through Torrent River backwards, blindfolded, possibly even upside down and still find my way. I know it like the back of my hand, knowing just where to step, what to clip, when to jump.

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Female guides of Abel Tasman Canyons

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It may be one of the most amazing compliments to be told by a young female customer “You’re a feminist icon, Rosie”. As a guide, I am just doing my job – running up and down the canyon, setting up the technical side of things and making sure everyone is having a great time. I was quite surprised at the time of the comment, I mean I’m no Maya Angelou or Emily Davison (who threw herself in front of a horse for the right to vote) but then I had a little think…
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February newsletter

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It’s been a crazy busy time here at Abel Tasman Canyons. We’re super excited about all the people who have decided to join us on a challenging adventure and came out smiling from ear to ear. But aside from canyoning, what else has been happening?? Read all about it here!

Getting roped in

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Customers often look at us with mouths wide open, gawping at how effortlessly we leap from rock to rock in the canyon. It’s almost as if we were born as ready-made canyoning guides. But today we’re going to let you in on a little secret… There was a first time for all of us. At one stage we also walked through the canyon feeling like a baby giraffe taking their first steps, and we too felt our stomachs shrink at the prospect of the 8metre jump. So we thought we would share with you our first times in the canyon, and how we eventually all became the guides that we are today.

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What were you doing before you became a guide?

Lana: I was teaching kayaking and managing a ski school in Canada. Read More

Q & A with Tess

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We recently welcomed high school student, and family friend, Tess into our canyons as a trainee guide for a few weeks. We wanted to hear a little bit more about her experience, so we brought her into the ATC base to ask her a few questions.

tess-in-action-abel-tasman-canyonsHey tess! Thanks for coming in. I know that you’re friends with Toine and eva, the business owners, but how and when did you first meet?

Hey! Thank you for having me. My family are Dutch and so we met Toine through a Dutch family friend a few years ago. Since we were first introduced we’ve spent lots of time together, having dinners at their house or at ours, going tramping together and celebrating Sinter Klaas (a Dutch tradition which happens on the 5th of December). Toine and I get along really well because we both enjoy outdoor activities and love being out in the natural environment.

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Last minute opportunity for a canyoning guide position! Get in touch now!

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Due to unforeseen circumstances we’re looking for one more canyoning guide starting as soon as possible.

This is what we’re looking for:

  • Plenty of personal and professional canyoning experience
  • Preferably NZOIA Canyon 1 qualified (or overseas equivalent)
  • Current Outdoor First Aid certificate, or higher (PHEC preferred)
  • Clean NZ drivers license (P-endorsement is a BIG bonus)
  • Great communication skills
  • Good sense of humor
  • Fluent written and spoken English
  • Honest, trustworthy and reliable
  • Strong work ethics
  • Must be eligible to work in NZ
  • Must be available until at least the end of March

If you can tick all or most of these boxes then get in touch NOW as we’re looking at filling this position ASAP.

0800 86 34 72 / 03 528 9800 (ask for Lee or Toine)