We’re very pleased and proud to have passed our second full external safety audit. Our Operations Manager Lee den Haan did an amazing job working together with the auditing team to guide them through our Safety Management System. They were very impressed with our systems and the way we guide people down our canyons, providing all of our customers with a fun, challenging and safe experience. A big thank you to Lee, the Abel Tasman Canyons crew and the AdventureMark team!
A Day in the Life of a Canyoning Guide in New Zealand
What does a canyoning guide do? They guide people through canyons, obviously. But what does the job of a canyoning guide actually entail?
Working in the office of a canyoning company it doesn’t take long to realise how much work the guides have to do without even entering the canyon. All of the guides love their jobs, and without a doubt they all live and breathe the outdoors, however there are certain aspects of the career that as customers we may overlook. When the guides take our customers out on a canyoning trip, it involves a whole lot more than just keeping the customers safe.
I had a chat with the guides about what their typical day entails, and this is what they said…
If I had been asked about canyoning one month ago I wouldn’t have known what to say.
I knew it involved clambering over rocks and paddling through water, but beyond that I hadn’t a clue. So after gaining employment with Abel Tasman Canyons as the Office Manager I realised that not only would I have to do my homework, but that I would have to actually go on a NZ canyoning adventure myself.
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)
Great exposure on One News. Reporter Ryan Boswell came for a trip down Torrent River.
We were well ahead of the pack to get our External Safety Audit done one year before it became legislation. It is a rigorous process to go through which forces you to critically look at all the steps taken to ensure the safety of our participants and staff. We passed with flying colours!