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A day in the life of a canyoning guide

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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…

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The Time That I Went: Canyoning

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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.

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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)

Staff wanted for 2016-2017

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Abel Tasman Canyons is looking for staff for the 2016-2017 season.

We have the following positions starting in October and November:

Assistant Canyoning Guide
Level 1 Canyoning Guide
Level 2 Canyoning Guide
Full time office staff
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New Zealand Canyoning School

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We’re excited to present the New Zealand Canyoning School website!

From now Abel Tasman Canyons will be offering canyoning training courses for recreational canyoners and professional canyoning guides under the name: the New Zealand Canyoning School

Check out the new website! www.nzcanyoningschool.com

TV NZ One News – Abel Tasman Canyons leads the charge

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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!

If you missed it, click on the picture to watch:

 

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