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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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canyoning adventure NZ

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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