Outdoor Recreation Guide/​Instructor

Kaiārahi o Waho/​Kaiwhakaako o Waho

This job is sometimes referred to by alternative titles

Outdoor recreation guides and instructors teach or guide outdoor activities such as rafting, kayaking, diving, skiing, hunting, fishing, climbing, tramping and caving.


New outdoor recreation guides/instructors usually earn

$33K-$46K per year

Outdoor recreation guides/instructors with over three years' experience usually earn

$46K-$58K per year

Source: New Zealand Outdoor Instructors Association and Mountain Education Centre New Zealand

Job opportunities

Job opportunities for outdoor recreation guides and instructors are average and depend on your level of skill and experience, and seasonal demand.
A group of people on a hiking expedition

Outdoor recreation guides lead group activities (Photo: Skills Active Aotearoa)

Last updated 20 February 2018