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Outdoor Recreation Guide/​Instructor

Kaiārahi o Waho/​Kaiwhakaako o Waho

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Outdoor recreation guides and instructors teach or guide outdoor activities such as rafting, kayaking, canyoning, skiing, hunting, climbing, caving and mountain biking.


Outdoor recreation guides and instructors usually earn

$34K-$58K per year

Source: Careers Directorate – Tertiary Education Commission research, 2018.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as an outdoor recreation guide or instructor are average as jobs are often seasonal.
An outdoor recreation guide leading a group of people across a snow-covered slope

Outdoor recreation guides lead group outdoor activities (Photo: Chris Prudden, Alpine Works)

Last updated 10 December 2018