Our guides are dedicated to showing visitors the very best of Abel Tasman National Park.
Join us to share our knowledge gathered over eight generations of experience in the region.

We are looking for full time sea kayak and walk guides for fixed term positions:

  • From mid October and early December 2021 to
  • End of April 2022
  • Rolling roster on trips that can be from 2 hours to 5 days duration.

Half and full day trips depart from Kaiteriteri. As well as brochured products, we also offer privately guided trips tailored to meet our guest’s needs.

Overnight trips stay at our two beachfront lodges within the boundaries of Abel Tasman National Park: Torrent Bay Lodge and Meadowbank Homestead at Awaroa.

Three-day trips (Walk, Kayak & Walk and Lodge Stay) stay one night at each lodge. Five-day trips have two nights at each lodge. Cooks provide meals for both guests and staff. There is full boat back-up for lodge supplies and luggage transfers. Guests can join any scheduled boat service to reduce walking or kayaking time.

You will need to be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of NZ flora, fauna and history, as well as being customer focused with excellent interpersonal skills. You must be available to work weekends and public holidays and be prepared to work away from home for up to five days at a time.

On lodge-based trips, you will assist with light kitchen duties. This includes all bar and food service. Kayak guides are also responsible for the set up and clean down of all guiding related equipment, including kayaks, at the beginning and end of each day.

We are looking for guides with exceptional knowledge of New Zealand’s environment and history. A tertiary qualification in a natural science will be an advantage

Sea Kayak Guide Minimum Requirements:

  • A tertiary level qualification in Sea Kayaking.
  • Restricted driver’s license as a minimum.
  • A valid first aid certificate.
  • NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa
  • A Coastguard Day Skipper qualification will be an advantage.

If you progress beyond the interview stage, you must pass an internal sea kayak skills assessment before you can be considered for employment.

Walk Guide Minimum Requirements:

  • Restricted driver’s license as a minimum.
  • A valid first aid certificate.
  • NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa
  • A Coastguard Day Skipper qualification will be an advantage.

Wilsons Abel Tasman National Park Ltd is committed to providing a safe and healthy work place for its employees and guests. In the interests of health and safety, successful applicants will be required to undertake a pre employment drug and alcohol test.

Applications Close Sunday 15 August 2021
Interviews will be conducted Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 August
Please send CV and covering letter to our Operations Manager, Shay Gill
[email protected]