Guiding Work Available


Please contact us if you are interested in any of the following positions:

  • Qualified Mountain Guide:  IFMGA certified Guide, IFMGA Aspirant or NZMGA Climb or Assistant Climb Guide
  • Trekking Guide

We are unfortunately unable to offer work experience or shadowing  opportunities for mountain or ski guiding or avalanche instruction unless candidates are already enrolled on an NZMGA training pathway.

Tim Steward, Chief Guide 



We are always on the lookout for quality IFMGA, Aspirant or NZMGA Climb & Assistant Climb Guides to joining the Aspiring Guides team.

For the summer season, guides must be in Wanaka from late October for training and familiarisation. Work visas for qualified overseas applciations can be arranged.


Expressions of interest are being taken for Trekking Guide Work with our Wild Walks summer trekking programme.  

Aspiring Guides are looking for expressions of interest for guides interested in joining our 2018/19 summer trekking guide team. This role would suit someone who is enthusiastic, reliable and able to relate well with clientele from all over the world. High level of hiking fitness is essential.

Desirable attributes for this position are:

  • Prior hiking experience in the Mount Aspiring National Park region, particularly Gillespie & Rabbit Passes.
  • Current Pre-Hospital Emergency Care certificate or equivalent.
  • Minimum class 1 drivers licence (P endorsement preferred).
  • Formal outdoor qualifications e.g. NZMGA Hard Ice Guide or Alpine Trekking Guide or NZOIA Bush 1, 2 or Alpine 1.
  • Experience in leading groups in the outdoors.
  • Any specialist naturalist skills (plant, geography, local history etc).
  • NZ residency or long term work visa

Guides need to be based in Wanaka for the summer 2018/19 season and be available for training during November and to begin work immediately after Christmas through to Easter 2019.




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