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Outdoor Adventure Guide

Outdoor Adventure Guides direct, instruct and guide individuals and groups in outdoor adventure activities such as bungy jumping, fishing and hunting, mountaineering, trekking and whitewater rafting.

Overview

Outdoor Adventure Guides direct, instruct and guide individuals and groups in outdoor adventure activities such as bungy jumping, fishing and hunting, mountaineering, trekking and whitewater rafting.

Day-to-day

  • meeting members of a tour on arrival and making introductions
  • organising and supervising groups involved in outdoor adventures such as bungy jumping, fishing and hunting, mountaineering, trekking and whitewater rafting
  • setting up and maintaining equipment, and ensuring that equipment is safe and in working condition
  • demonstrating and providing instruction in the use of equipment and techniques required for participation
  • providing advice on safety measures, and ensuring that activities are conducted in a manner to minimise risk to participants
  • responding to emergencies by providing first aid assistance and taking appropriate further action if required
  • answering questions and advising on local interest points within a specific region
  • may maintain written reports of daily activities and carry out other administrative work.

Considerations

  • irregular hours
  • physically demanding
  • stressful.

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$1,265 / week
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Very strong
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