New Zealand

All New Zealand
What are the basic qualifications for a guide?: 

Full Membership:

A permanent resident or citizen of New Zealand, or holds a valid and current work permit and/or has the legal right to work in New Zealand; and currently works full or part-time as a Guide in NZ, for hire by an agency or tour operator or who works independently, and has work experience in New Zealand of no less than TWO seasons of guiding with no less than 120 full days conducted during those two seasons. Adheres to the Code of Conduct

Associate Membership:

Has recently graduated from a training programme for guides and who has not yet acquired enough practical experience for Full Membership, or is currently undertaking training to be a Guide and has not yet acquired enough practical experience for Full Membership. Is a Site Guide working on a regular basis for remuneration, or volunteer or docent, but who does not fulfil the criteria for Full Membership. Adhere to the Code of Conduct

How to hire a guide?: 

Click and use the online Find-a-guide tool.

Is licensing for Guides required? How is it obtained? How often must it be renewed?: 


Training by Whom? Theory & Practice.: 

Online training and advice

Approximate fees in Euro or local currency: Full Day: 
approx NZ$250-300 depending on the level of expertise and special qualification
Fees decided by tourism authority, association, or guide?: 


Problems faced by guides at this location: 

Illegal operators, non licensed-non qualified guides.

Entry prepared by: 
ProGuides New Zealand Inc
Disclaimer: This entry is not intended to be a comprehensive guide. Neither the WFTGA nor the Member Association is responsible for any errors, omissions or opinions expressed by the contributing author.
Updated on: 05/15/14

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