The Nelson-Marlborough region is the best place in the world to learn adventure tourism.

Nelson has the highest sunshine hours in the country and you’ll make the most of all of them, using the Top of the South as your classroom – from the turquoise waters and golden sands of the Abel Tasman to the rugged mountain terrain and white water playground of the Kahurangi or the snow-capped peaks and bush-lined lakes of Nelson Lakes.

Can you see yourself guiding visitors in adventure activities in New Zealand's beautiful wilderness? If working with people from a range of countries and cultures, guiding, leading, instructing and motivating people in outdoor recreation activities appeals, then this could be the career for you.

The tourism industry is growing at a rapid rate with the number of visitors coming to New Zealand doubling every 10 years since 1970. It’s a huge part of the economy and worth millions of dollars to our region. With skills from this sector, you can work and travel the world. You can mix with and meet plenty of interesting people and be doing work that has lots of variety. 

NMIT works closely with industry to offer you recognised and up-to-date industry qualifications. By studying at NMIT you will get the opportunity to work closely with tourism operators to gain experience in the adventure tourism industry. 

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