Our region offers diverse natural beauty, unique experiences and speciality food and beverages that make it a popular tourist destination. Attractions such as the Abel Tasman National Park, Punakaiki Rocks, the glaciers and the Marlborough wine cellars are well-known. This industry supports over 13,000 people in jobs in food and beverage, accommodation, as tourist guides, transport operators etc.

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Tourism related jobs are available everywhere in our region – from the smallest townships to the major regional centres. Jobs can be picked up in tourism businesses ranging from visitor centres, museums, tour companies, to Māori cultural attractions, tourism retail shops, adventure tourism businesses. Other roles include bus drivers, guides, and supporting roles such as marketing, HR etc.

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Attractions Coordinator, Adventure Guides

Summer through to Autumn is traditionally the busiest time of the year in our region with visitors coming to holiday and experience the natural surroundings and adventures. These experiences attract visitors from all over the world, so you will be preparing visitors for the experience. You will need a guiding qualification (New Zealand Outdoor Instructors Association Level 1 or more) as you will be responsible for the safety of visitors.

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For Employers

If your work is coming to an end and you are interested in seasonal workforce redeployment please contact:

Top of the South Early Response Team: totsearlyresponse@msd.govt.nz