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Kaitiaki Adventures is a multi award-winning, 120% climate positive adventure tourism operation.
We are passionate about continually providing world-class adventure tourism products Infused with a unique blend of Maori culture, we’re inspired by the stunning environment we live in and the culture we live and breathe.

Kaitiaki Adventures is the Worlds only All Kiwi Rafting/Sledging & Hiking Crew and has been operating in Rotorua since 1999.
Specialising in culturally integral white-water rafting, sledging experiences on the Okere section of the historic Kaituna river, the Wairoa & Rangitaiki. Leading culturally steeped guided hiking expeditions on Mount Tarawera, Kaitiaki is humbled to hold the sole concession, taking manuhiri to the summit of Mount Tarawera.
Maori culture is infused into each individual excursion, giving our customers a truly, holistic and uniquely Kiwi experience. This cultural aspect of our adventure allows us to showcase our beautiful country in a way that no other Adventure Tourism company can.
We have shared and enabled sustainable employment for New Zealanders over 20 years.

Our Vision:

To pursue excellence in delivery of our culturally infused adventure experiences

Our Mission:

To maintain first-brand status through continually providing world-class adventure tourism products.

Our Values:

Maanakitanga | Whanaungatanga | Kaitiakitanga | Mana | Respect | Integrity | Reliability | Quality

 

Jobs Board

 

Any positions available get listed here! If you think you’re a ‘Manaaki Master’ and you don’t see any jobs listed send us your CV anyway! We are constantly developing & evolving within our Whānau of world-class Guides and you might just be the person we’re looking for!

– employment@kaitiaki.co.nz –

 


Roles:

 

Senior Grade 4/5 Raft Guides

Kaitiaki Adventures is currently open to applications from Senior 4/5 Trip leaders to raft the upcoming season on the Kaituna & Wairoa rivers! Kaitiaki Adventures offers a dynamic working environment based in the BOP catchments of the Wairoa, Kaituna & Rangitaiki Rivers.

Highly professional and relax working environment. Our primary focus is to provide culturally infused adventure tourism products to domestic & hopefully soon International visitors.

Standard pre-employment drug test will be undertaken.
Holding a full drivers license or the ability to get one is favourable but not essential.
Must hold current first aid & river rescue certification (or the ability to refresh)

 


 

Mt Tarawera Driver Guides

Kaitiaki Adventures is looking for the ideal candidate to join our Whānau as a Driver/Guide for the Mt Tarawera Volcanic Crater Experience.
Leading culturally steeped hiking experiences on Te Maunga ō Tarawera, this job offers unmatched office views!

Full and comprehensive on-job training is provided

The Successful Applicant will:

  • Hold a clean Full drivers licence – (P-Endorsement is of an advantage)
  • Demonstrate excellent organisational, social, communication and documentation skills.
  • Be confident in portraying Tikanga Māori and Whanaungatanga.
  • Be a confident speaker, able to work in a fast paced environment and possess an unwavering passion for delivering a truly unique Kaitiaki Adventures Experience.
  • Hold a current outdoors first aid certificate (preferred but not essential)
  • Undergo a standard pre-employment drug screening

 


 

Grade 4/5 Raft & Sledge Guides

Kaitiaki Adventures is currently open to applications from Grade 4/5 Raft & Sledge Guides to join our Whānau for the upcoming season! Kaitiaki Adventures offers a dynamic working environment based in the BOP catchments of the Wairoa, Kaituna & Rangitaiki Rivers.

Highly professional and relax working environment. Our primary focus is to provide culturally infused adventure tourism products to domestic & hopefully soon International visitors.

Standard pre-employment drug test will be undertaken.
Holding a full drivers license or the ability to get one is favourable but not essential.
Outdoor First aid required but not essential for applicants

 


 

Grade 3 Raft/Kayak/Sledge Guides

Kaitiaki Adventures is currently open to applications from Grade 3 Raft/Kayak or Sledge Guides to join our Whānau for the upcoming season on the Kaituna & Wairoa rivers! Kaitiaki Adventures offers a dynamic working environment based in the BOP catchments of the Wairoa, Kaituna & Rangitaiki Rivers.

Highly professional and relax working environment. Our primary focus is to provide culturally infused adventure tourism products to domestic & hopefully soon International visitors.

Standard pre-employment drug test will be undertaken.
Holding a full drivers license or the ability to get one is favourable but not essential.
Outdoor First aid required but not essential for applicants

 


 

Adventure Photographer

Kaitiaki Adventures is currently open to applications from Adventure Photographers to join our Whānau for the upcoming season on the Kaituna River!

Full and comprehensive on-job training is provided

Whilst taking amazing pictures of our manuhiri along the banks of the Kaituna Awa, Adventure Photographers play an essential land-based safety role within day-to-day operations.

The successful applicant will:

  • Hold a clean Full drivers licence or the ability to get one
  • Demonstrate excellent organisational, social, communication and documentation skills.
  • Be confident in portraying Tikanga Māori and Whanaungatanga.
  • Be a confident speaker, able to work in a fast paced environment and possess an unwavering passion for delivering a truly unique Kaitiaki Adventures Experience.
  • Hold a current outdoors first aid certificate (preferred but not essential)
  • Undergo a standard pre-employment drug screening

 


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Raft guide Hemi showing us how it’s done. 😎✌️ Looking forward to more adventures. www.kaitiaki.co.nz .⁠ .⁠ . #chasingwaterfalls #tuteafalls #kaitiakiadventures #whitewaterrafting #whitewateradventures #adrenalinerush #kaitunariver #adventureofalifetime #thegreatoutdoors #raftingadventures #riverrafting #outdooradventures #rotoruaNZ #nzmustdo #nzadventures #newzealand #nz
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Experience the unique landscape and history of Mt Tarawera. ⛰ Infamous for its eruption on June 10th, 1886, Mt Tarawera created the world’s youngest geothermal valley of Waimangu, at the same destroying the legendary Pink and White Terraces. .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ #hikeit #maunga #mountain #mttarawera #mounttarawera #kaitiakiadventures #offthebeatentrack #neverstopexploring #adventureofalifetime #thegreatoutdoors #onceinalifetime #yolo #hiking #hikingnz #tramping #trampingnz #rotoruaNZ #northisland #nz #newzealand #nzmustdo #nztravels #travelnz #explorerotorua #rotoruaNZ
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  • Review of: Mike McVey
    We had an amazing time in the rapids and waterfalls and I would highly recommend Kaitiaki to anyone wanting the full 'white water' experience
  • Review of: Cath Hagan
    If you havent already been white-water rafting then this is the BEST place in the world to have a go!
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