Red Shed Guide - Oban, Stewart Island

Date: 23 November 2020

Are you passionate about ensuring customers have an amazing experience? Why not do this on the beautiful rugged and bush clad island of Rakiura/Stewart Island?

The Role

How often do you get the chance to showcase the beautiful native fauna and flora of an island, introducing and educating our visitors on the wildlife that inhabit the island and ensuring they have an experience not only will they want to return to, but share with their family and friends. 

Working with an amazing team in an amazing location. No day will be the same, not only will you be providing a unique experience as their host and nature guide, we'll upskill you to ensure you can drive them around the island too. Work 7 days on, 7 days off -  the dream summer roster pattern. 7 days on Stewart Island with accommodation provided and you are free to travel wherever you would like on your 7 days off - what better way to spend the summer adventuring!

This varied role will include:

  • Hosting guests, providing information and selling activities;
  • Providing unique sightseeing tours of Stewart Island;
  • Maintaining the vehicles that are used to drive on the island;
  • Helping out in our Visitor Centre when required.

Skills & Experience

We're looking for someone with the following attributes and skills:

  • A proactive communicator;
  • Someone who can anticipate customers' needs and optimise sales opportunities;
  • Ability to manage time effectively and multi-task;
  • Most importantly - a lively team player who enjoys doing what's required to ensure a remarkable customer experience;
  • A full, clean NZ Driver's Licence is essential;
  • Passenger endorsement and Class 2 Licence is preferable.

If there's something listed that you haven't got, let us know! For the right person, we're willing to provide the training you need to succeed in this role.


  • 7 day on, 7 day off roster pattern;
  • Subsidised accommodation provided on Stewart Island for your 7 days on;
  • Awesome work environment and team culture;
  • Experience our products for free with your family and friends;
  • Access to discounts across our wider group (Cardrona, Treble Cone and the International Antarctic Centre).

About the Company

Real Journeys and Go Orange are one of NZ's leading family owned tourism operators. Founded in 1976, we now operate a diverse portfolio of products across the Queenstown, Fiordland and Southland. From exhilarating jet boat rides across the Kawarau river to overnight cruises in Milford Sound, we pride ourselves on creating "WOW" moments for all visitors to our backyard.


We're a passionate bunch, with a people first attitude. Whether it's our guests or our teams, we pride ourselves on ensuring that everyone has a remarkable experience. We encourage our teams to "keep it real" and our inclusiveness ensures that every day our teams can bring their real selves to work.

How to apply

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For more information, please contact the People and Performance team at

Job Details

Reference # 25804
Posted on 22 Feb 21
Closes on 01 Mar 21 23:55
Location(s) Stewart Island
Expertise Nature Guides - Stewart Island, Coach Drivers
Job level(s) Experienced
Work type(s) Fixed Term - Full Time