About Adventure Wild
Adventure Wild Kimberley Tours are seeking an exceptional, long-term couple to work together as Tour Guides, leading quality guided camping tours of the Kimberley region, Western Australia.
Our signature tour is a 12 day, all-inclusive safari travelling throughout the remote Kimberley. We travel from Broome along the Gibb River Road exploring gorges including Tunnel Creek, Windjana Gorge, Bell Gorge, Mt Barnett Station, Manning Falls, Galvan’s Gorge and El Questro Station to Kununurra. We continue to Purnululu National Park (Bungle Ranges) and along the Great Northern Highway via Halls Creek to Fitzroy Crossing and our exclusive Adventure Wild campsite on a working cattle station. We explore Geike Gorge prior to returning to Broome.
With a maximum of 16 guests and 2 guides on each tour, we offer exceptional safety and service. Our existing guides are mature couples working together with unique compatibility and team work. Locally owned and operated from Broome, you will join a small team of experienced, talented and professional people, and work directly with the owners.
We camp at established campgrounds with toilet and shower facilities. We offer permanent campsites where our tents are erect and awaiting guest arrival on 10/11 nights. Our guests sleep in swags with all bedding and equipment provided and we have three 2-night and one 3-night stay.
As a Tour Guide for Adventure Wild Kimberley Tours you are an integral part of our business and will be responsible for creating outstanding travel experiences for our guests. It is essential that you have exceptional ‘people skills’, enjoy being with a diverse variety of guests and can manage small groups (16) of people with diverse personalities and life experiences. The work is constant with each team completing up to ten, back to back tours between May and September each year.
Each tour is of 12 days duration with 3 nights, 2 days preparation between tours. The preparation days are not ‘days off’ and the roster is rolling back to back tours. We require strong work ethics and commitment. The hours are long and duties continuous. Guides must be fully available for the period mid-April to the end of September 2024, or part there of in consultation with management.
Applicants should ideally have experience in guiding. However if you are prepared to invest time and energy to learn new skills, have maturity, life experience and a genuine enjoyment of people, we would like you to apply. We will assist you with training and ongoing support to prepare for this position.
Your skill set and abilities can be combined as a couple ie A can cook whilst B has mechanical knowledge, though both of you will need to be competent driving a 4WD truck, towing and reversing a trailer, food handling and have first aid skills.
For further information about our tours please visit: www.adventurewild.com.au
What we look for in our guides
- If you know the industry then great, however newcomers to tourism will be considered based on life experiences and skills.
- Exceptional communication and people management skills are essential.
- Experience in management of people in diverse scenarios and bringing a range of varying personalities and life experiences to a cohesive group.
- The role is multi-faceted in that you are an educator, host, facilitator and a mate. It suits couples who like autonomy, being outdoors and value what they do.
- Maturity, a professional approach and fantastic organisational skills, reliable and diligent.
- Punctuality, excellent time management skills and the ability to work independently, efficiently and unsupervised.
- Fun and charismatic personalities, with excellent communication skills and an ability to interact with people from all ages and backgrounds.
- Patience, calmness and empathy.
- Ability to contribute in a team environment and be a team player.
- Passionate leaders with a sound knowledge and objective view of the Kimberley history, culture, geology, flora and fauna and/or a desire to learn.
- Competent food handling including catering and cooking capabilities, menu planning and shopping for all meals. Includes food preparation and service, managing dietary requirements for all meals, for 18 people, over 12 days on every tour.
- Experienced, safe and competent driving skills, incorporating towing and reversing a trailer.
- Mechanical and electrical knowledge and experience. The ability to recognise, diagnose and problem solve independently and in remote areas.
- Pride and care for vehicles and equipment provided.
- Maintain a professional appearance and performance of duties.
- Ensure the safety and well-being of small groups of up to 16 people, continuously for 12 full days in remote areas.
- Conduct safety demonstration and present safety policy and emergency procedures for the tour bus, trailer and equipment.
- Familiarise guests with the tour routine and camping lifestyle.
- Provide a briefing, and guide guests on walks throughout the rugged, remote bushland.
- Ability to monitor and assess capabilities and ensure maximum care and guest safety at all times.
- Providing interpretation through areas of interest including history, geology, culture, flora and fauna.
- Drive in a safe and cautious manner appropriate to road and weather conditions, guest comfort and vehicle maintenance, whilst towing a trailer.
- Care for and maintain all vehicles, equipment and property in a clean, functional, working order, reporting damage, maintenance & repair requirements immediately.
- Daily cleaning including adherence to and educating guests in relation to policies, cleanliness and hygiene.
- Continuous routine checks of tour vehicles and equipment.
- Advance purchase, store, prepare and provide all food, meals and refreshments in a hygienic manner.
- Tour administration duties including reporting and compliance paperwork, expenditure and finance management.
- Ability to work at heights comfortably.
- Interacting with domestic and international travellers.
- Provide a high standard of customer service and communication throughout the tour, resulting in word of mouth recommendations for Adventure Wild Kimberley Tours.
- Promote Adventure Wild Kimberley Tours for future business.
- Hold a valid, current manual driver’s license equivalent to Western Australia’s Medium Rigid (or higher class) license with a ‘PTD’ class (passenger transport driver) endorsement – or the ability to obtain these in the short term.
- 4WD and off-road driving experience.
- Current National Senior First Aid and CPR certificate.
- Current National Accreditation in Food Handling and Food Safety Supervision – or the ability to obtain these in the short term.
- Physically fit, active and capable of performing duties including lifting and managing equipment, driving and guiding walks, working at heights for extended hours each day.
- Catering and cooking capabilities for all meals including dietary requirements, for 18 people, over 12 days on every tour.
- Be able to provide a thorough level of knowledge of the Kimberley region, the history, culture, geology, flora and fauna – or be willing to learn.
- Provide honest, reliability, loyalty and responsibility to Adventure Wild Kimberley Tours.
- Have an ability to interact with guests and the general public in a friendly, polite, courteous and professional manner continuously over 12 days, including management of diverse personalities and life experiences.
- Provide an exceptional level of customer service and enjoyment for the guests of Adventure Wild.
- Willing and able to work consistently on a 14 day roster, 12 days guiding, 2 days preparation, including weekends and public holidays for up to 6 months continuously. (Reduced timeframes considered in consultation with management).
- Basic mechanical, 12V & 240V electrical & general vehicle / trailer maintenance ability.
- Previous tour guiding experience and or experience with management and dealing with people.
How to apply
Couples only – Please submit your covering letter and resume via SEEK or email [email protected]
Please include recent photographs, age/dates of birth and details including the longevity of your relationship.
Additional information including your experience working with people, cooking and catering abilities, knowledge of mechanical / electrical equipment, experience with hiking, camping and the outdoors lifestyle is required and should be included in your covering letter.