Adventure Travel & Instructor Programs

Transformative Experiences. Diverse Locations. Immersive Education.

About Pure Exploration

Pure Exploration is based in Queenstown, New Zealand, we specialise in adventure travel and immersive education programs. Offering a variety of programs designed to develop your skills in outdoor activities such as rock climbing, hiking, wilderness first aid, swift water rescue, mountaineering and bushcraft. Our programs are centred around our four pillars; Personal Development & Leadership, Cultural Immersion, Adventure Travel and Outdoor Experiences. Our programs are diverse and span multiple locations globally, including Patagonia, Nepal, Costa Rica and New Zealand.

With Pure Exploration you'll discover the world and step outside of your comfort zone while building lasting memories in extraordinary environments. Chat with one of our adventure specialists by booking a call with us today to learn more about our programs.

Our Programs

Student overlooking Cerro Torre in Patagonia
12 Weeks

Patagonia Adventure Guide Program

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6 Weeks

Costa Rica Wilderness Adventure

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Prayer flags over a hiking track in Nepal during an epic sunrise
12 Weeks

Nepal Adventure Guide Program

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A student crossing a wire bridge while hiking the Routeburn Track in New Zealand
12 Weeks

New Zealand Adventure Guide Program

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Expert male rock climber abseiling down a rock face in Queenstown
28 Weeks

Outdoor Instructor Program

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Couple hiking above Wānaka amongst tussock
24 Weeks

Work and Train Program

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Nepal and New Zealand Adventure
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Who Are Our Programs For?

Gap Year Abroad
Want to travel abroad and immerse yourself in new cultures? Our programs are perfect for your gap year adventure.

Outdoor Skills Training
Passionate about the outdoors and keen to enhance your skills? Join our programs for unforgettable wilderness experiences and skill-building.

Take A Break
Ready for a change? Explore new places and focus on personal growth with our travel and adventure programs.

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Why Travel With Pure Exploration?

Travelling with Pure Exploration offers a unique blend of adventure, personal growth and professional development. Numerous positive reviews confirm that our comprehensive adventure programs provide hands-on experiences led by local instructors, cultural immersion & diverse locations, all within a global community. Each of our programs will have you exploring natural environments through the eyes of a local.

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I've spent the last 12 weeks as part of the Adventure Guide Program in Queenstown, travelling to some of the most stunning parts of New Zealand hiking and learning to climb.

Stephanie Ose
United Kingdom

The Adventure Guide Program not only equipped me with the technical skills for rock climbing and hiking, it also greatly helped me in my personal development and growth, my confidence in these activities, as well as working with others.

Rachel Teow

The Adventure Guide Program was literally life changing! Not only was it a ton of fun, but we learned a lot, setting us up nicely to jump right into a job in the outdoor adventure industry.

Erin Good
United States

Epic three months and made loads of friends! I would recommend the Adventure Guide Program to anyone looking to get into guiding or looking to up skill in rock climbing and hiking outdoors.

Craig Robinson
United Kingdom

My experience in Nepal was one of the best experiences of my life. We were able to be with locals and learn about Nepali culture, I was introduced to Wilderness medicine which is now something I am pursue if as a profession.

Kelty Parker
United States

What We Stand For

Operating for 23+ Years

With over 23 years of experience and expertise in the adventure travel & outdoor training industry, we guarantee that participants will benefit from our knowledge and industry credibility.

Legendary Destinations

Participants are immersed in the awe-inspiring beauty and experiences of our legendary locations, from the rugged landscapes of Patagonia to the pristine jungles of Costa Rica, the majestic mountains of Nepal to the remote backcountry of New Zealand.

Globally Recognised

Participants have access to internationally recognised certifications and qualifications tailored to diverse environments and conditions, making us the preferred choice for aspiring guides seeking opportunities for global expedition work and career advancement.

Exploration Attitude

Participants will challenge their inner selves, embrace change, and enjoy the journey as they push beyond their limits and overcome obstacles. Through intentional leadership and transformative experiences, they will unlock their full potential amidst the wonders of nature. Along the way, they will foster lasting connections and a sense of belonging within the vibrant adventure community.

Truly Immersive Experiences

Experience a journey of continuous growth and development with our progressive learning mantra, guiding participants through foundational skills to advanced techniques, empowering them to evolve personally and professionally throughout their adventure. Embrace environmental stewardship, outdoor leadership, adventure guiding and instructing.

Our Community

Our programs are designed to act as a springboard for participants to venture into their next adventure; whether it's a career in the outdoors or a challenging outdoor pursuit. With a focus on the future our alumni, instructors and team pride themselves on a sense of adventure and self discovery.

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