Photo taken by: Shannon Higgs (Flying Kiwi Traveller)

Employment Opportunities

Tours New Zealand - Management & Tour Guide Roles

Flying Kiwi specialise in tours of New Zealand that lies beyond the tourist trail.

Flying Kiwi is about new experiences, new friends and nights under the southern sky. If you're bored with tame tours of the same old same old then check out our New Zealand wilderness tours.

Operating for almost 30yrs, our tours allow those looking for adventure to experience the best that New Zealand has to offer. There are a range of trips available including sky diving, whale watching, swimming with dolphins, camping, hiking, kayaking, bungy jumping, zorbing and many many more. New Zealand really is the adventure capital of the world and we harness everything we can get. With so many options to choose from we make sure that our tour only covers the absolute highlights and work with the best operators. 


A rare opportunity has come available for the right person to join our small office team in sunny Nelson in a full-time Operations Manager's position.

As Operations Manager, you put everything you have into everything you do and are a highly productive person both in and out of work. You are focused at keeping on top of operational challenges and ensuring excellent customer service is achieved. You're highly organised and are already successful in what you do.

As part of a small team you need to be versatile and prepared to role your sleeves up and get stuck in where needed. This includes working within our workshop when the Depot Supervisor is out on the road.

The successful candidate will have the following attributes:

  • Previous management experience
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Perform well under pressure and have the ability to multi task
  • Good computer skills
  • Previous experience in the tourism industry a bonus but not essential

The Operations Manager’s role is a critical position within the business and the successful candidate will have experience in managing a team to success along with a diverse range of skills ideally including; sales, marketing, operations and workshop experience. You must be able to work weekends and public holidays and be looking for a long-term position, 2 year minimum.

Applicants must be NZ residents.

If this sounds like you, then I want to hear from you!! To apply please contact me


**As of May 2017 we have all Tour Leader positions filled for the coming season (Oct 2017 - May 2018). In saying that anything can change so if you would like to be considered should a position come available please send me your resume here.

We are looking for experienced candidates who are passionate about our fantastic country and relish the opportunities and challenges that adventure travel creates.  Flying Kiwi is an increasingly popular choice for travellers and great guides are key to the success and continued growth of our business. Working with us you will be part of a close knit team working together to offer the highest levels of customer service. The focus is on a professional and enjoyable working environment with benefits including:

  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Excellent training and support provided
  • Minimum of two driver/guides on every bus
  • Smaller group sizes (max 28)
  • Bonus incentives for service achievements
  • 27 days on and 9 days off working schedule
  • Great opportunities for career development and progression 

If you are an experienced, enthusiastic and professional with NZ Residency or a work visa and an NZ Drivers licence with a minimum of Class 2 and "P" endorsement we would love to hear from you. To apply please contact me


**As of May 2017 we have all Tour Assistant positions filled for the coming season (Oct 2017 - May 2018). In saying that anything can change so if you would like to be considered should a position come available please send me your resume here.

If your looking for an exciting and challenging role that provides excellent experience with one of the industry's leading tour operators this could be for you. We are looking for tourism students, guides or those with a genuine love and enthusiasm for travel around New Zealand to help as an assistant guide on our buses.

The role is a fantastic opportunity to experience and enjoy the greatest parts of New Zealand. Tour Assistants are required from October to May and work a 27 days on 9 days off working schedule.

To apply please contact me