Happy hikers at Euro Ridge on the Larapinta Trail | Shaana McNaught

In the Field Careers with the World Expeditions Travel Group

Why join our guiding team?

National guiding opportunities with one employer 

Year-round guiding work available 

Grow and build your skills with a team that inspires and encourages you to excel 

International guiding opportunities with other WETG brands

Start a professional guiding career with endless prospects

Work alongside a passionate team in some of the most incredible and remote landscapes

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Current positions

Wilderness Guides – 2022 trekking season | Australian Walking Holidays 

We are currently seeking applications for our guide intake to join the Australian Walking Holidays team for the 2022 trekking season. The role is based in Alice Springs, Darwin or Adelaide from March to October 2022.

We pioneered trekking on Central Australia's Larapinta Trail, being the first to operate commercial treks on the trail in 1995 and have been the market leader ever since. Our very own Classic Larapinta trip is listed as one of the seven Great Walks of Australia and has won the NT Brolga Award for Ecotourism three times in 2016, 2017 and 2019. We also have a thriving Top End program and an expanding South Australian package.

Successful applicants could find themselves working The Larapinta Trail, Kings Canyon, Kakadu, The Jatbula Trail, The Heysen Trail and Flinders Ranges, Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail or Uluru-Kata Tjuta.

Successful applicants may also be eligible for financial assistance if required to relocate.

Applicants must have a strong background in wilderness tour leading and/or outdoor education.

Applicants must have or be willing to obtain:

  • Guiding or outdoors qualification (Cert IV is highly beneficial)
  • Remote Area or Wilderness First Aid
  • Light rigid driver's license
  • Public Passenger Accreditation (or National Police Check)
  • Tour guide accreditation (Kakadu and Uluru-Kata Tjuta trips only)
  • Be fully vaccinated

We are looking for guides who:

  • Have extensive hiking/trekking experience
  • Have a Working with Children Check (WWVC)
  • Proactively ensure the smooth running of trips
  • Are confident driving a 4wd or coaster bus
  • Are confident cooking and catering
  • Are confident with public speaking and socialising with guests

The work is seasonal from March to October.

There is also the opportunity to go on to year-round guiding work with our other divisions.

To apply:

Please send applications including a resume and brief address of the above criteria to [email protected] with subject line ‘AWH guide application’.

A trek on the Larapinta Trail is an experience like no other, and can leave an impression on travellers long after they return home. From sweeping views across the sunburnt landscape, to fresh-water gorges that provide the ultimate refreshment, and sunrises that bathe the sky in vibrant hues of pink, orange and deep purple, it is an experience you simply must do!  Highlights include: - Trek the ancient landscape of the West MacDonnell Ranges - Summit Mount Sonder for a spectacular sunrise - Stay in award-winning, exclusive eco-campsites - Visit highlights along the trail including the Ochre Pits, Ormiston Gorge, Standley Chasm and more - Gain an deeper understanding for the ancient Indigenous culture and Traditional Owners of tha land - Relax in the evenings around a campfire as the guides prepare delicious 3 course meals   Visit http://bit.ly/Larpainta for more information.  ------------------------------ Like this? Visit our websites: Trekking and guided tour information http://www.australianwalkingholidays.com.au/ http://www.LarapintaTrailWalks.com.au Find us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/australianwalkingholidays Find us on Twitter http://twitter.com/auswalking Instagram: https://www.facebook.com/AustralianWalkingHolidays Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/u/4/+AustralianWalkingHolidaysSydney  

Recruitment process for guides

Meet some of our team in the field


  • Pete Sexton, World Expeditions Guide
  • Alana Scott - World Expeditions Guide
  • Isabella Hardinge, staff member
  • Larapinta Artists Expedition - Anna Dakin |  <i>Anna Dakin</i>
  • Soren Kruse Ledet |  <i>Soren Kruse Ledet</i>