New Zealand Canoe Instructor Course


23 days


21+ yrs



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Applications formally closed on June 15, 2023; we will accept late applications for consideration on a rolling basis. Please use the link below to apply.

Note: Applications will close on 15 June, 2023.



The New Zealand Instructor Canoe Course will build on the technical outdoor and leadership skills you already have during a 23-day canoe expedition. During the course, you will have opportunities to fine-tune your teaching skills through an in-depth examination of the NOLS curriculum.

Only those with the permanent legal right to work in New Zealand are eligible.

Learn more about the New Zealand Canoe Instructor Course here.

To apply, complete this application form which will include 3 references and upload the necessary forms. 

*You will need to have a google email account to fill out an application. If you do not have a google email account please create one. If that is not possible please reach out to and we will attempt to troubleshoot a solution. 

Additional Details


A NZ$500 equipment deposit is required to confirm a place once offered, refundable on course completion.


Permanent legal right to work in New Zealand. Current wilderness medicine or remote first aid certification with at least 70 hours of instruction. NOLS NZ will offer a wilderness first responder certification course with significantly subsidized tuition cost immediately preceding the instructor course. Basic adult CPR certificate with 4 hours of instruction. Minimum age is 21 years

Essential Eligibility Criteria


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