Tour Guide - K'gari Explorer Tours

Full Time
Hervey Bay QLD 4655
Posted Today
Job description
  • Award-winning tourism & transport company
  • ASX 200 with 9,000+ employees globally
  • Comprehensive training provided
  • Immediate start!


The opportunity

K'gari Explorer Tours, an award winning team based in Hervey Bay are looking for a local guide to provide our guests with off-road adventures on K'gari (Fraser Island) the UNESCO World Heritage listed island.

We explore the island's most iconic spots including Lake McKenzie, Eli Creek and the Maheno Shipwreck. The ever-changing landscapes of K'gari are home to an array of natural wonders from freshwater lakes with white sandy beaches, desert-like sand blows to ancient rainforests with rare king ferns growing in sand.


The role

This is a permanent part-time opportunity working across a broad rostering system over 7 days. Generally working up to 38 hours per week with extra hours as required. Our tour guides are usually rostered 4 days on / 2 days off with the occasional weekend required. We're looking for someone flexible and willing to commit to a variety of shifts. These involve shifts ranging from 6.5 hrs to 12 hrs for the tours, with the occasional overnight stay required. Tours operate from Kingfisher Bay Resort and Hervey Bay. Our guides travel in comfort, with our modern air-conditioned 4WD buses with no cooking, cleaning or camp set-ups required! We also provide your meals on every trip, so you can focus on providing the best experience to our visitors. Plus if you're required to stay overnight it will be in our resort accommodation.


Benefits

  • $1000 SeaLink Employee Travel Allowance every year*
  • 25% off in all resort outlets*
  • Discounts for Hotel stays plus family/friends rates*
  • Access to Employee Training Programs
  • Health and wellbeing benefits
  • Employee Award Programs
  • Conditions Apply


The ideal Tour Guide

We are looking for someone with a passion for guiding and for K'gari (Fraser Island) and it's surrounds. You'll be a natural leader with a sense of humour and an ability to connect with people from all walks of life. Ideally you've already worked in a role where you have shared your appreciation for the natural environment and it's wildlife; providing customers with a relaxed and fun experience with their safety always being your priority.


The successful candidate must be able to commute to-and-from the island (approx. 45 mins each way) via the barge departing at River Heads.


Skills, Qualifications & Experience

  • Previous guiding experience (desirable)
  • Previous tour guide driving experience is desirable
  • Hold a current First Aid Certificate (or have the ability to obtain)
  • Hold a current MR driver's license and QLD Transport Driver Authorisation (or have the ability to obtain)
  • Tourism qualifications will be highly regarded

“All final applicants for this position will be required to consent to a criminal record check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position, as each application will be considered on its merits.”


How to Apply

Click Apply and you will be provided with a range of questions to help us learn more about you. This is an immediate vacancy; applications will be reviewed as received.


We aim to provide meaningful and sustainable employment opportunities that are free from barriers, support and celebrate the diverse talents of our team members, improve awareness of the value of diversity and inclusion across our organisation, and enable our leaders to champion diversity and inclusion.

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