ProGuides New Zealand is the not-for-profit association
of professional tour guides and driver guides in New Zealand

Our mission is to raise the profile of the profession of tour guides whilst maintaining our high standards
of work and customer service in consideration of New Zealand as a tourist destination.


Our organisation promotes professional excellence and sustainable care for New Zealand as a tourist destination. In joining ProGuides you will have a voice – through an organisation with well-established networks and industry relations such as Service IQ, Departement of Conservation - DOC, Tourism Industry Association - TIA and Tourism Export Council.

ProGuides is a member of the World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations (WFTGA) which is an affiliate member of the UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and an official partner of UNESCO.




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Become a ProGuide member! Members benefit from

  • Free “Find a Guide” presence on the ProGuidesNZ website 
  • Job offers
  • Monthly Newsletters
  • Training advice and development support
  • Networking with other fellow guides
  • Regular socials, workshops and famils
  • Outward acknowledgement as a professional guide through wearing our badge
  • Opportunity to promote your business or new products / prices / events in the ProGuides NZ e-newsletter
  • Concession for guiding on DOC conservation land
  • Professional support through governing bodies and industry relations (WFTGA, DOC, TIA)
  • Affordable membership fees (Full, Associate & Industry partner)

How to become a ProGuides member? Check our membership section or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .