Overview

The Role
Are you a passionate hiker with a deep appreciation for the great outdoors? Do you thrive on getting people out of their comfort zone whilst also ensuring the best hospitality?

We are currently seeking an adventurous and experienced Trail Guide to lead small group multi-day hiking tours along the Spicers Scenic Rim Trail located just 1 – 1.5hrs from Brisbane. Guide guests through World Heritage listed Gondwana Rainforest whilst staying at luxe off-grid accommodation and enjoy hosting and cooking curated meals.

Our mission is to provide unforgettable adventures while fostering a deep appreciation for nature and sustainable tourism practices. You will be responsible for guiding participants safely through rugged terrain, providing educational insights along the way and ensuring a memorable and enriching experience for all guests.

About Spicers Scenic Rim Trail
Millions of years in the making, a first of its kind in Queensland and an eco-tourism experience with a global reputation. Spicers Scenic Rim Trail offers guided walks exploring the diverse beauty of the Scenic Rim Region.

Here’s what you’ll do

Together with your fellow guide you will lead small groups on multi-day hikes from 2 to 6 days long;

  • Deliver accurate and engaging interpretations on a range of topics from flora and fauna, wildlife, conservation and history of the area;
  • Ensure the safety and well-being of all participants by assessing trail conditions, monitoring weather forecasts, and implementing appropriate safety protocols;
  • Demonstrate proficiency in wilderness navigation, first aid, and emergency response procedures;
  • Foster a positive and inclusive atmosphere within the hiking group, encouraging camaraderie and teamwork among participants;
  • Maintain a high standard of customer service, resolving any issues or concerns promptly and professionally;
  • Collaborate with other team members to ensure seamless coordination of logistics, including meal preparation, campsite setup, and transportation arrangements.

This is how you’ll know you’re right for this role:

  • Previous experience as a hiking guide, outdoor educator or alternatively experience in Scouts and/or the outdoors and a willingness to learn;
  • Must be comfortable with all aspects of guiding small groups including cooking meals and hosting guests with extensive training provided;
  • Current Remote Area or Wilderness First Aid certification or willingness to obtain prior to starting;
  • Strong communication and leadership abilities, with a passion for sharing knowledge and inspiring others;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to connect with people from diverse backgrounds and age groups;
  • Deep appreciation for nature and a commitment to sustainable tourism practices;
  • Physical fitness and stamina to hike long distances with a backpack over varied terrain and in changing weather conditions;
  • Knowledge of the flora, fauna, and cultural heritage of the Scenic Rim with a personal commitment to ongoing learning;
  • Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA), Food Safety Certificate (essential), Light Rigid Licence or willingness to obtain;
  • Valid driver’s licence and own vehicle to get to/from the trail.

Send applications (CV & Cover Letter) to scenicrimtrail@spicersretreats.com

Applications close when a suitable candidate is recruited.

 

To apply for this job email your details to scenicrimtrail@spicersretreats.com.