• A friendly local in Antarctica.
    A friendly local in Antarctica.

For adventurers and nature lovers it could be the dream summer job.

A New Zealand cruise company is looking for outdoorsy expedition leaders to join them on a Kiwi-only trip the furthest reaches of the Subantarctic islands.

Having been given the all clear to sail a New Zealand only season, cruise company Heritage Expeditions is on the look out for crew and guides to join them from Fiordland to the Auckland Islands this summer.

"We're looking for those exceptional individuals with a passion for New Zealand, its wildlife and stories," says commercial director and expedition leader Aaron Russ.

Applicants will need a sense of adventure and be able to balance many responsibilities on the 50-passenger ice breaker the Spirit of Enderby.

"The ocean can be quite temperamental – you need to be able to think, and stay on, your feet," explains Aaron. However for those that have what it takes this could be your ticket to one of the most exciting and difficult to reach places on the planet: Antarctica.

The Enderby will be sailing week-long itineraries around Stewart Island and 13 day passages to the Subantarctic Islands before running guest expeditions to New Zealand's claim on Antarctica in the Ross Dependency.

We don't know about you but that job beats sitting in a stuffy office. Where do we apply?!

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