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David brings with him over 40 years of motorcycle riding experience. He tells people he takes everyone for a ride and does.
If you are a rider, he can organise for individual or group rides around Sydney, out of Sydney for a day or longer, along well known roads and some great back roads.
If you are not a rider, he can organise rides in and from Sydney, on the back of American V Twin motorcycles and German built Motor-trikes
Professional site guide at Sydney Opera House since 2002 ; leads childrens' historical tours of the Rocks in Sydney; highly experienced Tourism Trainer; holds an Advanced Diploma of Tourism, Diploma of Training Design and Development, Diploma of Operatic Art (Sydney Conservatorium of Music), Certificate IV in Guiding, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.
Brian has been a lecturer on Australian history and professional Tour Guide since 1976 and still conducts tours at The Rocks.
As a Tour Guide he has conducted tours on historical sites around Sydney Harbour National Park and was in the first intake of Climb Leaders for BridgeClimb.
He gives regular lectures on various aspects of Australian history to specialised educational groups including Alumni tours of Australia. He also worked with the Smithsonian Institute for several years as a Study Leader on their two-week tours of Australia where he gave lectures at different points throughout the tour.
As well as conducting tours at The Rocks, Brian is currently a trainer and assessor of Tour Guides through TAFE New South Wales. Brian was conferred the Best Specialist Guide Award in 1997 by IATG.
Bettina’s background lies in Europe. There, she started her tourism career in airline marketing before moving to Australia and opening her tour guiding business, Sydney Incognita, 4 years ago. She is passionate about travel and guiding and has also taken to training the next generation of tourism professionals at domestic and international colleges. Bettina specialises in private and small group tours, in English, German and Dutch. She says: “One size does not fit all. This is my home. Share my passion. Be inspired!”. Discover and explore with me the eventful past of this ex-convicts' settlement as well as the cultural Sydney of the present. Listen to the historical details and stories of this magnificent harbour city. I look after you during half day and full day excursions, during city and bush walks and minibus excursions in and around Sydney.
Originally from France, Veronique has lived in Sydney for over 25 years. She has always been involved in travel and tourism and after a career in the media, she is now operating her own business, Sydney Découvertes, to share her passion about Australia to French tourists. She works as a guide and takes great pleasure in showing all aspects of Sydney to visitors. Veronique is also fully experienced to take your groups to the rest of this vast country. She loves to see people bond together and takes it to heart to ensure they have a wonderful time. For Veronique, “the most enduring memories come from what you feel during your trip”. She brings Sydney to life, while combining her deep understanding of its history and present, and leaves people touched by this beautiful place. She works for tour operators, inbound agencies, incentive groups as well as for herself by customizing her own tours with French interests.
'Give me at least two lifetimes to see and do everything I love about Sydney!'
Meet Elda, Sydney born and bred to Italian parents, she has explored nearly all of the great cities and sights within Australia, and has also travelled to many exotic locations around the world, and of course has traced her family roots back in Italy. She loves Sydney and particularly enjoys its beautiful harbour and beaches, the natural bushland and landscape so close to the city combined with all the entertainment, cuisine, multiculturalism and diversity. Elda believes she will need two lifetimes to see and do everything she loves about Sydney! Her interests in art, architecture, culture and history amongst other things are paired perfectly with her love of walking, which bring her hobbies and passions into her work – she truly loves her job!
“Sydney is such a safe, clean and physically beautiful place to live and work in. I love doing walking tours of The Rocks because there are so many nooks and crannies and interesting stories to tell of the people that lived and struggled here. Sydney always gives a lot of pleasure to visitors, especially Sydney Harbour, the bridge, Opera House, and Darling Harbour. The natural environment is so accessible and you can simply walk to the most interesting places...”
Elda’s qualifications include Cert IV in Tourism (guiding), Diploma of Event Management, she is a professional and committee member of the IATG, and also a professional member of the Women in Tourism International Alliance. Elda also works as a host and guide at the City of Parramatta Heritage and Visitor Information Centre.
Tour Guide & Manager for nearly 20 years , now covering both Queensland and New South Wales.
Member of IATG and IATG coordinator Queensland membership.
Co-ordinator IATG Qld.
Graduated Sydney TAFE top of class.
Interested in Art and The Arts.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta accredited.
Awarded AM in Queen's Birthday Honours 2016.
Born and educated in London, Angela has lived in Sydney since 1973. Prior to this Angela worked in the tourism industry for two years in Mallorca Spain.
Angela has been a tour guide in Australia since 1997. She is an accredited guide and also a WFTGA [ World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations ] National Trainer.
Angela has extensive guiding & hospitality experience working with the leisure market / conferences / cruise ships / incentive and corporate groups. This experience has been with a wide range of groups of many nationalities and on all levels from students to high profile VIPs including British Royalty. Angela has also worked on many major events including the Sydney Olympics 2000 / Melbourne Commonwealth Games 2006 and Rotary and Lions Club Conventions in Sydney.
Experienced in bushland walking tours with particular focus on North Western Sydney and Sydney City. Level IV TAFE Diploma in Tour Guiding, BA in History. Owner of Boronia Tours. Site Guide Queen Victoria Building. Longstanding Member Australian Plants Society.
Specialising in small group walking tours, personalised guided tours, walks for seniors, focused on Sydney History, Australian flora and fauna, Sydney environment and species diversity, Aboriginal culture and bush tucker.
Friendly, knowledgable, Sydney-based tour guide. Sydney Opera House a specialty.
Have been working for Australian Luxury Escapes 12 years a small group luxury tour business doing a lot of Private Charters Blue Mountains Hunter Valley and various city Tours.
Demonstrated accomplishments in various activities in printing trade , horticultural services and picture framing industry .
Participated Sydney 2000 Olympics bus driving and motor cycle courier. Personal driver Secretary General U.S.A Olympic Team .
Operated Central Coast Rent a Ride Harley Davidson Tours etc .
I have spent most of my life upper North Shore of Sydney , I enjoy showing International Tourists Sydney and surrounding areas .
I travelled to South America , New Zealand ,and seen a lot of Australia .
My interests are Gardening - Native Parrot breeding - Dogs - motorcycles - caravaning .
Note : Racing Forms
Wars Fought Rippled Ponds Smoothed
Revolutions Started Bars Emptied
Assassinations Plotted Tigers Tamed
Governments Run Torn Nighties Mended
Uprisings Quelled Phrases Coined
ALSO A DAMNED GOOD BLOKE
Diverse array of Brisbane and South East Queensland tours including history tours, city sights tours, chocolate tours, craft beer tours, adventure tours, nature walking tours, architectural tours, shopping tours, bespoke tours.
Driver/Guide Tours for vehicles not exceeding 7 persons
Originally from Taiwan, I have called Sydney home for over 15 years, and I've been a certified tour guide since 2012 and a tour manager since 2015. In the last couple of years alone, I have hosted in excess of 50 extended trips for visitors to Australia, New Zealand and Fiji from all over the world as a tour manager. In the last year, I guided over 1000 hours in various Sydney main attractions as a tour guide, including food/drink tasting walking tour, historical walking tour, adult & children's education tour as well as general Sydney day tour etc. I am also experienced in interpreting, for example at Sydney Opera House, I have interpreted the commentaries in English for our Mandarin speaking visitors on a monthly basis in the last two years, and I experienced conducting commentaries in both English and Mandarin for quite a number of occasions. I speak fluent English, Mandarin and Taiwanese.
I am a certified Kakadu National Park and Uluru- Kata Tjuta National Park tour guide and am a qualified trainer and assessor working as a part-time tour guiding teacher in Ultimo TAFE in Sydney. I was honoured as a highly commended student in Certificate IV Tourism Guiding training in 2012.
Based in Brisbane, Queensland, where you can "hold a Koala." I have also lived in Sydney and Newcastle, NSW, so know both states and the East Coast of Australia well. I visit NZ regularly and work as a tour manager for performing music groups as well as tour guiding. I introduce cruise ships guests and other visitors from all over the world to our history, theme parks, wildlife, wineries, river cruises, walking tours, beaches, shopping tours, musicals and so much more. Mt Tamborine, Sanctuary Cove (golf and yachtie's paradise), The Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast, Tweed Heads (Queensland/NSW border), Byron Bay and Brunswick Heads down to Sydney's iconic Opera House and Harbour, Hyde Park, the Blue Mountains and the Hunter Valley wineries as well. I started guiding 22 years ago and it has now become my chosen field. Remember "The journey is as important as the destination" is my motto!
Welcome to Sydney!
It would be my pleasure to guide you for city sights and walking tours during your time in Sydney.
I specialise in city sights tours as a driver/guide and various walking tours and can design your own special itinerary. I work for many tour operators as well as for myself.
Contact me now to see how we can work towards planning your holiday adventures.
Steve Ridd, Tour Director/Hiking Guide, is director of Blue Mountains based boutique tour operator ‘Nature Trail’. An Australian local, Steve has been based in the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains for the past 20 years in Katoomba in what he refers to as ‘the heart of bushwalking in Australia’.
Premier Tour flexibility:
• Hiking Tours selecting the best half day and full-day hikes departing from Katoomba with route choices designed to suit preferred interests and fitness levels.
• 4x4 wilderness touring
• Country Backroads Touring – spectacular vistas, gourmet local produce, local art and craft
• Blue Mountains Village Walking Tours - from 1 hour to full-day
• Private Tailored Charters (hiking/4x4/road touring)
All tours are personable small groups (2 to 6 guests), fully researched for interpretative commentary to suit guest interests, and always at a professional relaxed pace.
Steve is fully trade qualified in guiding, outdoor recreation, 4x4 touring and is a former coach captain with Australian Pacific Tours and former commercial helicopter pilot. Steve is a member of IATG and of Interpretation Australia.
Advanced bookings essential to secure availability.
Nature Trail Tel: 1300 355 133
I have been leading tours around Australia, New Zealand and overseas for over 16 years but I also love to show off my home town of Sydney, where I have been lucky enough to live for many years. Sydney is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and still amazes me with its hidden secrets and revealing history.
I enjoy meeting and working with people from diverse countries, cultures and back grounds, of all ages and abilities, active and not so active. I get real pleasure when visitors are thrilled by my incredible city and with the many other remarkable experiences Australia has to offer.
I have a diploma in travel writing and photography from The Australian College of Journalism, and can incorporate photography into a personalised tour - see my website www.hayleyanderson.com
I prefer my clients to be flexible and to possess a good sense of humour- absolutely essential to get the most out of any travel experience!!
Over several years, I have travelled for both work and leisure to over 80 countries and fully understand the expectations of people investing in me!
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I am a professional tour guide with a track record of providing guided experiences to tourist and corporate groups around Sydney’s top attractions and best kept secrets. I engage my audience through storytelling, entertaining facts based on continuous research, and introduce them to Sydney’s iconic and historical sites ranges. I have excellent knowledge of sites ranging from the Sydney Opera House to the Rocks, Blue Mountains, and Eastern Suburbs, including the native flora and fauna in between. All tours are delivered in English and/or Italian.
I’m a local Tour Director and Guide with local knowledge and local expertise for Brisbane and the Whitsunday Islands on the Great Barrier Reef. Likewise I specialise in escorted tours for adult and student tour groups throughout New Zealand and Australia. Furthermore, I also have a diverse range of tourism and hospitality experiences associated with the leisure travel markets, corporate and sporting events.
I am a multilingual guide who is very proud to share my knowledge about this very unique and diverse country!
I sincerely believe that Australia is a vanguard of consideration for all its citizens and their multicultural diversity. Our joint goal today is to live in peace and harmony with our nature and the world around us.
My particular interest is History that was recorded by first Europeans and as much as I can learn about Aboriginal history, so on my tours you will be able to learn about this as well as where we are now, and the amazing sights of our country and its people .
Most importantly we are going to have fun getting to know all of the above!
I specialise in incentive group work as well as private overland tours in Australia and New Zealand. Daily life always presents challenges and I take them on with positive approach and laughter never the less making sure that my guests are very important and their needs and wishes are fulfilled.
So come with me on this exiting journey! Looking forward meeting you!
Amber is a bubbly and vivacious guide who specialises in Wildlife and VIP Tours. With a background as a professional performer (actor /presenter) as well as a Zookeeper with Australian fauna / Primates / Marine mammals / Birds and Reptiles, you are guaranteed to have a fun and interesting tour no matter where you are in Australia. Amber currently works as an Adventure Guide for an Adventures by Disney on extended 5* Tours throughout Australia and working as a Local Guide within the Sydney area.
You will enjoy 5* treatment and absolute professionalism along with many laughs on Ambers tours. If you have a passion for Wildlife, adventure, Australian culture and Eco Tourism, you will get a great deal out of having Amber as a Guide.
Professional tour guide with focus on Site Guiding.
Currently part time employed with the City of Parramatta delivering a variety of different tours which cater to local residents, new workers and history buffs encompassing local heritage and modern aspects of City living.
Site Guide at the Australian National Maritime Museum. Site specific tours preferred. Qualifications in tour guiding, Diploma of Tourism, First Aid, Working with Children Check.
I have been involved in the Australian tourism industry for most of my working career fulfilling a variety of roles in management, operations and marketing for hotels, attractions, regional tourism operations and much more.
My tour guiding career commenced with APT many years ago and provided me with the opportunity to learn and love so much about my chosen country.
Since ceasing full time employment I have enjoyed several years as a long haul Tour Director and Trip Leader, local Tour Guide and VIP Escort (TEQ and TA) with a variety of companies and I love it!
I am fit, healthy, well educated, well travelled – all 7 continents – and always ready to do more.
With a current passport and First Aid certificate I am looking forward to some new and interesting challenges both domestically and internationally.
ABN: 41 849 725 072
I have been leading tours around Australia and New Zealand for over 5 years. Having worked in hospitality / conferences / cruise ships / incentive and corporate groups/ major events such as Sydney Olympics 2000 these experiences have provided me with a wide range of skills. I am a serious amateur photographer and can incorporate photography into a personalised tour for you - see my website https://www.sandradimagery.com/. I’m well-travelled with a corporate training background and love reading about Australian history.
My approach is “learn, have fun and a laugh” along the way.
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Susanne was born and bred in Berlin. She has lived in Australia since 1996, first in Melbourne and since 2008 in Sydney.
Susanne has been a tour guide at the Sydney Opera House since 2011.
Over the last years she gained guiding experiences working with cruise ships. Even though her major passion is Sydney with its many national parks, beautiful beaches and harbour settings, Susanne has extensive knowledge of the Central Coast, The Hunter Valley and the Blue Mountains.
Having a background in Outdoor Education, Susanne enjoys bushwalking and water activities alike. She is interested in the Arts, architecture, culture and history.
“There is nothing better than working with people who are on holidays, showing them the magic of Australia.”
Susanne’s qualifications include CERT IV in Tourism (Guiding), German/English Driver/Guide for vehicles not exceeding 7 persons, Public Vehicle Licence - 4WD, Current first AID certificate, Postgraduate Diploma of Outdoor Education, Site Guide Sydney Opera House.
Susanne is a committee member of the IATG.
I have lived in Sydney all my life but with extensive travels I maintain a cosmopolitan outlook. My passion is travel, learning, meeting people and soft adventure experiences. As a proactive, organised and innovative tour guide I can deliver a great experience for international and local visitors.
I deliver diverse private tours in and around Sydney showcasing historic sights, harbour views, beaches, food, culture, the arts and any other sites that are of interest to you. Walking, talking, driving and discovering new places add to the tapestry of the Sydney experience. I also freelance to several tour operators. I have qualifications in tour guiding, First Aid, Working with Children Check.
Sergio Libertino based in Perth, Western Australia, specialises in providing private tour experiences.
My tours are entirely customisable and designed to suit your interests and requirements to make your tour experience truly unique and special, and are conducted in a modern and comfortable vehicle.
Tours are available in English, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and basic conversational French.
I like what I do because it gives me the opportunity to share my passion and enthusiasm for the city I live in and it allows me to meet people from different cultures and backgrounds. I love music, travel (of course!), good wine, delicious food, yoga, cinema, art, a great conversation and to be able to share good moments. I am flexible and always happy to accommodate.
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Grazie Mille! Muchas Gracias! Muito Obrigado! Merci Beaucoup!
Explore, Dream and Discover!
Randal Arvilla is a Sydney-based Costa Rican-Australian artist and a free-lance certified International Tour Director and Guide. Arvilla has extended experience in tourism and has travelled the world as a professional tour director, step-on guide, shore excursions’ staff and as an on-board cruise consultant for top of the line cruising where attention to detail and great service is key. In private tours Arvilla has guided high-profile business people, Ambassadors and Royalty.
As a freelance Tour Director and Guide, Arvilla works professionally in cultural, soft-naturalism and art tourism, with knowledge of history, art and culture, and the "touristy" when needed. On his tours with Arvilla guests enjoy and understand the visual, cultural and natural manifestations of yesterday and today, yet he connects with the history of the destination, understanding that past and present walk with each other. Randal Arvilla’s varied and lengthy tourism experience and art background makes him an ideal tour guide for your Australian Experience. Arvilla leads tours in English and Spanish and is currently polishing up his Italian.
Jo Henwood has been a Tour Guide since 1998, working primarily as a site Guide and Education Officer in many heritage sites around Sydney, building a rich understanding of Sydney’s history and culture, particularly around the Harbour.
She is an Accredited Storyteller with the NSW Storytelling Guild and a member of the International Museum Theatre Alliance: Asia Pacific, Museums Australia, and Australian Folklore Network. She is co founder of the Australian Fairy Tale Society.
Jo leads her own Ghostly Garden tour of the Botanic Garden, and Candlelit Tours in Windsor.
Her qualifications include BA (Library Science), Tour Guiding Cert III, Grad Dip Museum Studies, Grad Cert Gifted Ed, M. Cultural Heritage.
Linda has worked in the tourism industry for many years, and maintained excellent customer and client liaisons. This resulted in her founding GuidesBiz, a boutique guiding agency developed to meet the needs of various inbound operators. Linda is director of this agency; working both with tourists and employing local Tour Guides to provide a variety of domestic travel services.
“I’ve always enjoyed working in a ‘people-focused’ industry and travel has been my motivator – what better way to combine both needs. The world of travel is an exciting one and it’s my ambition to ensure that everyone is as excited as I am in achieving a first class vacation, with first class guides, in a first class tourist destination,” says Linda.
Her experience in the industry includes all major tourism attractions in Sydney and nationally; she has worked for many cruise companies and inbound operators on incentive programs and overland tours throughout Australia.
Tour Director services, specialising in the countries of Australia, New Zealand and Fiji.
Day tours for cruise ship passengers on the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane.
Walking or coach tours of key Sydney sights.
Cruise boat commentary of Sydney Harbour.
Tour implementation and management for extended group tours for both adults and students.
Commentary on the places visited.
Organisation and booking of Optional tours.
Meets & Greets
Computer Check ins
Private tour guiding – Gold Coast, Tamborine Mountain, Brisbane and Northern NSW including Byron Bay
Food and Wine Tours Private Group tours, Customised restaurant tours and Food and Wine Experiences
Customised Tours – Gold Coast, Tamborine Mountain, Brisbane and Northern NSW including Byron Bay
Shopping Tours – Gold Coast and Brisbane
City Sights and Walking Tours
I am passionate about Australia, its people, and cultures. My desire is to share this passion and knowledge to create an experience for travellers to also fall in love with this country.
As an experienced professional tour guide, a professional member of the Australian Institute of Tour Guides and a Sydney local, I customise tours to meet the interests of my clients. I am known for my educative style, depth of knowledge and friendly demeanour.
While I have a broad knowledge-base and experience, I specialise in the history of convict and colonial Australia, The Rocks, sights and highlights of Sydney and the Sydney Olympic Park precinct. My experience ranges across diverse ages, having guided primary and high school aged children through to seniors’ groups, and tailored private tours.
I graduated first-in-class with Certificate IV in Guiding from TAFENSW, Sydney Institute. I also have qualifications, experience, and awards in the Hospitality Industry, in Training and Assessment and in other areas. Being a Tour Guide is what I chose to do, not because it is a job but because it is a privilege and a joy.
Hello, I am the owner of Sydney Walks and also a proud Sydneysider who loves to share his knowledge and experience with others. My interest in Sydney’s history and architecture comes from my Father who owned a construction company in Sydney, and from an early age I would accompany him to building sites, climbing to great heights on some of Sydney’s most iconic buildings, literally as they were being built.
Growing up and living in Sydney, I am passionate about sharing Sydney’s history, architecture and culture, and my mission is to entertain, enlighten and educate my guests about Sydney.
My tour experience includes walking tours in Sydney and driver guiding work around Sydney and the Blue Mountains. Come on a tour and let me share some of the best places in this great city with you.
Brazilian born and living in Australia since 1989, I have been guiding for over 20 years around Australia with extensive knowledge of history, nature and Aboriginal Culture.
My experience ranges from tailored made tours for clients with special interests to large conferences and international events.
I am a University graduate and accredited with the Northern Territory Accreditation scheme that allows me to guide inside the National Park.
Lloyd is originally from London and was first inspired to come to Sydney by the Olympic Games in 2000. He fell in love with both the City and Australia and made Sydney his home back in 2007. After a long career in publishing he decided that he would like to show people around this incredible region so he completed a tour guiding course at Tafe NSW and is now a professional member of the IATG. He is equally at home with large groups as well as small private tours and specialises in Sydney city tours, Blue Mountains, Southern Highlands and The Hunter Valley. His vision is to make everyone feel like family and to see and enjoy Sydney as he did when he first arrived.
Roberta Mourao was born in Brazil where she completed her tertiary education.
She studied Social Sciences with a major in Latin Languages and since then has been travelling around the world deepening her language skills, working as a tour guide and sharing her experience with other people.
She has travelled extensively throughout Europe, Asia and the Middle East but South America is her passion She has worked as an English teacher in Peru and has conducted many trips around Brazil, Peru and Argentina being fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and Italian.
Based in Sydney she now works as a tour guide in Australia and continues to guide groups overseas. She cherishes the opportunity of discovering new places, different cultures and sharing this with travellers from around the world.
Her languages are Portuguese Spanish Italian and English.
Her specialities are Sydney City Tours being walking or by private vehicle, shopping Tours ,Blue Mountains in NSW
Ayers Rock and Cairns. Extensive commentaries and assistance with hospitality desk and Airport arrivals or departures.
“At the end we all have stories to tell”.
With 20 years+ of teaching and educational management experience, combined with a love of bike riding and travel, it is very exciting to offer scheduled, bespoke and corporate tours to international tourists and locals that combine education and physical activity which is entertaining and exciting!
Boomers Bike Tours was established in 2018 to provide an active excursion which showcases Sydney with the ease and excitement of an electric bike. With a passion for travel myself, I ensure that my customers experience Sydney and all its beauty on a fun, safe and educational electric bike tour.