Planning a tour of Australia? Looking for an Australian tour guide?
All guides listed on this website are Professional members of the Institute of Australian Tour Guides. The information here is provided by the guides themselves to promote their skills and services. IATG professional tour guides have been assessed to meet the high standards set by the organisation and continue to demonstrate ongoing professional development as part of their membership of IATG each year, including holding a current First Aid certificate.
View all listings below
The listings are in random order but you can sort alphabetically by clicking Name above the first guide’s picture on the list.
Can’t find what you’re looking for? Advanced Search >>
Originally from Taiwan/Formosa, I have called Sydney home for nearly 20 years, a certified Tour Guide since 2013 and a Tour Director since 2015. I have hosted in excess of 50 extended tours to destinations throughout Australia, New Zealand and Fiji for visitors from all over the world. Since 2017, I have tour managed Australian overland tours for global cruise lines and worldwide tour operators on a regular basis. As a Sydney local tour guide, I average over 1000 hours annually in leading various tours including food tasting tours, historical walking tours, Cockatoo Island educational and ghost tours as well as Sydney and Blue Mountains coach and small group day tours. I have also provided interpreted commentaries for Mandarin speaking visitors.
I am a certified Kakadu National Park and Uluru- Kata Tjuta National Park tour guide and a TAFE certified trainer and assessor, and part-time tour guiding teacher. I was honoured to be awarded as a ‘Highly Commended Student’ in my Certificate IV Tourism Guiding training in 2012.
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!
Some of my references can be viewed on: www.tourhq.com/article/testimonials-for-hayley
or email me on email@example.com with any questions.
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
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.
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.
Lindy is a destination specialist when it comes to all things Sydney having worked in the travel & tourism industry for 20 years as a cruise director & guide on the sydney harbour weekend accommodated cruise ships & tour guide conducting walking tours through Sydney & its environs.
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
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.
Thanks for checking my profile!
Grazie Mille! Muchas Gracias! Muito Obrigado! Merci Beaucoup!
Explore, Dream and Discover!
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.
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.
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.
SAWASDEE Krub. My name is Sarut Tharaporn. I'm a specialist guide for Thai tours in Australia. For example Sydney, Wollongong, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Queensland. I have Tourist Vehicle Licence, Bus Driver Licences and Heavy Rigid. If you have any enquiries please not hesitate to contact me. Welcome to everybody E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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.
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.
“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 in a first class tourist destination,” says Linda.
Linda often organises tour guide familiarisations to further her knowledge and appreciation of Australia, it also helps to build her network. Her experience in this 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. She is also a practising member of IATG (Institute of Australian Tour Guides) and PTGAA (Professional Tour Guides Association Australia) and IATM (International Association of Tour Managers) and GoA (Guides of Australia).
'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.
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
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.
Do you need the best Tour guide & Tour leader?
My name is Margot.
Born in Poland, I am a French speaking Tour guide & Tour leader based in beautiful Cairns, Australia.
Lived in Paris for 20 years, and stunning New Caledonia 15 years, so my pleasure to take you there too!
Worked free lance in the tourism industry since 2008.
I am a registered and qualified teacher but I prefer being outdoors and caring for adults now...
Professional and experienced Tour guide, with an extensive knowledge of : the Wet Tropics (fauna & flora), the mighty Great Barrier Reef, Aboriginal life & traditions and Cairns region History. Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Great Ocean Road, Adelaide, Kangaroo Island, Perth & Fremantle, Clare valley & Flinders ranges, Coober Pedy, The Red Centre (Alice, Watarrka, Uluru and KT), Darwin and Kakadu NP.
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.
Fernanda Lena has travelled extensively around the world since 1982.
She has worked as a tour guide in Israel, London, Barcelona and for the past 28 years in Sydney ,Australia.
Fernanda is a Sydney based tour guide but has also toured extensively around Australia and worked as a host and tour escort for many corporate events in Australia and overseas.
She says: "I like what I do because it gives me the opportunity to share my passion and enthusiasm for the city and the country I live in. It also allows me to meet people from different cultures and backgrounds. I love music,books, 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."
Fernanda speaks Portuguese , Spanish, English and Italian ( intermediate level)
Hi, I’m Michael and I love showing people around Sydney and surrounding areas.
Born in Sydney to parents from Europe, I graduated in coastal engineering, and spent many years developing wharf and boat facilities for the ports and waterways authorities of New South Wales. I also prepared the strategic plan for the water-based activities for the Sydney 2000 Olympics as well as the conservation register for the many historical and heritage items at and below water level in Sydney, Botany Bay, Newcastle and Port Kembla.
However, my true love has always been exploring the many walks, buildings, icons and precincts within the region. I am Certificate IV qualified in Tour Guiding and have taken many of our cruise ship visitors on tours around Sydney, Botany Bay, Newcastle and the Hunter Valley and the Blue Mountains. I am also a volunteer tour guide at the Great Synagogue, Sydney’s oldest synagogue, with a passion for Jewish Sydney, as well as for other precincts such as the Sydney CBD, The Rocks, Newtown and Chinatown.
So if you would like to be with a friendly and enthusiastic tour guide with detailed knowledge of the local area, please contact me.
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.
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”.
I was born in Italy, I was schooled in Catania, Sydney, Cape Town and Patos de Minas.
Although I have lived in 5 continents, I’ve come to love Sydney and I truly believe it’s one of the most beautiful cities in the world – its surrounding mountainous, rural and coastal areas are great travel destinations just waiting to be explored.
My expertise in creating and delivering guiding activities will ensure you discover them: see breath-taking scenic locations; learn about its first peoples and the cultures that arrived later; visit historic sites, museums, and nature attractions.
I have lots of experience in working with international visitors. Former English Language Teacher, developer of customised English Language Study Tours and educational events for international students. Tour Guiding was just the next step!
My qualifications include a Bachelor of Arts, Cert IV in Tourism (guiding), and Diploma of Event Management. Let me customise your tour according to interests, group size and time needs.
Further afield, travel with me to colourful Sicily my birth region, or live the adventure of a pilgrimage to Israel and the Holy Land.
Fluent in English and Italian I have double the fun! A presto!
Ciao, I'm Fabrizio happy to be your tour guide in Sydney city, Blue Mountains and Hunter Valley.
My specialities are in particular: walking tours in Sydney and driver guiding around Blue Mountains, Canberra and Hunter Valley.
I grew up in Rome (Italy), a city plenty of history, architecture and culture and from when I moved in Sydney, I used to search and dig about history, architecture and culture as well to enrich my personal knowledge and my guests' ones.
I'm passionate about gastronomy (food and wine) and for this reason, my tour experiences include something special and different to try and taste in Blue Mountains and Hunter Valley region as well.
Italian is my native language and I'm fluent in English too. My tours are operated in these languages. Look forward to hear from you.
A tourist all around the world before, an awesome experienced Italian/English speaking guide today: that's me!
Eva has been working extensively as a site guide for the Sydney Olympic Park Authority covering much of the 640 hectare site. This includes the heritage Newingtown Armory site, the Brickpit, and Sydney Olympic Park town centre. She has experience catering for children's school holiday activities, seniors groups, and international technical tours (working via translators). Eva has interests in First Nations and colonial history and aims to give visitors an interpretive experience of each site.
As a Sydney true local, Eva also takes guests on tours throughout Sydney (both walking and bus) highlighting the unique and hidden aspects of the city. She has a Cert IV in Guiding and is a committee member of Geocaching NSW.
If you want a memorable tour guide, then look no further! A trip to Sydney/Australia is a one off for most travellers and you don’t want to miss a thing and want to be engaged, not bogged down in a sea of dates and forgettable facts. I will reveal the very best Sydney (and Australia) has to offer, bringing to life the quirky stories of our history, sharing the wonders of our indigenous culture and the beauty of our unique landscape, flora and fauna..….not forgetting our wonderful food and wine….and some of the locals’ best kept secrets!
I am a professional, experienced tour guide who regularly escorts groups around Sydney and Australia. Having lived and worked all over the world I bring a cosmopolitan attitude, an innate sense of curiosity and sense of humour to my tours. I appreciate how much value a good guide can bring. I have lived in Sydney for 20 years and have done the hard work for you, developing an understanding of what guests find the most interesting and worthwhile things to see and do.
I have lived in Australia for over 25 years, and worked for the majority of this time in the Tourism industry in a variety of roles and organisations. I have been involved with management, sales and guiding. I have also volunteered as a guide for the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney for the past three years.
My guiding recommenced in 2016 when I finished a Cert. IV in Guiding from TAFE (Sydney). At the same time, I continued my education to a Graduate Cert. in Tourism Management & then Master in Management (UTS).
I am fluent in English, Swedish, Portuguese and have a good comprehension of French. I have a passion for travel, history, architecture, arts in all its forms, gardens, and socialising. I also enjoy walking and conducting tours on foot.
I have also had similar roles in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for over a decade.
I am Swedish and I have also lived in US, Peru, Bangladesh and Sudan in my younger years.
I have a First Aid Certificate and Working with Children Check (up to date).
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.