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.
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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.
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.
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 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.