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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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Vicki Stearn
NSW
Linda Monmouth
NSW

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.

Lesley Neil
NSW
Virginia Barres
QLD
Sandra Dann
NSW

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.

Shelagh Murphy
QLD

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

Michelle Whatarangi
QLD

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. ​

Ivy Yang
Ivy Yang
NSW

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.

Judith Thomson
NSW

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