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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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Shelagh Murphy
Address: 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

Virginia Barres
Address: QLD
Michelle Whatarangi
Address: QLD

Michelle is an accredited Tour Director and Guide with local knowledge and local expertise for QLD, NSW and WA.
As a Tour Director she is highly experienced escorting international adult and student groups across New Zealand and Australia on a regular basis. As a Tour Guide she has a diverse array of tourism and hospitality experiences associated with the leisure travel markets delivering bespoke tours, specialising in; cultural, city sights, winery, craft beer, walking, wildlife and adventure itineraries.
As a holder of a medium rigid and commercial passenger (DA) licence, Michelle is also a highly proficient Driver/ Guide and was a fleet driver for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games VIP delegates and Athletes.

Lesley Neil
Address: NSW
Judith Thomson
Address: NSW
Linda Monmouth
Address: 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.

Ivy Yang
Address: 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.