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Daniel C.


A life well spent travelling sees me in a great position to share my experiences.

It would be an honour to show you around my Melbourne and my state Victoria!

I love to share the little hidden secrets of my city that only a local can know. I have spent many years honing my knowledge catering to guests in this small private tour segment. I am new to ToursByLocals and am very much looking forward to partnering with this great travel friendly, experience oriented organisation.

I am ready and waiting to show you the best that is on offer here and to make the absolute most out of every minute that you are able to spend on tour here with me!

I trust you will enjoy my company and benefit from my flair for creating memorable experiences suited perfectly for you and your travelling companions in this growing and vibrant part of Australia!

In terms of my background I studied International Trade and Asian Studies and received a scholarship to study in Beijing China. I lived there for six years between 2002-2008 and somehow picked up the language!

I have a Post Graduate qualification in Resource Economics as well as a Diploma in Film and Media from Sydney Film School.

I have visited many places in Asia, North America, Europe and the Middle East. I also lived in the Northern Territory near Alice Springs and Uluru. Further to this my wife is from the USA and we travel back there regularly.

I am a trained photographer and cinematographer and am happy to share my knowledge with any questions you might have about digital technology and the visual medium.

Whether it is laneway walks , wine tasting and fine dining in the famous Yarra Valley, a journey to the Great Ocean Road and the 12 Apostles or a trip to Phillip Island and the Penguin Parade or a customised tour of your choice, I have got you covered.

I can cater to a maximum of 7 Passengers, my vehicle is a Mercedes Viano with Leather Trim and top of the range features.

I also have a Mercedes ML320 SUV which can be used for groups of up to three people. It also has leather trim, sunroof and luxury options. I find it is great for couples or small family groups.

For more please see photos of my vehicles in the tour profiles.

I love taking shore excursions where my responsibility is to give you a snapshot of this great city in just one day.

I also do extended touring and regardless of the time we spend together I can tailor your experience to suit your interests and tastes no matter how eclectic!

I can even take you on shopping excursions and facilitate business meetings should you require them.

There are many things to consider when visiting a new destination and by choosing my services you will go a long way toward getting the absolute best out of your time here.

Please check my availability and send me a message if you have any questions about what is possible in the time you have.



A Recent Review of this guide

This was a truly memorable tour. Daniel is an excellent guide. He has a great personality and it was a delight to spend the day with him. He knew the hidden locations to see, the places where local people like to eat, all the things you hope for from a private guide. If you are ever in Melbourne, you must take this trip!
William Clark

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Member of the Professional Tourguides Association of Australia (PTGAA)
Registered guide in the Approved Destination Scheme- China Tourism program
Holder of Drivers Certificate that enables carriage of paying customers in Australia.
Holder of Medium Rigid Drivers Licence which enables driving vehicles up to 25 seats.


I do not have any restrictions in regard to my guiding, I can offer a full range of experiences.

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Private tour guide Daniel

Great Ocean Road and Shipwreck Coast-,...

The best scenery on Australia's most beautiful stretch of coastline

1130 USD per tour

(for up to 7 people)

12 hours

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Private tour guide Daniel

Wild Life Deluxe Experience--Penguins,...


See Australia's Unique Wildlife Close-up. Private Luxury Tour

984 USD per tour

(for up to 7 people)

12 hours

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