Therefore, my goal is to match your interests and holiday goals with my knowledge and experience to guide you around Melbourne and Victoria.
I will do my utmost to provide you with a private tour that showcases diverse scenery, history and cultural experiences in and around our incredible city. I will invest critical time in planning a tour with your needs and interests being my highest priority if you prefer a customised itinerary.
I will introduce locations to you that represent 'my place' so you come to know Melbourne more intimately. I will tell stories behind the people, events and places to bring your tour alive. I will show you hidden treasures you would miss if exploring alone or in a large group. All my tours are eco-friendly to minimise our carbon footprint.
I grew up in country Victoria and have lived in Melbourne for all my adult years. I have worked as a librarian in special libraries, schools and businesses. In recent years, I have simultaneously worked as a teacher librarian, bike tour guide and bus tour guide. I bring all of these experiences to personalised tour guiding, which you will see has become my passion!
My main interests are cycling and walking. I have cycled the French Way of The Camino in Spain, pedalled across Australia from west to east and participate in several charity rides each year. I love exploring Melbourne by bike, on foot, by public transport and by car and can offer all these experiences to you.
When not 'on tour', I'm often investigating a new (or old) building, visiting a place of historical significance, driving around country Victoria or riding along one of Melbourne's extensive bike paths, away from the crowds.
I never repeat exactly the same tour or watch the clock (unless you have a plane or ship to catch)!
I drive and guide 3 travellers in my own vehicle - a 2017 SUV Ford Escape Titanium - with air conditioning, leather seats, a sunroof, tray tables and full safety features. If you select a bike tour option, I bring 3 bikes. For groups of 4-8 travellers, I hire and drive a modern vehicle to suit.
At the conclusion of your tour, you will have seen, and appreciated Melbourne through the eyes of a local and I guarantee you will want to visit again!
Finally, I will help you with photography, provide you with a map and list of places visited and answer your questions before, during and after your tour experience.
I look forward to meeting you!
- Professional Tour Guide Association of Australia member
- Guides of Australia member
- Public Liability insurance cover
- Light Rigid licence (to carry up to 24 passengers)
- Driver Accreditation Certificate (to carry passengers for commercial purposes)
- First aid certifications - apply first aid, anaphylaxis, asthma, CPR
- Toastmasters member
- National Trust of Australia member
- Bachelor of Primary Education Studies
- Diploma of Librarianship