I have been living in Sydney for over 12 years and have also lived in a few other countries in Asia before I moved here. Everywhere I have lived, I have lived like a 'tourist', with a passionate curiosity to explore and learn more about the local culture, history, food, architecture and all the other 'inside' knowledge about the city. For 12 years I have been discovering this amazing and beautiful city of Sydney just like a tourist, so much so that I now know more than many a local and would love to share it with you. Hence think of me as a 'local tourist' of Sydney !
Before I turned to professional tour guiding, I have had an extensive career in the world of advertising, as a creative strategist. Whilst developing stories and campaign ideas for global and local brands, I have cultivated a deep understanding of people and interacted with a diverse multi-cultural profile.
I have done countless tours of Sydney, Hunter Valley, Blue Mountains and also walking food tours in suburbs like Parramatta, Chinatown, Barangaroo and The Rocks. I'd love to take you around Sydney, whether it's half a day you have or a full one. Whether you wish to walk, drive or go by boat ! Something else I am hugely passionate about is capturing anything that looks photogenic. I believe beauty is all around us, as long as we are mindful enough to notice it. It's not what you look at, but what you see ! Although I was an addict of my Nikon D90, these days I manage to get some great pictures from my iPhone and it's so easy to carry everywhere you go. I know how to get the best out of your iPhone camera and would be more than happy to share the tricks of the trade on my photo tour. I am also very open to developing a bespoke tour for you if you have any particular preferences in mind.
I love the outdoors and nature, love all things food and drink, fluent with the history and culture of Australia and have a strong affinity for 'everyday beauty'.
I am a fun loving, highly personable guy with a good sense of humour and there will not be a boring moment with me. Quite frankly, if you are not happy with my tour(s), I will give you your money back. Hows that, for putting customer satisfaction above anything else ?!
Here's a review I received on one of my recent walking food tours with tastetours (on air bnb) :
"Our food tour with Kunal was amazing ! He's a very knowledgeable guide who is passionate about what he is teaching you and very humorous as well. . . . . . . " Kaavya - Toronto, Canada.
Thanks for taking the time to read my bio, I look forward to hearing from you and the opportunity to share the city I love :-)
- Certificate IV in Tour Guiding from TAFE Ultimo, the most awarded Travel and Tourism vocational institute in Sydney
- Affiliate member of IATG
- Drivers Authority issued by NSW Road Transport Authority
- MR Driving Licence (can drive a coach)
- First Aid Certificate, 2018
- Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) licence
- Bachelor of Science (Math)