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About Us


About Canberra Guided Tours

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Canberra Guided Tours is dedicated to memorable
tours of the nation’s capital

The team at Canberra Guided Tours are passionate about providing expert guided tours in and around Australia’s National Capital. When the business first started in 1961, our city was just starting to grow. Canberra was a country town with a small population and no Lake.

Original operators, Mary and Jack Dando gave visitors a memorable experience to the Nation’s Capital. At that time, Civic was known by the Sydney and Melbourne buildings; Duntroon, a country area; Albert Hall, The Canberra Hotel (now The Hyatt) and Old Parliament House. These were the main points of interest to see. All were brought together by a bridge that went over the Molonglo River, now Lake Burley Griffin.


Today, Canberra has grown into a thriving hub, and we’re delighted to showcase the city and the region.

Our Guides

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Neil Hermes Operator and Guide

A scientist by background, Neil has lived in Canberra for over 50 years and has decades of experience in the tourism industry having owned and operated award-winning tour businesses at Uluru and Kakadu in the Northern Territory.

Neil also has extensive experience as a senior national park and wildlife ranger; holding posts in the ACT, NSW, Norfolk Island and the NT, while he was also a director of Australia’s National Science and Technology Centre, Questacon for several years.

A keen ornatholigist (bird watcher) and fountain of general knowledge, Neil has turned his talents to guiding our guests around Canberra, the city he has called home for most of his life.

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