If you have ever had a guided tour that was less than informative, moved too fast or too slow, or just didn’t have the sort of information you were looking for, then Talk’N Tours may be the answer for you.
There is a series of tours in podcast format, allowing you to go at your own pace, stop, start and rewind at will. The company provides tours in and around Sydney
at this point, with more to come.
I took the ‘Central Coast Day Tour
’ from Sydney and found it to be an interesting and informative way to learn more about the areas mentioned. The tour leaves from Wynyard bus stand and has bus, ferry and rail legs.
At all points there is something new to be learned and as a Sydney local and frequent visitor to the areas covered in the tour, I was pleased and surprised to learn something new about almost every point on the tour. There was excellent information about indigenous history, lots of insider tips on shopping and eating and great snippets of information about our colonial past.
The freedom of starting and stopping the audio tour to suit was a real bonus and it means that if a particular area takes your fancy you can spend more time there and then re-start the tour as you are ready to move on.
has a series of audio tours available, see their website
for more information. All audio tours come with a printable map, so you can follow your progress, and the map also has details on public transport options.
I found this an easy and interesting way to learn more about a region I already know and I think tourists and newcomers to the area would find immense benefit in listening to the tour. The tours are inexpensive and range from $10-14.
About the Author
Lisa Monk is a marketing communications writer with a diverse background that includes experience in travel, hotel, finance, public relations and advertising. She has worked with Club Med, the Holiday Inn group and on a number of other travel projects on a freelance basis. Lisa has travelled throughout Asia Pacific, North America and England.
Lisa now works with TakeABreak.com.au as editor of the Holiday Inspirations newsletter and other publications. She lives in Sydney with her husband Andy, and sons.
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