Territory's Top Tour Guides

  • 26 August 2022
NT 2022 Top Tour Guide Anna Dakin, image by Shaana McNaught

Central Australian based tour guide Anna Dakin has been crowned the Northern Territory’s 2022 Top Tour Guide and will represent the NT at the upcoming 2022 Australian Top Tourism Awards, held on September 13 at Parliament House, Canberra.

A freelance tour guide originally from the UK, Anna has worked with a number of tourism businesses in Central Australia but now leads the World Expeditions ‘Six Day Larapinta Trek in Comfort’  which is recognised as one of the Great Walks of Australia.

Combining her love and experience of the Red Centre’s outback with her studies at the Royal College of Art in London, Anna is currently developing her own touring business, Art Tours of Australia.

Top End based tour guide Jack Tanner has been announced as the runner up of the Northern Territory’s 2022 Top Tour Guide. Guide and co-owner of Cyaround Australia Tours, Jack offers tours throughout the Top End mainly between Litchfield, Kakadu and Nitmiluk National Parks.

The Top Tour Guide category recognises the significant contribution quality tour guides make in providing memorable experiences to visitors, through interpretation of the natural and cultural environments in a responsible manner. It is designed to encourage individual tour guides to create and deliver innovative, accurate, authentic and inspiring tours that enhance tourism and enrich the visitor experience.

Quotes from Minister for Tourism Nicole Manison:
“Congratulations to the Territory’s 2022 Top Tour Guide Anna Dakin, and runner up Jack Tanner.

"Anna and Jack are fantastic ambassadors for the Territory’s tourism industry, with Anna sharing our inspiring Red Centre outback landscapes and Jack delivering remarkable Top End adventures, both ensuring visitors to the Northern Territory have an amazing time offering quality tourism offerings and experiences to visitors.

"Along with the rest of the Territory, we wish Anna all the best at the upcoming Australian Tourism Awards and have no doubt she has every chance of being awarded Australia’s Top Tour Guide.”

Quotes from NT’s 2022 Top Tour Guide winner Anna Dakin:
“Hiking the Larapinta Trail has had the most profound effect on me. It’s the part of Central Australia that I am most passionate about sharing with others.

“I am working on getting my own tourism business up and running and in doing so, have developed a deeper appreciation of the wider World Expeditions team, who have been very supportive, recognising my work and encouraging me to design my own trips for World Expeditions.”

Quotes from NT’s 2022 Top Tour Guide runner up Jack Tanner of Cyaround Australia Tours:
“At Cyaround Australia Tours myself and partner Storm focus on providing guests with an intimate tour that implements sustainable practices, as the environment is something we both are passionate about.

"We pride ourselves on our passion for customer service and again strive to make sure that every experience our guests have with us is a smooth and memorable one.”

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