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"I promise to bring you Sydney’s best nature and wildlife day tours - beyond the ordinary!"

- Matt Urmenyhazi

For those in search of an extraordinary experience beyond the usual Sydney day tours, who want an authentic adventure away from the crowds...

Sydney Guided Tours stands out among the regular tour operators in this dynamic city. We take you to places that others overlook.

My mission is to reveal the genuine essence of Sydney life, the way locals truly experience it – often surrounded by the breathtaking natural wonders just beyond the city limits.

Born and raised in Sydney, I'm deeply passionate about our unspoiled landscapes, diverse flora, and captivating fauna, I've spent my weekends and holidays discovering the hidden gems tucked away on the outskirts of the city.

Now, I'm eager to share these precious discoveries with you.

We understand that your time in Sydney is valuable, and you crave an authentic experience. That's why, on our tours, you won't:

- Find yourself waiting in long tourist queues.
- Waste precious moments stuck in traffic.
- Embark on tedious, lengthy drives to remote destinations just for a fleeting glimpse of sights.

But that's not all. As a seasoned professional photographer and videographer, I'm not just your guide; I'm your personal means to capture Sydney's natural marvels.

Allow me to assist you in capturing those extraordinary moments through your camera lens, creating enduring memories of your Sydney journey.

With Sydney Guided Tours, you won't merely be visiting; you'll be immersing yourself, savoring every moment, and preserving each breathtaking experience.

Embrace Sydney like a local, discover its hidden treasures, and let me transform your visit into an authentic, unforgettable adventure.

Want to know more about what's beind the tours?
Watch a recent interview with Matt here.


Man with camera

"Complimentary professional photos of you on the tour included!"

Matt Urmenyhazi,
Sydney Guided Tours Founder

"Why do I do what I do?"

Being a tour guide isn't just a job for me; it's a calling that stems from a remarkable journey that started in the early 80s. Just one week after graduating from school, I set off on a solo hitchhiking adventure for 14 months across the vast expanse of Australia, and little did I know, it would change my life forever.

Over the course of that adventure I found myself on the r
eceiving end of incredible generosity from fellow Australians and forged enduring friendships with both locals and fellow travelers from around the globe. This period of my life was nothing short of humbling and transformative. It opened my eyes to new horizons, diverse experiences, and the sheer beauty of connecting with people from all walks of life and cultures.

Now, the tables have turned. I've swapped my role from being the lone, grateful hitchhiker to becoming a private driver and guide. This change has granted me the incredible opportunity to share the wonders of Australia's natural treasures with others.

Perhaps, it's all part of the "hitchhiker's karmic circle." As a tour guide, I see it as my chance to give back, to repay the karmic debt I owe to the incredible people who showed me friendship and generosity all those years ago, both fellow travelers and guides alike.

If you're planning a visit to Australia and seek an unforgettable experience with the best of our country's nature and wildlife, then I assure you that these Sydney tours are tailor-made for you. It's my passion to reveal another side of Sydney, one filled with natural beauty and wildlife wonders.

I'd be thrilled to be your guide on this adventure.


Man hitchhiking

Matt's had his Akubra bush hat since 1982 when he hitchhiked around Australia for 14 months. Photographed in the middle of nowhere, perhaps a few hundred kilometers south of Perth.

Aboriginal heritage
Aboriginal rock carving

Our Vast Aboriginal Heritage

Many of the areas we visit are rich in Aboriginal history. As a volunteer site monitor with the Aboriginal Heritage Office, I spend spare time discovering new sites and making sure these aren't vandalised.

Aboriginal paintings and carvings are on my tour.


I recognise the unique position of Aboriginal people in Australian culture and history and have a deep respect for Aboriginal people.

Four tours photo collage
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