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Our intention for all our guests is to create completely personalised experiences each and every time. We'll take you places only a well-connected local has access to and show sights in a way that we enjoy them ourselves.

Totally tailorable

Totally individual

We believe an experience in a new place should be about connection – deep connection. That’s why all our hosts are hand-picked based on their incredible Sydney expertise, unique personality and rocking vibe.  It’s like hanging out with your new best friend in the world’s most beautiful city.

Imagine diving off a yacht into the harbour on a warm afternoon, eating fresh local produce from the source at the Saturday markets and sipping on cocktails with an insane view at Icebergs. It’s about sharing our Sydney with you.

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You only live once

Luxury private tours and experiences designed to get you off the beaten tourist track, connecting with locals and immersing you to the expansive beauty of Sydney and all it has to offer.


You only live once luxury private tours of Sydney and all it has to offer.



Step aboard one of Splendour's luxury vessels for a day or night on Sydney Harbour you will never forget. We offer private transfers from anywhere in Sydney, as well as private chef service complete with tailored catered menu. Special occasions can be elevated with champagne tastings, mobile oyster experiences, live music or fireworks displays. Additionally, we can create specialised onboard tours including foodie safaris, deep sea fishing experiences or sailing lessons.


Elevate your onboard Sydney Harbour experience with a private chef, champagne and oyster tasting, live music for starters, or let us curate your own foodie safaris, deep sea fishing experiences or sailing lesson.



Hickson House Distillery is found in a truly unique location – in the heart of The Rocks in Sydney, almost under the iconic Harbour Bridge. The distillery itself it built in a historic bond building that used to house goods sent to Australia from all over the world. One of Australia’s largest and oldest gantry cranes was located in the building and the steel girders holding up the building are the same used in the building of the Harbour Bridge.

Hickson House Bar is home to over 600 bottles from all around the globe, with a strong focus on Australian-made spirits, so pull up a pew and settle in for a cocktail journey paired with local fare. Or if you consider yourself a true connoisseur, why not take a behind the scenes tour of how it’s all done, tastings included of course.

Hickson House distillery tour

Hand-picked hosts

Our specialised hosts will guide you through your Splendour experience from a local’s perspective.


Let us guide you through your Splendour experience from a local’s perspective.
splendour tailored tours guide matt


Growing up in Maroubra in Sydney’s Eastern beaches, Matt knows his way around the sand and the city. He prides himself on his personal attention and making sure that every guest leaves with a smile on their face and a desire to come back. Matt has visited nearly 60 countries and ventured to all 7 continents. While he loves to travel it’s the Harbour City that always calls him home.

When Matt isn’t guiding he spend his free time surfing, exploring food and culture, playing guitar and attending any live sport event that he possibly can. His positivity makes him the kind of guy that everybody loves to be around.

splendour tailored tours indigenous guide Kira


Kirra is a proud Bundjalung Nation member from Tweed region. Her ancestral lineage and community have bestowed upon her a deep understanding of Aboriginal culture, history, and heritage.
Experience the ancient wisdom of the world's oldest living culture with Kirra. Discover the native plants used in traditional crafts and delve into First Nation’s skills in weaving, art, bush tucker, medicine, sustainability, and native wildlife.

Kirra's passion is to share her inherited knowledge, offering an immersive insight into the profound legacy and traditions of Australia’s First Peoples.

splendour tailored tours guide paul


After visiting Australia in 1987 Paul promised that one day he would return to the land down under and almost 30 years later (and a career in Sales and Marketing!) he is finally living the dream. His love of all things Australian and, in particular Sydney, is infectious and he has spent the last 8 years relishing his new home city. Paul loves learning all the amazing stories of new settlers, aboriginal history and the history of the post war immigration from Europe and sharing this knowledge with guests. His tours reflect his love of, and his gratitude to live in, this wonderful city. When he’s not touring Paul loves bush walking, tennis and (even at his age) gym and pilates – oh and walking Bailey, the most famous Bernese Mountain Dog in Sydney.
Sladj a host with splendour tailored tours


Sladj has a way of making you see the little things which are often overlooked. Her infections smile and joyful outlook on life is uplifting, energising and addictive to be around. Her love for sharing Sydney is motivated by witnessing her guest’s reactions as they experience a place for the first time. When she’s not exploring new corners of the world, Sladj loves waking up early to catch a Sydney sunrise or dancing the night away with friends.
splendour tailored tours guide Michelle


Born in Santiago, Chile and raised from a young age in Australia, Michelle is a global gypsy. Growing up with two home countries has enabled Michelle to travel widely and absorb many cultures.
Michelle is a practicing artist, involved in the Australian and Chilean art world as an exhibition maker, educator, creator of public programs and collaborator. She is incredibly well-connected in the Sydney contemporary art world and a lover of fashion. She knows all the premier Australian and multi-brand luxury fashion boutiques in Sydney. Michelle is passionate about curating unique experiences with style and flare.
splendour tailored tours guide eric


Eric, a revered local and tour guide in the Blue Mountains, is renowned for his in-depth knowledge of the region's history and natural wonders. With years of expertise, he leads captivating expeditions, unveiling hidden gems and sharing insights into the area's rich heritage.

His passion for nature is infectious, fostering a deep appreciation for the mountains among visitors. Eric's engaging storytelling and genuine warmth create memorable experiences, making him a cherished figure in the exploration of the Blue Mountains' breathtaking landscapes.

splendour tailored tours guide Rebecca


Rebecca is a seasoned fashion industry professional with a wealth of global experience. Born in Melbourne and raised in Sydney, she brings a unique perspective to her tours. Having lived in Asia and travelled the world, Rebecca has developed a passion for exploring the coves and bays of Sydney Harbour through bushwalking and indulging in local produce at markets and restaurants. With her positive “can-do” attitude, Rebecca is the perfect guide to show you the fascinating history and hidden gems of Sydney. You’ll be in expert hands as you embark on an adventure with Rebecca to discover the best of Sydney’s cultural and culinary delights.
splendour tailored tours guide Benjamin Driver


A Sydney boy, born and bred – Benjamin has always had a connection to both the natural and man-made world – textures, leaves, stones, trees, as well as creatures. He is an avid gardener and quite often finds himself at home outside collecting, observing and absorbing how things function.

Although he has a Masters degree in Architecture, he most often describes himself as being an ‘urbanist’ – having a keen interest in how cities grow, function and provide for us all. From the macro set-out and alignments of city structure to the quality and pattern of the paving on a footpath, he’s obsessed with it all.

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