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Robyn Everist

Guide at a Glance

  • Locations

    Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

  • Activities

    Sightseeing, Walking Tour

  • Guiding Experience

    6 years

  • Languages

    English

  • Awards

    BA, University of Tasmania: Double Major in Chinese & Asian Studies

  • Favorite Trip

    Hobart's Cafe Culture

Guide Bio

I am a city walk tour guide and I own and operate Hobart Walking Tours. I have been showing people around the history and heritage of Hobart since 2011 and I am more in love with my job than ever. Along with my guides, I deliver a world-class walking tour and love sharing my passion for Hobart with anyone who wants to know more.

I started this company as a way to expand on the work I was doing as a guide and researcher at the Cascades Female Factory. I quickly realized that the factory was just a small part in the wider story of the experiences of 75,000 transported convicts who were sent to the penal colony of Van Diemen’s Land, now Tasmania. I developed a burning urge to share this obsession with others. I enjoy sharing all of this wonderful rich history, fascinating indigenous culture and unmatched food, wine, whisky and cider.

There is more to Hobart than our rich history – our contemporary culture is vibrant, exciting and very surprising. So I have put together some terrific contemporary culture city walking tours delving deep into our cafes, laneways and small bars.

As an obsessive researcher, I have gone to enormous lengths to ensure that the stories I tell are accurate, factual and always delivered with entertaining flair. For me, the hard thing about being a walking tour guide is knowing when to stop. That’s why I limit the tours to two hours and am busy writing a book to let you all catch up on the extra stories I have unearthed.

What I love about being a walking tour guide is the response I get from my guests when I share a story that has opened their eyes to a deeper insight into Hobart. I thrive on the enthusiasm of my guests and being able to craft the walking tour to their particular interests, be it history, architecture, cafes, bars or stories of the convicts who once called Hobart home. I love getting into the depth of an historic event, to find out the who, what and why and sharing that with others. I get really excited about new research and can’t wait to tell my guests all about it. I have a lot of fun with this, it’s not really work. Hobart is the best city in the world to be working outdoors, even though you are guaranteed to have all sorts of weather thrown at you.

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