About us

About us

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Localing was formed in 2013 by Melbourne locals, Dean ‘Dingo’ Hampel and Dan Platt with a vision to change the way visitors experience their home – not to tour Melbourne, but to be a local here – if only just for the day.

Our focus from the beginning has been to distinguish ourselves through outstanding service and a uniquely personal approach to private touring. We are passionate about creating experiences we would love; which are flexible, creative and deeply immersive; ones where you learn from the people who know.

We believe feeling like a local on the other side of the world is a pretty special feeling, created through insight, authenticity and genuine connection. This is what drives us and what you can expect from every one of our experiences.


Quality Consistently

If you’re like many of our guests, you may only have the chance to visit Melbourne once or twice in your life. We are committed to making sure every experience we run is exceptional. It’s a responsibility we take pretty seriously. At Localing, we are incredibly proud of our reputation as the regions leading private tour company and the many luxury hotels, luxury travel wholesalers and government tourism bodies who support and recommend us around the world.

You can read what some of our past guests have said about us on Trip Advisor or one of our social pages. You can also ask your hotel concierge or travel agent about us.