Our Tour Leaders

All of our tours are led by academics and experts in their field who will share their passion and knowledge with you in lectures, talks and throughout the tour. Click on their profile to find out more about them.

Jane Hutcheon

Jane Hutcheon created the weekly chat show One Plus One on ABC TV and in her nine-year stint as its presenter interviewed nearly 500 people. Now, she divides her time between travelling, writing and presenting in-conversations.

Jane was born in Hong Kong and speaks Mandarin and Cantonese, and has journeyed across the world as an international correspondent based in China, the Middle East and Europe. She reported for ABC News and the award-winning Foreign Correspondent program from 1995 to 2008.

She is the author of two non-fiction books: China Baby Love (2017), about the lives of a Chinese orphans, and From Rice to Riches (2003), a memoir of Jane’s family heritage and reporting from China in the 1990s.



“Jane was knowledgeable and engaging and very generous in sharing her family history with us.”
Judy T.  |  Asian Delights, 2020


“I found Jane to be an outstanding tour leader, in particular, her interweaving of history and the diversity of cultures. It is one of the most outstanding tour with Renaissance Tours I have done.” 
Kate R.  |  Bondi Food and Art Trail, 2020


“Jane’s talks were excellent and I enjoyed her journalistic way of storytelling.”
Judy J.  |  The Frankincense Route, 2019


Jane is very knowledgeable, personable and thoughtful. She managed a variety of people and their needs very well.”
Maxine B.  |  The Frankincense Route, 2019


“Jane was an outstanding tour leader. Her previous knowledge of the area was tremendous.”
Maureen B.  |  Sea, Stones and Stories, 2018