25 Australian Travel Blogs and Bloggers to Watch in 2012

Australian Travel Blogs

Travel bloggers are a unique bunch. You can’t put them in boxes and parcel them off neatly and nor would I want to so these travel blogs are not all strictly Australian bloggers nor blogs about Australia.

Update: Check out 43 Australian Travel Blogs and Bloggers to Watch in 2013 too.

Some are travel blogs by Australians living in Australia, some by Australians living overseas and some by non-Australians who live here. Like me with my dual British and New Zealand nationalities currently squatting very happily in sunny Australia. Although I’m not listed for obvious reasons.

I’ve been planning this post for ages but procrastinating because:

a. It takes so long to prepare and it’s just keyboard jockeying, cutting and pasting. No fun writing of crazy travel stories involved.

b. I’m bound to miss some great blogs (maybe yours or your favorites?) and include some that you don’t think should be here.

But never mind about all that. It’s a good list to get us started and carefully compiled in random order so no feathers get ruffled. I hope you find some terrific new travel blogs.

1. Y Travel Blog

Caroline and Craig have been there, done that and are blogging it all. They’re from Australia and living here right now (we met in Melbourne) but they’ll probably be off on more travels soon.

Twitter: @YTravelBlog

2. Don’t Ever Look Back

Amy and Kieron are two young travelers from Melbourne who are currently on a long-term travel adventure that began in Hawaii on 26 July 2011. Lucky things.

Twitter: @amzkiz

3. C’est Christine

American Christine is currently living in Melbourne, Australia. I met her at the pub.

Twitter: @camorose

4. The Road to Anywhere

Dean Wickham is a self-confessed travelholic (or should that be travelaholic?!) who travels when ever and where ever he can to experience as much of life as possible.

Twitter: @roadtoanywhere sure that I am forgetting some more

5. Aussie on the Road

Chris describes himself as an Aussie rogue (loveable hopefully). His blog focuses on travel at home and abroad with just a dash of sex, romance, and alcoholism. Ooooh errr.

Twitter: @Aussieontheroad

6. The Travel Tart

Anthony says he doesn’t take himself too seriously but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t. Especially if you want to have a travel-themed laugh. Anthony lives near(ish) me in Brisbane and we’ve met in real life a few times which was a real pleasure.

Twitter: @thetraveltart

7. Red Nomad Oz

Only I know Red’s real name and I’m not telling. Her epic travels around Australia make me want to hit the road too. Tourism Australia should be paying this woman handsomely. I should pay her too because she helped me find some new blogs when I put out a call on Twitter for Australian travel blogs. An all round super star.

Twitter: @rednomadoz

8. Journey Jottings

Linda is a cartographer who makes the most gorgeous maps like the one pictured up top. One day I’m going to hit the road in a camper van, drive all over Australia and document it with one of her maps. In the mean time I’ll just read Linda’s blog and drool over her pictures. If you’re planning a trip round Australia or looking for a gift for an Aussie traveler you can’t go wrong with a Journey Jottings map.

Twitter: @journeyjottings

9. The Fearful Adventurer

For a fearful girl Torre DeRoche has been all over the place and has some amazing stories to tell. Torre’s even written a book about it and scored a huge publishing deal. Keep an eye out for it next year. I met her in Melbourne and scored a copy of the self-published version which is sitting by my bed all ready to keep me entertained over the summer.

Twitter: @FearfulGirl

10. Bitten by the Travel Bug

Nicole is from Adelaide. She used to want to be an air-hostess but then she discovered blogging. Thank heavens.

Twitter: @nicoletravelbug

10. The Life That Broke

By Lauren Fritsky, (love that name!) an American living in Sydney. Lauren hails from Philadelphia and blogs about expat life, travel and writing.

Twitter: @LaurenFritsky

11. Why Go Australia

This is a blog from the BootsnAll travel network with a team of writers giving it an unfair advantage over all us solo bloggers. They’ve got a good thing going though so don’t hold it against them.

Twitter: @WhyGoAustralia

12. New Life on the Road

Lisa is sharing her new life on the road with her husband and five boys. That’s a lot of testosterone to content with. She bought a bus on Ebay and her hubby is doing it up before they embark on their travels.

Twitter: @NewLifeOnRoad

13. Travel Outback Australia

Travel Outback Australia has travel advice from real outback locals for people who want to explore outback Australia independently. I know that will come in handy some time.

Twitter: @TravelOutbackOz

14. The Aussie Nomad

An “average Aussie country boy” Chris is an Australian living in London and traveling all over the place judging from his latest blog posts.

Twitter: @theaussienomad

15. Pack Your Passport

Beverly is an English girl traveling the world but currently living in Melbourne and writing about her adventures. She covers Australia, NZ, Asia  and beyond.

Twitter: @PckYourPassport

16. Live Travel Blog

Lynda’s another Americana living in Australia who blogs about her travels here, there and everywhere. We met in Melbourne but I bet she doesn’t remember me. No matter. I remember her.

Twitter: @lynnie11

17. Clarence Valley Today

Photo blog of the northern New South Wales area.

18. Paying Ready Attention

Gorgeous photos from travels round Australia from UK expat Stewart, a bird watcher, biologist, bush walker and book lover. A lovely sensitive man.

19. Perth Daily Photo

A blog dedicated to showing the world the beauty of Perth, Western Australia by one of life’s optimists, Gracie.

20. Sweet Wayfaring

Joan shares photos about travels  a day or two beyond the beautiful Blue Mountains in New South Wales where she lives and sometimes ventures further into the vast and beautiful land of Australia.

21. What’s Dave Doing

Dave Dean is a Kiwi (in case you didn’t guess from his Twitter handle!) who’s been backpacking, wandering the world and living the travel dream for over a decade. I met him when he was living in Melbourne but he’s nipped off to Thailand since then. Nothing to do with meeting me I don’t think.

Twitter: @driftingkiwi

22. Housesitting in Australia

Nikki’s blog is a guide to house-sitting and a story of adventures on a budget. She’s written a book about her travel stories which is out on Kindle now. I’m going to get it.

23. Roaming Tales

Caitlin is a journalist and writer who’s returned to Sydney after seven years in London and San Francisco.

Twitter: @niltiac

24. Rocky Travel

Michela helps passionate travelers like her make their travel in Australia a memorable experience. She’s got everything covered so independent travelers can get sorted and enjoy.

Twitter: @rockytravel

25. Expat Women

Andrea is a serial expat and wonderful woman who used to live near me on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. Before that she was in Mexico then she jetted off to Asia with the family. She’s currently back in Australia living it up in Sydney. Andrea commandeers a community of hot expat women from all over the globe which I’m happy to be part of.

Twitter: @Andreaexpat

Bonus Travel Blogs! 3 More by Women Who Don’t Live in Australia and Aren’t Australian

One of the best things about blogging is you make up the rules isn’t it? Let’s just say these bloggers are all fab supporters of Australian travel blogs and bloggers with great travel blogs so it would be remiss of me not to mention.

1. Wanderlust and Lipstick

Multi-author travel blog started by Beth Whitman.

On Twitter: @Wanderluster

2. Life in the Expat Lane

Harlequin romance writer Karen has some fab tales to tell and she spins them beautifully along with some gorgeous travel photos.

Twitter: @MissFootloose

Go on then! Tell me what I missed. Or tell me what your favorites from the list are in the comments. Usually I ban links from the comments but since we’re breaking all the rules here let’s break that one too. And feel free to add your own travel blog too. Especially if it’s about Australia, you’re Australian or you live here.

3. Gutsy Living

Sonia sold up and moved to Belize with her family. She now lives in California and is one of my most bodacious travel blogging buddies. I hope we get to meet one day.

Twitter: @GutsyLiving

Update: Ooops! Here’s one I missed and it’s a goodie too. They’re not Aussie bloggers either, they’re Kiwis (like me!) but they do list Australia as their location on Twitter and that’s good enough for me:

Indie Travel Podcast

Join Linda and Craig for your award winning travel listening pleasure.

Twitter: @indietravel

Who’s missing? Which are your favorites?

Usually I have a no links in the comments rule but since we’re breaking all the rules today let’s break that one too.

Feel free to leave links, even if they’re to your own blog. But let’s try to keep the focus on blogs about Australia, by Australians or by people living in Australia. Otherwise we’ll be here forever. Although that might be quite fun now I come to think about it.

Update: You might be interested in 43 Australian Travel Blogs and Bloggers to Watch in 2013 too.

Thank you: Linda at Journey Jottings for sharing your gorgeous map.

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  1. Beverley | Pack Your Passport December 9, 2011 at 10:05 am - Reply

    Wow! Thank you so much for including me in this, I honestly feel so honoured for Pack Your Passport to be in a list with so many fantastic travel blogs!

  2. Ashlee December 9, 2011 at 10:54 am - Reply

    Great list! I’m an Australian who will be living, working, photographing and blogging in Timor Leste next year at http://www.bettylovesblogging.com.

    • Annabel Candy December 9, 2011 at 11:02 am - Reply

      Hi Ashlee,

      Oooh, that sounds like a fun adventure:) You might like my other blog www.successfulblogging.com if you’re into blogging. I love it too! Look forward to seeing and reading about what you get up to:)

  3. barbara December 9, 2011 at 11:37 am - Reply

    I look forward to checking them all out and most importantly getting to Australia someday!

    And I’m a mutual fan of Sonia @ Gutsy Living!


    • Annabel Candy December 9, 2011 at 11:47 am - Reply

      Hi Barbara,

      That will keep you busy! I know some people like you and Sonia feel like neighbors thanks to your blog stories even though we live miles apart.

      • Sonia Marsh/Gutsy Living December 10, 2011 at 1:01 pm


        Do you have a spare bedroom for Barbara, Miss Footloose and me?
        We love Noosa! Sonia

    • Sonia Marsh/Gutsy Living December 10, 2011 at 12:59 pm - Reply


      You know I am your fan too. I can’t wait for you to submit your, “My Gutsy Story.” I know you have 1 or 2 or 3 right?

  4. Linda ~ Journey Jottings December 9, 2011 at 11:39 am - Reply

    What a fantabulous list Annabel –
    And there were a couple there I hadn’t been to before, so thank you for sharing your stash of great reads :D

    Also thrilled to be lucky #8 ;)

  5. Annabel Candy December 9, 2011 at 11:48 am - Reply

    Hi Linda,

    It looks so good with your map:) I think you told me about some of them on Twitter too so the post was really crowd sourced.

    You know it’s not in order though?!

    But I must say 8 happens to be one of my fave numbers:)

  6. Torre - Fearful Adventurer December 9, 2011 at 1:12 pm - Reply

    Hi Annabel. Thanks so much for the mention! Great list. I hope you enjoy the book! You get to read it one whole year before the Australian release date. :)

    • Annabel Candy December 9, 2011 at 3:15 pm - Reply

      Hi Torre,

      I know, I am totally chuffed about that! I will be reading it this summer. Have been saving it. I’m funny like that with books:) I hoard them!

  7. Traveling Ted December 9, 2011 at 1:21 pm - Reply

    I am missing, but that is because I have never been to Australia. Reading some of these great bloggers might inspire me. Great post.

    • Annabel Candy December 9, 2011 at 3:15 pm - Reply

      Hi Ted, you’d better get yourself over here:) And I will tell Tourism Australia we’ve put Aus on your radar!

  8. Gerard ~ GQ trippin December 9, 2011 at 1:39 pm - Reply

    Great list! We’re traveling to OZ in February as part of our RTW, so we’ll be making good use of OZ blogs.

    • Annabel Candy December 9, 2011 at 3:17 pm - Reply

      Hi Gerard,

      Oooh, that sounds fun. I got the first one but not the second one. Thanks for the tip!

  9. Nicole December 9, 2011 at 3:07 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much for including me in this fabulous list! So many great Aussie bloggers and some new ones I can’t wait to read when I get home. :)

    • Annabel Candy December 9, 2011 at 3:23 pm - Reply

      Hi Nicole,

      You’re welcome. Some are newish to me. I put a call out on Twitter to help me find new ones and came up with some gems. I think we found each other on Twitter too. Love it:)

  10. Nicole December 9, 2011 at 3:10 pm - Reply

    Also… one of my favourite Adelaide bloggers would have to be Kimberley from Sleeping on Buses.

    She’s been a little stagnent the last few months care of uni but Sunday she’ll be posting a new post – yah!

  11. Sarah { a b e a c h c o t t a g e } December 9, 2011 at 3:49 pm - Reply

    loved the list and finding new blogs!


  12. Aussie on the Road December 9, 2011 at 4:47 pm - Reply

    Thanks so much for the mention. I’m flattered to be included alongside so many bloggers I read and admire.

  13. Amanda December 9, 2011 at 5:03 pm - Reply


    Annabel: thank you so much for mentioning us in this fabulous post. Much appreciated.

    To ANYONE coming to outback Australia: yes, we are real people and we love to meet up with fellow travellers for a drink, a coffee or a bite to eat.

    Please Tweet us or drop by our blog and let us know you’re coming.

    And Linda needs to come back, too :)

    • Annabel Candy December 9, 2011 at 8:17 pm - Reply

      Hi Amanda,

      Hope we get to meet one day. I’m keen to hit the outback:)

  14. Craig December 9, 2011 at 5:38 pm - Reply

    Nice to see some great blogs over the ditch getting some link-love. Some really good people around!

    • Annabel Candy December 9, 2011 at 8:19 pm - Reply

      Hi Craig, well thanks for coming to visit us albeit virtually! Hope to meet you in the flesh one day:)

  15. Red Nomad OZ December 9, 2011 at 7:36 pm - Reply

    I’m speechless!!! And those who know me will confirm that’s pretty rare … In what might be a weird synergy, #8 and #7 will soon come together when I host my first giveaway courtesy of Linda who kindly donated a magnificent Journey Jottings prize pack! Hope you’ll join the fun!!

    Thanx again, it’s wonderful to make it onto your list!!

    • Annabel Candy December 9, 2011 at 8:22 pm - Reply

      Hi Red, speechless in a good way hopefully:) Ooooh, I’ll be looking out for that giveaway!

  16. Chris December 9, 2011 at 8:45 pm - Reply

    Great to see so many good blogs with roots to Australia. I’m a long time off coming home still but I’ve got the vegemite in my backpack so home is never far from my side.

    Many thanks for the inclusion Annabel, a great list to be part of.

    • Annabel Candy December 9, 2011 at 9:22 pm - Reply

      Hi Chris, ah, you’re like me with my marmite. There are lots of things I love about Aus but vegemite isn’t one of them:)

  17. Justin Morris December 9, 2011 at 8:56 pm - Reply

    Hey there Annabel, can you add my blog to the list? www.48houradventure.com. I’m an Aussie living in London and we create guides to spending 48 hours in cities worldwide and blog about short term travel.

    • Annabel Candy December 9, 2011 at 9:01 pm - Reply

      Hi Justin,

      Thanks for swinging by and adding your blog here! Next time I’ll add it in. Be great to expand to 50 Australian travel bloggers and blogs wouldn’t it?!

  18. Russell Ward December 9, 2011 at 8:58 pm - Reply

    I’m secretly crying into my pillow because you missed my blog. But then it’s not really a travel blog but it is an expat blog about my travels from the UK to Australia via Canada – and the past five years of life lived in the land down under.

    I hope you like it, share it, and never ever neglect it’s poor little presence again ;-)

    Here’s the link to In Search of a Life Less Ordinary: www.insearchofalifelessordinary.com


    • Annabel Candy December 9, 2011 at 9:03 pm - Reply

      Oh Russell,

      I have been there myself many times. Now crying because I missed you. But looking on the bright side we met because of this list. And if I do another one you’ll be on it! But wait – are you an Aussie?!

      • Russell Ward December 9, 2011 at 10:11 pm

        Sure am! Well, since 2 years ago ;-)

    • Tracey December 15, 2011 at 6:40 pm - Reply

      Hey Russell, don’t feel neglected, you’re in my reader, one of my faves, now come back out to play : D

  19. Dave December 9, 2011 at 9:02 pm - Reply

    Thanks so much for the mention – I’m in great company!

    And hehe … nope, my departure to Thailand had nothing to do with meeting you! ;-)

  20. Anthony @ Positive World Travel December 9, 2011 at 9:12 pm - Reply

    Great to see a lot of great Aussie Blogs out there. Even a few that I have not come across before. Thanks for sharing this list.

    • Annabel Candy December 9, 2011 at 9:24 pm - Reply

      But wait! You seem to be Aussie too… another one I overlooked? Great to see you here:)

  21. Fran December 9, 2011 at 10:26 pm - Reply

    Hi Annabel
    Thanks for the great list. I will spend my holidays checking them all out. My travel blog is more for friends to read, check out my latest travel annoyance and view pics. Most posts are while I am away so listing is infrequent. Not many of us can travel all the time and need to work to fund the adventures. Thanks again, Fran.

    • Annabel Candy December 10, 2011 at 7:40 am - Reply

      Hi Fran,

      Great to see you here. Yes, I work for travel! Lucky to do writing which I love:)

  22. Craig December 9, 2011 at 11:45 pm - Reply

    Thanks Annabel. Appreciate that.

    And yes, you must add Ant and Elise from PositiveWorldTravel.com

  23. Michela @rockytravelblog December 10, 2011 at 1:56 am - Reply

    Great to see a list of Aussie Blogs here. I am honoured to be in excellent company here! Thanks so much for including me! :-)

  24. Tricia December 10, 2011 at 6:08 am - Reply

    Thank you for taking the time to share this list Annabel. I love reading blogs that inspire me to go and see more of this beautiful country. We recently bought a camper van so are planning more travels. I’m off to be inspired…

    • Annabel Candy December 10, 2011 at 7:41 am - Reply

      Hi Tricia, perfect timing:) I’m keen for a camper van trip too!

  25. Andrea December 10, 2011 at 7:00 am - Reply

    Great Aussie list! I think I already read about half of them but it’s good to pick up some new ones. I’m an Aussie living in Paris and blogging about travelling in Europe. Hopefully I’ll make your list next time :)

  26. Holly Galbraith December 10, 2011 at 7:36 am - Reply

    Good effort for initiating such a list. I see a comment from Anthony at Positive World Travel http://positiveworldtravel.com/ and I think they are a top one to watch for 2012!!

    I would also add http://shegoes.com.au/ quality writing.

    And should http://grantourismotravels.com/ be on the list?

    If I think of others I will comment again.
    Cheers Holly :-)

    • Annabel Candy December 10, 2011 at 7:43 am - Reply

      Hi Holly, thanks for adding those. And yes, Gran Tourismo should be here. I know them (on Twitter) but didn’t know they were Aussies! Will be checking out the others too and able to create a better list next year:)

  27. Holly Galbraith December 10, 2011 at 7:49 am - Reply

    Oh and if he would write more often I totally enjoy reading http://disarmdoors.blogspot.com/ a great sense of humour and great writing style.

  28. Lauren December 10, 2011 at 10:17 am - Reply

    Wow, really stoked to be included – thanks’

  29. lara dunston December 10, 2011 at 11:11 am - Reply

    Thanks, Holly. Yes, we’re most definitely Australian, but we’ve lived overseas since 1998. Only get back here to Oz once a year.

    But I note that around one third of the bloggers above are expats in Australia – quite a different kettle of fish to ‘Aussie bloggers’ – maybe you need two lists? :)

  30. Sonia Marsh/Gutsy Living December 10, 2011 at 1:09 pm - Reply

    Annabel. You know I want to visit Australia. You’ve given me so many choices of blogs to read. That must have taken you a long time to put together and I appreciate it. Thanks so much. I need more blogs to read. Not enough to do :) I mean it though, and thanks for mentioning my blog too. Although I looked up the word bodacious:
    remarkable; outstanding: a bodacious story.
    audacious; bold or brazen.
    sexy; voluptuous.

    Is it a, b or c?
    Since you’re a woman, I don’t think you mean c.
    Thanks I shall accept the compliment.

    • Annabel Candy December 11, 2011 at 9:13 am - Reply

      Hi Sonia,

      Oh that’s hilarious! I actually meant a but all a, b and c seem to fit;) I would be delighted if anyone called me sexy and/or voluptuous. It’s unlikely though…

  31. Dean December 10, 2011 at 5:18 pm - Reply

    Thanks so much for the shout out! It’s a great list and a few I didn’t know about. Cheers :)

    • Dean December 13, 2011 at 6:36 pm - Reply

      Oh I also noticed that no one has mentioned digidrift.com. Jason has a great blog and has extensive travel experience. Definitely check him out.

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  33. Extreme John December 10, 2011 at 8:38 pm - Reply

    This Australian Travel blogs list is incredible. I never thought there would be extraordinary travel blogs like these. Thank you so much for sharing this to everyone. I think many will love it.

  34. Andrea Martins December 11, 2011 at 7:15 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the inclusion, Annabel! Great list, well done! Andrea x

  35. Stewart M - Australia December 11, 2011 at 8:18 pm - Reply

    Hi there and thank you so much for putting me on this list!

    I did not realise that it was be hard to type when you are smelling!
    You could add a twitter link to below my page if you want @SCMONCK
    Thanks again!

  36. Luxury Accommodations Blog December 11, 2011 at 10:19 pm - Reply

    Great list! For sure I will follow some of them.

  37. Lisa Wood December 12, 2011 at 11:41 am - Reply

    Hi Annabel,

    Thanks for the great list! I never knew that there was so many travelling blogs just in Australia – I follow heaps from overseas! So good to connect with other like minded people – off to find out more about each blogger/traveller.
    Thanking you so much for the mention!


  38. Lina@WordsThatInfluence December 12, 2011 at 1:58 pm - Reply

    Good on you for supporting your fellow travel bloggers and supporting the community, Annabel. It’s a nice community with you in it.

  39. Pol December 13, 2011 at 12:30 am - Reply

    thanks for that list

  40. James Cook December 13, 2011 at 7:59 am - Reply

    We only just arrived in Australia and have not blogged about it much at all yet. Looking forward to seeing and writing about this beautiful country. Maybe we will make it onto the list next time ( www.ouroyster.com )

  41. Explore Australia December 13, 2011 at 11:12 am - Reply

    Hi Annabel
    I can let you in on a secret – early in 2012 Explore Australia will be lauching their very own blog. Inspired by the awesome travel tales of interpid Aussie adventurers, the Explore Australia blog will be posting info on great Aussie places, events, unusal sights, camping info, cartography and travel tips. We’ll have interesting guest bloggers and even interviews with a variety of people from the industry. You heard it here first! Blog will be at www.exploreaustralia.net.au/blog

  42. Johanna December 13, 2011 at 1:37 pm - Reply

    I blog about South West Australia specifically, although I’ve lived in 11 different countries and visited many more .

  43. mark bellamy December 13, 2011 at 7:36 pm - Reply

    Hi Annabel, gotta admit I’m blown away to make your list, Clarence Valley Today is a hobby but I love to show people the variety of landscapes and the wackiness of life in Northern NSW.
    All the Aussie bloggers who are members of City Daily Photo produce varied and interesting daily photo blogs that reflect their personalities and interests. http://sydney-city.blogspot.com/ by Jim and http://sydney-eye.blogspot.com/ by Julie are two very different views of Sydney and both inspire me.
    Doing a daily photo blog is full one but also lots of fun. Thanks for the support.
    Mark Bellamy

  44. Fraussie Grouet December 13, 2011 at 9:09 pm - Reply

    Hi, thanks for a most informative list. I’m an Australian living in Paris and have a new blog aimed at providing insights into French life and highlighting differences between France and Australia. Also posts on many other European countries. interests: wine, food, cycling, mushroom-picking. http://www.aussieinfrance.com.

  45. Grace December 14, 2011 at 12:57 am - Reply

    Hi Annabel,
    Gosh thanks so much for including me amongst this fab group of bloggers. Sometimes I think Perth gets a little underrated being WAY over here on the other side. One of my favourite Perth blogs is Rae Walter, she takes the most amazing photos. Thanks again, je suis tres chuffed..!!

  46. Travel To Armenia December 15, 2011 at 5:46 am - Reply

    That’s why it is so difficult to explain in a few words why people will travel world of wonders.
    Thanks you for interesting post ;)

  47. Tracey December 15, 2011 at 6:32 pm - Reply

    Hi Annabel, Hello world, I’m half Irish, half Brit, now in Oz and been a around a bit. I’m finding my blogging groove at http://www.oz-factor.com. I can’t spend heaps of time at the computer so thanks for this list, you saved my back, literally !!

  48. Nikki December 19, 2011 at 6:59 pm - Reply

    Wow, I was looking at the list of blogs and surprised to see mine there. Thanks so much for including it. Australia is certainly a wonderful place to explore and to write about.
    You have some of my favourite Aussie bloggers on here and I look forward to getting to know the rest. Thanks again

  49. Natasha December 20, 2011 at 11:56 am - Reply

    Hey this is a great list and good to find out about some bloggers I hadn’t come across (yet). I’m yet another Kiwi living in Australia at present. I blog at http://www.worldwanderingkiwi.com/ about a whole host of destinations around the world… I’ve written a few about Australian already and looking forward to exploring and writing more…

  50. joan December 23, 2011 at 6:01 pm - Reply

    Hi Annabel, I was thrilled to be included in your list. Sorry to be a bit slow in saying this but I’ve been out wayfaring again at last so a chance to add some new material to my blog … but it would have helped if I had not forgotten to take the battery charger and lost my second battery!!

  51. jenny@atasteoftravel December 30, 2011 at 11:08 am - Reply

    I’m a bit late to the party but thankyou for the great list. With so many interesting Aussie bloggers to catch up on, I can see I’ll be busy over the break reading instead of writing!

  52. Ian [EagerExistence] January 11, 2012 at 5:48 am - Reply

    I’m a small-time West Australian blogger doing the big world trip.. just finishing up the last 10 months in Europe, and heading down to Morocco tomorrow. Cannot wait!

  53. Barbara February 19, 2012 at 6:25 pm - Reply

    Coooooooeeee! You missed three FAB blogs that I know of…. the amazing Amy and Jarrad of www.livinontheroad.com, the incredible traveling family of seven of www.goinganyway.net and, erm, my contribution to the blogosphere www.thedropoutdiaries.com

    I love the list you compiled though. Let’s hear it for Aussie (and Kiwi) travel bloggers!

  54. Anne March 6, 2012 at 7:43 pm - Reply

    Hi Annabel,

    Love the list. I look forward to receiving even more travel stories.

    I have a new travel blog called Pretraveller, link below.


    I am Australian and am currently publishing a series of blog articles about my family’s trip to outback NSW last year. But the main purpose of my blog is to help people with travel planning – from concept to heading out the door, while you are on the road and afterwards.

  55. Ben Alcock March 27, 2012 at 6:28 pm - Reply

    Dang it…

  56. Donna Sturt May 20, 2012 at 8:26 pm - Reply

    I am doing a promotion of Aussie Flag tights with Kerri Pottharst (Aussie Gold Olympian beach volley baller) to raise funds to help our team on their way to the London games. Would you be able to help spread the word and girls heading over to London should grab a pair of Aussie Flag tights. Any social media would be appreciated.
    Thank you

  57. John June 2, 2012 at 8:10 pm - Reply

    For a slightly different perspective checkout out http://FlashPackatforty.com/ who spent over a couple of months traveling in Australia and New Zealand earlier this year. The forty something gay guys blog about their current journey around the world.

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    – Plan you Vacation (Holidays)
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  59. Matty June 24, 2012 at 8:44 pm - Reply

    I have to mention this one cause it’s stylish, funny as hell and is getting quite a bit of love from around the world at the moment.

    As the blogger says, and I quote, “An Australian living, working and freezing to death in London. I have a deep love for travel, writing and complex carbohydrates.”


  60. MargueriteB July 10, 2012 at 1:57 am - Reply

    I’m a Canadian based in Melbourne, and this is my travel blog, an amalgamation of traveling info and personal narrative. Check it out!


  61. Danielle July 29, 2012 at 10:45 pm - Reply

    Hi. I’m a blogging newbie based in Cairns but have recently launched my blog focussing on families travelling with a baby or small child. The blog highlights North Queensland, travel health, and travel tips for those whose journeys include little ones.

  62. Johanna August 6, 2012 at 10:21 am - Reply

    I really like A Taste of Travel Blog too

    And of course there’s l’il old me? Zigazag – Discover your next adventure – Live it! Love it! Do it! (http://www.zigazag.com)

  63. Leah August 7, 2012 at 9:10 am - Reply

    Hiking in Heels is about the adventures of an American girl living, working & traveling in Australia. I write about fashion, travel, and culture. Follow my blog for stories about Australia and packing advice.

  64. nani October 16, 2012 at 10:46 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the great information, I will take a look at the ones I don’t know about. It is nice to find a site like this, I am a travel agency owner and always looking to find good information for my clients

  65. Sharkaroo November 1, 2012 at 1:09 pm - Reply

    Some interesting reads there.

    My wife and myself are currently travelling Australia and blogging about what we find over at the ongoing http://sharkaroo.net we know how difficult it can be to find time to keep up to date with things while on the road, particularly when you are places that have little or no phone/internet signal!

    But we are both loving the travelling and writing about some of it.

  66. Alyson November 10, 2012 at 8:38 am - Reply

    Hello Annabel, here to add another one to the list. I’m blogging from Port Douglas, Far North Queensland, for now. As of next year we are travelling indefinitely ( starting in Asia) with the kids. I guess I have a bias towards travel with children. I’m drawing on our experiences exploring Australia and our previous travels, as a couple we did a round the world trip and now, with the kids, we get around a bit too. They’ve been to 5 continents so far! Thanks for putting this list together and allowing me to join in. Alyson

  67. Maddy @ I'm Not Home November 11, 2012 at 5:10 am - Reply

    Hi Annabel! I’ve only just come across this list! We’re Australian, yes we are!

    In case you haven’t heard of I’m Not Home before – we’re Maddy and Steve, a vegetarian, basketball-loving backpacker and a guitar-wielding, expat geologist exploring the globe. http://www.imnothome.com/

    Hooray for Aussies!

  68. ally December 16, 2012 at 9:05 pm - Reply

    Great list, there’s a couple I haven’t heard of in there so I’ll be checking them out. I’m also from Australia (Brisbane specifically)

  69. rob January 10, 2013 at 9:39 am - Reply

    Might I humbly suggest my blog, Transitory Traveller?

  70. Charlie March 27, 2013 at 3:17 am - Reply


    I just got my working holiday visa granted yesterday and will be heading out to Melbourne in September. Naturally the top of my to-do list was search “Australia travel blogs” and your list popped up. Its a great list, and is suitably filling me with excitement and inspiration for my time there. So, thanks!

    Its my 1st back packing adventure, and am going to keep it all on my blog, through the planning stages and when I get there. It needs some work. Ok, it needs a lot of work, but who knows, maybe this time next year Misadventures of a Non Traveller would make your list!

  71. Karen Wheatley April 12, 2013 at 3:57 pm - Reply

    Awesome list Annabel,

    Our family has been travelling around Australia for two years. I have written a Blog, so I thought you might like to check it out for your list. I love the idea of inspiring people to get out there and discover our amazing country and hopefully families will be less inclined to say “We can’t do it with kids!”
    I hope we make your list, happy reading.

  72. Nikki April 20, 2013 at 7:10 pm - Reply

    I have only just seen this but I just had to say thanks for putting my blog on here. I appreciate it. I hope we can meet sometime soon now that I am living in the Moreton Bay region. Nikki

  73. John Decker June 28, 2013 at 3:37 am - Reply

    I loved visiting Australia when I went a year ago. I met so many nice people and there were a lot of things to do. My favorite activity me and my family did was the blue mountains tours. I would highly recommend it to people who like to hike and be in the wilderness.

  74. Maree Pittaway September 9, 2013 at 10:50 pm - Reply

    Hi John that’s great that you loved Australia. The Blue Mountains are simply spectacular. Activityz.com have a range of things to do Australia wide when planning your next trip to Oz. With a ‘I’ve done it!’ button and customer reviews and photos coming soon.

  75. Maree Pittaway September 9, 2013 at 10:53 pm - Reply

    I have added this Blog to our ‘activityz.com’ facebook page as it is a great resource for travellers.

  76. harvie November 24, 2013 at 12:19 pm - Reply

    Very good list, I’m not sure if I will have time to go through all of them but a few look very good. I have recently moved to Oz myself and have been writing a bit, I hope to make the list one day


    • Annabel Candy November 25, 2013 at 8:27 am - Reply

      Hi Harvie,

      Great to see you here but I’ve decided for the updated Australian travel bloggers list that I need to contain it to people who live in Australia – otherwise there’d be no end to it!

  77. steive@green lotus trekking September 18, 2014 at 5:11 pm - Reply

    Nice to meet, top traveler blog and twiter of australia. I hope we meet some time. Nearly i am gonna visiting there.

  78. James S. Denny April 27, 2015 at 6:02 pm - Reply

    Australia is a nice place to go. The place is amazing.

    Thanks for this post. A big help.

  79. Syangbo Ghale October 21, 2016 at 7:38 pm - Reply

    Great list for someone looking to start his/her own travel blog. A lot of stuf that you can from these bloggers. Cheers!

  80. guy September 5, 2017 at 10:41 pm - Reply

    nice list, these are a great resource for any first time visitor to the country

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