Top Australian and New Zealand Travel Blogs for 2017

Welcome to the 2017 edition of the ranked list of the top Australian and New Zealand travel blogs.  I have assessed and ranked 212 travel blogs (plus an additional 25 travel blogs who approached me after this list was published), and I have also provided more specific breakdowns for top travel blogs with Australian, New Zealand, family, adventure, 4WD, Motorcycle, RV, Caravan and Campervan and drone categories.

This is now my fourth year of producing this annual post and my past efforts have been very well received.  Most of the listed travel blogs have received a regular stream of visitors as a result of the previous list article holding the top ranking article position in Google for the ‘australian travel blogs’ and ‘new zealand travel blogs’ keywords.

Dec 17 Update:  I wanted to let you all know that I have decided not to continue producing this annual update.  For Australian Travel Bloggers looking to connect with the travel industry I suggest that you check out and sign up to the Australian Travel Bloggers website.

How Many Australian and New Zealand Travel Blogs Are There?

In my previous list I assessed 138 blogs – this time around I have assessed 212 blogs – and there are undoubtedly some more who aren’t on my list.  If you missed out please check the assessment criteria below and if you think you should have been included please let me know about your blog in the comments below and I will add your blog to my list to be reviewed next time (noting that I only produce these posts once per year…).

Travel Blog Assessment Criteria

My blog assessment and ranking approach includes the following criteria:

  1. The blog must have some link to Australia or New Zealand – this includes people who were born or raised in either country, a blog with a substantial focus on Australia or New Zealand, or a blog where the writer is spending a significant amount of time living in either country, for example as a long term expat or here on a working holiday visa.  A three week visit two years ago doesn’t quite cut it…  :-).  I had a number of cases where travel blogs which previously met this criteria needed to be removed from the list, as they no longer had any recent clear connection with either Australia or New Zealand – think expats who were in country for a while and who have since moved on.
  2. The blog must be active, with travel related articles published in the past three months (and yes, I check every site :)).
  3. The blog must have a substantial amount of travel articles – at least 50% of the content in the last three months needs to be travel related.
  4. The blog must have its own domain name (ie. yourtravelblog.com, not yourtravelblog.blogspot.com or yourtravelblog.wordpress.com).

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Ranked Australian and New Zealand Travel Blogs

The blogs have been ranked purely using their current Domain Authority (sourced from MOZ Open Site Explorer).  Domain Authority is a number out of a maximum of 100, with a higher number indicating a website which has a higher level of authoritative backlinks relative to other websites.

Please note that Domain Authority is not necessarily a true indicator of actual website traffic but it is a useful indicator of the relative ranking for websites.  Where a site has recently rebranded and redirected to a new domain name I have used their previous domain name ranking to assess their overall ranking.

Top Australian and New Zealand Travel Bloggers for 2017

Top 35 Ranked Australian and New Zealand Travel Blogs

The top 35 ranked travel blogs have Domain Authority between 62 and 40, and each of these blogs is competitive in the global travel blogging industry and most are operated as substantial blogging businesses.

1 Y Travel Blog www.ytravelblog.com Australia
2 Young Adventuress www.youngadventuress.com New Zealand
3 Nomadic Notes www.nomadicnotes.com Australia
4 Mapping Megan www.mappingmegan.com Australia
5 Time Travel Turtle www.timetravelturtle.com Australia
6 Travel With Bender www.travelwithbender.com Australia
7 Yomadic www.yomadic.com Australia
8 Get In The Hot Spot www.getinthehotspot.com Australia
9 Indie Travel Podcast www.indietravelpodcast.com New Zealand
10 World of Wanderlust www.worldofwanderlust.com Australia
11 Contented Traveller www.contentedtraveller.com Australia
12 Exploramum & Explorason www.exploramum.com Australia
13 Her Packing List www.herpackinglist.com Australia
14 The Travel Tart www.thetraveltart.com Australia
15 Bitten By The Travel Bug www.bittenbythetravelbug.com Australia
16 Flashpacker Family www.flashpackerfamily.com New Zealand
17 grantourismo www.grantourismotravels.com Australia
18 Our Oyster www.ouroyster.com Australia
19 Albom Adventures www.albomadventures.com New Zealand
20 Backpacker Banter www.backpackerbanter.com Australia
21 Suitcase Stories www.suitcasestories.com Australia
22 Aussie On the Road www.aussieontheroad.com Australia
23 Nomadasaurus www.nomadasaurus.com Australia
24 Where’s Sharon www.wheressharon.com Australia
25 A Taste of Travel www.atasteoftravelblog.com Australia
26 Anita Hendrieka www.anitahendrieka.com New Zealand
27 Four Jandals www.fourjandals.com New Zealand
28 Love Swah www.loveswah.com Australia
29 Not A Ballerina www.notaballerina.com Australia
30 Big World Small Pockets www.bigworldsmallpockets.com Australia
31 Girl Tweets World www.girltweetsworld.com Australia
32 Journey Jottings www.journeyjottings.com Australia
33 Rocky Travel www.rockytravel.net Australia
34 What’s Dave Doing www.whatsdavedoing.com New Zealand
35 Zigazag www.zigazag.com Australia

Top 36th -105th Ranked Australian and New Zealand Travel Blogs

The blogs ranked between 36th – 105th positions each have Domain Authorities between 39 and 30, and these are mostly well established travel blogs who have usually been operating for multiple years and have built a good framework of links and a large body of content.  The blogs are a mixture of full time and part time travel bloggers, some running businesses and others running their blogs as hobbies.

36 Dare2Go www.dare2go.com Australia
37 Gourmet Getaways www.gourmetgetaways.com.au Australia
38 Make Time To See the World www.maketimetoseetheworld.com Australia
39 Pretraveller www.pretraveller.com Australia
40 Travelling King www.travellingking.com Australia
41 Toddlers on Tour www.toddlersontour.com.au Australia
42 Wyld Family Travel www.wyldfamilytravel.com Australia
43 Backpacking Matt www.backpackingmatt.com New Zealand
44 Boy Eats World www.boyeatsworld.com.au Australia
45 Budget Travel Talk www.budgettraveltalk.com Australia
46 FrugalFirstClassTravel www.frugalfirstclasstravel.com Australia
47 Jon is Travelling www.jonistravelling.com New Zealand
48 Legging It www.leggingit.com.au Australia
49 The Global Couple www.theglobalcouple.com New Zealand
50 The Kid Bucket List www.kidbucketlist.com.au Australia
51 Bound Round www.boundround.com Australia
52 Bren on the Road www.brenontheroad.com New Zealand
53 Have Wheelchair Will Travel www.havewheelchairwilltravel.net Australia
54 VegemiteVix www.vegemitevix.com Australia
55 Hello Sydney Kids www.hellosydneykids.com.au Australia
56 2 Aussie Travellers www.2aussietravellers.com Australia
57 Adventure, Baby! www.christineknight.me Australia
58 Adventures All Around www.adventuresallaround.com Australia
59 Flying The Nest www.flyingthenest.tv Australia
60 Mee Too www.meetoo.com.au Australia
61 The Travelling Lindfields www.thetravellinglindfields.com Australia
62 Vagrants of the World www.vagrantsoftheworld.com Australia
63 Lifestyle Fifty www.lifestylefifty.com Australia
64 A Hole in My Shoe www.aholeinmyshoe.com Australia
65 About Australia www.aboutaustralia.com/blog/ Australia
66 Food and Travel www.foodandtravel.com.au Australia
67 Holy Smithereens www.holysmithereens.com Australia
68 Mr and Mrs Romance www.mrandmrsromance.com Australia
69 The Grey Nomads www.thegreynomads.com.au Australia
70 Venga, Vale, Vamos www.vengavalevamos.com Australia
71 50 Shades of Age www.50shadesofage.com Australia
72 Bushwalking Blog www.bushwalkingblog.com.au Australia
73 Holidays to Europe www.holidaystoeurope.com.au Australia
74 The Road to Anywhere www.theroadtoanywhere.com Australia
75 The Trusted Traveller www.thetrustedtraveller.com Australia
76 Tiki Touring Kiwi www.tikitouringkiwi.com New Zealand
77 A Globe Well Travelled www.aglobewelltravelled.com Australia
78 Blogger At Large Travel www.bloggeratlarge.com New Zealand
79 Compass and Fork www.compassandfork.com Australia
80 Department of Wandering www.departmentofwandering.com Australia
81 Ecotraveller www.ecotravellerguide.com Australia
82 Straight on Detour www.straightondetour.com Australia
83 Sydney Moving Guide www.sydneymovingguide.com Australia
84 The Travelling Light www.thetravellinglight.com Australia
85 Aussie Flashpacker www.theaussieflashpacker.com Australia
86 Chantae Was Here www.chantae.com Australia
87 Drink Tea & Travel www.drinkteatravel.com Australia
88 Food Wine Travel www.foodwinetravel.blog Australia
89 Little Grey Box www.littlegreybox.net Australia
90 Our 3 Kids vs The World www.our3kidsvtheworld.com Australia
91 Polka Dot Passport www.polkadotpassport.com Australia
92 rtw Travel Guide www.rtw-travel-guide.com New Zealand
93 She Goes www.shegoes.com.au Australia
94 Tot: Hot or Not www.tothotornot.com Australia
95 To Travel Too www.totraveltoo.com Australia
96 Travel and Beyond www.travelandbeyond.org Australia
97 Travel Boating Lifestyle www.travelboatinglifestyle.com Australia
98 Man vs World www.manversusworld.com New Zealand
99 The Traveller’s Guide by #ljojlo www.hashtagljojlo.com Australia
100 Nomad’er How Far www.nomaderhowfar.com Australia
101 The Fit Traveller www.thefittraveller.com Australia
102 The Wandering Lens www.thewanderinglens.com Australia
103 They Get Around www.theygetaround.com Australia
104 Travelling Type www.travellingtype.com Australia
105 Travelnuity www.travelnuity.com Australia

Top 106th – 177th Ranked Australian and New Zealand Travel Blogs

The blogs ranked between the 106th and 177th positions each have Domain Authorities between 29 and 20, and these are mostly well established travel blogs who have usually been operating for multiple years and have built a good framework of links and a large body of content.  The blogs are a mixture of full time and part time travel bloggers, some running businesses and others running their blogs as hobbies.

106 Beer and Croissants www.beerandcroissants.com Australia
107 Little Nomads www.littlenomads.com Australia
108 Live. Travel. Blog. www.live-travel-blog.com Australia
109 Melissa Findley www.melissa-findley.com Australia
110 Migrating Miss www.migratingmiss.com New Zealand
111 Sydney Expert www.sydneyexpert.com Australia
112 Travelling Apples www.travellingapples.com Australia
113 Who Needs Maps www.whoneedsmaps.com Australia
114 A Glass Half Full www.aglasshalf-full.com Australia
115 Bare Kiwi www.barekiwi.com New Zealand
116 Dive PlanIt www.diveplanit.com Australia
117 Escape With Kids www.escapewithkids.com Australia
118 Frugal Frolicker www.frugalfrolicker.com Australia
119 Go Camping Australia www.gocampingaustralia.com Australia
120 Happiness and Things www.happinessandthings.com Australia
121 Little Aussie Travellers www.littleaussietravellers.com.au Australia
122 Roaming Required www.roamingrequired.com Australia
123 The Global Goddess www.theglobalgoddess.com Australia
124 The World On My Necklace www.theworldonmynecklace.com New Zealand
125 This Island Life www.thisislandlife.com Australia
126 Travel Ling www.travel-ling.com Australia
127 Travel Outback Australia www.traveloutbackaustralia.com Australia
128 Wanderlust Storytellers www.wanderluststorytellers.com.au Australia
129 Exploring Kiwis www.exploringkiwis.com New Zealand
130 Lots a Fresh Air www.lotsafreshair.com Australia
131 Mum Pack Travel www.mumpacktravel.com.au Australia
132 Traveling Honeybird www.travelinghoneybird.com Australia
133 West Australian Explorer www.westaustralianexplorer.com Australia
134 Alluxia www.alluxia.com Australia
135 Bubs on the Move www.bubsonthemove.com Australia
136 Feet on Foreign Lands www.feetonforeignlands.com Australia
137 Lets Go Mum Reviews www.letsgomumreviews.com.au Australia
138 Redz Australia www.redzaustralia.com Australia
139 Sofia na Australia www.sofianaaustralia.com Australia
140 4WDing Australia www.4wdingaustralia.com Australia
141 Adventure Mumma www.adventuremumma.com Australia
142 An Ocean Away www.anoceanaway.net New Zealand
143 Four Around The World www.fouraroundtheworld.com Australia
144 Hiking Fiasco www.hikingfiasco.com Australia
145 Sarah Sees the World www.sarahseestheworld.com New Zealand
146 The Urban Mum www.theurbanmum.com.au Australia
147 Travel Live Learn www.travellivelearn.com Australia
148 World Travel Tribe www.worldtraveltribe.com Australia
149 Distant Francophile www.distantfrancophile.com Australia
150 La Vida Global www.lavidaglobal.com Australia
151 This Wkndr www.thiswkndr.com Australia
152 Mr and Mrs Amos www.mrandmrsamos.com Australia
153 Sophee Smiles www.sopheesmiles.com Australia
154 Taking to the Open Road www.takingtotheopenroad.com Australia
155 The World As Bec Sees It www.theworldasbecseesit.com Australia
156 Together We Roam www.togetherweroam.com.au Australia
157 The Travelling Tom www.thetravellingtom.com Australia
158 A French Collection www.afrenchcollection.com Australia
159 A Modern Wayfarer www.amodernwayfarer.com Australia
160 Aerohaveno www.aerohaveno.com Australia
161 All Around Oz www.allaroundoz.com.au Australia
162 Between Roots and Wings www.betweenrootswings.com Australia
163 Expedition Australia www.expeditionaustralia.com.au Australia
164 Gee You’re Brave www.geeyourebrave.com Australia
165 Birdgehls www.birdgehls.com Australia
166 Blonde Ambition www.blondeambition.com.au Australia
167 Good To Go www.tianatempleman.com Australia
168 Hummingbird Away www.hummingbirdaway.com Australia
169 Many Many Adventures www.manymanyadventures.com Australia
170 Roaming Downunder www.roamingdownunder.com Australia
171 Fair Dinkum Traveller www.fairdinkumtraveller.com Australia
172 Genuine Journeys www.genuinejourneys.net Australia
173 Gypsea Lust Photo www.gypsealust.com Australia
174 It’s Worth a Shot www.itsworthashot.com Australia
175 Kev and Em Go Global www.kevandemgoglobal.com Australia
176 Briar’s Travel Beat www.briarstravelbeat.com.au Australia
177 Travels With Nina www.travelswithnina.com Australia

Top 178th – 212th Ranked Australian and New Zealand Travel Blogs

The blogs ranked between 178th and 212th positions each have Domain Authority between 19 and 1, and these are mostly the newer travel blogs who are in the process of building their blogs to an established level, along with some established blogs.

178 Luxury Backpacking www.luxurybackpacking.net Australia
179 SWLife www.swlife.com.au Australia
180 Where to Next www.where-to-next.com Australia
181 Travelgal Nicole www.nicolelabarge.com New Zealand
182 AWOL Family www.awolfamily.com Australia
183 The Frenchie Escapes www.thefrenchieescapes.com Australia
184 Travelling Frenchies www.travellingfrenchies.com Australia
185 Mildly Extreme www.mildlyextreme.com Australia
186 Run Towards Travel www.runtowardstravel.com Australia
187 Captured Travel www.capturedtravel.com Australia
188 Fluffy Towel www.fluffytowel.com Australia
189 Life In Transit www.lifeintransit.net Australia
190 Thatraveller www.thatraveller.com Australia
191 Aussie Weekend www.aussieweekend.com.au Australia
192 Born With A Suitcase www.bornwithasuitcase.com Australia
193 Global Surf Sounds www.globalsurfsounds.com Australia
194 Norris Around Australia www.norrisaroundaustralia.com Australia
195 Broken Limitz www.brokenlimitz.com New Zealand
196 Hoff to Explore www.hofftoexplore.com Australia
197 Love Your Travels www.loveyourtravels.co Australia
198 Mel MC www.melmcleod.com Australia
199 The Blonde Nomads www.theblondenomads.com.au Australia
200 Thrifty Family Travels www.thriftyfamilytravels.com Australia
201 AusTraveller www.austraveller.com.au Australia
202 Plate and Plane www.plateandplane.com Australia
203 loneXplorer www.lonexplorer.com.au Australia
204 Urban Sweat www.urbansweat.com.au Australia
205 Kidding Around Australia www.kiddingaroundaustralia.com Australia
206 Travel With Joanne www.travelwithjoanne.com Australia
207 The Hawaii Admirer www.thehawaiiadmirer.com.au Australia
208 Aussie Trip Advisor www.aussietripadvisor.com Australia
209 Our Little Wanderlust www.ourlittlewanderlust.com Australia
210 Traveller Kate www.travellerkate.com Australia
211 Wander Stories www.wanderstories.space Australia
212 Caughterlifecrisis.com www.caughterlifecrisis.com Australia

 

So there you have it, the ranked list of the top 212 Australian and New Zealand travel blogs.  I hope you have found some new blogs to follow!

I have also had quite a few additional travel bloggers reach out to me after publishing this post, so rather than make changes to the main lineup I am adding a separate section with their details below, and rolling their blogs into the other short lists below where they fit those categories.  Note that I am not planning to do any further updates to this list, so if you tell me about your blog from now on I will ensure that you are considered for the 2018 list.

Fash Packing www.sydneyfashionhunter.com Australia
JetSet Brunette www.jetsetbrunettexo.com Australia
Through An Aussies Eyes www.throughanaussieseyes.com Australia
You The World Wandering www.youtheworldwandering.com Australia
Wicked Walkabout www.wickedwalkabout.com Australia
Frequent Traveller www.frequenttraveller.com.au Australia
Never Ending Honeymoon www.neverendinghoneymoon.net Australia
No Impact Girl www.noimpactgirl.com Australia
Travel Tales www.traveltales.com.au Australia
Roam The Gnome www.roamthegnome.com Australia
The Meandering Wanderers www.meanderingwanderers.com Australia
The Window Seat www.thewindowseat.net Australia
Travel Bug Within www.travelbugwithin.com.au Australia
Travel with The Greens www.travelwiththegreens.com Australia
The Accidental Australian www.theaccidentalaustralian.com Australia
All Abroad www.allabroad.com.au Australia
Tray Tables Away www.traytablesaway.org Australia
The Roaming Fork www.theroamingfork.com Australia
Everywhere Bucket list www.everywherebucketlist.com Australia
Greeting the World www.greetingtheworld.com Australia
Lets Go Travel Australia www.letsgotravelaustralia.com Australia
Twoxtw www.twoxtw.com Australia
Wanderlust With My Kids www.wanderlustwithmykids.com Australia
Tips 4 Trips www.traveltips4trip.com Australia
Indefinite Leave www.indefiniteleave.com Australia

As a new section for this post I am also going to help you find the best travel blogs to get information on specific destinations and travel styles.

Best Travel Blogs for Sydney, Melbourne and Perth

As you can expect many of the Australian travel blogs also are the best source for Australian travel content – and this is mostly true – so rather than give you the list of the 181 travel blogs in this space, I will focus a bit further onto travel blogs which provide specific content about Sydney, Melbourne and Perth content.  To be included in these lists the travel blogs needed to contain a high quantity of recent content for the specific destination, not just ‘I had three articles from my occasional visit’ about this specific destination.

Best Travel Blogs if You Are Visiting Sydney

Girl Tweets World www.girltweetsworld.com
Boy Eats World www.boyeatsworld.com.au
The Kid Bucket List www.kidbucketlist.com.au
Bound Round www.boundround.com
Hello Sydney Kids www.hellosydneykids.com.au
Adventure, Baby! www.christineknight.me
The Travelling Lindfields www.thetravellinglindfields.com
The Trusted Traveller www.thetrustedtraveller.com
Sydney Moving Guide www.sydneymovingguide.com
Sydney Expert www.sydneyexpert.com
Escape With Kids www.escapewithkids.com
Frugal Frolicker www.frugalfrolicker.com
Happiness and Things www.happinessandthings.com
JetSet Brunette www.jetsetbrunettexo.com
Between Roots and Wings www.betweenrootswings.com
The Accidental Australian www.theaccidentalaustralian.com
Urban Sweat www.urbansweat.com.au
Travel With Joanne www.travelwithjoanne.com

Best Travel Blogs if You Are Visiting Melbourne

Bitten By The Travel Bug www.bittenbythetravelbug.com
Bound Round www.boundround.com
Have Wheelchair Will Travel www.havewheelchairwilltravel.net
Mee Too www.meetoo.com.au
Department of Wandering www.departmentofwandering.com
Tot: Hot or Not www.tothotornot.com
Bubs on the Move www.bubsonthemove.com
Feet on Foreign Lands www.feetonforeignlands.com
Aerohaveno www.aerohaveno.com
Birdgehls www.birdgehls.com
Travelling Frenchies www.travellingfrenchies.com
Wicked Walkabout www.wickedwalkabout.com

Best Travel Blogs if You Are Visiting Perth

Zigazag www.zigazag.com
Legging It www.leggingit.com.au
A Hole in My Shoe www.aholeinmyshoe.com
Chantae Was Here www.chantae.com
West Australian Explorer www.westaustralianexplorer.com
4WDing Australia www.4wdingaustralia.com
SWLife www.swlife.com.au

Best Travel Blogs if You Are Visiting New Zealand

Below are the travel blogs with the best content to help you plan a trip to New Zealand.

Young Adventuress www.youngadventuress.com
Flashpacker Family www.flashpackerfamily.com
Albom Adventures www.albomadventures.com
Backpacking Matt www.backpackingmatt.com
The Global Couple www.theglobalcouple.com
2 Aussie Travellers www.2aussietravellers.com
The Road to Anywhere www.theroadtoanywhere.com
Tiki Touring Kiwi www.tikitouringkiwi.com
Blogger At Large Travel www.bloggeratlarge.com
Polka Dot Passport www.polkadotpassport.com
Man vs World www.manversusworld.com
The Wandering Lens www.thewanderinglens.com
They Get Around www.theygetaround.com
Bare Kiwi www.barekiwi.com
Frugal Frolicker www.frugalfrolicker.com
Exploring Kiwis www.exploringkiwis.com
An Ocean Away www.anoceanaway.net
The Travelling Tom www.thetravellingtom.com
Roaming Downunder www.roamingdownunder.com
Fash Packing www.sydneyfashionhunter.com

Best Australian and New Zealand Family Travel Blogs

Family travel blogs are very popular, so below are the ones to look at to help you inspire and plan your family travels.

Y Travel Blog www.ytravelblog.com Australia
Travel With Bender www.travelwithbender.com Australia
Exploramum & Explorason www.exploramum.com Australia
Flashpacker Family www.flashpackerfamily.com New Zealand
Our Oyster www.ouroyster.com Australia
Where’s Sharon www.wheressharon.com Australia
Toddlers on Tour www.toddlersontour.com.au Australia
Wyld Family Travel www.wyldfamilytravel.com Australia
Boy Eats World www.boyeatsworld.com.au Australia
The Kid Bucket List www.kidbucketlist.com.au Australia
Bound Round www.boundround.com Australia
Have Wheelchair Will Travel www.havewheelchairwilltravel.net Australia
Hello Sydney Kids www.hellosydneykids.com.au Australia
Adventure, Baby! www.christineknight.me Australia
Mee Too www.meetoo.com.au Australia
Our 3 Kids vs The World www.our3kidsvtheworld.com Australia
Tot: Hot or Not www.tothotornot.com Australia
Little Nomads www.littlenomads.com Australia
Travelling Apples www.travellingapples.com Australia
Escape With Kids www.escapewithkids.com Australia
Little Aussie Travellers www.littleaussietravellers.com.au Australia
Wanderlust Storytellers www.wanderluststorytellers.com.au Australia
Mum Pack Travel www.mumpacktravel.com.au Australia
Bubs on the Move www.bubsonthemove.com Australia
Lets Go Mum Reviews www.letsgomumreviews.com.au Australia
Adventure Mumma www.adventuremumma.com Australia
Four Around The World www.fouraroundtheworld.com Australia
The Urban Mum www.theurbanmum.com.au Australia
Together We Roam www.togetherweroam.com.au Australia
Between Roots and Wings www.betweenrootswings.com Australia
Gee You’re Brave www.geeyourebrave.com Australia
SWLife www.swlife.com.au Australia
Where to Next www.where-to-next.com Australia
AWOL Family www.awolfamily.com Australia
Travelling Frenchies www.travellingfrenchies.com Australia
Wicked Walkabout www.wickedwalkabout.com Australia
Travel Tales www.traveltales.com.au Australia
Born With A Suitcase www.bornwithasuitcase.com Australia
Roam The Gnome www.roamthegnome.com Australia
The Window Seat www.thewindowseat.net Australia
Travel with The Greens www.travelwiththegreens.com Australia
The Blonde Nomads www.theblondenomads.com.au Australia
Thrifty Family Travels www.thriftyfamilytravels.com Australia
Kidding Around Australia www.kiddingaroundaustralia.com Australia
Our Little Wanderlust www.ourlittlewanderlust.com Australia
Wanderlust With My Kids www.wanderlustwithmykids.com Australia

Best Australia and New Zealand 4WD, Motorcycle, RV, Caravan and Campervan Travel Blogs

If you want find travel blogs to feed your 4WD, motorcycle, RV, caravan and campervan obsession, here are the ones to follow!

Dare2Go www.dare2go.com Australia
Budget Travel Talk www.budgettraveltalk.com Australia
Legging It www.leggingit.com.au Australia
The Grey Nomads www.thegreynomads.com.au Australia
Little Aussie Travellers www.littleaussietravellers.com.au Australia
Travel Outback Australia www.traveloutbackaustralia.com Australia
Redz Australia www.redzaustralia.com Australia
4WDing Australia www.4wdingaustralia.com Australia
All Around Oz www.allaroundoz.com.au Australia
Expedition Australia www.expeditionaustralia.com.au Australia
Kev and Em Go Global www.kevandemgoglobal.com Australia
Love Your Travels www.loveyourtravels.co Australia
The Blonde Nomads www.theblondenomads.com.au Australia
Wicked Walkabout www.wickedwalkabout.com Australia
Greeting the World www.greetingtheworld.com Australia
Lets Go Travel Australia www.letsgotravelaustralia.com Australia
Twoxtw www.twoxtw.com Australia
Indefinite Leave www.indefiniteleave.com Australia

Best Australia and New Zealand Adventure Travel Blogs

I have defined Australian and New Zealand adventure travel blogs as ones which regularly post adventurous content – which includes mountaineering, scuba diving, rock climbing, hiking, bushwalking, tramping, overland journeys to off the beaten tourist track countries, and any other adventurous activity.

Yomadic www.yomadic.com Australia
Backpacker Banter www.backpackerbanter.com Australia
Aussie On the Road www.aussieontheroad.com Australia
Nomadasaurus www.nomadasaurus.com Australia
Four Jandals www.fourjandals.com New Zealand
Big World Small Pockets www.bigworldsmallpockets.com Australia
Dare2Go www.dare2go.com Australia
Make Time To See the World www.maketimetoseetheworld.com Australia
Backpacking Matt www.backpackingmatt.com New Zealand
Jon is Travelling www.jonistravelling.com New Zealand
Legging It www.leggingit.com.au Australia
Holy Smithereens www.holysmithereens.com Australia
Bushwalking Blog www.bushwalkingblog.com.au Australia
The Road to Anywhere www.theroadtoanywhere.com Australia
Aussie Flashpacker www.theaussieflashpacker.com Australia
Chantae Was Here www.chantae.com Australia
Drink Tea & Travel www.drinkteatravel.com Australia
Travel Boating Lifestyle www.travelboatinglifestyle.com Australia
Bare Kiwi www.barekiwi.com New Zealand
Dive PlanIt www.diveplanit.com Australia
Lots a Fresh Air www.lotsafreshair.com Australia
An Ocean Away www.anoceanaway.net New Zealand
Hiking Fiasco www.hikingfiasco.com Australia
Mildly Extreme www.mildlyextreme.com Australia
Global Surf Sounds www.globalsurfsounds.com Australia
Norris Around Australia www.norrisaroundaustralia.com Australia
Broken Limitz www.brokenlimitz.com New Zealand
Urban Sweat www.urbansweat.com.au Australia
Kidding Around Australia www.kiddingaroundaustralia.com Australia
The Meandering Wanderers www.meanderingwanderers.com Australia
Greeting the World www.greetingtheworld.com Australia
Twoxtw www.twoxtw.com Australia

Best Australian and New Zealand Travel Blog Drone Operators

A new area which many international travel bloggers have been offering services is through the use of drones to further be able to highlight destinations through aeriel videography.  As a result as I assessed each travel blog  I kept note of which travel bloggers were offering drone services.  You may surprised to realise that I was only able to identify four Australian and New Zealand travel blogs which offer these services – so definitely some potential for bloggers to consider whether to add these services to their portfolio.  (If I missed you please let me know in the comments and I will add your blog to this list).

Little Grey Box www.littlegreybox.net Australia
They Get Around www.theygetaround.com Australia
All Around Oz www.allaroundoz.com.au Australia
Broken Limitz www.brokenlimitz.com New Zealand

 

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New Travel Blogger Welcome

For those of you who are new travel bloggers, welcome to the Australian and New Zealand travel blogging community!  You may not yet be aware that the best place I have found to get to know our tribe, both ‘Down Under’ and in the international travel blogging industry is through Facebook groups.

First set up your Facebook profile so that your travel blog is listed as a website against your profile.  Note that if you do not do this you are unlikely to be added to any group, as the group moderators (who are time poor) get a lot of spam joining requests and you need to make it easy for them to check if you are a legit travel blogger. Otherwise they will ignore your application.

Once you have set up your profile you are then ready to apply to join some groups.  Search for the following groups as a great place to start, and there are many more to help beginner, intermediate and advanced bloggers get started.

  • We Travel We Blog
  • Aussie Bloggers
  • Part-Time Traveler Talk

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I hope you find these lists of value and I have certainly enjoyed finding new travel blogs to follow.

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103 thoughts on “Top Australian and New Zealand Travel Blogs for 2017”

  1. Great round up as usual Anne. So many fantastic and inspirational blogs. I love how you have also included some specialist listings for specific niches. Thrilled to still be in the top 50 despite back links not being my strong suit…..

  2. Thanks Anne for compiling this awesome list – it’s going to be my go to travel blog list for 2017! (Thanks too for including Travel Boating Lifestyle)

  3. Impressive round up Anne which must take you ages to compile. Thank You! Loved that there are so many I know, and so many I don’t know – can’t wait to read and befriend many 🙂 Hugely Amped to make the list with both my blogs this year, and to be #1 Travel Blog for people visiting Perth.

    • Jo, thank you, it was a big job and I am very pleased to now be finished. Congratulations on both of your blogs being included this year and you definitely deliver great information about Perth for both locals and visitors!

  4. Hi Anne, great list- lovely to see some new names on there. What a huge undertaking with so many great travel bloggers! We’d love you to look at our blog next year for possible inclusion – Allabroad.com.au. Cheers Di and Ade

  5. Wow what a great list with many blogs I know and some I will now follow. I would love to be considered for the next year. Travelwiththegreens.Com

  6. Hi Anne,

    Thank you for including us 😀 We also offer drone / aerial photography services and would love to be added to that section 🙂 We previously done some drone work for hotels as an add on service.

  7. Great list, i’ll look forward to checking some I haven’t come across before. We also have a travel blog and have for many years. letsgotravelaustralia.com keep up the great work.

  8. So great to see so many familiar faces here! My little blog has had lots of hiccups to get going but hopefully by next time, it will be a useful resource for family travellers around the world too. It’s www .roamthegnome.com. Our gnome is having a ball too!

  9. Hello I’m fairly confident my travel blog Travel Bug Within.com.au is one that falls into your guidelines.

    I thought i may have emailed you my web details but maybe not . I was travelling overseas.

    I have plans to activate my blog and social media more actively on 2017.

    Love to maybe considered for next year.
    I will read the reviewed ones with interest.
    Thanks.

    Jennifer

  10. That’s a huge list Anne, well done putting it together. My blog missed the list even though it was on the initial draft… was I meant to confirm? Perhaps I missed something somewhere.
    It’s great to see Aus and NZ are so well represented in the world of blogging!

  11. Thanks ever so much for including us in your list – and to be WAY UP there in 2 categories 🙂
    I’m a little shocked and very honoured.
    There is a lot of work blogging, and often as a blogger, it feels like you are lost in the many.
    So this is extremely encouraging and rewarding for years of time, effort and hard work.
    Congratulations to all who made the list.
    Thanks again 🙂 Exploramum and Explorason

    • Thanks Ruth, travel blogging is a lot of work and within a very competitive international environment, so I am pleased that this list helps to highlight our great and new Australian and NZ travel blogger – I certainly get many many clickthroughs to all of your blogs and have been told that many people get a lot of business approaches as a result of being on this list which is fabulous!

  12. WoW!! Blown away to find myself a on this list and first time I’ve seen it too!!! Fantastic 😀 And so cool to see so many other bloggers & people that I know on there as well!! What a great resource & what a great effort putting it together. I’ll definitely SHARE the badge. Well done!!!

  13. I always look forward to this list coming out – not just because I’m on it, but because it’s a chance to get to discover some awesome new blogs and bloggers! Thanx again for all the work you’ve put into this, Anne!

  14. Hi
    We’re are a retired couple from Oz travelling the world without catching a plane. Well at least trying, unless Mother Nature stops us. We are coming up to 12 months on the road and would love it if you could check us out out. Thanks Di
    The Meandering Wanderers

  15. We are husband and wife Australian motobike travellers ,we have visited over 65 countries in the past three years. Including Asia, Europe, Scandinavia,Russia etc. Now in the Americas. Would love if you could check us out and include us in this list. Thanks

  16. Thanks for all your work on this Anne! I have already found a ton of great posts on Perth and WA which is our next adventure (in March) The NZ catagory will be really useful later in the year when I start planning on month in New Zealand in November. Glad to have made your list for Sydney 🙂

  17. Wow, what a long list! Thanks for the inclusion of our blog… 😉

    One question: you have top blogs for the major centres like Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth. Why not for Brisbane or at least S.E.Queensland (Sunshine Coast down to Gold Coast)? That’s one of the major destinations in Australia and extensively covered by a number of outstanding bloggers.

    • Juergen, thanks for your comment. I was wondering if anyone would ask me that question – you are correct that there are many great bloggers in the QLD area, but the sad news is that only about 20 people per month search for ‘gold coast travel blogs’ and even less for Brisbane and Queensland. As a result I did not set up a specific category for these destinations.

  18. Hi Anne. Appreciate the effort you put in for the list. Would love to be considered next time as an Australian based here and blogging about regional travel/food.
    theroamingfork.com
    Thanks

    • Sally – you definitely did well – it was quite competitive with the additional blogs that were included in the list compared to the previous version. Thanks as well for letting me know about your new blog – I will add it to my list for assessment.

  19. Thank you for the round up and inclusion (it’s particularly nice to see where you rank and have something to aim for). I’ve been looking for more Aussie blogs to read and this list will be of great assistance!

  20. Great list!! I’m so glad I’ve found this web page and be able to read more from my fellow Aussies! I’m also an Aussie Blogger (just requested to join Aussie Bloggers Facebook group) which is again – something I didn’t know about before.

    I hope eventually my domain authority is high enough to make it into the ranks here!

  21. Thank you so much for the inclusion! I was so surprised when I found your list last year – and then to discover I was included on it! I’ve really been working to boost my travel content in the past year, so I appreciate to extra motivation and support.

  22. What a great and useful list! I have recently started a family travel blog – Little Luxe Traveller – and I would love to be included in your list in the future. Thanks 🙂

  23. Hi Anne,
    Thank you for this comprehensive list!
    I always look for great blogs to follow and to get inspired 🙂
    It looks like you’ve done a massive research, well done! Lot’s of great blogs in the list!

    I run an Australian-based travel and lifestyle blog, where I post about traveling around Australia and the world.
    I would be so grateful if you have a quick look and perhaps let me know what do you think.

    I put a lot of effort in the blog and always happy to get any feedback.
    Thank you!
    Inna
    http://innagram.com

  24. Great review post. Will definitely subscribe to receive future posts.

    Would it be possible to be included in your next review cycle? Our web site address is http://www.MinimalistJourneys.com. I was born in New Zealand, married an Australian / German, and have just finished living in Sydney for the past 9 years. We quit our jobs, sold our house and all our belongings and now travel the world full time. Our site is active and is improving in quality day by day.

    I hope we fit the criteria for your next review.

    Cheers, Paul

  25. Thanks Anne, yay made it on your list! This would have taken quite some time to collate. Thank you for your efforts. I haven’t been doing much about DA, until last month! So watch this space. Going to try crack that hundred 😉

    xo

    Rene

  26. Awesome list — have found plenty of new travel blogs to follow! It’s great to follow and support more bloggers from my beautiful home country.

    Would love for Travel Textbook to be considered for next year’s round up!

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