Top Australian and New Zealand Travel Blogs for 2016

Top Australian and New Zealand Travel Blogs for 2016

Welcome to the 2016 edition of the ranked list of the top Australian and New Zealand travel blogs.  For the first version of this list I have assessed and ranked 138 travel blogs, and I expect to add more blogs to this list following publication so that it is comprehensive.  The new post of Top Australian and New Zealand Travel Bloggers for 2017 has now been published so click through to see the latest information!

I posted my previous list in 2013 and it was very well received – and 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.

How Many Australian and New Zealand Travel Blogs Are There?

In my previous list I assessed 103 blogs – this time around I have assessed 138 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.  I plan to update this article to include the additional blogs where they meet the assessment requirements.

Travel Blog Assessment Criteria

I have amended my blog assessment and ranking approach to include 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…  🙂
  2. The blog must be active, with travel related articles published in the past three months (and yes, I checked every site :)).
  3. The blog must have a substantial amount of travel articles – at least 50% of the content 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).

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 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.  Also, Domain Authority levels oscillate with each update on Moz which occur every couple of months.  In my personal experience having tracked my blog Domain Authority monthly for several years now, while my current level is at 30, it has oscillated between 30 and 35 over 2015, and other blogs have a similar experience.

Please note that a couple of sites have rebranded during 2015 and I have tagged those with a note as the Domain Authority for their new domain names will take additional time to rise back to their true level.

Top 24 Ranked Australian and New Zealand Travel Blogs

The top 24 ranked travel blogs have Domain Authority between 53 and 36, and each of these blogs is competitive in the global travel blogging industry and most are operated as substantial blogging businesses.

Rank Site Name Website Address Blogging Niche
1 Y Travel Blog www.ytravelblog.com Long Term Family Travel
2 Indie Travel Podcast www.indietravelpodcast.com Travel
3 World of Wanderlust www.worldofwanderlust.com Long Term Travel
4 Mapping Megan www.mappingmegan.com Travel
5 Nomadic Notes www.nomadicnotes.com Long Term Travel
6 Young Adventuress www.youngadventuress.com Expat Travel
7 Suitcase Stories www.suitcasestories.com Long Term Travel
8 Time Travel Turtle www.timetravelturtle.com Long Term Travel
9 Travel With Bender www.travelwithbender.com Long Term Family Travel
10 Get In The Hot Spot www.getinthehotspot.com Travel
11 Bitten By The Travel Bug www.bittenbythetravelbug.com Travel
12 The Travel Tart www.thetraveltart.com Humourous Travel
13 grantourismo www.grantourismotravels.com Food & Travel
14 Her Packing List www.herpackinglist.com Travel & Travel Equipment
15 Our Oyster www.ouroyster.com Long Term Family Travel
16 What’s Dave Doing www.whatsdavedoing.com Long Term Travel
17 Where’s Sharon www.wheressharon.com Long Term Family Travel
18 A Taste of Travel www.atasteoftravelblog.com Travel
19 Aussie On the Road www.aussieontheroad.com Travel
20 Contented Traveller www.contentedtraveller.com Travel
21 Flashpacker Family www.flashpackerfamily.com Family Travel
22 Our Naked Australia www.ournakedaustralia.com.au 4WD Australian Expedition Travel
23 Travel Past 50 www.travelpast50.com Long Term 50+ Travel
24 Zigazag www.zigazag.com Western Australian Travel

Top 25th – 78th Ranked Australian and New Zealand Travel Blogs

The blogs ranked between 25th – 78th positions each have Domain Authorities between 35 and 25, 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.

Rank Site Name Website Address Blogging Niche
25 Four Jandals www.fourjandals.com Travel
26 Holidays to Europe www.holidaystoeurope.com.au Europe Travel
27 Albom Adventures www.albomadventures.com Travel
28 Journey Jottings www.journeyjottings.com Travel Memories
29 Backpacking Matt www.backpackingmatt.com Travel
30 Girl Tweets World www.girltweetsworld.com Travel
31 Have Wheelchair Will Travel www.havewheelchairwilltravel.net Travel & Disability Parenting
32 Passing Thru www.passingthru.com Travel
33 Rocky Travel www.rockytravel.net Australian Travel
34 Boy Eats World www.boyeatsworld.com.au Family Travel & Food
35 Not A Ballerina www.notaballerina.com Travel
36 Travelling King www.travellingking.com Travel
37 A Hole in My Shoe www.aholeinmyshoe.com Travel
38 Budget Travel Talk www.budgettraveltalk.com Budget Travel
39 The Road to Anywhere www.theroadtoanywhere.com Long Term Travel
40 World Travel Family www.worldtravelfamily.com Long Term Family Travel
41 Adventure, Baby! www.christineknight.me Travel & Parenting
42 Bushwalking Blog www.bushwalkingblog.com.au Australian Hiking
43 Jon is Travelling www.jonistravelling.com Travel
44 Little Grey Box www.littlegreybox.net Travel Photography
45 Mee Too www.meetoo.com.au Melbourne Family Travel
46 Mr and Mrs Romance www.mrandmrsromance.com Food & Travel
47 Pretraveller www.pretraveller.com Travel
48 Toddlers on Tour www.toddlersontour.com.au Family Travel
49 Exploramum & Explorason www.exploramum.com Travel
50 Bren on the Road www.brenontheroad.com Travel
51 FrugalFirstClassTravel www.frugalfirstclasstravel.com Travel
52 The Global Couple www.theglobalcouple.com Travel
53 The Grey Nomads www.thegreynomads.com.au Australian Travel
54 The Kid Bucket List www.kidbucketlist.com.au Family Travel
55 2 Aussie Travellers www.2aussietravellers.com Food & Travel
56 The Trusted Travellers www.thetrustedtraveller.com Long Term Australian Travel
57 This Island Life www.thisislandlife.com Travel & Fashion Photography
58 Venga, Vale, Vamos www.vengavalevamos.com Expat Travel
59 Holy Smithereens www.holysmithereens.com Luxury Travel
60 Little Nomads www.littlenomads.com Family Travel
61 Melissa Findley www.melissa-findley.com Travel Photography
62 50 Shades of Age www.50shadesofage.com Travel & Lifestyle
63 A Globe Well Travelled www.aglobewelltravelled.com Expat Travel
64 Adventures All Around www.adventuresallaround.com Travel
65 Big World Small Pockets www.bigworldsmallpockets.com Long Term Australian Travel
66 Ecotraveller www.ecotravellerguide.com Eco Travel
67 Flying The Nest www.flyingthenest.tv Long Term Travel
68 rtw Travel Guide www.rtw-travel-guide.com Long Term Travel
69 Travel and Beyond www.travelandbeyond.org Travel
70 Vagrants of the World www.vagrantsoftheworld.com Long Term Travel
71 VegemiteVix www.vegemitevix.com Travel & Lifestyle
72 A Glass Half Full www.aglasshalf-full.com Travel
73 Bubs on the Move www.bubsonthemove.com Family Travel
74 Drink Tea & Travel www.drinkteatravel.com Travel
75 Live. Travel. Blog. www.live-travel-blog.com Travel
76 Redz Australia www.redzaustralia.com Australian Travel

*Recently rebranded

77 Sydney Moving Guide www.sydneymovingguide.com Expat Sydney Travel
78 The Travelling Lindfields www.thetravellinglindfields.com Travel

Top 79th – 119th Ranked Australian and New Zealand Travel Blogs

The blogs ranked between the 79th and 119th positions each have Domain Authorities between 24 and 19, 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.

Rank Site Name Website Address Blogging Niche
79 A Pair of Boots and a Backpack www.bootsandabackpack.com Travel
80 Hiking Fiasco www.hikingfiasco.com Australian Hiking
81 Legging It www.leggingit.com.au Motorcycle Global Expedition Travel
82 Lots a Fresh Air www.lotsafreshair.com Australian Hiking
83 North and South Nomads www.northandsouthnomads.com Travel
84 Taking to the Open Road www.takingtotheopenroad.com Travel
85 The Wandering Lens www.thewanderinglens.com Long Term Travel Photography
86 Travelling Type www.travellingtype.com Travel
87 A Modern Wayfarer www.amodernwayfarer.com Travel
88 Aerohaveno www.aerohaveno.com Travel
89 Chantae Was Here www.chantae.com Travel
90 Feet on Foreign Lands www.feetonforeignlands.com Travel
91 Little Aussie Travellers www.littleaussietravellers.com.au 4WD Australian Family Expedition Travel
92 Mr and Mrs Amos www.mrandmrsamos.com Luxury Travel
93 Roaming Downunder www.roamingdownunder.com Australian Travel
94 Straight on Detour www.straightondetour.com Long Term Travel
95 Sydney Expert www.sydneyexpert.com Sydney Travel
96 The Travelling Light www.thetravellinglight.com Travel
97 The Urban Mum www.theurbanmum.com.au Luxury Family Travel
98 Travelling Apples www.travellingapples.com Long Term Family Travel
99 Wild Western Australia www.westernaustralia-travellersguide.com Western Australian Travel
100 Dive PlanIt www.diveplanit.com Travel & Scuba Diving
101 Frugal Frolicker www.frugalfrolicker.com Long Term Travel
102 Happiness and Things www.happinessandthings.com Travel
103 Mister Weekender www.misterweekender.com Travel Writing
104 Nomad’er How Far www.nomaderhowfar.com Travel & Lifestyle
105 Polka Dot Passport www.polkadotpassport.com Long Term Travel
106 Sofia na Australia www.sofianaaustralia.com Expat Travel
107 Sophee Smiles www.sopheesmiles.com 4WD Expedition Travel
108 Travel Live Learn www.travellivelearn.com Travel & Lifestyle
109 Travel Outback Australia www.traveloutbackaustralia.com Outback Australia Travel
110 Who Needs Maps www.whoneedsmaps.com Travel
111 4WDing Australia www.4wdingaustralia.com 4WD Travel
112 Blonde Ambition www.blondeambition.com.au Travel & Lifestyle
113 Escape With Kids www.escapewithkids.com Family Travel
114 Go Camping Australia www.gocampingaustralia.com Travel & Camping Equipment
115 Our 3 Kids vs The World www.our3kidsvtheworld.com Family Travel
116 Roaming Required www.roamingrequired.com Travel
117 Travel Ling www.travel-ling.com Travel
118 Hello Sydney Kids www.hellosydneykids.com.au Sydney Family Travel

*Recently rebranded

119 World Travel Tribe www.worldtraveltribe.com Travel

Top 120th – 138th Ranked Australian and New Zealand Travel Blogs

The blogs ranked between 120th and 138th positions each have Domain Authority between 18 and 5, 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.

Rank Site Name Website Address Blogging Niche
120 The Wanderlust Scout www.thewanderlustscout.com Expat Travel
121 This Is Our Australia www.thisisouraustralia.com Long Term Australian Family Travel
122 Wanderlust Storytellers www.wanderluststorytellers.com.au Family Travel
123 Genuine Journeys www.genuinejourneys.net Travel
124 It’s Worth a Shot www.itsworthashot.com Travel Photography
125 Many Many Adventures www.manymanyadventures.com Travel
126 Never Ending Honeymoon www.neverendinghoneymoon.net Long Term Travel
127 Norris Around Australia www.norrisaroundaustralia.com Long Term Australian Travel & Lifestyle
128 Stylish Travels www.stylishtravels.com Travel & Travel Equipment
129 The World As Bec Sees It www.theworldasbecseesit.com Travel
130 Go Chase The Sun www.gochasethesun.com Travel
131 Mel MC www.melmcleod.com Travel
132 Travelling Frenchies www.travellingfrenchies.com Expat Family Travel
133 Kev and Em Go Global www.kevandemgoglobal.com 4WD Expedition Travel
134 EuroTash www.eurotash.com Travel
135 The Brunette Travels www.thebrunettetravels.com Travel
136 Travels With Nina www.travelswithnina.com Travel Writing
137 AWOL Family www.awolfamily.com Travel
138 The Blonde Nomads www.theblondenomads.com.au Long Term Australian Family Travel

So there you have it, the ranked list of the top 138 Australian and New Zealand travel blogs.  I hope you have found some new blogs to follow!

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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If you think you have been missed please add the details of your blog in the comments below.  Also, if you would like me to put some different info in the ‘Blog Niche’ column please let me know.  I hope you find this list of value and I have certainly enjoyed finding new travel blogs to follow.

Top Australian and New Zealand Travel Blogs for 2016

164 Comments

  • Frenchie says:

    What a list of bloggers! some am familiar with but there are now new ones to be discovered! Travelling Frenchies has made it on a list (happy dance). Now to move up that list in 2016!! Thanks for including us!

  • budget jan says:

    Hi Anne, Thanks for compiling this list (and doing all of the hard work). I am thrilled to be at No. 38. It is interesting to see who is where on the list. Jan

  • mark says:

    hi think you have missed us at http://www.wyldfamilytravel.com we are Australian based blogging about family travel
    cheers
    Mark

    • Thanks Mark. I have added you to my spreadsheet and I will be doing a bulk update of this article in the next couple of weeks to include anyone I have missed who meets the assessment criteria.

  • Vicki says:

    Hi Anne, I think I may have been missed 🙁 – I am pretty new though so it’s not unexpected. I’m over at http://www.maketimetoseetheworld.com – Originally from the UK, I traveled non-stop for four years before settling in Melbourne, Australia 3 years ago. I now blog about my past adventures as I plan for the next and hope to be able to make it onto your next list 🙂
    Thank you and Happy Travels 🙂

  • Thanks so much for including us! What a great list of Aussie travel blogs.

  • Holly says:

    What a great list! Looking forward to discovering some new blogs to read 🙂 We are Aussie travel bloggers too at http://fouraroundtheworld.com

  • Hi Anne

    Thanks so much for including me on your list. I’m thrilled to be in such great company!

  • Red Nomad OZ says:

    Hi Anne! What a lot of work – and thanx for producing this great resource!! So glad I made your list this year – looking forward to building my blog even more to improve my score. I’ll be producing a new list of Australian Travel Blogs (ie blogs with a high proportion of Australian travel content) soon for those who are specifically looking for Aussie travel inspiration!

  • Kathy Marris says:

    Thanks Anne. I’m stoked to be rated at #62. Blogging is such a hard slog and it is heartening to know that I’m not just blogging to deaf ears!

    • Kathy, thank you for your comment and congratulations on being included. We are listening! But blogging is very challenging and takes a lot of time to build up your momentum, especially if you are doing it part time.

  • Fairlie says:

    So thrilled to be on this year’s list! I started my blog on a New Years resolution whim two years ago and have enjoyed the process of creating content that is useful to other travellers. Thanks for compiling this great list!

  • Jo says:

    Thanks Anne! You do such a great job compiling this list. A lot of hard work. I am stoked that ZigaZag is at #24. I think getting onto a list gives us renewed Fizz to keep going. Blogging is hard work, often relentless and sometimes you do wonder if anyone is listening which makes recognition all the more exciting. I’d like to say, Well done to everyone, regardless of what number you came in at. The Travel Blogging community is awesome and over the 6 years I’ve been writing ZigaZag I’ve met and made some great blogging friends. Keep on inspiring Y’All!

  • Natasha Amar says:

    This list just proves that some of the world’s most talented bloggers are based in or have some kind of deep connection to Australia and NZ- I’m an ardent fan of so many bloggers on this list.

  • Wow! Anne 😀
    This is a true labour of love!
    Such a lot of work, but what an amazing endeavour ~
    Thrilled that I made the list, and fabulous to see so many Ozzie-NZ bloggers who are out there adding to the mix.
    All the best for the New year 🙂

  • Cristin says:

    What an amazing list and huge amount of work this represents! I’d love to have you take a look at my blog, Between Roots and Wings, an American in Australia expat blog, as I believe it may meet your criteria (http://betweenrootswings.com). Thanks, and looking forward to getting to know some of these blogs I haven’t seen, yet.

    • Cristin, thank you for letting me know about your blog – I have added it to my spreadsheet for review and I will be adding a bunch of other blogs into this article in the next week or so.

  • Nate says:

    Hi Anne, would love to be on a future list. My DA is currently 36, I’m Australian and currently blogging about a long-term journey. 100% travel related blog: http://www.yomadic.com

  • Steve says:

    Hi Anne, great list – would you mind adding our site to your next update?
    http://www.expeditionaustralia.com.au
    Much appreciated.
    Cheers
    Steve

  • Wonderful list. I don’t blog about travel all the time, but I do it a lot, and I’m also an active instagrammer, tweeter, periscoper, etc … http://www.maidinaustralia.com
    Thanks for compiling this, I see a few talented bloggers I know and follow …

  • Hi Ann – We were pleasantly surprised to be included in this list and see that we are in very fine company! Thank you so much! We loved our time in Toowoomba, Brisbane and Darwin! 🙂

  • Hello Anne. A very Hapoy New Year to you, and a huge hug of gratitude for the inclusion on your list. A fabulous year of travels in 2015 which was so much fun to share. Cheers Monique x

  • Kathrin says:

    Wow, truly exhaustive list! I’m going to check out some of the blogs for sure. Thanks a lot for creating this ranking

  • Jacinta says:

    Awesome list! I love discovering other travel bloggers, I will follow them on IG 🙂

  • Karla | karlaroundtheworld says:

    Thanks for the comprehensive list. This is a good thing you’ve done. Thanks for introducing me to new blogs as well.

  • Interesting list of travel bloggers. I know a couple of them, some are new to me. It is a great list when you are looking for inspiration.

  • LeAnna says:

    We were in New Zealand and Australia for almost a month last year and I wish I would have had this list while planning!!! I always use a combo of blogs, tripadvisor, etc when planning a trip, so this is a great resource for people ready to go explore Australia/ New Zealand!

  • Mansoureh says:

    Interesting to know the top travel blogs. I came cross some of them but some were new to me

  • Epic list! How wonderful is to know so many people love and share this beautiful country of ours, and of course New Zealand? We’re so so happy we made Australia our focus for the past 2 years and have been able to share just how amazingly exotic and beautiful it is. Congrats to everyone who made the list – keep shining the Aussie + Kiwi light! Thanks for including us within such a great community.

    • Caroline, thank you for your comment. It is great to see how many Australian and NZ travel bloggers are out there sharing their travel experiences for both ‘at home’ and the world.

  • Andy says:

    Thanks for the inclusion Anne! Honoured to be on the list and what a great resource you’ve put together. Nice to be part of one big massive tribe – the TTT, Trans-Tasman Tribe 🙂

  • Carolyn says:

    Wow Anne! I can’t imagine the number of hours you must have put in to produce this list, so a HUGE thanks for doing that. I am very chuffed to be listed at #26 (up from #44 in 2014) and in such great company. Many of the bloggers listed are a big inspiration to me and you’ve given me lots more to follow, too. Thanks again, and here’s to a year full of travels in 2016.

  • Thank you for creating the list Anne, so thrilled to see I bumped up 20 places (#69 to #48) from the last list – which I had quite a number of click through’s. So thank you for sharing all these great Aussie and NZ blogs.

  • Hi, Great list but I can see some notable omissions of some very popular, long staring food and travel blogs. I’m wondering how you decided something was a travel blog more so than a food blog?

    Thanks for sharing
    Julie
    Gourmet Getaways

    P.S I did read the 50% content rule but I guess my questions about sites such as my own. For example my format is 1 travel story, 1 restaurant review from my travel location, and one recipe per week. 2/3rds content is travel related i.e.: where to stay, what to do or where to eat, the other 1/3 is a recipe.l I’m sharing. Would you class this as a travel blog.

    • Julie, thank you for your comment. I am aware that many blogs are about a combination of food and travel, however the focus of this list is on travel bloggers, which is why I set the requirement that at least 50% of articles are travel related. Many food bloggers do blog about travel but it is usually at most 1/3rd of their content, and as a result I have not included them.

      Your blog sounds like you may have a greater focus on travel, so I will add it to my spreadsheet for consideration along with quite a few other bloggers who have made contact. I will let you know in the next week or so if I believe that it meets the criteria I have set once I have done a detailed review of your site like I have already completed for every other blog on the list.

  • Wow! Thanks Anne, what a great list and so proud to see Get In the Hot Spot coming in at number 10 🙂

  • Thank you so much Anne, for all of the effort that you have put into this list. High Distinction for you young lady, and thank you for including us.

  • Hi Anne,
    Thanks for all your hard work. About a year ago you inspired me to start my own blog. I am now at the stage of wanting more exposure it to get off the ground, so if it could be included in the list that would be great!
    My blog focuses independent family budget travel.

  • Vanessa says:

    I now have my reading cut out for me in 2016 – there’s a lot of names I don’t know on these lists so I’ll be keen to discover their work.

  • So excited to find Albom Adventures and Granturismo on this list! Great choices, and I’m excited to discover more!

  • Bec says:

    Wow! This is an amazing list of some awesome Australian and New Zealand blogs! It was a lovely surprise to see my blog on this list! Thank you so much for listing it! Hopefully I can work my way up on the ranking list!

  • Thanks for putting this awesome list together Anne and of course for including us in it! This is a great way to discover some new blogs. Hopefully we will get to meet up with some of these other Aussie bloggers as we travel around Australia over the next few years.

  • Sally Scott says:

    Congratulations on compiling a wonderful list Anne! Some familiar blogs listed plus some new ones to discover and perhaps collaborate with in 2016. We’d love to be considered for inclusion too – http://www.alluxia.com/blog

  • Oh wow! So honoured to be included in this amazing list! Thank you Anne!

  • Mel says:

    Thanks so much Anne. It’s nice to be connected to all these bloggers that share the same passion and to source more inspiration. I was surprised to see I just squeezed in!

  • Jacinta says:

    Can I please be added to your list?

    I am a writer that specialises in the South West Region of Western Australia.
    I have a portfolio to showcase my freelance work http://jacintakeeble.com/ and when I am not writing about the South West for other people I write about it on my own blog South West Life http://swlife.com.au/

  • Hi Anne….This is an awesome list and I would love to be included. I have just had my site redesigned and moved over to self-hosted. I blog at http://allaroundoz.com.au and it’s all about camping, caravanning and travelling around Australia. Cheers Mel

  • Hi Anne, I’m delighted to have made the list this time! Thanks so much for all the hard work – it’s such a great resource.
    Happy travels in 2016!

  • Seana Smith says:

    OMG working hard not to be devastated… before the November rebrand my blog had a DA of 36 so might have been in top 25… now I don’t even know what it is!!

    But will get a grip. the interesting thing is that thanks to my web expert the traffic is only slightly down (still about 30,000 uniques a month) so that’s good.

    It’s SO handy to have a list of the Aussie Travel Blog space. Thanks Anne, it’s such hard work and much appreciated. I’ve been meaning to update my 2014 list of family travel bloggers but am daunted by the prospect of the labour involved.

  • Kate says:

    There are so many travel blogs around the world now which is brilliant. Its so important that you work on writing/photography as well as ranks. Keep the standard high and lets show them what bloggers can do!

  • Anne says:

    Great list I have lots of new blogs to look at. I am pretty new to blogging and hopefully I can make the list, I blog about family travel.
    https://letmebefreeblog.wordpress.com/

    • Anne, thank you for your comment and welcome to travel blogging. Unfortunately I cannot include your blog at the moment – if you look at the assessment criteria in the article you will see that one of the requirements is to have your own blog domain, and you don’t yet meet that criteria. When you decide to take this step please let me know and at that point I will then include you on my list for consideration.

  • Silke says:

    Hey There Anne, I am sooooo thrilled to be included in this list – many many thanks! 🙂 Just a quick correction: Happiness & Things is not an Expat Travel Blog. While I am originally from Germany I have been living in Australia for 11 years, so I consider myself an Aussie now and not an Expat, and I don’t write for that particular audience. If you could just change this to “Travel” – I think it would be a better fit. Many thanks again and yeay also to everybody else who got included in this list. We all rock!

  • Prue says:

    Anne, what a list!! I know this has been your baby in development for quite a while, well done chica!

    We are really excited to be on it and proud to be amongst such great company.

    If you have a sec I would love a rundown on MOZ.com – I’ve had a look but I’m terrible at understanding how/why it works.

    Kind regards,

    Prue

    • Thanks Prue, I am happy to have been able to finally publish the latest list. Last year I was in overload due to work, study and family commitments and ended up reducing my blogging to compensate.

      Domain Authority works based on the number of quality links you have built to your website. For example every time you comment on another blog post or do a guest post or are mentioned on another website that helps to build your DA. Moz updates their DA assessments every couple of months with a maximum score possible of 100 – the highest level travel bloggers typically only can achieve a DA in the 50s and 60s.

      It does not directly correlate to website traffic but you can see that the top bloggers on the list definitely have higher DA rankings – it is probably in the next tier down that it can become a bit more subjective. For example, if someone has focused on building links to their site they may have a higher DA than someone who has much higher page views, and my site is definitely in this category – I know the traffic levels of other sites lower than Pretraveller on the list who receive much greater page views. But partly as a result of these list articles I actually build very good DA as a large number of the bloggers listed will link back to this article on their sites ‘About Me’ or ‘Work With Me’ pages which has the effect of improving my DA… And then Google ranks my site higher and I get more page views from search…

      My travel blogging friend Sharon Gourlay on her site DigitalNomadWannabe.com recommends that sites need to have a DA of around 30 before they can be competitive to get the higher search rankings from Google and the associated increased traffic. So as early bloggers it is very worthwhile to focus on legitimate link building strategies (eg. blog commenting and guest posting) in the early days of our blogs as that will then enable the higher search traffic which then opens the doors to other opportunities.

  • Rene says:

    Great list maybe you can remember little old me third time around 🙂 PS loving the new theme go Simple Mag

  • Lexi says:

    Hey Anne, I’d love to be included in one of your updates if we make the criteria. I have a blog called http://www.theygetaround.com that has grown quite a lot over the last 6 months. We are a couple from Australia that focuses on travel photography and adventure travel and I think our DA is either 25 or 27. Happy to share traffic + social media stats if you want them just send me an email lexi@theygetaround.com 🙂

  • Stan says:

    Hi, awesome compilation of travel blogs. Could you add one more to this list, please?

    Aussie Weekend – http://aussieweekend.com.au/

    Cheers.

  • Hi Anne, what a big job compiling this list. It’d be great if you could include Food Wine Travel: http://www.foodwinetravel.com.au We’ve been around a long time and were finalists in the 2015 Australian Society of Travel Writers’ Awards for Excellence (Best Travel Blog). Cheers.

  • Congratulations Anne on producing such a great resource. The hours – I can only imagine! As a part-time hobbiest I’m feeling very affirmed by your ranking so thanks.

    • Danielle, thank you, it did take quite a few hours to put the article together but hopefully it becomes a great resource for people to use to connect with Australian and NZ travel bloggers. My aim was for all Australian and NZ independent travel bloggers who have made the transition to their own domain name to have the opportunity to be discovered!

  • Hi Anne! This is an awesome list. And such a great reference. (It’ll be good to have a list of relevant and quality blogs.) Thanks so much for taking the time to put this together.

    Would you consider adding us to the list? We (AboutAustralia) are a team of 20 people who specialize solely in helping people plan their trips to Australia. As an avid trip planner yourself, I know you’ll appreciate it!

    Historically we’ve not been active bloggers, but we have recently started blogging regularly (thank you to our most recent additions to our Digital Marketing Team). We hope to find more people to share our Aussie knowledge & expertise and help make their vacations to our beautiful country a “Trip of a Lifetime”. We have collated our most popular highly ranked travel content here http://www.aboutaustralia.com/travel-tips/ . Our Blog Articles are here: Australia – http://www.aboutaustralia.com/blog/

    We also specialize in vacations to New Zealand which we have now branded through our sister website, http:///www.AboutNewZealand.com – we are now blogging travel tips here too. Similarly, we have collated our most popular travel content here http://www.aboutnewzealand.com/new-zealand-travel-tips/ . Our Blog Articles are here: New Zealand – http://www.aboutnewzealand.com/blog/

    We’d love it if you would consider sharing our content on your page – its our job to help people plan their trips to Australia & New Zealand and we’d be honored to be part of your list.

    Thanks so much, Anne!

  • Briar jensen says:

    Hi Anne, what a fantastic list (and what a big job compiling it!). It’s great to have so many Australasian travel blogs listed in one place. I also have a travel blog, Briar’s Travel Beat http://www.briarstravelbeat.com.au so would really appreciate it if you could consider it when you do your next review. Many thanks! Cheers, Briar

  • Hi, I’m The Global Goddess, an established Aussie travel blogger with a Domain Authority of 24, according to the link you have provided. There’s a number of top Aussie bloggers who have been excluded. Did you check with the Australian Society of Travel Writers and the relevant Kiwi body when compiling this?

    • Christine, thank you for letting me know about your blog. I have added it to my list to be considered to be added to this article. I have put together this list independently as I have no affiliation with either organisation.

  • Tiana says:

    Hi Anne, I agree with Christine above, what a big job! It would be great if you could include http://www.tianatempleman.com I am an Australian travel journalist/blogger. Cheers, Tiana.

  • Francis Kim says:

    Awesome list! Nice work Anne – will be bookmarking and coming back 🙂

  • Katie says:

    I’m so happy to have found this, Anne! If only I’d have discovered it before I went to Australia, as opposed to now, just after I’ve left my year on working holiday there. Better late than never, I guess! Have been blogging from Melbourne and Broome this past year, with lots of Tassie posts upcoming. I’ll definitely be checking out these groups and resources. Thanks so much for putting all of this together — looks like it took a lot of time and effort!

    I just caught the bit about submitting my blog information to be added. I’m at http://www.hummingbirdaway.com, with posts focusing on moving to and working in Australia on the working holiday visa, Melbourne/Victoria, Western Australia and Tasmania. Cheers!

  • Marine says:

    Hi Anne,
    Amazing list, I wish I searched for this before to know more about aussie and kiwi blogs out there. But well better late than never!
    Are you still adding blogs for this year or not yet? I’ve had my blog http://thefrenchieescapes.com/ for a bit less than a year now and I tend to publish regularly while still having my full-time job! A lot to come for 2016 🙂 I’ll keep looking at your website for sure. Cheers

  • AWOL family says:

    Thanks for including us. It’s only been 6 months but great to be noticed! So much more to share.
    AWOL family

  • Fiona Harper says:

    Epic compilation Anne, well done. Can you please add http://www.travelboatinglifestyle.com to your list for consideration. This travel blog, established by Fiona Harper travel writer has a domain authority of 24. Thanks!

  • Shandos says:

    Hi Anne! It would be great if you could consider my blog for inclusion. It’s Travelnuity – http://travelnuity.com. Thanks so much for compiling such a excellent resource! – Shandos

  • Anne, what a wonderful list, thank you so much for all the hard work in compiling it. We are so pleased to have come in at number 37 and be included with so many other great bloggers on the list.

  • Sally says:

    Thanks for including us, I’m honoured to be on the list with some really impressive bloggers!

  • Warren says:

    We are 6 weeks into travelling around Australia in our 4wd and camper trailer visiting the most remote parts of the country. We are new to blogging and you can follow our story at theyoungnomads.com.au

  • Great list, could you add me please I’m http://www.gourmetgetaways.com.au I write about food, wine and travel. Usually one recipe per week, one travel story and one story related to either food, travel, accommodation reviews, vineyards, restaurants or activities to do when traveling.

    My blog was first published in 2010.
    P.S I’ve even got NZ travel stories, vineyards and restaurant reviews on my site 😜
    Thanks
    Julie
    Gourmet Getaways

  • Mig says:

    Great list Anne! We’re still pretty new to the blogging world, but hoping to land on your list one day – http://plateandplane.com.au, primarily food and travel around Australia! 😀

  • Glad to be a part of the group 😀

  • Awesome list!! So glad to see us on there, off to scout off some of the other blogs as well! 🙂

  • Katerina says:

    Awesome compilation of travel blogs! Can you also add us, please?
    The Nomadic Explorers – http://thenomadicexplorers.com/

    Cheers 🙂

  • Melissa says:

    Can you please also add the Aussie Blonde Abroad – http://www.RunTowardsTravel.com

  • Hey Anne! Awesome list. Think we might be able to make the cut? 😉

  • Hey there, I would love to be added 🙂 My blog is http://www.anitahendrieka.com (Anita Hendrieka) and I am a New Zealand travel blogger. I talk about budget and solo backpacking and also talk about my experiences around the world!

  • Dan says:

    Hey,

    Would love to be considered for your list. Probably won’t make the cut very high but would be nicely surprised if I did.

    I’m Dan and my travel blog is called loneXplorer (http://lonexplorer.com.au) and I have focussed a lot on tours of Europe from the well known tour companies like Topdeck and Busabout as well as hotel reviews and general travel ideas.

    Thanks for your consideration 🙂

  • Jub says:

    Hey Anne, WOW! Never knew there was so many Aussie/Kiwi bloggers about. Will be diving into the list the next couple weeks.

    You can find my blog over at (Waikanae, born and bred) at http://www.tikitouringkiwi.com for inclusion. Blogging about my adventures around the world. Keep up the hustle!

  • Evie says:

    Hi Anne, my name is Evie and I’m traveling through Asia with my six year old. We blog at http://www.mumpacktravel.com.au The blog is only a year old but I just checked the DA and it’s 24 so we’re starting to get somewhere, and we meet all of your criteria. Hope we can be included in future on your awesome list! Thanks! Evie & Em

  • Anthony Jury says:

    Hello, I am new to travel blogging in the last few months, I travel a bit when I can get off work, so why not write about, my website is http://fairdinkumtraveller.com. I a often travelling throughout Asia and Australia. Cheers

  • Hi Anne, what a heap of work you have done. I am so happy to have found this list of bloggers. Now for the fun of checking out and reading these great blogs. There is quite a bit of night time reading here!!
    My blog http://www.afrenchcollection.com is about traveling in France, French culture and all things French related.
    I live in Newcastle, Australia and bought a 150yr old country holiday home in Brittany, France about 7 years ago.
    I blog about travelling through France, our family adventures and mishaps and all stuff French!
    Cheers Annette

  • Hi Anne, great list and fun to read more Aussie blogs.

    I would like for you to add http://www.lavidaglobal.com please. We are Aussies who blog about how to live the global life while working full time.
    Also have a section I am growing called Our Aussie Backyard featuring things around Newcastle and the Hunter Valley.

    Regards, Dean

  • Hi, I wonder if we will count as an Australian Travel Blog since we are only writing about Latin America. We are both Australians, from Byron Shire in NNSW, and overland in our own vehicle along the Pan-American Highway and beyond. Our first trip was 2006-2009, now we are back since 2014. All documented on our website dare2go.com

  • Anne,
    Wow, what a list! And it must take a while to compile. I found some I did not know and I found some I did not know were Australian/NZ. We are an Australian blog, please keep us in mind for the next round.

  • Barry says:

    Very cool travel bloggers list! I have come across some of them but there is still a few to check out…

  • Sarah says:

    Would love to be included next time! Sarahseestheworld.com. I am based in Wellington, New Zealand.

  • Jane says:

    Hi Anne, Great list! You have clearly spent a lot of time compiling it. Could my blog be considered for the next edition please? It is an Australian family blog. Hooroo, Jane

  • Joyce Watts says:

    Hi, I write a Melbourne-based family travel blog called tothotornot.com. I hope it might be relevant for the list next time! Thanks Joyce

  • Hi Anne, would love to be on a future list. would you mind adding our site to your next update? http://www.aussietripadvisor.com.

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