Every year, thousands of visitors from Australia visit New Zealand. Kiwis love to head over to Aussie for a holiday. They are super-passionate about their country. The visitors, a lot of them have taken to the internet to write about their experiences! There are some truly awesome Australian travel bloggers out there and here’s a list of some of the favourites and best Australian travel bloggers who just love to travel to New Zealand:
1. Y Travel
There’s something about families who travel together, Caz and Craig Makepeace have been travelling together for 16 years. More recently, they’ve added two travelling companions – daughters Kalyra and Savannah to their air tickets. Caz and Craig, originally from the Central Coast of Australia, prefer to visit New Zealand, they also squeeze in some really awesome interviews with locals which adds some great depth to their posts.
2. World Of Wanderlust
Like so many bloggers, Brooke, author and curator of World of Wanderlust started her journey on her own when she was 20 and she’s still going strong. Brooke grew up in Tasmania and couldn’t wait to get out and explore. After starting in Europe in Paris and later Budapest, Brooke has since been on to travel through Africa, Asia, North America, South America and of course, right here in New Zealand. Brooke’s most recent visit to New Zealand was back in August when she paid a visit to the South Island with visits to Queenstown, Wanaka, Mt Cook, and the Catlins.
3. Time Travel Turtle
Michael Turtle is one of life’s true storytellers. From his early days writing the student newsletter to his decade working as a TV and radio reporter, Michael has been telling great stories. His travel blog seemed like the most natural progression. Inspired by how much there is to see in the world. Michael hates queues so he does things a little bit differently. That’s why he made it his mission to start telling people stories from those off-the-beaten-track destinations where there are no queues. The little nuggets and hidden gems that will blow you away.
4. Mapping Megan
Australian Journalist Megan Jerrard curated Mapping Megan with her husband and photographer Mike. These two are intrepid travellers and adrenaline junkies. From skydiving in the Swiss Alps to walking with elephants in Africa, their journey is pretty incredible. Megan has visited over 50 countries across the world including New Zealand and has been travelling since 2007. Mike is a wildlife photographer with over 25 years of experience. Together they bring you inspiring stories written and accompanied by some pretty amazing photography.
5. The Travel Tart
Sign up to the Travel Tart, If you’re looking for great travel tips and a good laugh. Set up by Anthony. You can expect content like silly travel infographics, hilarious Russian swear words, how to find cheap flight tickets the dodgy way and the worst movies for travellers.
Nomadasaurus, Australia’s biggest travel blog written and curated by travel writers and photographers Alesha Bradford and Jarryd Salem. These guys are all about road tripping. They started Nomadasaurus to document their journey overland from Asia to Africa in 2013. Since then, they’ve been blogging about their adventures all over the world including old New Zealand. They much prefer to travel overland than by plane.
7. 2 Aussie Travellers
The blog is written by 2 Aussies, Toni and Drew, portraying their love for travel by photos, and experiences. Their philosophy is you shouldn’t have to wait for your holidays to enjoy yourself. Get out and explore your own city and get away for the weekend. Even day trips can lead to completely new and amazing experiences. They have visited over 25 countries, claiming passports from three of them. Having spent a lot of time in New Zealand (both living and travelling), they have some amazing tips and advice for exploring this beautiful country.
8. Flying The Nest
Flying the Nest is run by Stephen and Jess, a young Aussie couple. They are also pretty epic YouTubers so if you love to see videos from amazing destinations around the world, these are the guys you need to follow. They travel the world full time. Their videos provide a really fascinating insight into life on the road as a full-time traveller – the highs and lows and all the amazing people they meet along their way.
9. The Road To Anywhere
Dean is an adrenaline junky and loves the outdoors and adventure. Growing up in Perth, this is understandable. No matter where he travels, whether close to home or thousands of miles away, he loves to make the most of every second of the day. He has done a lot of trekking both at home and right here in New Zealand as well as summiting Mount Kilimanjaro. Dean is currently residing in Brisbane and from here he still gets out to explore as often as he can which means regular visits to New Zealand.
10. Frugal Frolicker
Frugal Frolicker is curated by Lindsay, An American native who now calls Australia home. After starting out a highly successful career in investment banking, Lindsay soon became disillusioned and set up her own wedding photography business and later worked for an online advertising agency. She finally, at 28, heads off and does some travelling in Southeast Asia. Since arriving in Australia in 2014, Lindsay has made quite a few trips across to New Zealand although her last visit was in 2016.
With so many Aussie visiting New Zealand every year, we hope you find these bloggers to be super helpful and go check out their blogs for some amazing read and to know their catchy and at times funny experiences. There are some really awesome posts from all of these and we hope you enjoy researching your trip and making the most of your time in New Zealand. Finding this guide useful? Check some of the best International holiday packages and book your vacation after lockdown with Pickyourtrail where best travel experience is put into planning your vacation with lots of excitement. Start planning and Happy travelling.