The Aussie Travel Bloggers You Need To Follow

Since moving to this side of the pond I seem to stumble across another awesome Aussie travel blog everyday. As someone who is new to the country I’ve been devouring the advice local travel bloggers have to offer about travelling in Australia, as well as learning about some of the subtle differences between blogging in the Aussie market versus the UK one. For anyone planning on travelling to Oz, or just looking for some new content to light up your feed, I’d like to introduce you to my favourite Australian travel bloggers.

The Travelling Light

The Travelling Light is such a distinctive, beautifully designed blog I feel compelled to dig around further every time I end up on it. The content is a visual curation of special places the author Katie (a branding and marketing professional) has discovered around the globe. Her list of secret places I think you’ll love include; yoga classes in Hoi An, secret bars in London and gelato in Rome.

Find The Travelling Light on twitter, facebook & instagram

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Katie from The Travelling Light in Hoi An

A Pair & A Spare

A Pair & A Spare is a lifestyle website with a heavy dose of DIY. Geneva, the author and founder, has combined her love for craft and design with travel to produce stylish travel guides and DIY travel projects. I hope to follow in the footsteps of her quick guide to Byron Bay someday soon and will pack my DIY travel journal with me when I go!

Find A Pair & A Spare on twitter, facebook & instagram

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Geneva from A Pair & A Spare in Kyoto

Mister Weekender

Mister Weekender wants me want to see more of Australia. Right this minute! Her images and itinerary suggestions for Tasmania, in particular, made me want to hop on the next flight. Site founder, Jaharn, very kindly puts all her itinerary recommendations into free downloadable pdf guides – how handy is that?

Find Mister Weekender on twitter, facebook & instagram

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Jaharn from Mister Weekender in Peru

Little Grey Box

Phoebe’s site is chock-full of travel tips and intuitive living advice. She’s a Brisbane local and has lots of great posts (and videos) on things to do in the city. It’s her personal column that really draws you into Phoebe’s site though, her honesty and candidness in posts such as this are refreshingly endearing.

Find Little Grey Box on twitter, facebook & instagram

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Phoebe from Little Grey Box in Brisbane

Escape Button

The evocatively named Escape Button makes me want to repeatedly press the escape button on my keyboard until I end up somewhere that looks like its home page! Run by freelance stylist Jess, I love how she injects her sense of style into her travel posts. Particularly impressive is the way she showed a stylish side to Canberra in her latest posts – this coffee roasters looks tempting and the photos from the hot air balloon ride she took are simply breath-taking.

Find Escape Button on twitter, instagram & facebook

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Jess from Escape Button in Thailand

Bitten By The Travel Bug

If I’m ever unsure about what airline or class to fly in I turn to Nicole. The self-confessed aviation geek behind Bitten By The Travel Bug writes such detailed flight reviews you feel like you flew with her (if only!) Based in Melbourne, she also writes about the street art and food scene they rock over there – she’s even got me tempted to try the Barbie High Tea at The Langham.

Find Nicole Travel Bug on twitter, facebook & instagram

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Nicole from Bitten By The Travel Bug in New York

Pegs On The Line

I love a good travel story and Megan (or Pegs) from Pegs On The Line is a bloomin’ brilliant story-teller. She has the ability to take you on a journey; I’ve loved retracing her father’s footsteps with her in Queensland and watching her fall back in love with Tasmania – despite some (mainly internet and transport based) frustrations.

Find Pegs On The Line on twitter, facebook & instagram

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Pegs On The Line in Tasmania

Megan from Pegs On The Line in Tasmania

Adventure Baby

Following Christine’s blog, Adventure Baby, has taught me that having kids doesn’t mean you have to be any less adventurous – or that you must stop eating in nice brunch spots and cafes! Adventure Baby features child-friendly travel guides, tips on parenting around the world and food – lots of tempting and delicious food. I particularly enjoy Christine’s reviews of drool-worthy places to feed the family in Sydney, and the cute photos of her family dining out she includes in them.

Find Christine on twitter, facebook & instagram 

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Christine from Adventure Baby & family in Sydney

Hope you enjoyed the list. I’d love to know what Aussie travel blogs you enjoy following.

About Author

I'm a full time blogger with a passion for travel and interiors. A travel blogger for 12+ years, I took a course on interior styling during the pandemic when travel was not an option. I now run 2 Instagram accounts - @jayneytravels, which covers authentic, affordable luxury escapes and @ourtravelhome which is all about decorating our new build home with a modern rustic style.


  • Phoebe Lee
    February 4, 2015 at 6:19 am

    Thank you sooo much Jayne! You wrote so beautifully about my site, I really appreciate the kind words 🙂

    I also love the other bloggers you wrote about. Katie is a friend of mine and I lose hours pouring over her site! She’s pretty much my photography idol.

    • Jayne Gorman
      February 4, 2015 at 7:18 am

      You are so welcome. It has been an absolute pleasure discovering all these beautiful blogs and the kind women behind them. Katie is my photography idol too – I love the style of her photos and her blog design in general – it’s so creative and unique. Maybe I should ask her to design mine! Look forward to reading more of Phoebe’s corner too 🙂

      • Katie McKnoulty
        February 6, 2015 at 6:47 am

        You guys!! Haha thank you, it’s so nice to know that people are reading when you’re creating so much, you’re both so lovely and you know I love your sites too. xxx

  • Shane
    February 4, 2015 at 8:27 am

    Eek so excited to go check out every single one of these! 🙂

    • Jayne Gorman
      February 4, 2015 at 10:50 pm

      Enjoy – there’s a lot of wanderlust contained in those pages!

  • Leah | KidBucketList
    February 4, 2015 at 8:43 am

    Wowza! I only knew about a couple of these and now I have a bunch to start following! Thank you!

    • Jayne Gorman
      February 4, 2015 at 10:51 pm

      You’re welcome. Love introducing people to blogs they haven’t heard of – even if it can be a little distracting when you’re trying to work!

  • Lizzy
    February 4, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    Great list! I haven’t found many Australian bloggers so i’m excited to check these out.

    Lizzy from Nomad Notebook

    • Jayne Gorman
      February 4, 2015 at 10:53 pm

      I was so surprised at how many gorgeous Aussie travel blogs there were as I hadn’t heard of them when I was in the UK. Happy to spread the word about good work!

  • Jodie Young
    February 4, 2015 at 10:06 pm

    Will definitely be checking out these blogs, they all look awesome.

    • Jayne Gorman
      February 4, 2015 at 10:54 pm

      Happy reading Jodie 🙂

  • Megan
    February 5, 2015 at 12:27 am

    Thank you so much for your kind words Jayne (I may have squealed when I saw my name!) and also for introducing me to some amazing bloggers. Many, many hours are going to be spent on these sites…I can feel it!

    • Jayne Gorman
      February 5, 2015 at 5:59 am

      You’re welcome. Have really enjoyed your Aussie travel stories of late. Hope you enjoy your extended reading list 🙂

  • Amy Lynne Hayes
    February 5, 2015 at 9:50 pm

    Great list of bloggers! Some I know, but others I’ll have to spend the weekend getting to know. 🙂

    • Jayne Gorman
      February 6, 2015 at 1:52 am

      Enjoy 🙂

  • Elle Croft
    February 6, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    Who knew there were so many great travel bloggers in Australia? Great list – thanks! I have to go update my Bloglovin’ feed now!

    • Jayne Gorman
      February 8, 2015 at 10:46 pm

      There’s so many gorgeous travel blogs over here! Hope you enjoy reading them 🙂

  • vegeTARAian
    February 16, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    What a great list! Thanks for giving me so many great blogs to read and travel inspiration.

    • Jayne Gorman
      February 16, 2015 at 10:42 pm

      You’re welcome 🙂 It’s been so much fun discovering all the brilliant Aussie bloggers and I look forward to meeting many of them at the events this week! See you soon J

  • Jess (Are We There Yet?)
    February 16, 2015 at 11:04 pm

    I’m hanging my head in shame that I had not found any of these great blogs yet! On the upside – lots of fun internet exploring to do now – thanks for sharing. Great post!

    • Jayne Gorman
      February 16, 2015 at 11:21 pm

      Glad I could introduce you to some new reading! Enjoy 🙂

  • Souri
    February 17, 2015 at 12:29 am

    Very nice list of Aussie bloggers … thanks a lot. Lots of great photography to be found on these.

    • Jayne Gorman
      February 17, 2015 at 2:26 am

      You’re welcome 🙂

  • Leah | KidBucketList
    February 17, 2015 at 6:36 am

    So many of these are my favourites too. Phoebe is brilliant! It was her blog that gave me the courage to finally take the plunge and move from blogging for others to doing it myself (and creating my own blog!). I’m bookmarking this post! Thanks so much

    • Jayne Gorman
      February 17, 2015 at 10:36 pm

      O wow, how amazing that Phoebe inspired you to do your own thing!

  • Swah
    February 17, 2015 at 10:03 am

    Oh wow what a great list, can’t wait to check these fab bloggers out!!

    • Jayne Gorman
      February 17, 2015 at 10:37 pm

      If the theme was food your name would be on there Swah 🙂

  • The Blonde Tourist
    April 15, 2015 at 4:22 am

    Love this list.. I’m already stalking them on social media 😉

    BT x

    • Jayne Gorman
      April 15, 2015 at 4:32 am

      Happy stalking 🙂

  • Kate
    June 13, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing all of these blogs! I took time this afternoon to look through each one and they are quite incredible.

    • Jayne Gorman
      June 15, 2015 at 9:29 am

      You’re welcome! Hope you had fun browsing 🙂

  • Erin (Travel With Bender)
    February 15, 2016 at 1:22 am

    Great list! Do come check us out. We left Australia May 2012 and have been nomadically travelling for 4 years. Our 5 & 6 year old have been to 64 countries 🙂 Hope to bump into you next time we make it back home.

  • Jayne
    February 16, 2016 at 7:32 am

    Wow I am so impressed by your well-travelled kids (and their inspiring parents!) Thanks for saying hi!

  • Jane | Wicked Walkabout
    August 17, 2016 at 1:50 am

    Wow, I am amazed to find blogs that I have not read yet in your list… must confess, I expected to have heard of them all! Thanks!

    • Jayne Gorman
      August 18, 2016 at 5:34 am

      That’s great! Glad to have introduced you to some new reads 🙂

  • Maria Alcoran
    April 7, 2018 at 7:46 am

    I am actually on a hunt for great Australian Travel websites, and you made it easy for me to find them. Thanks!

    • Jayne Gorman
      April 12, 2018 at 12:38 am

      You’re welcome – hope you enjoy them!

  • Lara
    May 9, 2020 at 12:30 pm

    I’d really recommend the ATAS travel blog as well (, which is run by the Australian Federation of Travel Agents. It’s got a knowledge-sharing vibe with heaps of info on domestic and international travel, and they’re running a really wholesome series of articles at the moment (during the COVID-19 days of border closure, etc.) about what travel means to us, gamechanging travel books and so on. Perfect for armchair travel during #isolife!


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