There are few better ways to get to know a new country than by looking through the eyes of a local. We’ve scoured the web for the best Australian blogs to help you suss out this incredible country, get great recommendations and embrace its quirky culture.
Created by Annabel Symonds, Londoner In Sydney focuses on her new life in Australia. You can expect posts on food and lifestyle reviews as well as how she came to live in Australia – including her first-hand account of the visa and paperwork process. Annabel is also known as one of the most stylish people in the city – you can view a few of her fashion posts here.
An Australian lifestyle and travel blog written by Dan and Hannah, who live in Perth. The couple moved to Western Australia from the UK in 2014 and use this blog to document their lives. They write about local activities, attractions, food news and their adventures around the country. Have a peek at one of their more recent posts, showing the inside of the Sydney Opera House.
Sydney Chic is a lifestyle blog presented as an online magazine, complete with mobile app. Founded by Deb Carr in 2013, this site covers everything from theatre to restaurants, films, travel and cafés. Bonus feature? The Best Pubs in Sydney section.
If you ever have a free afternoon in Sydney, this is the blog for you. Silke is a German native who has made her home there since 2004. With useful collections such as 70 things to do with kids in Sydney, free things to do in Sydney and things to do in Sydney this weekend, this blog is a treasure trove of information on the city.
Dubbed as “the local’s guide to the outback”, Travel Outback Australia is written by Gary, a national park ranger, and Amanda, an anthropologist and archaeologist. Living in Alice Springs, the capital of the outback, they help readers fall in love with this vast land and get to know it as intimately as the locals do. This comprehensive blog offers planning guides, outback attractions and more.
Authored by Michela, who left her home in Italy for Australia in 2004, this blog focuses on solo travel and discovering Australia like a local. Michela shares advice on how to find the best value travel deals and ideas for your money. It has a special focus on Female Solo Travel, but is also a great resource for travellers who love to travel with a companion.