When we were planning our move to Australia, I read a lot of Australian blogs as research – Australian lifestyle blogs, Australia travel blogs, blogs by people doing the big lap of Australia, Australia parenting blogs, Australia fashion blogs – I trawled through all of them searching for information about the places we were thinking about moving, to learn about the lifestyle in Australia and to get ideas about travelling in Australia.

I got so much inspiration from those who were travelling around Australia or sharing their experiences about places to visit in Australia and things to do in Australia – it really kept me going on the days that our Australian visa seemed to be taking forever to come through!

The best Australian bloggers know the cool local things to do in Australia, they know which are the best places to live in Australia, they know the best places to visit in Australia for a holiday and they know everything about the best of Australia’s tourist attractions. The best blogs in Australia in the travel and lifestyle niches share their tips and secrets about their local area which can really help you get to know your new home.

Whether you’re still trying to decide on the best places in Australia to live, you’re planning the best places to go in Australia for a holiday or for an Australia road trip, or you’ve already moved to Australia and you’re trying to get to know your new home better, destination-focused Australia blogs will help you to find out more about living, exploring and travelling in Australia.

You’re going to love this list of Australian blogs! I’ve broken it down by location to make it easy for you to find those Australia blogs that interest you. Most of them are family blogs because I know when you’re moving to Australia with kids making sure your kids get settled is a top priority. Towards the end of the post, there is also a section listing blogs about travelling around Australia and doing the big lap (just in case that is on your to-do list once you get settled!), along with the state tourism websites which are packed with inspiration. 

I hope you enjoy the list! And if you do, please remember to give it a share on social media. 

Australia blogs in New South Wales

Hello Sydney Kids

Hello Sydney Kids lists family-friendly activities and things to do in the Sydney region. Their mission is to help families create memories and positive experiences together by exploring Sydney. 

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Kid Size Living

KIDsize Living Sydney City provides inspiration to parents who are looking for things to do in the inner city of Sydney. 
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Be sure to check out Kid Size Living’s other accounts on Instagram as they run them for lots of different locations on the East Coast! 

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Beach time – see you on the other side ???? ???? ???? #holidays #beach #kidsizelivingsydneycity #schoolholidays #autumnsunshine

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Sydney Expert

Helping you get the best from your visit to Sydney. Written by locals with insider knowledge – the site is packed with tips on what to do and where to go.
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Loved seeing this flag on the Opera House last night. #sydney #invasionday2020 #australiaday2020

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Londoner in Sydney

Follow British-Australian couple Annie and Steve as they explore expat life in Sydney. 
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When this is the entrance to a cafe, you know it’s going to be good! @1770getaway ❤️

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The essential family guide to Byron, listing things to see and do in the area as well as classes, workshops, dining and services.
Visit the Byron4Kids website
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Well, that was a wet weekend!! ☔️???? Fingers crossed for a bit of respite this week.???? Let’s have a look at What’s happening ???? TUESDAY Storytime at the library at Byron and Ballina plus Baby Bounce at Mullumbimby and Toddler Time at Lennox Head. Times listed in our What’s On Guide WEDNESDAY Baby Bounce at Byron and Lennox Head Libraries THURSDAY Hatchlings ???? are coming is a 1 hour talk from 5-6pm held at @australian_seabird_rescue Come learn how we can keep out beaches safe for hatchlings and ensure that as many as possible make it to the ocean. FRIDAY The 8th annual V Day Protest is taking place at Main Beach in Byron Bay from 6.30am – 9am. Be part of the One Billion Rising movement to end violence against all women & children! Meet at 6.30am to dance at 7am. Wear red. ❤️Wheelchair accessible & AUSLAN interpreted. SATURDAY Join Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Open Day for a family afternoon from 1-5pm and support a great cause. Go behind the scenes at @CurrumbinWildlifeHospital be personally escorted into the Hospital to learn about the medical care each animal receives while exploring areas the public do not get to access! Jut $20 entry for adults and $10 for kids with all ticket proceeds going back to the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation. SUNDAY From 9am – 1pm @mum_hub_collective are holding @LITTLE.MARKETTA ????at Ballina RSL – loads of stalls with preloved, brand new. boutique and designer items including clothes, toys, art, books, furniture, jewellery and more. Plus refreshments & live entertainment. Gold Coin Donation. Cash Only Event. For more information, check out our What’s On Guide. Have a wonderful week???? . . . . . #byron4kids #familytrip #byronbay #ballina #mullumbimby #lovemylibrary #storytime #babybounce #vday #rise2020 #mainbeach #mumsmarket #currumbinwildlifesanctuary #currumbinwildlifehospital #animalsanctuary #marketta #hatchlings #seaturtle #familyfunday #byron #kidsactivities #familyfriendly #funwithkids #communitylove #byronbaykids #byronhinterland #kidsentertainment #weekendfamilyfun @discovernorthernnsw @vdayorg

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A Sydney based blog for adventures in art for children – find arts inspired activities and classes for kids in Sydney, NSW
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After school today, we spent some time with the PROJECT LOVE e-book for a “hearty” dose of crafting. Miss 7 loved the look of a lot of the projects, but for today she finally decided on @creatingcreatives ‘ Appreciation Hearts. This is such a sweet and easy project- the printable template includes pre-made compliment cards, as well as these pretty blank hearts. Miss 7 wanted to make a bunch for her school friends, and I love how she really thought about each friend to give them each a unique compliment.I think she’ll be spreading some smiles tomorrow- most of all her own. ???????????? If you haven’t heard about it yet, Project Love is the brainchild of @ohcreativeday , who brought together 24 creative bloggers, each sharing a love based project for families. It’s on sale at her website (I’ve put a link in my bio, as well, to make it easy to find). The e-book is $10 AUD (about $6.72 USD), and is only available for sale this month. Every dollar raised goes to @foodbankaus for bushfire relief. So much ❤️!

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All Mum Said

A family-friendly guide to the Hunter Valley and Australian parenting blog.
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It might be winter but it sure doesn’t look like it! ????

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Coffs for Kids

A website designed for families in the Coffs Harbour region to find activities, playgrounds, events and family services, as well as craft and information articles.
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Perfect weather for the end of the school holidays! . . #coffsforkids #coffscoast #coffsharbour #coffs #schoolholidays #redrock #beach

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Newy with Kids

Your guide to family fun in Newcastle.

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Australia blogs in Queensland

Brisbane Kids

A great family website for kids in Brisbane! A comprehensive guide of things to do, what to see, local services and attractions.
Visit the Brisbane Kids website
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Families Magazine

An online and in print family guide to South East Qld for parents with kids aged 0-17 years. Covers comprehensive kids’ activities and things to do, classes and clubs, holidays and special events, practical advice on services and education and lots more in the areas of Brisbane, Ipswich, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Toowoomba.
Visit the Families Magazine website
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Find Families Magazine Gold Coast on Facebook 
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Sunny Coast Kids

Designed to showcase the best of the Sunshine Coast region for kids, from beaches, waterfalls, hikes and walks to playgrounds and cafes.
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The best place to be during a heatwave… ☀️???? ????Cotton Tree

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Adventure Mumma

An insider guide to Tropical North Queensland. Based in Cairns, this blog shows the best spots to visit around the region – up to Cooktown and Port Douglas as well as further afield around Australia – with outdoor fun high on the list.
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Our Coast Life

The Blair family are adventure lovers who showcase all of the fun of the Sunshine Coast and Queensland’s coastal region.
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“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose!” Some friendly ‘Monday motivation’ courtesy of Dr. Seuss! ???????????? What’s your favourite motivational quote? Hope you’ve had a great day! . . . . . . __________________________________________________________ #sunrise #visitnoosa #peregianbeach #ourcoastlife #ig_sunrisesunset #ig_australia_ #discoverqueensland #queensland #seeaustralia #ig_beaches #raw_nature #mint_shotz #travelqld #australia_oz #australia #sunshinecoast #raw_skies #thisisqueensland #wanderlust #visitsunshinecoast #beachesoftheworld #peregian #igdaily #holidayherethisyear #australiaisopen

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A parenting lifestyle magazine printed across North Queensland with a website providing great destination advice as well as local information and parenting tips.
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Australia blogs in Victoria

Kid Town Melbourne

Fun things to do with your family in Melbourne – along with a few book reviews. It covers hidden gems and the main tourist spots with activities for all ages.
Visit the Kid Town Melbourne website
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Anyday Adventures

Sharing child-friendly activities in and around Melbourne.
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Melbourne with kids – things to see and do in Melbourne and Victoria
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A little #bartyparty down at @chapelprecinct thanks to @nova100 ???????????????? #ausopen #ausopen2020 #chapelprecinct #prahransquare

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Melbourne Mum’s Group

A place for Melbourne mums to find all the latest news, as well as advice on local things to do, hidden secrets and lots of laughs.
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20 Things I’ve Learnt Since Becoming A Mum: 1. Going to the toilet alone is a luxury, not a right. 2. It’s possible to function on little to no sleep and coffee alone. (I said function, I didn’t say function well.) 3. Parental pride is one of the most overwhelming feelings in the world. It’s hard to believe that you’ll ever gush over someone successfully taking a poo in the toilet, but trust me, that day will come. 4. Hangovers and children are possibly one of the worst combinations known to man. 5. You will always go overboard with spending on birthdays and Christmas whether you mean to or not. 6. There is no situation, no matter how terrible you feel, that can’t be made better with a cuddle from your kids. Read the rest on our sister site Motherd. Link is in our profile. . . . . #mumlife #parentinglessons #childhoodunplugged

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See Geelong

Helping you discover the best things to see and do in and around Geelong. 
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Have you checked out the rock pools at Point Lonsdale?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #pointlonsdale #visitpointlonsdale

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Australia blogs in the Northern Territory

Darwin Family Life

Darwin Family Life is your local guide to everything family in Darwin!
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Have you checked out the rock pools at Point Lonsdale?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #pointlonsdale #visitpointlonsdale

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Australia blogs in Tasmania

Tassie 4 Kids

A family travel agent website which also has brilliant resources on each area of Tasmania including playgrounds, things to do, where to eat and what to see.
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????Another spring/summer must-do is Hillwood Berry Farm, up along the Tamar River. They are open to the public November – May. ????

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Dorky Mum

A freelance writer mum sharing stories of her life in Tasmania. 
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My kid got so mad at me for being a total tourist and taking photos in the grocery store, but look at the size of these avocados ????????

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Australia blogs in South Australia

Kids in Adelaide

A place to find all the best activities, playgrounds, cafes and events in Adelaide and surrounding South Australia.
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This is Radelaide

A full digital guide to the thriving culture in Adelaide – from the arts to the food and fashion scenes – as well as things to do.
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As the ash starts to settle on our beautiful state, we’re calling for locals to #BookThemOut – helping the regions of South Australia that need us most. Aside from donating your money, time and belongings, the Adelaide Hills and Kangaroo Island rely heavily on tourism to survive. Booking a day trip, single night stay or even a few days of accomodation, experiences, dining and visiting venues will help these regions start to get back on their feet! Local KI operator Craig Wickham from @exceptionalkangarooisland says “the Kangaroo Island community and environment has had enormous impact, but we still have an area triple the size of Singapore which is untouched”. Grab your empty esky, jump in the car and go and explore our state! ❤️ @southaustralia @satourismcommission

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Australia blogs in ACT

Kid Size Living Canberra

An online guide for life with kids in Canberra – attractions, eating out, activities, school holidays, parks, pools and playgrounds and more.
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Australia blogs in Western Australia

Kids Around Perth

Free info on things to see and do in Perth and Western Australia with kids.
Visit the Kids Around Perth website
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West Australian Explorer

The outdoor guide to travelling the West Coast of Australia
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Australia-Wide Sites

Caravanning with Kids

Destination advice across Australia from a family who caravans! Travel tips for each state with things to see and do, as well as reviews and free resources. Plan your next Aussie adventure!
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Where is 2020 taking you? #excitingtimes #caravanningwithkids ???? @life_on_the_open_road_au ・・・ Endless roads ???? people often asked us how we go driving long distances with a toddler and to be honest it isnt much fun ???? constant snacks and entertainment, poo explosions leading to his car seat being strapped outside and Ziggy being hosed down a whole lotta crying and screaming when he had had enough.. it definitely ain’t the best part of traveling! But if you plan your trips at sleep time and prepare to only drive for 3-4 hours it is definitely doable and totally worth it ????????. . . . . . . #mumlife #travellingfamily #travellingwithkids #travellingaustraliawithkids

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Ellas List

Family travel inspiration daily – things to see and do in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane
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Let’s Go Kids!

Australia’s only free family guide for kids and their parents – what to do and where to go state by state.
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Peppermint Bay have a fantastic new playground!!

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Playground Finder

A must-have app and website for families with younger kids, you can easily locate great playgrounds near you or filter by requirements. The site lists different features such as abilities, BBQ facilities and dog-friendly parks and it covers the whole of Australia.
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Australia Big Lappers

Travelling Australia with Kids

A huge resource for anyone thinking of travelling Australia with kids. Advice on destinations, what to pack, what vehicle or van to choose, finances, schooling on the road, where to stay and more.
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Coasting Australia

Check out this family of four travelling around Australia full time in a bus with a kelpie cross called Bobby. They love sharing the best family and pet-friendly destinations along the way, and sharing their favourite spots and places around the country.
Visit the Coasting Australia website 
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My Rig Adventures

A family of four living on the road full time since 2016 – sharing their best caravanning, homeschooling and budgeting tips, and sharing their adventures of living and working on the road.
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A Big Peachey Adventure

The Peacheys are travelling Australia full time with their 3 kids and their website gives info for long or short term trips, as well as being the home of the Australian Family Travel Podcast. They share their must see destinations as well as lots of practical advice of travelling with kids.
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Lapping Oz

The Australian Adventure Family! Lots of 4wd and bush camping fun, destination and product reviews from a full time travelling and roadschooling family.
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Trip in a Van

Probably Australia’s most well-known travelling family – now on their second lap of Australia!
Visit the Trip in a Van website
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State Tourism Websites: Travel Guides Australia 

Below is the list of the state tourism websites which are incredible travel guides for your Australia travels. There are many sites covering specific cities, towns and districts within a state but these are a great place to start when looking for information about the place you’re moving to/living in. The official state tourism Australia travel blogs keep you up to date with Australia travel advice, where to visit in Australia and what to do in Australia. You’ll find tonnes of beautiful places in Australia and will get lots of inspiration for Australia travel ideas. 

>> Visit Canberra

>> Destination New South Wales

>> Tourism Northern Territory

>> South Australian Tourism Commission

>> Tourism Queensland

>> Tourism Tasmania

>> Tourism Western Australia

>> Visit Victoria

The state tourism blogs are the perfect travel guides for Australia, but remember you can also find tourism sites about the towns and regions in each state which give you more detailed information about local events. There are too many to list here but some of my favourites are Visit Noosa, Visit Brisbane and Visit Sunshine Coast.  

Australia blogs to inspire you

I hope this list of Australia travel blogs, Australian lifestyle blogs, family blogs in Australia and blogs about Australia inspires you!

Whether you’re looking for the best city in Australia for a weekend getaway, the best city to live in Australia or you’re looking for some ideas of things to see in Australia, Australia travel tips or you just want to see what’s on in Australia in your local area – this list should have what you’re searching for!

If you find this post helpful, please give it a share and let’s all give a big shout out to all of the amazing bloggers out there who inspire us to enjoy this beautiful country!

If I’ve missed any Australia blogs off this list that you think should be featured, please drop me a line karen@smartstepstoaustralia.com with the details! 

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