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In the the 2017 edition of the ranked list of the top Australian and New Zealand travel assessed and ranked 212 travel blogs.

This website ranked #65 out of those 212 travel blogs and we are thrilled.

Eligibility was assessed using the following criteria:

  • 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.
  • The blog must be active, with travel related articles published in the past three months.
  • The blog must have a substantial amount of travel articles – at least 50 percent of the content in the last three months needs to be travel related.
  • The blog must have its own domain name (ie., not or

++++ then ranked the sites 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 of authoritative backlinks relative to other websites.


Thank you - and thanks to everyone who follows and reads this site, because it is YOU who make lovely surprises like this happen.




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