The Top 7 New Zealand Travel Bloggers To Follow Right Now!

Last Updated on September 2, 2023

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One thing we Kiwis enjoy is to explore, so it’s only natural that there are a healthy number of New Zealand travel bloggers in the world. And they’re doing really well!

New Zealand is such a teeny tiny country, so when someone from our nation is making it big in the world it makes us all so proud that we want to shout it from the rooftops.

We may be a small country, but do not lack support for our fellow Kiwis!

To show my support, and hopefully introduce you to some new popular travel blogs to read, I’ve compiled this list of New Zealand blogs that all feature amazing content made by great people.

Here are the top 7 New Zealand Travel Bloggers that are taking over the world as we know it and that you need to follow right now!

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The Top 7 New Zealand Travel Bloggers You Need to Follow!

The Top 7 New Zealand Travel Bloggers To Follow Right Now!

1. Jub from Tiki Touring Kiwi

I got the pleasure of meeting Jub in April on a family trip to Indonesia. He’s a kind vegan Kiwi bloke with a long beard and has travelled to over 45 countries.

He’s explored some pretty amazing parts of the world including Mongolia, Russia and Belarus, and he has a great Kiwi blog covering places both popular and off the beaten path!

Jub is a man with no plan and taking each day as it comes. Be sure to check him out on Snapchat (jubunator), he’s quite a laugh!

You can follow his adventures on Facebook and Instagram too.

The Top 7 New Zealand Travel Bloggers To Follow Right Now!

2. Kyle from Bare Kiwi

Kyle is a New Zealand Instagram king with a travel blog and YouTube channel. With over 64,000 followers, he is a Kiwi travel influencer to follow closely.

He takes some of the most beautiful pictures of New Zealand which he features on his Instagram account! He’s passionate about showing travellers the beauty of NZ.

Taking the road less travelled Bare Kiwi is a guy you should follow if you want to see the true Aotearoa (New Zealand).

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The Top 7 New Zealand Travel Bloggers To Follow Right Now!

3. Sonja from Migrating Miss

Sonja is an inspiration!

She’s lived in a lot of corners around the world such as the United States, Australia, Canada and Spain, where she is currently.

She loves to promote the expat lifestyle as a Kiwi living her dream and sharing her passion of travelling the world.

Sonja left her cosy house at the tender age of 16 to move to the United States for a year, and has claimed it was her first best decision.

Follow her adventures on her blog, Instagram and Facebook – she has one of the best travel blogs in New Zealand, and her photos are beautiful!

The Top 7 New Zealand Travel Bloggers To Follow Right Now!

4. Phil from Broken Limitz

Phil was bored of the 9-5 work life as a carpenter so he decided to chase the big money in the Australian mines like a lot of Kiwis do.

It took 4 months for him to realise that money cannot buy you happiness so he booked a one way ticket to Europe via Thailand to pursue his dream of travelling the world.

Now you can see him on his laptop writing about his adventures on his website Broken Limitz.

He’s travelled to over 40 countries and has had some amazing experiences you must read about! Phil also takes some epic pictures that are featured on his Instagram.

As one of the most popular New Zealand Instagram influencers, he has over 30,000 people following him on there and his Facebook too!

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The Top 7 New Zealand Travel Bloggers To Follow Right Now!

5. Katie from The World on my Necklace

Katie has been travelling the world and living abroad for over 18 years now visiting beautiful places such as Belize, Fiji and Peru.

She has a quite impressive list of destinations she has visited so far.

Katie decided to start a blog so she could document a 13 month trip she was doing through the Americas so she could keep her family and friends in the loop.

These days she blogs with an audience from around the world and is considered one of New Zealand’s top travel bloggers!

Make sure you follow her adventures on Instagram and Facebook too, it will make you want to book a one way ticket!

The Top 7 New Zealand Travel Bloggers To Follow Right Now!

6. Jon from Jon is Travelling

Jon didn’t want to get a ‘real’ job so he left New Zealand after he finished university in 2010 which is why he pursued teaching in Taiwan and later in Singapore to save some money.

Since 2014, he took the leap of a lifetime as a nomad living out of his suitcase as a full-time traveller.

He has a wicked Kiwi sense of humour so be sure to read his stories that he publishes on his New Zealand blog.

Make sure to check out his epic trip around India and read about his other adventures on Instagram and Facebook – he’s one of the best bloggers to follow!

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7. Anita from Anita Hendrieka

I can’t make this list and not promote myself in any way shape or form because I would love to connect with you!

I am a Kiwi travel blogger who’s passionate about exploring the world and inspiring others to get off their couch and go see something new.

Leaving home at 19 I bought a one-way ticket to London not knowing a single soul or what I was going to do but I knew I was doing the right thing.

It was a crazy 2 years living and working in the UK as I fell in love with the world and in love with a man.

Nowadays you can find me in New Zealand, London or anywhere in between! You can follow my adventures on my blog, Instagram or Facebook.

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Frequently Asked Questions

✅ What is a person from New Zealand called?

People from New Zealand are commonly referred to as Kiwis. We’re named after the Kiwi – the national bird of New Zealand. So if you’re traveling to New Zealand for a visit, you can call us Kiwis!

✅ Are people from New Zealand friendly?

Yes we are! Kiwis are friendly, welcoming and outgoing, whether in our native land or when we’re out exploring, and New Zealand travel bloggers are no different!

Let me know which travel blogger you love to follow! If you know somebody that should be nominated then comment below!

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  • Katie
    May 31, 2016

    A great list of Kiwi bloggers, some of which I already follow, and a few more that I will need to check out. And thanks for the shout out!

    • Anita Hendrieka
      > Katie
      May 31, 2016

      Thanks Katie! Keep being awesome 🙂

  • Yesh
    June 1, 2016

    Great list – I’ve worked for a Kiwi/Aussie business before and have encountered some of these bloggers. The pictures they take and the stories they tell really inspires me to travel.

    • Anita Hendrieka
      > Yesh
      June 1, 2016

      Yay! I’m glad you already follow a few of them already 🙂

  • Work Hard and Travel Harder
    June 22, 2016

    Didnt make the list goddammit!

  • PhiL Wilson
    June 26, 2016

    Woo made the cut! Thanks for the feature Anita, you’re a legend! Keep up the amazing travels

    • Anita Hendrieka
      > PhiL Wilson
      June 27, 2016

      No problem! 🙂

  • Martin & Debs
    July 1, 2016

    We’ve been following you on Instagram for some time as well as @Barekiwi. Some of our other favourite follows include @backpackingmatt, @thekiwifrog and @youngadventuress.

  • Arvinder Singh
    February 24, 2017

    Great List, thanks for sharing.

  • geet
    October 24, 2017

    thanks for sharing this list

  • Tony Sheva
    October 31, 2017

    Great work. These blogs inspired me

  • Marta Kulesza
    January 4, 2018

    Maybe in 2018 I’ll make the cut 😉 There’s some truly inspirational people on this list.

  • Stacey Kuyf
    February 16, 2018

    Great list! I’m enjoying visiting home right now and travel bloggers covering NZ make me realise how much I’ve missed it!

    • Anita Hendrieka
      > Stacey Kuyf
      February 18, 2018

      I know, I miss NZ every day!

  • Ben
    April 17, 2018

    Great list!

  • Ryan Biddulph
    September 6, 2018

    Jub and Sonja rock! As do you Anita 😉 Kiwis rock. I love your country after a 3 month visit from earlier this year. Magical land it is.


    • Anita Hendrieka
      > Ryan Biddulph
      September 9, 2018

      Woohoo! Glad my country has left a good impression 🙂

  • Prahlad
    December 21, 2018

    Fantastic work is done.Thanks for the list.

  • Jen
    June 15, 2019

    Ooooh there’s some new ones on there for me to check on