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Hello, i’m Kate, the creator of NOT A TOURIST.  Thanks for visiting!

Born and bred in Melbourne, Australia, I had never travelled overseas until I was 21.  First stop was NYC: a mind blowing experience that inspired future trips in the US, Canada, ASIA, Europe, and parts of Australia.  I believe the best way to learn from other cultures is by visiting them, interacting with them, and realising we are usually more similar than our differences.

I created NOT A TOURIST as I continued to travel in my 30’s. Some of the best times occurred when I made up my own mind on choosing activities and deciding when to take time out. One of the things I really loved was wandering through cities, and spending endless hours stumbling upon neighborhoods, coffee shops, and incredible sights.

Fun facts:

Coffee lover.

Silly humour lover (Seinfeld, Arrested Development, Ben Stiller).


This blog includes:

  • Alternative and unique travel tips for Australia.  A go to place for Australian travel tips and secrets, written by a local.  Think budgeting, organisation, and off the grid advice, tips and tricks.
  • Real experiences from real people.
  • Inspiration to create your own travel life and experiences without joining the herd (unless you choose to).

I’d love to hear from you! Feel free to get in touch or add a comment with your thoughts 🙂