About Me

Hi! My name is Bailey and I’m the adventure-lover behind My Queenstown Diary. Since my early 20s, I’ve been discovering my love for travel, and in the years since I’ve been pretty busy. I’ve been to over 40 countries including Brazil, Sri Lanka, Australia, Colombia, Chile, Mexico, France, Italy, and many more. It’s safe to say my love for travel became an obsession that quickly became my job.

One year, traveling brought me to Queenstown to spend the winter skiing in the mountains. Little did I know that this one-year trip would turn into many more, and lead me to finally decide to settle down in Queenstown.

Since making the move, I decided it was time to share my experiences with others by writing informative travel guides. These guides include everything I’ve learned and continue to learn about traveling New Zealand – and especially my hometown of Queenstown!

If you were to bump into me it’s most likely to be on a hiking trail around Queenstown or road tripping around the country. I love epic adventures and I’m always on the search for the next one! Of course, I also love my downtime and spend lots of time in coffee shops in Queenstown taking in the magnificent views. Oh and don’t forget the wineries – they’re the place to be in summer!

bailey smiling at the camera in a brewery in Arrowton
Bailey from My Queenstown Diary sits on a rock on her way to the Mueller Hut and smiles at the camera

Since moving to Queenstown I’ve been extremely blessed to travel most of the country. I’ve hiked all over the South Island, lived in Auckland (for a short while), gone on month-long road trips, enjoyed the stunning beaches of the North Island, and more. It’s been an unforgettable few years and the best part is that it’s far from over.

As you can tell, I love New Zealand. I’ve been to many beautiful places but few are as amazing and diverse as New Zealand. How many other countries can you go skiing and surfing on the same day?!

If you’re planning an upcoming trip to New Zealand then be sure to follow along and sign up to receive my newsletter. In it, I’ll show you my latest blog posts as well as must-know info that often includes special discounts for my readers.

So don’t be shy, I’m here to help because you guys are the reason I get to do what I love every single day!

Start planning your trip…

If you’re not sure where to start, then jump in a check out some of my biggest guides. These are the best place to start planning your trip and include itineraries and listicles of the best places to visit/activities to do:

55 Best Things to do in New Zealand

75 Epic Things to do in Queenstown

31 Best Things to do in Wanaka

25 Most Beautiful Places to visit in the South Island

Queenstown 7 Day Itinerary

Looking out from the summit of Queenstown Hill