About Me


Craig Tansley is a freelance travel writer based in Melbourne, Australia.After gaining a journalism degree from the Queensland University Of Technology (QUT), Craig wrote for sports and music magazines before becoming a travel journalist in 2000.

He now writes for many of Australia’s most prestigious newspapers and magazines – writing regularly for everyone from the Australian Financial Review to the Sydney Morning Herald and International Traveller. He’s also written for the likes of Britain’s Sunday Times.

Craig grew up in the Cook Islands in the South Pacific and still counts Polynesia amongst his favourite travel destinations. He’s travelled to over 60 countries – some of his favourite experiences over the past 14 years include swimming with a humpback whale and her calf off Bora Bora, heli-skiing in the Andes, taking a supply ship journey to the Marquesas Islands and hiking across Patagonia.

As a music journalist prior to being a travel writer, Craig had the opportunity to interview some of the world’s most iconic stars, including Mick Jagger, Dave Grohl, Lenny Kravitz, Gene Simmons and Heath Ledger.