Kristie Hayden

Writer, Editor, Publisher, Stock Photographer




St Kilda Road: The making of a grand dame

"Mansions are not out of favour to the extent that some people imagine," reported The Herald in 1914 in the column " St Kilda Road Home" . Several architects, it said, had...


International traveller magazine

Jazz, soul and sights: promises of a walking tour through Harlem

From Morningside Heights to a walking tour through Harlem, Upper Manhattan marches to the beat of its own drum, writes Kristie Hayden. It's no secret that one of the best modes...

International traveller magazine

Inside the Palm Springs homes of Hollywood royalty (hello Leo DiCaprio!)

With Palm Springs' Modernism Week in full flight, Kristie Hayden tours celebrity homes and reveals how you can get a glimpse inside. Riding through the empty streets, all of...

Kristie Hayden Writer

A Swiss Summer CEO Magazine

Hiking, solitude and alpine luxury halo a well-earned break from the daily grind. WORDS AND IMAGES KRISTIE HAYDEN At the end of the made road, I check the signs. Gstaad here,...

Outback Magazine : R.M. Williams

All at sea

Troy Grining captains a tourist boat out of Strahan, Tas, which takes in some of world's most pristine forest and places of hellish history. Story and photos Kristie Hayden...

Get Up & Go

Lorne by Mustang

The Great Ocean Road has never been groovier, as our writer discovers on a bohemian-inspired day-trip.

Geelong & Surf Coast Living Magazine

Dance Hall Days

Folding back the tissue, pearlescent beadwork shimmers in the dimly-lit storeroom. The National Trust’s curatorial staff know they’ve uncovered something special; the superb...

Get Up & Go magazine

Dodging the Devil

Tuscany's Garfagnana Valley might be rich in history and high on beauty, but on a short drive from Lucca it's the bridge said to have been built by the devil that intrigues.

Geelong & Surf Coast Living Magazine

Ocean Summit

As the cream of indigenous surfers prepare to compete at the Australian Indigenous Surfing Titles, Kristie Hayden discovers the true meaning of the competition and its sacred...

The Weekly Times, Farm Magazine

A Good Egg

At the mercy of the elements, farming can be challenging. But for every battle, there is a victory and, for one farm even a pot of gold. Kristie Hayden reports.

Geelong & Surf Coast Living magazine

Spring Around The Otways

From a surreal volcanic landscape to a Great Ocean getaway, get inspired for a mini break in The Otways. Kristie Hayden takes a drive.

Geelong & Surf Coast Living Magazine

The Cool Otways

From spotting glow-worms to visiting raging waterfalls, the deal is the same at the end of each day during winter in the Otways; a glass of wine by a cosy fire.

Australian Traveller Magazine

Salamanca's Historically Hip Small Bar Scene

Hip bars. Grungy haunts. Live music. Kristie Hayden discovers the pick of the watering holes along Hobart waterfront's Salamanca Place.

Australian Traveller Magazine

The Artful Salamanca Place Shopping Guide

While the famous Salamanca Market attracts thousands of tourists each Saturday, every other day offers a more relaxed pace, allowing visitors to peruse every corner of the...

Geelong & Surf Coast Living Magazine

Trek Of Courage

Kristie Hayden meets a once wayward teen whose life was transformed somewhere along the Kokoda Track, and the local policeman responsible for her salvation.

Geelong & Surf Coast Living Magazine

Little Tackers

Spring sailing in Geelong is mere child’s play as Kristie Hayden discovers.

Venture Travel Magazine

On The Fly

Zipping through the rain and treetops in Victoria, Australia gives Kristie Hayden a thrilling perspective of the Otway Ranges rainforest.

Geelong & Surf Coast Living Magazine

Winter Warmers

As the days grow colder, Kristie Hayden goes in search of local country B&Bs and coastal villas that are perfect for your winter getaway.

The Geelong Advertiser, GT Lifestyle, Saturday Magazine Lift-Out

Food, Wine & Sunshine

Noosa International Food & Wine Festival