Taylor Swift lands in Melbourne, along with thousands of New Zealand fans

The country formerly known as Australia, has unofficially become Aus-Tay-lia for the immediate, feverish future.

Superstar Taylor Swift has arrived in Melbourne, along with thousands of her fans, many coming from New Zealand.

At 1am, entering her 'Down Under' era, it's as if nothing and no one but Taylor matters in Australia right now.

And the ones who know that all too well, are following not too far behind.

In Auckland, bound for Melbourne, their passports were barely more important to them than their ticket to Taylor. 

"Worth every penny to go overseas. We've been saving since last year," one mum told Newshub.

They’re all gathering at the MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground).

"I've been a fan for 16 years and I've never seen her live, so it's sort of hitting me now," one megafan told Newshub.

With 24 hours to go, on the eve of the show, Kiwi swifties almost outnumber the Aussies.

And they're all ready to witness a show that’s become an unprecedented moment in music history. 

It's predicted to be the highest-grossing tour ever.

Taylor's first three shows at the MCG will be the biggest audience she's ever played in front of - a crowd three times the size of an AFL final.