The Brunette Travels

I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list

Welcome to The Brunette Travels.


I'm a kiwi girl who was bitten by the  travel bug and diagnosed with a severe case of incurable wanderlust.

I started this travel blog to share globetrotting adventures in hope to inspire likeminded wanderlusters.




July 10, 2017

I’m not going to lie… when I saw the sign saying ‘Blue Pools’ along the Haast Highway I thought “well, most the water ways are blue in New Zealand…. what could be so special about this one?”. Nevertheless, I suffer from severe FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) so stopped to s...

June 28, 2017

Hidden in plain sight in Phang Nga Bay, and what look like toes sticking out in a bathtub, are small pieces of paradise within limestone karst islands called hongs - which in Thai means ‘room’. These karst islands feature spectacular limestone cliffs, caves and undergr...

June 23, 2017

They say there are always two sides to every story and SALA Resort and Spa is proof that there are two sides to Phuket.

Away from the hustle and bustle of Patong and surrounding suburbs in the south, SALA is tucked away on a secluded 9km stretch of golden sandy beach at...

June 21, 2017

The Phi Phi Islands are a group of six islands in the Andaman Sea just off the coast of mainland Thailand. You can reach the islands in just 45-minutes by speedboat or 90-minutes by ferry from either Krabi or Phuket. 

We just did a day trip but the largest island, Phi P...

November 25, 2015

High on the peak of Mount Nagakerd, with 360 degree views of the south end of Phuket, is home to the Big Buddha. The road to the top of the hill is a 6 kilometre climb on a steep and winding road.

When you reach the site and before making the short climb to the peak, yo...

September 15, 2015

The Wellington Cable Car is one of Wellington’s oldest treasured icons. Completed in 1902, the funicular railway was built to connect Lambton Quay (the main shopping street) and the suburb Kelburn, situated on the hills overlooking central Wellington.

The service r...

September 5, 2015

The first British settlers arrived on Pito-one’s shores on the ship Aurora on 22nd January 1840 and established the now thriving suburb known as Petone, located just 15km north of Wellington CBD.

The Petone Wharf was built in 1883 by the Gear Me...

September 1, 2015

High in the hills surrounding Wellington, tucked away slightly off the beaten track, you can find the remains of one of the World War II Heavy Anti-aircraft Artillery batteries.

August 16, 2015

The Night Noodle Markets made it’s debut in Brisbane last year with thousands of Asian cuisine lovers flocking to South Bank to indulge at some of Brisbane’s finest Asian eateries.

The markets returned again this year to South Bank with a slight change – they were bigge...

August 5, 2015

Approximately 40 kilometres north-east of Wellington city, tucked away in lush native bushland, lies Birchville Dam – a hidden treasure of the Hutt Valley region.

Birchville dam was built in 1930 to supply water to Upper Hutt, the city at the north end of the...

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Hi, I'm Angela, the Brunette!


Welcome to The Brunette Travels. A travel blog where I share adventures, experiences, food and culture in hope to inspire likeminded wanderlusters to travel!


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