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.




August 2, 2015

Sydney is the New York of Australia – a beautiful, fast paced concrete jungle. But hidden in the cracks, in a secret laneway of the surrounding high rises, is one of the city’s greatest little gems.

Suspended from the sky in Angel Place are 120...

July 16, 2015

To travel solo, or not to travel solo. That is the questions, and the question I have been asked a bit recently. Should I travel solo? Is it safe? What are the pros and cons?

Well ask and you shall receive!

The first time I decided to travel solo I was so nervous. I rese...

July 13, 2015

Bonne fête nationale mes amis!

On 14th July the French celebrate “le 14 Juillet” or better known worldwide as “Bastille Day”. This festive occasion is a celebration for French communities, but is now celebrated by people of all nationalities around the world. The day re...

July 13, 2015

Cape Byron Lighthouse is Australia’s most powerful and most easterly lighthouse located in Byron Bay, New South Wales.

It was constructed in 1901 to alert passing ships to the dangers of the coast. The tower itself is 23 metres (74 ft) high and is perched atop of a 94 m...

February 4, 2015

Sugarloaf Mountain.  The name makes it sounds like a dream, and to be honest it almost feels like a dream when you are up there.

Pão de Açúcar (in Portugese) is a monolith granite stone (one big rock) with very little vegetation on its slopes and is believed to dat...

January 26, 2015

Only 100 kilometres from Brisbane city, and on the doorstep of the Gold Coast, is a mini paradise hidden within Springbrook National Park. The rainforest is home to Natural Bridge – a gorgeous waterfall created millions of years ago by water crashing through the roof o...

January 12, 2015

Now I am a backpacking kind of gal so these tips probably better suit fellow backpackers, but you wheeled suitcase, hotel staying peeps can adapt to suit your needs!

First of all, and most importantly – make a checklist. In fact make multiple checklists. Make checklists...

January 12, 2015

Brisbane is the home to just over 2 million people… that’s 2 million lucky people if you ask me! Why?

This beautiful city has been built around the Brisbane river which snakes its way from Wivenhoe Dam and empties into Moreton Bay. The river has gorgeous water...

December 29, 2014

Wellington is well known for its wet weather and wild winds. But when it puts on fine weather, it’s something you do not want to waste.

Located at the south-western point of the North Island on the peninsula between the Cook Strait and Wellington Harbour, Wellington off...

December 22, 2014

The journey begins high up on the mountains of La Paz. At 4,650 meters and a cool -4 degrees celsius, we were getting ready to mountain bike down a 64 kilometre stretch of rough and rocky road to conquer the famous ‘Death Road’.

Along with the many layers of clothing we...

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Kiwi girl - Living in Aus - Travelling the world

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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