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.




September 19, 2017

Castlepoint is a small beachside town in the Wairarapa in New Zealand’s North Island, just two and a half hour drive North-East of Wellington. The Māori name for the area is Rangiwhakaoma, which translates to 'where the sky runs' - but it got the name Castlepoint in 17...

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 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...

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...

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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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