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Hiking lake Waikaremoana- NZ Great Walk

I think I may have discovered the best pre-Christmas therapy ever… multi-day hiking in the back & beyond!!! In late November I hiked around Lake Waikaremoana with my three good friends. The weather gods smiled down on us and although we felt like we… Continue Reading “Hiking lake Waikaremoana- NZ Great Walk”

Pre- Tramp prep ๐Ÿฅพwhen you are SUGAR ๐Ÿญfree!

Hi there, tomorrow I will be heading off on my first multi-day tramp (hike) since before I had my kids, some 10 years ago!!!!!๐Ÿ˜ฎ The tramp I’m doing is the Lake Waikaremoana “Great Walk” and I’m doing it with three of my friends. We… Continue Reading “Pre- Tramp prep ๐Ÿฅพwhen you are SUGAR ๐Ÿญfree!”

Old Coach road, Ohakune

Hello, I’m sorry it’s been a while since my last blog post but I’m still here, and still adventuring! During the winter my family & I visited some friends who live in Ohakune, at the southern edge of the Tongariro National Park. We had… Continue Reading “Old Coach road, Ohakune”

Family Mt Bike๐Ÿšตโ€โ™€๏ธ Weekend, Rotorua/Whakarewarewa.

I โคโคโค a mountain ๐Ÿšฒ gang! Ain’t nothing better. Totally my happy place๐Ÿ˜Š Luckily my whole family is on this same buzz, so we all ride together quite a bit! We had a fun weekend away in Rotorua recently and it was so cool… Continue Reading “Family Mt Bike๐Ÿšตโ€โ™€๏ธ Weekend, Rotorua/Whakarewarewa.”

Solo hiking-starting out

Recently a friend said she thought I was brave going on bush walks on my own. I said “You do realize I am scared? I just don’t let it stop me”. She did not!  It reminded me about a line from the Mortal Engine… Continue Reading “Solo hiking-starting out”

Four huts in the Kaimai Ranges doable with the kids ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿคโ€๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿผ

We are so lucky here in NZ, to have all these awesome walks and huts on our back doorsteps. I love getting the kids outdoors and while it can be challenging at times (kids dragging their feet ๐Ÿ˜ฉ) it is always well worth it… Continue Reading “Four huts in the Kaimai Ranges doable with the kids ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿคโ€๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿผ”

Te Rereatukahia Hut

This has to be my favourite hut in the Kaimai ranges. It has multiple choices for the walk in and is super cute, warm and cosy inside. The only down side is you can’t book it – which can cause a bit of anxiety… Continue Reading “Te Rereatukahia Hut”

Whanau time at Dundle Hill ๐Ÿž

During these July winter school holidays, our whanau and friends got together at Dundle Hill – A cabin perched on top of a hill 10 minutes from Waitomo (Dundle Hill is a private farm walk – check out theirย website for details and to book).… Continue Reading “Whanau time at Dundle Hill ๐Ÿž”

Kids – Great motivators but also good excuses ๐Ÿ˜œ

While we are on the topic of failing – Here is a throwback to Stony Batter Historic Reserve, Waiheke Island. This was our first holiday as first time parents. We had looked up what walks we could do on Waiheke Island and thought that… Continue Reading “Kids – Great motivators but also good excuses ๐Ÿ˜œ”

How to fail at over-nighting in a hut with teenagers ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„ & kids

I was talking to my mum the other day about a tramp (hiking trip) I did with her, my step dad Graham and my two friends when we were teenagers. It is a very fond memory for me but perhaps not so for my… Continue Reading “How to fail at over-nighting in a hut with teenagers ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„ & kids”

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