Category: Featured

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 BikeπŸš΅β€β™€οΈ Weekend, Rotorua/Whakarewarewa.

I ❀❀❀ a mountain 🚲 gang! Ain’t nothing better. Totally my happy place😊 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 BikeπŸš΅β€β™€οΈ 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 πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ€β€πŸ‘¨πŸΌ

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 😩) it is always well worth it… Continue Reading “Four huts in the Kaimai Ranges doable with the kids πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ€β€πŸ‘¨πŸΌ”

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 πŸ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 theirΒ website for details and to book).… Continue Reading “Whanau time at Dundle Hill πŸž”

Kids – Great motivators but also good excuses πŸ˜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 πŸ˜œ”

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

How to fail at camping with a baby

I optimistically took my first born camping at Robin Hood Bay in the Marlborough Sounds at the tender age of 3 months old. The amount of paraphernalia I took in hindsight makes me giggle. We borrowed a friends big dome tent and loaded up… Continue Reading “How to fail at camping with a baby”

School Holiday ideas!

Hi all, did you know we have a website full of awesome walks in the Bay of Plenty region and beyond, just waiting for you to take a look at http://www.forestfamilynz.com! Check it out for awesome inspiration over the school holidays. We detail the… Continue Reading “School Holiday ideas!”

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