Category: Walks

Conquering your fears💪🏔🌳

When I worked for the Department Of Conservation (DOC) as a biodiversity ranger pre-kids I would work in the bush daily on my own. I loved my job and never felt afraid, ok- except the one time I stumbled upon a family of wild…

Lindemann Loop Track, Katikati

Last winter I took my two boys out to walk the Lindemann track, near Katikati with some friends and their children. Between us there were 6 kids, then aged between 4-7 yrs old. I wrote this story over a year ago, but had to…

Attempting to summit Mt Karioi, Raglan🌊☀ with my 7 year old

Enjoy this adventure written by my friend Stacey about her and her’s son attempt to summit (I know that sounds so hardcore👊💪🤣) Mt Karioi – a 2.4 million year old extinct volcano🗻. In all the times I’ve been to Raglan I’d never considered attempting…

The spectacular Waireinga/ Bridal Veil Falls in Raglan

Enjoy this blog post written by my adventurous pal Stacey. It’s been years since I’ve been to Raglan, in fact my daughter was only 6 weeks old when we last went and is almost 6 years old now! I was super excited to be…

Puketoki Scenic Reserve, Bay of Plenty

Puketoki Reserve is pretty much my local and I feel like I know it like the back of my hand. My kids have been walking the long loop since they were around 2 1/2 years old. I also do regular monitoring work there (off…

Waimama Reserve, Whiritoa- Barefoot👣

I rediscovered Whiritoa which is on the Coromandel peninsula, a few years ago, when I met up with some old school friends, who also have two boys of a similar age and a bach there. It is a great place to visit with the…

Getting re-inspired while reminiscing – Waitewheta Hut

So I thought it was time we revisited this adventure, as it was so awesome! It’s definitely time another one was done. Check out our video below🖐🚶‍♀️🌿🏞👍 6 amazing mamas and 7 cool kids! Originally we had 10 kids coming but sickness, a sleepover…

Cloudy ☁ with a Chance of Blissballs

Who doesn’t want to walk a trail called Peach Tree 🍑🌳 Track? Am I right?  Enjoy this guest post written by my good friend and adventure buddy Stacey Walden, on her recent trip to Great Barrier Island, in the Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand😀👊🌳🚶‍♀️ Aotea (aka Great…

Oxfam trailwalker training- Leyland O’Brien to Hurunui Hut return

In March four of my friends are doing the Oxfam Trailwalker event as a team, from Edgecumbe to Ohope finishing in Whakatane. In total they will walk 50 kilometres, across farmland, beaches and forest, they anticipate this will take in excess of 12 hours. Myself…

Pukeiti, New Plymouth- a Rain forest with Rhododendrons🌺

I’ve recently got back from a great week, spent exploring New Plymouth in Taranaki, New Zealand.  I have been to New Plymouth a couple of times for WOMAD (World of Music and Dance) which is an incredible festival, but I hadn’t actually done any…

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