Category: Walks

Geocaching ๐ŸŒwhat is it and how can I do it?

My kids and I have recently rediscovered geocaching, we gave it a go a few years back and all loved it, but I had a truly terrible phone with no capacity to download apps so that was the end of that… and then we…

Top 5 tips for bush ๐ŸŒณ walking with kids aged 5+ ๐Ÿ˜œ

How to get the little darlings moving and enjoying the great outdoors??? Our Top 5 tips: Intrigue:ย Peak their interest! Maybe you are walking to see MASSIVE kauri trees, or a waterfall? Take your togs for a river swim! Or are you walking to a…

Conquering your fears๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ”๐ŸŒณ

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, Raglan๐ŸŒŠโ˜€ 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 hardcore๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿคฃ) Mt Karioi – a 2.4 million year old extinct volcano๐Ÿ—ป. In all the times Iโ€™ve been to Raglan Iโ€™d never considered attempting…

The spectacular Waireinga/ Bridal Veil Falls in Raglan

Enjoy this blog post written by my adventurous pal Stacey. Itโ€™s been years since Iโ€™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- Barefoot๐Ÿ‘ฃ

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 below๐Ÿ–๐Ÿšถโ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿž๐Ÿ‘ 6 amazing mamas and 7 cool kids! Originally we had 10 kids coming but sickness, a sleepover…

Cloudy โ˜ with a Chance of Blissballs

Who doesn’t want to walk a trail called Peach Treeย ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŒณย Track? Am I right?ย  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 Zealand๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘Š๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™€๏ธ Aotea (aka Great…

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