Tag: Bay of Plenty

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”

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!”

How to fail at mountain biking with kids

Hey everyone welcome to a series on how to fail …! We are aware of how on a daily basis we are bombarded by endless beautifully curated images, stories of success and of things we should strive for, do or aspire to be… We… Continue Reading “How to fail at mountain biking with kids”

Lesson’s from a first timeπŸŠβ€β™€οΈπŸš΄β€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈtriathlete

On New Years day I went on a hike with a group of friends including the charming Leah. During our walk she told me about her recent experience doing her first triathlon. It was such a cool story I asked her if she wouldn’t… Continue Reading “Lesson’s from a first timeπŸŠβ€β™€οΈπŸš΄β€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈtriathlete”

5 tracks near Tauranga to enjoy this summer β˜€οΈ

If you’re in the Tauranga/Bay of Plenty area this summer and are looking for some good tracks to do with the family, check out these 5 tracks below: Whataroa Falls Wicked waterfall and swimming hole, push the kids a little further with this 1… Continue Reading “5 tracks near Tauranga to enjoy this summer β˜€οΈ”

Okere Falls Track, Rotorua

My family and I stayed in Rotorua for a few days recently and I was itching for us to try out a new walking track. So on our return journey back to Tauranga I convinced everyone that we should try the Okere Falls Track,… Continue Reading “Okere Falls Track, Rotorua”

Pa Kereru Loop track updated!

Hi, we just wanted to let you know that this neat little ~45 minute forest loop track has been updated with a whole heap of great new signage!😁 Woohoo! So if you live in the Bay of Plenty or happen to be passing by,… Continue Reading “Pa Kereru Loop track updated!”

5 Waikato kid-friendly adventures

Need a nature fix? Below are 5 short bush adventures from around the Waikato that the kids and I have enjoyed over the years, maybe you have or will too πŸ™Œ πŸŒΏ πŸ₯ΎπŸŒ³ Waterworks Walk – Hakarimata Scenic Reserve, Ngaruawahia – take in a bit of history… Continue Reading “5 Waikato kid-friendly adventures”

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