Tag: Department of Conservation

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 🥾when you are SUGAR 🍭free!

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!!!!!😮 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 🥾when you are SUGAR 🍭free!”

Family camping adventure ⛺ in the Coromandel- Waikawau Bay

In the last week of January my family and I went to the beautiful Waikawau Bay camp ground for 5 blissful days of getting back to basics! No internet, no phone reception & no power. I am still on cloud 9 and bathing in… Continue Reading “Family camping adventure ⛺ in the Coromandel- Waikawau Bay”

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”

Top 5 tips for bush 🌳 walking with kids aged 5+ 😜

How to get the little darlings moving and enjoying the great outdoors??? Our Top 5 tips: Intrigue: 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… Continue Reading “Top 5 tips for bush 🌳 walking with kids aged 5+ 😜”

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… Continue Reading “Conquering your fears💪🏔🌳”

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… Continue Reading “Lindemann Loop Track, Katikati”

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… Continue Reading “The spectacular Waireinga/ Bridal Veil Falls in Raglan”

Hut Etiquette

Here in NZ we are so lucky to have lots of amazing DOC-managed huts dotted all over the country for everyone to use when tramping (aka hiking), and more often than not you will find yourself sharing these choice spaces. Unfortunately my last couple… Continue Reading “Hut Etiquette”

Exploring a new track 🏞 – let go of your expectations 🧘

So I had a great idea to check out a track close by home (<30minute drive) that I hadn’t been on yet. I don’t know about you but sometimes this can make me nervous especially with the kiddies 👧 👦 along – all those “what if’s” that… Continue Reading “Exploring a new track 🏞 – let go of your expectations 🧘”

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