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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 mindfulness & nature can help in times of crisis ๐Ÿ™๐ŸŒฟ

Is anyone else feeling a whole varying mix of emotional reactions to the current pandemic and lock-down?ย  I have noticed everything from despair to humor, felt all within one day or even one hour! When we are highly emotionally aroused, we look out from… Continue Reading “How mindfulness & nature can help in times of crisis ๐Ÿ™๐ŸŒฟ”

The Omokoroa cycle way is finally open!๐Ÿšฒ๐Ÿšฒ๐Ÿšฒ

Hooray! The long awaited cycle way from Omokoroa to Te Puna ( + nearly to Bethlehem…) is finally opened! Folks, I have been waiting for this for years! In May 2015 I went to the rally with my mum, friend and youngest son and… Continue Reading “The Omokoroa cycle way is finally open!๐Ÿšฒ๐Ÿšฒ๐Ÿšฒ”

Solo Mountain Biking and finding my “yoga”๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ

Ahh my two loves mountain biking & yoga๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšตโ€โ™€๏ธ. It was a Saturday morning and we had no plans, I badly needed to get on my bike and get some exercise but unfortunately all of my usual bike buddies weren’t available. And so with no… Continue Reading “Solo Mountain Biking and finding my “yoga”๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ”

Looking for an adventurous roady? Then you can’t pass French Pass๐Ÿ˜‰๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿคข๐Ÿ‘

Hand’s up if you’ve ever been to French Pass? …I’m betting it’s not many!ย  Remotely located in the Marlborough Sounds, top of the South Island, New Zealand. Turn off SH6, north of Rai Valley and buckle up for an epic ride! For about half… Continue Reading “Looking for an adventurous roady? Then you can’t pass French Pass๐Ÿ˜‰๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿคข๐Ÿ‘”

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… Continue Reading “Cloudy โ˜ with a Chance of Blissballs”

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, acrossย farmland, beaches and forest, they anticipate this will take in excess of 12 hours. Myself… Continue Reading “Oxfam trailwalker training- Leyland O’Brien to Hurunui Hut return”

River swimming at Aongatete, Bay of Plenty

Here’s how we spent the last day of 2018. Just a short 35 minute bush walk and you can be swimming in this pristine river and doing bombs off the rocks! A great adventure for the whole family. Click hereย for the forest family nutshell… Continue Reading “River swimming at Aongatete, Bay of Plenty”

A Boxing Day bush walk, best friends and bruises.

On boxing day I asked my family what they would like to do, all 5 unanimously agreed they wanted to go to the beach. This is extremely common in my house hold as I live with surfers, body boarders & general beach bums! I… Continue Reading “A Boxing Day bush walk, best friends and bruises.”

A Christmas Giveaway!

Us antipodean folk get to start December (& therefore Christmas) around 12 hours before the rest of the world๐Ÿ˜‰ so to celebrate that and the jolly season we are having our first ever facebook giveaway! To be magically whisked ๐Ÿฑโ€๐Ÿ๐Ÿฆ„ off to our Facebook… Continue Reading “A Christmas Giveaway!”

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