Tag: hiking with kids

How to fail at over-nighting in a hut with teenagers ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„ & kids

I was talking to my mum the other day about a tramp (hiking trip) I did with her, my step dad Graham and my two friends when we were teenagers. It is a very fond memory for me but perhaps not so for my… Continue Reading “How to fail at over-nighting in a hut with teenagers ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„ & kids”

How to fail at short walks with kids!

  ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธFailure to remember our child’s raincoat, so we fashioned one out of a rubbish bag!๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธFailure to circumnavigateย Lake Rotopounamu track an easy grade, 5 km track around the lake. The kids were not having it this day! Another time!?? ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธMy failure to let… Continue Reading “How to fail at short walks with kids!”

Te Ara ki Hikurangi/Mt Hikurangi, East Cape

The story below is contributed by my friend Stacey. I too am so excited about the prospect of exploring NZ more and particularly doing some of our NZ Great walks without (dare I say it…tourists everywhere!) Love you, but I’m sure you understand what… Continue Reading “Te Ara ki Hikurangi/Mt Hikurangi, East Cape”

How hiking builds resilience in kids

What does it mean to be resilient? Resilience is the capacity to adapt well in the face of adversity, trauma or stressful situations, it is basically the ability to “bounce back” from difficult experiences. Strength/Toughness ๐Ÿ’ชย (both physically and mentally). I’ve always believed that bush… Continue Reading “How hiking builds resilience in kids”

Te Whare Okioki – New DOC hut in the Kaimai Ranges

It is so awesome to have a new DOC hut in the Kaimai’s. Te Whare Okioki is situated at the Ngamuwahine Shelter along the North South track (southern end) and is accessible from heaps of tracks. My sister and I decided to meet up… Continue Reading “Te Whare Okioki – New DOC hut in the Kaimai Ranges”

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!๐Ÿ˜ Woohoo! So if you live in the Bay of Plenty or happen to be passing by,… Continue Reading “Pa Kereru Loop track updated!”

Peach Cove Hut = Little Gem ๐Ÿž

The bush surrounding Peach Cove Hut is stunning – think tropical jungle ๐ŸŒดย We explored here during the October school holidays and the bird song was amazing, and Kaka everywhere!! With just a couple of hours walk up and over a saddle, this really is… Continue Reading “Peach Cove Hut = Little Gem ๐Ÿž”

My Pinnacles Hut Adventure

The Pinnacles walk in the Coromandel is an awesome 2 day walk to take the kiddies on! It can be done in one day, but who doesn’t love a hut stay? I had been wanting to do this walk for so long, and finally… Continue Reading “My Pinnacles Hut Adventure”

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”

Walking at kids pace

I find that kids have two paces, the slow, almost painful, one for when they are walking with just their family and the fast, fun run, one for when they are “walking” with their friends. Most of the time when I’m out bush walking,… Continue Reading “Walking at kids pace”

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