Tag: hiking

๐ŸŒค School holidays are here ๐Ÿค—

Yay ๐Ÿ™Œย The weather is clearing up and daylight savings starts on Sunday, time to get back out there! I don’t know about you, but this winter has been a tough one in my household, lingering bugs, uncoopervative weather and sadly a little girl with…

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…

Precious me time ๐Ÿ”

As parents we don’t get much time for, or to, ourselves. It’s so easy to get caught up in our children and all their needs and wants; we love doing it …..ย but it is still so important that we make time for ourselves and…

The mind is the most powerful muscle in the body ๐Ÿ’ช

So I thought I’d share a little personal story of mine fromย my first multi-night hike and how Iย learnt first-hand that your mind can control what limitations are actually there. I always tend to feel quite nervous/excited before new walks, the unknown and getting outside…

10 free nature ๐ŸŒฟbased activities to try this school holidays!

And just like that school holidays are upon us! ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ [insert your emoji below]๐Ÿท๐Ÿ›Œ! Some parents will be dancing with glee (for a bit๐Ÿคฃ) at the lack of routine (me), others may be dreading it due to the struggle of juggling children and work…

An honest talk about women, tramping & that vulnerable feeling…

So I was talking with a group of women the other night and I said “we should go on an overnight hut stay together” – to which I got a couple of responses like:ย  What if some weirdo turns up at night? What if…

Stream crossings: the good, the bad and the ugly.

Stream Crossings can be so much fun, though generally speaking only when you get to the other side safely and with dry boots. On this tramp to Lane Cove Hut in Totara North, Northland, 14 of us, 7 adults and 7 children had to…

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…

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…

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,…

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