Tag: hiking

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”

TORA Coastal Walk – hiking in style

Glamping Tramping! Get ta crew together and treat yourselves 🥾 🥂 🌿 Beautiful mountains. Stunning coastline. Spectacular cuisine and Great friends. What more could you want for a 3 day adventure away. Check out the video below from my trip away on the TORA coastal walk.… Continue Reading “TORA Coastal Walk – hiking in style”

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”

Peach Cove Hut = Little Gem 🏞

The bush surrounding Peach Cove Hut is stunning – think tropical jungle 🌴 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 🏞”

🌤 School holidays are here 🤗

Yay 🙌 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… Continue Reading “🌤 School holidays are here 🤗”

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”

Precious me time 🏔

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 ….. but it is still so important that we make time for ourselves and… Continue Reading “Precious me time 🏔”

The mind is the most powerful muscle in the body 💪

So I thought I’d share a little personal story of mine from my first multi-night hike and how I 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… Continue Reading “The mind is the most powerful muscle in the body 💪”

10 free nature 🌿based activities to try this school holidays!

And just like that school holidays are upon us! 😲😃😍 [insert your emoji below]🍷🛌! Some parents will be dancing with glee (for a bit🤣) at the lack of routine (me), others may be dreading it due to the struggle of juggling children and work… Continue Reading “10 free nature 🌿based activities to try this school holidays!”

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:  What if some weirdo turns up at night? What if… Continue Reading “An honest talk about women, tramping & that vulnerable feeling…”

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