Tag: kaimai ranges

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”

Four huts in the Kaimai Ranges doable with the kids ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿคโ€๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿผ

We are so lucky here in NZ, to have all these awesome walks and huts on our back doorsteps. I love getting the kids outdoors and while it can be challenging at times (kids dragging their feet ๐Ÿ˜ฉ) it is always well worth it… Continue Reading “Four huts in the Kaimai Ranges doable with the kids ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿคโ€๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿผ”

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!”

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”

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”

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”

What a way and day to start 2019: East-West Kaimai Crossing

Starting off the new year with an Epic Adventure – Whakamarama Rd on the Eastern side of the range to Wairere falls in the West!!!ย Tonnes of laughs ๐Ÿ˜‚ย were had and plenty of questions explored, always great to have a crew to share wicked experiences… Continue Reading “What a way and day to start 2019: East-West Kaimai Crossing”

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