Tag: kid friendly

Four huts in the Kaimai Ranges doable with the kids πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ€β€πŸ‘¨πŸΌ

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 😩) it is always well worth it… Continue Reading “Four huts in the Kaimai Ranges doable with the kids πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ€β€πŸ‘¨πŸΌ”

Te Rereatukahia Hut

This has to be my favourite hut in the Kaimai ranges. It has multiple choices for the walk in and is super cute, warm and cosy inside. The only down side is you can’t book it – which can cause a bit of anxiety… Continue Reading “Te Rereatukahia Hut”

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!”

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

🌀 School holidays are here πŸ€—

Yay πŸ™ŒΒ 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 πŸ€—”

🌿🌳 Want more time in nature?🌱

I read something earlier this year about questioning yourself before committing to something, to anything actually. If your initial response isn’tΒ  a “Hell YES!” Then it’s a NO. πŸ‘‰Thank you my girl Rachel Hollis. Because let’s face it we all have a lot on… Continue Reading “🌿🌳 Want more time in nature?🌱”

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… Continue Reading “Stream crossings: the good, the bad and the ugly.”

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”

Kill two🐦’s with one stone.

I’m a big fan of this (not actually killing birds) but getting two things done simultaneously, however I’m not really talking about multi-tasking either.πŸ€” Stay with me, for example I often hear mum’s say “I don’t have enough time to”… fit in exercise/do yoga/… Continue Reading “Kill two🐦’s with one stone.”

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