Tag: kid friendly

Aongatete, short loop: a quick bush fix🌳🕊✌

In need of a quick bush (forest) fix? Not too far down the road from where I live, is an area of the Kaimai Mamuku Forest Park called Aongatete. There are a bunch of different walking tracks you can access from the car park…

Calm peaceful stream to raging torrent 🌊 – Aratiatia Dam.

The walks near the Aratiatia Rapids offer a great little adventure for the young and old. The Aratiatia Dam is just north of Taupo 🇳🇿 and releases water 3-4 times a day, transforming the gorge from a calm trickling stream into a raging torrent 🌊….

Spot X- Orakawa Bay, Waihi Beach

So this is a pretty special spot “off the beaten track” and well, in truth a Spot X type of place. So shhh!🤫 I love this quote “blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures”. I’m all up for getting away from the…

An ugly old quarry transformed into an arty garden paradise🌵🎨🌴🌻😍

Looking for a walk that incorporates nature and the arts? Then put Te Puna Quarry Park, in the Bay of Plenty on your to do list + the kids will love this place too! Donations welcome as it is run by volunteers. There is…

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. During these last school holidays 14 of us, 7 adults and 7 children, went on a tramp to Lane Cove Hut…

How to take a 💩 in the bush…

No joke! We need to have a conversation about this! We hate seeing toilet paper or worse🙈 when out in the bush! Here’s our guide on how to…see a man about a horse🐎 when nature🌳 calls. Stepping off the track ~10m or so-usually behind…

Hiking with children; from the front-pack to their own two feet.

When looking through my children’s photos, it was interesting to see how many photos I had of the kids walking our old local track over the years; so I decided to make a little video of what I found, check it out below. To…

Forest family goes a little bit town & country

Last week I dropped my car at the mechanics, un-loaded our bikes and took off on an adventure along one of the many urban-link cycle ways in Tauranga. We cycled from Birch Ave to the Cambridge Rd BMX track ~5 km return. The kids…

Awesome short easy walk- Castlepoint, Wairarapa

This is a stunning, easy walk suitable for everyone. If you visit the Wairarapa checking out Castlepoint Scenic Reserve, it is simply a must do! Check out this short video of my visit up to the Lighthouse, and for more track info click here to…

Swans, a scavenger hunt & a serendipitous meeting

It’s the school holidays at the moment. Last week I took my two boy’s aged 6 and 7 to McLaren’s Fall Park in Tauranga to take part in a scavenger hunt. In my mind I was like “Capital -A- for Awesome, they are going…

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