Tag: New Zealand

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…

5 Waikato kid-friendly adventures

Need a nature fix? Below are 5 short bush adventures from around the Waikato that the kids and I have enjoyed over the years, maybe you have or will too 🙌 🌿 🥾🌳 Waterworks Walk – Hakarimata Scenic Reserve, Ngaruawahia – take in a bit of history…

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…

Top 5 tips for bush 🌳 walking with kids aged 5+ 😜

How to get the little darlings moving and enjoying the great outdoors??? Our Top 5 tips: Intrigue: Peak their interest! Maybe you are walking to see MASSIVE kauri trees, or a waterfall? Take your togs for a river swim! Or are you walking to a…

Top 5 Tips for bush 🌳walking with under 5’s

“My kids can’t even walk down the road without moaning” …. this is something we hear a lot! Guess what our’s were like that too when we started out!  Here are our top 5 tips for bush walking with under fives: Expectations: If you are just…

🌤 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…

🌿🌳 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’t  a “Hell YES!” Then it’s a NO. 👉Thank you my girl Rachel Hollis. Because let’s face it we all have a lot on…

Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori 2019

Kia ora 😊 This week is Māori language week here in Aotearoa. It is a week dedicated to helping keep the Māori language alive and thriving. I for one feel this is majorly important, as language is the heart of any culture, and Māori culture is…

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…

Cheers Dads 🍻 Happy Fathers’ Day

With Fathers’ Day coming up on Sunday I thought share a photo collage of some Dads, Grandads and Uncles all getting out there with the kids – Ka mau te wehi! 🙌 If you’re stuck for ideas on what to do on Sunday check out our…

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