Tag: New Zealand

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, across farmland, beaches and forest, they anticipate this will take in excess of 12 hours. Myself…

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!!! Tonnes of laughs 😂 were had and plenty of questions explored, always great to have a crew to share wicked experiences…

River swimming at Aongatete, Bay of Plenty

Here’s how we spent the last day of 2018. Just a short 35 minute bush walk and you can be swimming in this pristine river and doing bombs off the rocks! A great adventure for the whole family. Click here for the forest family nutshell…

Hiking off the Christmas food and drink coma

For me the joy of the silly season really is getting together with friends and family – eating, playing games, eating, toasting with glass of bubbles 🥂 and lets face it – eating some more 🍗, but these holidays can often be so busy…

Setting New Years Resolutions with special guest, Women’s Leadership Coach: Kate Apanui

Thinking of setting New Years Resolutions? Most people I meet these days can’t be bothered. But for those of us who get irritated with ourselves, and just can’t wait for that fresh start on January 1st – we set intentions with HIGH hopes. If…

The joy of one thing at a time

I’m writing this for me, just as much as for you, because I find myself getting caught up in the busyness of life, and at this time of the year, the chaos of Christmas! The seemingly endless “to do list’s”, the shopping, end of…

Top 5 must do kid friendly bush walks in Taranaki 🗻

“Taranaki Hardcore” 🗻 – a proud region, and for good reason. This region is so diverse in it’s geography, it really has something for everyone – from the stunning black sand beaches in the north, to the rugged cliff faces of the south beaches, then…

Top 5 kid friendly bush walks near Tauranga ☀️

Sometimes I feel like the hardest part of getting the kids out for a bush walk, is the time it takes to find a walk suitable. When my kids were younger (<5) and I’d find a good track, I’d keep taking the kids there…

Forest Family’s Top 5 Xmas 🎅adventures with the kids in ☀ Abel Tasman and Golden Bay✌🏕

When I lived in the south island of New Zealand, I was only a few hours drive from these beautiful places so it’s very hard for me to only choose 5… but here’s where I’d go in a flash for a mixture of beautiful…

A Christmas Giveaway!

Us antipodean folk get to start December (& therefore Christmas) around 12 hours before the rest of the world😉 so to celebrate that and the jolly season we are having our first ever facebook giveaway! To be magically whisked 🐱‍🏍🦄 off to our Facebook…

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