Tag: Overnight hike with children

How to fail at over-nighting in a hut with teenagers ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„ & kids

I was talking to my mum the other day about a tramp (hiking trip) I did with her, my step dad Graham and my two friends when we were teenagers. It is a very fond memory for me but perhaps not so for my… Continue Reading “How to fail at over-nighting in a hut with teenagers ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„ & kids”

Te Ara ki Hikurangi/Mt Hikurangi, East Cape

The story below is contributed by my friend Stacey. I too am so excited about the prospect of exploring NZ more and particularly doing some of our NZ Great walks without (dare I say it…tourists everywhere!) Love you, but I’m sure you understand what… Continue Reading “Te Ara ki Hikurangi/Mt Hikurangi, East Cape”

Taking the kids to a hut overnight solo … things get a little spooky๐Ÿ‘ป, Part 2.

So there was an almighty CRASH! Needless to say I almost had a heart attack! I lay there listening, my heart hammering, but there were no torch lights and no one was talking. Spooky!!!!๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿ‘ป Heart hammering I got up and went to investigate and… Continue Reading “Taking the kids to a hut overnight solo … things get a little spooky๐Ÿ‘ป, Part 2.”

Taking the kids to a hut overnight… solo๐Ÿ˜ฒ! I know #yolo right? Part-1

Yes, I am that mad! Let me explain…it was the 2nd week of the school holiday’s and at this point I may have been going just a little stir crazy, so after weighing things up with my rational and irrational thoughts I bravely decided… Continue Reading “Taking the kids to a hut overnight… solo๐Ÿ˜ฒ! I know #yolo right? Part-1”

Part 1 – Waingongoro Hut, Taranaki

A fevered child, in a hut, on a mountain …. It was school holiday time and we were at my sisters place in South Taranaki.ย  We had the time, we had the crew andย on the doorstep we had the stunning Maunga (Mt Taranaki)! My… Continue Reading “Part 1 – Waingongoro Hut, Taranaki”

Waitawheta Hut, Bay of Plenty – Part two

This is not the first time I have done this walk yet the stunning landscape still takes my breath away. It is however the first time I have brought my daughter on this walk and the first time walking in a large group, 6… Continue Reading “Waitawheta Hut, Bay of Plenty – Part two”

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