Tag: Tauranga

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…

The Omokoroa cycle way is finally open!🚲🚲🚲

Hooray! The long awaited cycle way from Omokoroa to Te Puna ( + nearly to Bethlehem…) is finally opened! Folks, I have been waiting for this for years! In May 2015 I went to the rally with my mum, friend and youngest son and…

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…

A Boxing Day bush walk, best friends and bruises.

On boxing day I asked my family what they would like to do, all 5 unanimously agreed they wanted to go to the beach. This is extremely common in my house hold as I live with surfers, body boarders & general beach bums! I…

Taking the kids to a hut overnight… solo😲! 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…

Exploring a new track 🏞 – let go of your expectations 🧘

So I had a great idea to check out a track close by home (<30minute drive) that I hadn’t been on yet. I don’t know about you but sometimes this can make me nervous especially with the kiddies 👧 👦 along – all those “what if’s” that…

When the teacher’s go on strike we go… fishing🐟(of course!)

Earlier this week Primary School teachers throughout New Zealand went on strike for better pay and conditions. I have some insight into the life of a teacher as my partner was one for a time and it’s a tough job! Over here the classroom…

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…

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…

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…

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