Tag: Tauranga

Solo hiking-starting out

Recently a friend said she thought I was brave going on bush walks on my own. I said “You do realize I am scared? I just don’t let it stop me”. She did not!  It reminded me about a line from the Mortal Engine… Continue Reading “Solo hiking-starting out”

Lesson’s from a first time🏊‍♀️🚴‍♀️🏃‍♀️triathlete

On New Years day I went on a hike with a group of friends including the charming Leah. During our walk she told me about her recent experience doing her first triathlon. It was such a cool story I asked her if she wouldn’t… Continue Reading “Lesson’s from a first time🏊‍♀️🚴‍♀️🏃‍♀️triathlete”

5 tracks near Tauranga to enjoy this summer ☀️

If you’re in the Tauranga/Bay of Plenty area this summer and are looking for some good tracks to do with the family, check out these 5 tracks below: Whataroa Falls Wicked waterfall and swimming hole, push the kids a little further with this 1… Continue Reading “5 tracks near Tauranga to enjoy this summer ☀️”

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… Continue Reading “5 Waikato kid-friendly adventures”

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… Continue Reading “Lindemann Loop Track, Katikati”

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… Continue Reading “The Omokoroa cycle way is finally open!🚲🚲🚲”

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… Continue Reading “River swimming at Aongatete, Bay of Plenty”

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… Continue Reading “A Boxing Day bush walk, best friends and bruises.”

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… Continue Reading “Taking the kids to a hut overnight… solo😲! I know #yolo right? Part-1”

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… Continue Reading “Exploring a new track 🏞 – let go of your expectations 🧘”

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