Tag: #tramping

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…

Girls birthday 🎈🍰 weekend hike, Pirongia

Though it is nice to take the kids out bush walking, it is also fantastic to have a kid-free girls weekend tramp and every year since my 30th birthday I make that happen, here’s how it started …. When thinking about what I wanted…

Stream crossings: the good, the bad and the ugly.

Stream Crossings can be so much fun, though generally speaking only when you get to the other side safely and with dry boots. During these last school holidays 14 of us, 7 adults and 7 children, went on a tramp to Lane Cove Hut…

Part 2 – A sick child in Waingongoro Hut, Taranaki

In the morning I awoke to find that my daughter had a very high temperature and did not want to get out of bed. Oh oh, alarm bells, that is not normal! Hmm… we are meant to be walking out this morning, how am…

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.  We had the time, we had the crew and on the doorstep we had the stunning Maunga (Mt Taranaki)! My…

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…

Waitawheta Hut, Bay of Plenty- Part one

  Nutshell  Location: Kaimai Mamaku Forest, Bay of Plenty. Click here for Waitawheta hut information. Access: Franklin Road, off Waitawheta Road in the Karangahake Gorge DOC Duration: 3-4 hours one way     Forest Family: 4-5 hours one way with 6 adults and 7 children aged 4-10 years old….

What should I take on an overnight tramp with the kids?

Hi, I’ve just got home from an overnight tramp to a hut with a group of friends and their kids. There were 13 of us in total, 6 mum’s and 7 kids aged 10 to 4 years. For some it was their first overnight…

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