Tag: #tramping

Family camping adventure β›Ί in the Coromandel- Waikawau Bay

In the last week of January my family and I went to the beautiful Waikawau Bay camp ground for 5 blissful days of getting back to basics! No internet, no phone reception & no power. I am still on cloud 9 and bathing in…

Top 5 tips for bush 🌳 walking with kids aged 5+ πŸ˜œ

How to get the little darlings moving and enjoying the great outdoors??? Our Top 5 tips: Intrigue:Β Peak their interest! Maybe you are walking to see MASSIVE kauri trees, or a waterfall? Take your togs for a river swim! Or are you walking to a…

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. On this tramp to Lane Cove Hut in Totara North, Northland, 14 of us, 7 adults and 7 children had to…

My Pinnacles Hut Adventure

The Pinnacles walk in the Coromandel is an awesome 2 day walk to take the kiddies on! It can be done in one day, but who doesn’t love a hut stay? I had been wanting to do this walk for so long, and finally…

Hut Etiquette

Here in NZ we are so lucky to have lots of amazing DOC-managed huts dotted all over the country for everyone to use when tramping (aka hiking), and more often than not you will find yourself sharing these choice spaces. Unfortunately my last couple…

Getting re-inspired while reminiscing – Waitewheta Hut

So I thought it was time we revisited this adventure, as it was so awesome! It’s definitely time another one was done. Check out our video belowπŸ–πŸšΆβ€β™€οΈπŸŒΏπŸžπŸ‘ 6 amazing mamas and 7 cool kids! Originally we had 10 kids coming but sickness, a sleepover…

Cloudy ☁ with a Chance of Blissballs

Who doesn’t want to walk a trail called Peach TreeΒ πŸ‘πŸŒ³Β Track? Am I right?Β  Enjoy this guest post written by my good friend and adventure buddy Stacey Walden, on her recent trip to Great Barrier Island, in the Hauraki Gulf, New ZealandπŸ˜€πŸ‘ŠπŸŒ³πŸšΆβ€β™€οΈ Aotea (aka Great…

Exploring a new track 🏞 – let go of your expectations πŸ§˜

So I had a great ideaΒ 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 πŸ‘§Β πŸ‘¦Β 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…

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…

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