Tag: #tramping

Four huts in the Kaimai Ranges doable with the kids πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ€β€πŸ‘¨πŸΌ

We are so lucky here in NZ, to have all these awesome walks and huts on our back doorsteps. I love getting the kids outdoors and while it can be challenging at times (kids dragging their feet 😩) it is always well worth it… Continue Reading “Four huts in the Kaimai Ranges doable with the kids πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ€β€πŸ‘¨πŸΌ”

How to fail at over-nighting in a hut with teenagers πŸ™„πŸ™„πŸ™„ & 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 πŸ™„πŸ™„πŸ™„ & 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”

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… Continue Reading “Family camping adventure β›Ί in the Coromandel- Waikawau Bay”

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… Continue Reading “Top 5 tips for bush 🌳 walking with kids aged 5+ πŸ˜œ”

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… Continue Reading “Stream crossings: the good, the bad and the ugly.”

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… Continue Reading “My Pinnacles Hut Adventure”

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… Continue Reading “Hut Etiquette”

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… Continue Reading “Getting re-inspired while reminiscing – Waitewheta Hut”

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… Continue Reading “Cloudy ☁ with a Chance of Blissballs”

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