Tag: Waikato

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”

Te Rereatukahia Hut

This has to be my favourite hut in the Kaimai ranges. It has multiple choices for the walk in and is super cute, warm and cosy inside. The only down side is you can’t book it – which can cause a bit of anxiety… Continue Reading “Te Rereatukahia Hut”

The spectacular Waireinga/ Bridal Veil Falls in Raglan

Enjoy this blog post written by my adventurous pal Stacey. It’s been years since I’ve been to Raglan, in fact my daughter was only 6 weeks old when we last went and is almost 6 years old now! I was super excited to be… Continue Reading “The spectacular Waireinga/ Bridal Veil Falls in Raglan”

Maungatautari – Sanctuary Mountain

This amazing eco sanctuary is a must explore.Β Its 47 km pest-proof fence has created a 3,400 hectare inland mountain island, where native bird life and forest has flourished due to the eradication of all mammalian predators. We spent just over 2 hours exploring theΒ southern… Continue Reading “Maungatautari – Sanctuary Mountain”

What a way and day to start 2019: East-West Kaimai Crossing

Starting off the new year with an Epic Adventure – Whakamarama Rd on the Eastern side of the range to Wairere falls in the West!!!Β Tonnes of laughs πŸ˜‚Β were had and plenty of questions explored, always great to have a crew to share wicked experiences… Continue Reading “What a way and day to start 2019: East-West Kaimai Crossing”

My β˜€οΈ summer school holidays adventure wishlist πŸ•πŸ—’

In the spirit of πŸŽ…Β – “making a list and checking it twice”, I’ve decided this year, to make a wish list of some of the adventures I will to try and explore with the kids over the coming summerΒ holidays. This is my way of… Continue Reading “My β˜€οΈ summer school holidays adventure wishlist πŸ•πŸ—’”

Bike Trails … and my bugbear πŸ›πŸ» when riding them with kiddos.

I love a good bike ride, though I don’t do it often and I am more of a cruiser. I like to take my time, look around and take it all in, I also generally have one or more child with me, so having… Continue Reading “Bike Trails … and my bugbear πŸ›πŸ» when riding them with kiddos.”

Calm peaceful stream to raging torrent 🌊 – Aratiatia Dam.

The walks near the Aratiatia Rapids offer a great little adventure for the young and old. The Aratiatia Dam is just north of Taupo πŸ‡³πŸ‡ΏΒ and releases water 3-4 times a day, transforming the gorge from a calm trickling stream into a raging torrent 🌊.… Continue Reading “Calm peaceful stream to raging torrent 🌊 – Aratiatia Dam.”

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… Continue Reading “Girls birthday 🎈🍰 weekend hike, Pirongia”

Hiking with children; from the front-pack to their own two feet.

When looking through my children’s photos, it was interesting to see how many photos I had of the kids walking our old local track over the years; so I decided to make a little video of what I found, check it out below. To… Continue Reading “Hiking with children; from the front-pack to their own two feet.”

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