Te Mata Peak | The Sleeping Giant in Havelock North, NZ

Te Mata Peak is a must if you are in the Hawkes Bay region. Which I was so I headed there. Steeped in history, culture and spectacular views it is definitely something to put on your To-Do List. Quick Stats There are 5 walking tracks in Te Mata Park. We did the Giant Circut Time … Read moreTe Mata Peak | The Sleeping Giant in Havelock North, NZ

Tokaanu Thermal Pools | A NZ Natural Wonder

Tokaanu Thermal Pools sits just outside of Turangi. A true hidden gem. Go for a quick walk around the loop track, marvel in the natural creations of the thermal pools then take a dip in the hot pools. The hot pools are a perfect way to relax after a hard day. When some friends, my … Read moreTokaanu Thermal Pools | A NZ Natural Wonder

Te Apiti Manawatu Gorge Tawa Loop Track | NZ

On Friday the 13th I woke before the sun, unable to sleep. I was itching to get some Nature Time as work was looming that afternoon it meant that only a short one was able to be done. Te Apiti Manawatu Gorge Tawa Loop is not too far away from home and is only a … Read moreTe Apiti Manawatu Gorge Tawa Loop Track | NZ

Multi-Day Hikes With Children | Yes, it can be done!

Wondering whether your children are ready for their first multi-day hike? Are you worried it won’t be a success? Tackling those first multi-day hikes with children can be a bit daunting, but it can be done. My children, Amelia (10) and Joe (12), and I went for an overnight hike for my birthday during the … Read moreMulti-Day Hikes With Children | Yes, it can be done!