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!

Triplex Hut | Ruahine Range, New Zealand

Ma and I decided to go for a hike together as we both had the same day off. We originally planned to hike Yeoman’s Track and even got as far as starting it. Until we got down to the river that we needed to cross and couldn’t find the dinging danging (the exact words we … Read moreTriplex Hut | Ruahine Range, New Zealand

Kohi Point | Nga Tapuwae o Toi (The Footsteps of Toi)

Looking outside you could be mistaken that it was still summer, not nearing winter. A step outside and the crisp air reminded you that, yes, it was still autumn after all, but still a beautiful day for a Sunday hike. The kids and I arranged to hike Nga Tapuwae o Toi (The Footsteps of Toi) … Read moreKohi Point | Nga Tapuwae o Toi (The Footsteps of Toi)