Hiking Etiquette | Don’t be a douche on the trail

So, we have covered backcountry hut etiquette in last weeks post. Let’s talk about hiking etiquette. Similarly, with hut etiquette, hiking etiquette is simply don’t be a douche. There are some common sense unspoken rules with hiking that you should know before you head out. Hiking Etiquette | Read the trailhead guidelines No matter what, … Read moreHiking Etiquette | Don’t be a douche on the trail

Backcountry Hut Etiquette | Hiking Tips

Happy first official day of summer (insert thumbs up and excited face here) y’all! Summer brings more people out of their houses and into huts, a great Kiwi pastime. Let’s celebrate by talking Backcountry Hut Etiquette. Nothing beats a summer evening nestled in the bush, miles from civilisation. With over 1000 Backcountry Huts in New … Read moreBackcountry Hut Etiquette | Hiking Tips

Gift Guide for Hikers | The ultimate gift guide for the hiker in your life

It’s that time of year again, you know, the time of year when fat men in red suits invade houses, children are in a constant state of the Sugar High, threats are issued to said small children (Santa is watching you know), purses and wallets are emptied to the point of being starved, tinsel starts … Read moreGift Guide for Hikers | The ultimate gift guide for the hiker in your life

Spring Hiking Tips | Hiking through the seasons

Spring is in the air here in New Zealand, well, actually it’s inching towards summer but technically it’s still spring. In my humble opinion, spring is a great time to shake off those winter blues and get back outside again. It’s not too warm and the snow isn’t as plentiful (I still have flashbacks of … Read moreSpring Hiking Tips | Hiking through the seasons

Leave no Trace | What is leave no trace + how to practice it

How many times have you heard the saying, ‘Take only photographs, leave only footprints’? I grew up hearing this phrase and repeat it to my children often. But, what does it mean? At the core, it is the practices that everyone should follow to enjoy and protect our natural land. This is very similar to … Read moreLeave no Trace | What is leave no trace + how to practice it