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

Bell Rock Loop Track | Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

Bell Rock Loop Track sits an hour north of Napier in the Hawkes Bay. Isolated and rugged, this is a part of New Zealand that is often forgotten about. Quick Stats Time 3 hour round trip Access The start of the track is around an hour north of Napier. Follow State Highway 2 to Tutira, turn … Read moreBell Rock Loop Track | Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

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

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

Rangi Hut | A Guest Post by Mama Bear

Mama Bear recently went for her first solo hike (at nearly… I’m not sure if I’m allowed to say her age?) to Rangiwahia Hut (more commonly known as Rangi Hut). She wanted to write about her experience so check out her adventure below. Remember, you can contribute to that Kiwi Hiker as well. It’s easy … Read moreRangi Hut | A Guest Post by Mama Bear