Iron Gate Hut | Overnight Hiking in the Ruahine Range, NZ

I looked towards the Ruahines as I sat outside on the deck with a steaming morning cup of tea clutched in between my cold hands I felt anticipation¬†warming my body. This was it. The day of my first solo overnighter to Iron Gate Hut. My hiking bag had been packed since the day before. If … Read moreIron Gate Hut | Overnight Hiking in the Ruahine Range, NZ

Hiking with Children | Top Tips + Tricks for Hiking with Children

Hiking with children is an enriching experience. It can teach them an appreciation for our beautiful world, it can help them overcome challenges and feel an immense satisfaction at completing something out of their comfort zone. Many parents shy away from taking their children hiking, putting it in the ‘too hard’ basket. It can be … Read moreHiking with Children | Top Tips + Tricks for Hiking with Children

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)

Atene Skyline Track | Whanganui National Park

The long, narrow often bumpy winding road lead deeper and deeper into rural New Zealand and as the fog descended, a strange sense of mystery settled over the landscape. Atene Skyline Track was up next on my To-Hike List. I nervously passed an ominous looking house with a debilitated, “DANGER, KEEP OUT” sign clinging desperately … Read moreAtene Skyline Track | Whanganui National Park

Solo Hiking Top Tips + Tricks | The Benefits of Solo Hiking

Last week I went solo hiking for the first time, I hiked Deerford Track which is one I have done before with Pa and his friend. For my first solo hike, I wanted to do a track I was familiar with you know, just in case I got lost. Though Deerford Track is not well-maintained … Read moreSolo Hiking Top Tips + Tricks | The Benefits of Solo Hiking