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

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

The Ultimate Guide to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Three adults and one eager 12-year-old got up before the sun Saturday morning awaiting the adventure of the day. The Tongariro Alpine Crossing was on the agenda. Bags packed ready, our breath catching in the crisp dawn air we all piled into the car. The 20-minute drive from Turangi was filled with excitement and anticipation. … Read moreThe Ultimate Guide to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing

What’s in my hiking backpack | What to pack on a day hike

With our trip to walk the Tongariro Crossing coming up rather quickly (Saturday, baby!) I thought it was about time that I started packing. Normally I pack the of before but with a busy week ahead it’s time to start thinking about it now. Or else I am bound to forget something (most things). If … Read moreWhat’s in my hiking backpack | What to pack on a day hike