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exploring

  • The Hollyford Track, Fiordland

    How is it that there can be places which are completely overwhelming, and totally calming at the same time? Recently, Mum and I hiked down the verdant Hollyford Valley. This gem…

  • 50 outdoor activities for kids

    There are so many reasons why our children need as much time outdoors as possible. Our high tech world can be over-stimulating and overwhelming, and children need ‘green time’ to counter-balance…

  • Getting your child involved in conservation

    NZ Conservation week is coming up this month, offering plenty of ways to foster a strong conservation ethic in our kids. Why is it important to get children involved in conservation? We…

  • ‘NZ BEST SHORT WALKS’ Mt Manaia Track

    Here’s a fabulous short walk at the Whangarei Heads, two hours drive north of Auckland. New Zealand’s Department of Conservation has started promoting several tracks around the country which are remarkable as…

  • The Lord of the Forest – visiting Tane Mahuta

    Kauri trees are unique to northern New Zealand. Their enormous height and girth are seriously impressive when they are ‘fully grown’, but unfortunately that has contributed to their downfall – most…

  • Northland’s Peach Cove Hut

    The DoC hut at Peach Cove, Whangarei Heads is very popular with families – many young children have their first ever overnight tramping experience here. We took Nate (4) recently and…

  • Children and Sculpture – a visit to Gibbs Farm

    There’s something awesome about the way that children look at art. They don’t have any pre-conceived ideas about the ways things ‘should’ be, as we often do. Children just take things…

  • Adventure planning for kids

    It’s mid Spring here in NZ. This is the time of year we start to dream of summer adventures – where are we going to go? What are we going to…

  • Why are leaves green, Mummy?

    We spend a lot of time in the bush – we love walking the trails! There’s just something about being surrounded by all that green that calms and restores both me…