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motivation

  • 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…

  • How to find more TIME to get outdoors

    Coming up with practical ways to get more quality time outdoors either with your kids, your friends, your partner, or by yourself is a challenge well worth tackling. There’s a heck…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 5 Outdoorsy ways to dig yourself out of a hole

    We all have those days. And sometimes, they’re weeks. You’re in a funk. You’re in a hole. You’re just not feeling quite right about life and it is proving difficult to…