Browsing Tag

walking

  • How to encourage your kids to hike

    Hiking with your kids can be so rewarding. It can also be a total mission! But persevere. Some of the best conversations I’ve ever had with my littles have been out…

  • 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…

  • ‘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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 5 fun ways to liven up a weekend walk

    We love heading out for a good weekend walk. It presses the reset button after a long week, blows out the cobwebs, and is really special family time to reconnect. Sometimes…

  • Come with us on an adventure!

    Today we thought we’d bring you along with us on one of our favourite jaunts. For me, it’s green therapy. I’m not so good at meditating (ha ha, I just accidentally…