Pouakai Tarn Hike in Taranaki: Guest Post by The Travel Natural

Emma from The Travel Natural responded to my plea for help when wanting to organise a collaboration on best North Island New Zealand hikes as a follow up to my Best South Island Hikes collaboration. She was the only one who stepped up to the plate with her post on Pouakai Tarn Hike. I couldn’t … Read morePouakai Tarn Hike in Taranaki: Guest Post by The Travel Natural

Coppermine Creek – Cave weta, creek crossings, spectacular views make an adventurous day out

Coppermine Creek, New Zealand - Cave weta, creek crossings, spectacular views make an adventurous day out

A gentle river cascading over rocks makes for serene background noise when hiking up through native bushland in the Ruahine Range. Coppermine Creek is a unique New Zealand walk that offers a bit of everything. From river crossings to a cave filled with cave weta, spiders and glow worms, to awe-inspiring views across the hilltops … Read moreCoppermine Creek – Cave weta, creek crossings, spectacular views make an adventurous day out

Tips for Summer Hiking without keeling over (and what to do if you do)

Top tips on summer hiking - how to hike and not keel over (+ what to do if you do)

Sweat pouring down your back, sun in your eyes, trying desperately to find some shade, layers quickly being peeled off. Yup, it must be summer hiking. Hiking in each season are very different experiences. Make the most of your summer hike with these tips + tricks. Top Tricks for Summer Hiking   It’s all in … Read moreTips for Summer Hiking without keeling over (and what to do if you do)

Alice Nash Memorial Heritage Lodge – New Zealand Hiking

Alice Nash Memorial Heritage Lodge, Ruahine Range, New Zealand

Sunday was a rare day that my Pa and I both had off at the same time. We decided to make the most of it and head up into the Ruahine Range. Anne Nash Memorial Heritage Lodge was on our radar. If you are new to hiking, make sure you check out my 11 top … Read moreAlice Nash Memorial Heritage Lodge – New Zealand Hiking