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Tips, Trips, and Stories From My Worldly Travels

We saw this huge hive, it's impressive! It didn't feel like we were meant to be walking through here. And back on the beach again . The tide was coming in and after a while we were forced up the beach to walk on the soft sand. The waves got closer and closer and we...

Streams, Ferries, Beaches and a Tsunami Freak-out

Streams, Ferries, Beaches and a Tsunami Freak-out

We stayed a night at a caravan park in Paihia. It was $86 for one night and all we got was a tiny patch of grass and bad facilities! But I did get to have a nice, hot shower. We resupplied at the big Countdown in Paihia. I was going to walk the km there with mum and...

The Hardest Day of my Life – The Raetea Forest

The Hardest Day of my Life – The Raetea Forest

I’m sorry but this post isn’t about the wonderfulness of hiking. If you want to just think tramping is always wonderful and happy and skipping through grassy meadows you should not read this post. Just warning you. We knew that we had a big day ahead of us. The trail...

Te Araroa – the First 100 km of Tramping

Te Araroa – the First 100 km of Tramping

We were all pretty nervous as we started to hike the Te Araroa. It was really foggy when we left the lighthouse at Cape Reinga and there wasn't much in the way of views. Once we'd descended a little we came out of the fog and the views were amazing! Soon we came down...

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