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Getting Lost Travel Blog

Getting Lost the Travel Blog began in 2014. It was born shortly after Cat and James rekindled their relationship after a 20+ year break.

It was the love child of two people who just couldn’t be more different. James, a Joiner from the Hauraki Plains, was fearless – hunting and gathering, exploring shipwrecks, jumping into hidden water holes and sliding down hills.

Cat, a Strategist in an Auckland Advertising Agency and part time photographer knew a lot of restaurants, was constantly on the hunt for the perfect photo and had an infallible knack for getting lost. Oh and then there’s the 3 daughters they were now trying to bring together.

It was a brilliant, beautiful, messy chaos – full with wonderful exploration and a random adventure of getting lost that started it all. So now they’ve amassed over 200 stories, they’ve built a big, wonderful community who love random adventure too and they’ve created a travel adventure game that’s sold more than 100,000 games around the world.

You can find our latest adventures here or explore by destination below.

Recent posts

Playing the Walkers Edition in Sydney

Playing the Walkers Edition in Sydney

We let the Walkers Edition guide us through Sydney - finding rooftop lounges & underground whisky bars
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Exploring the Grounds of Alexandria

Exploring the Grounds of Alexandria

The Grounds of Alexandria felt like an oasis in the craziness that is Sydney.  An ever unfolding vista of photo worthy places that were actually better in real life than the photos...
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Finding Sydney’s hidden bars with a bag full of Bluey toys

Finding Sydney’s hidden bars with a bag full of Bluey toys

3 Mums out on the town without their kids in Sydney, but perhaps not so strangely, with a bag full of Bluey toys, find some hidden bars in Sydney
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8 things to do with teenagers in New Plymouth

8 things to do with teenagers in New Plymouth

New Plymouth is an epic playground for teenagers with a nighttime playground set amongst the lights, hidden dining areas, cliff side dining, quirky hotels, rivers to swim in, mountains to view, giant...
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Letting the birds guide me around Hamilton Gardens

Letting the birds guide me around Hamilton Gardens

The Hamilton Gardens are one of my favourite places to explore, but exploring them using the NZ Bird Edition of the Getting Lost Game gave them a whole new dimension.
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Three Sisters and the Elephant

Three Sisters and the Elephant

It's all about timing to visit the Three Sisters and the Elephant.  Only accessible at low tide you'll also have to navigate mud, sinking sand and scorching black sand.  But we reckon...
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Playing the Road Trip Edition in New Plymouth

Playing the Road Trip Edition in New Plymouth

In New Plymouth for 48 hours with my teenagers so we decided to use the Road Trip Edition of the Getting Lost Game to find new places to explore.
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Playing the Girls Road Trip Edition in 1960's Kombi Vans

Playing the Girls Road Trip Edition in 1960's Kombi Vans

16 women, 3 chauffeur-driven Kombi vans, one Girls Road Trip Edition of the Getting Lost Game and absolutely no idea where we were going or what we were doing!
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How to find the best restaurant in Melbourne

How to find the best restaurant in Melbourne

My sister (who works alongside me at Getting Lost) and I recently spent 9 days in Melbourne attending the Reed Gift Fairs.  Reed Gift Fair is a massive trade fair where makers...
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Taking the Girls Road Trip Edition to the Yarra Valley

Taking the Girls Road Trip Edition to the Yarra Valley

My sister and I had a day free in Melbourne.  We had the perfect combination of no children & nowhere to be (unheard of for us) so we decided to take the...
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Exploring Melbourne on foot

Exploring Melbourne on foot

We had a day to explore Melbourne so took the Walkers Edition of the Getting Lost Game to explore the city in a different way. Melbourne is like a game of pass...
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When we lived and worked in Melbourne

When we lived and worked in Melbourne

9 days living and working in Melbourne with my little sister.  From our 18th floor apartment over the Yarra River, our adventures around the city, laneways, vineyards, chocolate factories and art -...
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Getting Lost in the ngahere

Getting Lost in the ngahere

Roimata took her whanau into the ngahere for a day of exploring with the Getting Lost Game Bush Walk Edition.
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Getting Lost for 2 days in New South Wales

Getting Lost for 2 days in New South Wales

We took the Aussie Edition of the Getting Lost Game to explore New South Wales and found camel rides along the sand dunes, swimming pools with sharks and rays, snakes to pet,...
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Sydney 

30 hours in Sydney…. With kids 

How to make the most of 30 hours in Sydney with primary aged children. Exploring Sea Life, Darling Harbour, Wild Life Sydney Zoo, Madame Tussaud's, Opera House and the Botanic Gardens
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9 dog parks to go to with your best friend in Auckland

9 dog parks to go to with your best friend in Auckland

Auckland has some amazing dog parks and beaches to spend some time hanging out with your dog. Here are 9 of our favourite places to spend time with your best friend.
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Across that stream, find the path and then you’ll find the Waipu Pancake Rocks

Across that stream, find the path and then you’ll find the Waipu Pancake Rocks

Any direction that begins with “wade across the stream to the start of the path”, coupled with the warning that it may be hard to find is going to draw me to...
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Mike and Nicky’s place in Kerikeri

Mike and Nicky’s place in Kerikeri

What if we told you that we know about a place you can stay in your own private loft above a potters workshop. That you’d be staring out at a river from...
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