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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

McLaren Falls

Why you have to visit McLaren Falls

I have this vague memory of going somewhere amazing when I was a kid. I remember loads of rocks and little pools. I remember dressing my barbies in their togs my Nan...
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Five things I learnt from spending a week in Ohiwa

Nestled in-between Ohope and Opotiki, the Ohiwa Beach Holiday Park is a literally a stones throw from the beach and right next to a lagoon – perfect for kayaking. We spent a...
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Mount Maunganui

Spending a day in Tauranga

With only 24 hours in the Bay of Plenty we didn’t have much time to venture off the beaten track so we ended up going to a lot of the typical tourist...
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Amped Moto's Papamoa

Amped Moto's - motorbikes for kids in an awesome location

We had heard about kids motorbikes at Amped Moto’s in Papamoa and having three motorbike obsessed daughters who are all living vicariously through James getting his motorbike license it seemed like the...
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seal at papamoa

Hanging out with seals on Papamoa Beach

Papamoa was our final destination on our 24 hour trip to the Bay of Plenty and what a destination it is! We were lucky enough to be staying at James cousins house...
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Waihi Cornish Pumphouse

A quick visit to Historic gold mining town Waihi

We hadn’t planned to stop as we made our way to Papamoa late on Saturday afternoon but the historic gold mining town of Waihi was just too interesting not to stop at....
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Karangahake Gorge

New roads to travel

I love an untravelled road. I’m with Robert Frost on this one that the more off the beaten track the better so once we had passed through the familiar streets of Paeroa...
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