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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

Waitete Bay

Just incase you thought you dreamt it all, it was all real

Dear Hunter, Jet and Marlow, One day in your far off adult life, you’ll recall this Easter Weekend in hazy fragments that live in your 4, 5 and 8 year old minds....
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Leaping, spinning, swinging, flying at Coromandel Zipline Tours

Leaping, spinning, swinging, flying at Coromandel Zipline Tours

If I had to use just one word to describe Coromandel Zip Line Tours I’d use abandon.  The dictionary says it’s a complete lack of inhibition or restraint and that’s exactly how...
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Waitete Bay

Waitete Bay to Colville - conquering my mountain 

It’s not the getting lost that I struggle with. No matter how busy I am I always seem to squeeze in a few moments for adventures – even if they are just...
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Waitete Bay

After 7 years we’re finally going to tell you about Waitete Bay

We’ve been coming to Waitete Bay for 7 years now and I still haven’t penned a blog post about it. It’s not due to lack of content. I have literally hundreds of...
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How to plan the perfect Coromandel escape with teenagers

How to plan the perfect Coromandel escape with teenagers

It’s tough to figure out what your teenagers will like at the best of times. So to say I was feeling a bit of pressure around planning the perfect Coromandel escape for...
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Rangitoto Island

The lazy girls guide to conquering Rangitoto Island…

The green rugged symmetrical landscape of Rangitoto is such an iconic feature of the Auckland skyline that you’d be forgiven for not knowing that up close this features an assortment of brightly...
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Miranda Hot Pools

Swimming with my husbands ex girlfriends at Miranda Hot Pools

I have a great story to tell about Miranda Hot Pools. We went to Miranda Hot Pools on our way home from an epic birthday long weekend in Tauranga with the kids...
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Waterlily Gardens

When we went wandering through Waterlily Gardens

I never want to go home. It’s not that I don’t love my home, I do. I just always want to get the last little bit out of every holiday or day...
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Kiki tells us about talking to horses, riding and living your dreams

Kiki tells us about talking to horses, riding and living your dreams

My name is Kiki. I’m 11 years old and I talk to horses. I’ll talk to any horse I’m alone with, but mostly I talk to Spi. Spi is a Bay Mare...
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Ohiwa

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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Te Kouma Harbour Cottages

Escaping to Te Kouma Harbour Cottages

I’ve passed the entrance to Te Kouma Harbour Cottages many times but never imagined the amazingly rustic little spot that lay down the winding gravel driveway – perched on the side of...
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Ngatea Water Gardens

Why you have to go to Ngatea Water Gardens

I must have driven past the sign for the Ngatea Water Gardens at least 50 times before I finally went in. And once I did the first thing I thought was how...
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Karangahake Gorge, Windows Track

Walking the Windows Track at the Karangahake Gorge

James and I were child free this weekend so after going out for an amazing lunch at The Falls Retreat (more on that over here) we decided to go for a walk...
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The Falls, Coromandel

An afternoon at The Falls Retreat

Before we even arrived there I knew I was going to love The Falls Retreat. To start with there’s the name – The Falls Retreat. It just sounds exactly how it was...
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Sealegs

Exploring Coromandel by boat

We spend a lot of time in the Coromandel and I thought I knew it pretty well but every time we explore by boat we see a whole different side to the...
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Hot Water Beach Holiday Park

Hot Water Beach Top 10 Holiday Park

We love a good camp ground and Hot Water Beach Top 10 Holiday Park definitely ticks all the boxes. Tucked away from the beach down a long winding drive you would be...
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Road Trip Tips

6 tips to have your best road trip with the kids yet

We travel a lot by road. And we travel a lot with the kids. Over the years we reckon we’ve got pretty good at this road trip business so in this post...
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Seabird Coast

Taking a stroll on the Seabird Coast

We are frequent visitors to the Coromandel and the Hauraki Plains. Up until a couple of years ago the plains were home to James and his daughter and now we travel there...
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