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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

Top 5 places to stay in New Zealand

Top 5 places to stay in New Zealand

We get to stay in a lot of amazing places as we travel around New Zealand so we thought it was about time we made a list of our top 5 places...
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Curio Bay Maui camper van

11 things you need to know for your camper van holiday

This is our second time travelling around the South Island in a camper van. The first time we went around the top part of the South Island, the second time we went...
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Cromwell

3 reasons to head out of Queenstown and visit Cromwell

We fell in love with the Central Otago town of Cromwell. Nestled in amongst the mountains, with Lake Dunstan on the doorstep and so much to see and do. Cromwell was the...
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Dunedin

The need for a Dunedin do over

I’ve been putting off writing this story. In short, Dunedin wasn’t at all what we expected and hoped it to be. And it’s not your fault Dunedin. We loved your steep streets...
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Camp Glenorchy

Forget everything you thought you knew about campgrounds at Camp Glenorchy 

Luxury, campgrounds and sustainability are not normally words you’d associate with each other. So pause here and forget everything you think you know about campgrounds. Because this is exactly what you’ll find...
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Camp Glenorchy, Sunshine Weddings, Getting Lost, elopement

7 things you need to know when running away to get married

If you’re reading this you’re probably already thinking about how you can make your wedding less stressful and more enjoyable, personal and unique. Well you’ve come to the right place – we’ve...
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Best places to get a drink over 40

The best places to have a drink when you are in your 40's

Contrary to what my kids think, 40 is not old! In fact we’re embracing our first years in our 40’s as quite possibly our best years yet! We have 3 kids we...
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Silverdale Adventure Park

Silverdale Adventure Park

We love exploring new places, getting outdoors and doing fun, adventurous things together so Silverdale Adventure Park immediately ticked all those boxes and when we arrived it was even better than we...
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Exploring the South Island in a Campervan

Exploring the South Island in a Campervan

The South Island of New Zealand is a truly magnificent place to visit and one of the best (and most affordable) ways to see it all is by hiring a campervan. We...
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Getting lost in the most beautiful place on earth

Getting lost in the most beautiful place on earth

The South Island of New Zealand is beautiful. It’s so stunning that photo’s really can’t do it justice (but I am going to try anyway). Travelling around the South Island I made...
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Caddyshack Mini Golf

Caddyshack Mini Golf

Caddyshack, a quirky miniature village in Queenstown is fun for the whole family and won’t break the bank. It was Krystal’s first time ever playing mini golf and given the competitive nature...
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Arrowtown

Arrowtown

Just out of Queenstown is Arrowtown. I have seen Arrowtown in the Autumn and Spring now and it is just stunning in both! I have simply never seen a prettier town –...
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Queenstown

Queenstown

Following the “road rage on the luge incident” with the youngest two of our three girls I set off to spend some alone time with our eldest daughter Bella in Queenstown while...
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Queenstown gondola and luge

Queenstown gondola and luge

The Queenstown gondola and luge were a short walk from our holiday park Creeksyde and were high on the kids list of things to do in Queenstown so it was the first...
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Creeksyde

Creeksyde

I know I paint a glossed over picture of life on the road and our lovely kids but sometimes they are just out and out nasty and that is certainly the case...
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Cardrona

Cardrona

Often I feel like the only Aucklander who can’t ski – certainly when I am around those advertising folk at work. It is something I wish I had of learnt when I...
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Frans Joseph Glacier

Frans Joseph Glacier

Seeing Frans Joseph Glacier has always been something on our bucket list. After leaving Greymouth we were determined to get as far as we could on our trip to Queenstown before it...
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Make a U turn when possible

Make a U turn when possible

Day 3 is about where we decided to through the plans out the window and get lost…. Laying in bed in the Camper Van in Hamner Springs before the kids had woken...
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