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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

#lovetaupo

Wondering what to do with kids in Taupo? Here's our top 7 tips...

I played the Getting Lost Game with my three daughters to find a location for our holiday in the last week of Summer school holidays (you can get yours and start your...
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Lake Taupo

Lake Taupo - quite possibly the best place to swim in New Zealand

I feel like seasoned visitors to Taupo are going to think this is a crazy question but the question on our minds when we arrived in Taupo in the midst of 30...
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De Bretts Thermal Pools

Why we went to DeBrett thermal pools in the middle of a heat wave

The kids were desperate to go to DeBrett thermal pools on our holiday but I was a little bit unsure. Should you go to DeBretts on a hot day? Surprisingly the answer...
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Handing over the holiday budget and planning to the kids

Handing over the holiday budget and planning to the kids

We’ve long been fans of giving the kids some budgetary and planning responsibility when planning our holidays. When you know where you are going in advance When we plan a holiday in...
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Huka Prawn Park

Huka Prawn Park Take 2 - this time with the kids

We’ve written about the Prawn Park before when James and I visited by ourselves last year. This time we decided to take the kids and break up our Auckland to Napier trip...
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Taking the alternate route to Taupo

Taking the alternate route to Taupo

Taking the alternate route to Taupo is a brilliant way to see more of the country and has the added advantage of having next to no traffic. It will add about an...
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3 things you have to do in Taupo

3 things you have to do in Taupo

If we could only do 3 things in Taupo (that wouldn’t break the bank because lets face it if we won Lotto the list may include Huka Lodge, floating behind a boat...
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Huka Prawn Park

Huka Prawn Park

We love prawns so not surprisingly the first place we stopped when we arrived in Taupo was the Huka Prawn Park. I last went there 16 years ago (really – was it...
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Orakei Korako - The Hidden Valley

Orakei Korako - The Hidden Valley

With a name like The Hidden Valley there was never a chance that we weren’t going to visit Orakei Korako on our recent trip to Taupo. Winding through pleasant country roads you...
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