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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

Tauranga - big city perks with small town heart

Tauranga - big city perks with small town heart

Tauranga is such an entirely liveable city. Beautiful weather, shops if you feel so inclined (why would you with so much to explore but it’s nice to know they are there), it’s...
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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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Papamoa Beach

Papamoa Beach Resort - the perfect spot to relax and unwind

There’s just something about the feeling of being exclusive. Usually it comes with a big price tag and me feeling a bit self conscious but at Papamoa Beach Resort we had all...
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Mount Hot Pools

The Mount Hot Saltwater Pools

The Mount Hot Pools feel to me like something that could only possible happen in New Zealand. For starters they sit under an extinct volcano. And the said volcano is dotted with...
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Road trip with kids

24 hours in the Bay of Plenty

We were lucky enough to escape for 24 hours to the Bay of Plenty on a warm August weekend. I often hear people say that it’s not enough time so why bother...
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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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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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