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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

Cuba Street shopping

How to have the perfect holiday with teenagers in Wellington

It was with some trepidations that I took my 3 teenage daughters (13, 14 and 15) to Wellington for a four day break – just the girls. Let’s face it – teenagers...
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Shark mural Wellington

9 things unique to Wellington that won’t cost a cent

It took the kids less than a day to ask why the people in Wellington were different. It used to be more subtle, these days I think it’s more obvious, more quickly....
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Wellington Cuba Mall

My 20 year love affair with Wellington

Wellington has the biggest place in my heart. I arrived there as a precocious 22 year old to join an Ad Agency in my first job out of University. It was not...
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Carlucci Land

Expect the unexpected at Carlucci Land

Located in Happy Valley (a 10 minute drive from Wellington) Carlucci Land is not what you’d expect from Mini Golf. Actually you could end that sentence before you get to Mini Golf,...
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Paraparaumu Beach

Pick a path - Auckland to Wellington two ways

My favourite poem is Robert Frost’s Road Less Travelled. In fact this blog was almost called The Untravelled Road, until we settled on Getting Lost and well, the rest is history. The...
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Interislander - your holiday on the way to your holiday

We could have flown from Auckland to Nelson in one and a half hours. Instead, we took the long way. 13 and a half hours according to Google Maps – a bit...
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How to make your next work trip much less boring

I’m a firm believer in trusting your instincts, turning down random roads just because they look interesting and getting absolutely everything out of every place you go. It’s why we made the...
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View of Wellington from top of cable car

Our pick; the best things to do in Wellington

Wellington is a fantastic location for a weekend get away. We headed down for a quick weekend adventure with the kids, to explore some new places and visit a few old haunts....
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Te Papa Gallipoli

Humbled by Gallipoli at Te Papa  

In this deeply moving and personal exhibition, Te Papa and Weta Workshops combined to create this moving account of what happened at Gallipoli and to pay tribute to the 2,779 Kiwi’s who...
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The Thistle Inn

New Zealand's oldest pub; The Thistle Inn

The fact that the Thistle Inn is the oldest pub in NZ is reason alone to visit this Thorndon beauty – add in a new refurb, friendly staff, handy location and great...
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Girl looks through huge binoculars at Zealandia

Turning back time with Zealandia 

Only 10 minutes out of Wellington Zealandia is flanked by a 8.6km long fence to keep predators out and help them realise their objective to wind back the time 1,000 years. For...
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Chocolate Fish Cafe

Spending a morning at Chocolate Fish Cafe 

Chocolate Fish Cafe is located in in the 122-year-old Submarine Mining Depot Barracks with amazing views of the Wellington Harbour, super cheap kids meals (we’re talking $3 and up here), lots of...
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The beehive, parliament NZ

Taking a tour of Parliament

Taking that photo outside the Beehive is a given if you are travelling to Wellington, but next time spare an hour to go on a tour inside Parliament. You can’t take photos...
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KK Malaysia

Best cheap eats in Wellington; KK Malaysia

There is a lot that has changed in Wellington but thankfully KK Malaysia isn’t one of them. It still looks the same as it did when I left in 2003, tastes even...
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Museum Hotel 

Staying in luxury at Museum Hotel

Initially famous for dodging the wrecking ball in 1993 when it became the largest building in New Zealand to be relocated and wheeled it’s way across the road to make way for...
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