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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

Rotorua Canopy Tour

Finding magic in the trees at Rotorua Canopy Tours

I’m sitting here on terra firma, feet up and laptop on my knees, 3 days after flying through virgin native forests at Rotorua Canopy Tours, trying to think of how I can...
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Redwood forest Getting Lost

Getting Lost in The Redwoods

Well, any number of searches could have led you here. If you are genuinely lost in The Redwoods – Whakarewarewa Forest stop right now and call someone for help! Seriously – with...
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Camper Edition Getting Lost Quirky Campers

The ultimate road test for the Camper Edition

Kiki and I road tested the newest Getting Lost Game – The Camper Edition in a quirky little camper called Brendan. We spent 5 hours driving around the outer edges of West...
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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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Off the Loop

Why you should explore outside of Wellington city on your next trip

It’s tempting when you visit Wellington to stay in the city. The city is so wonderfully compact and public transport so good that it’s true that you can happily stay in Wellington...
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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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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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The ever changing canvas of Auckland's K-Road

I’ve loved K-Road (Karangahape Road) for as long as I can remember. It’s full of history and culture. I on the other hand am a terrible historian. I romanticise, embellish and exaggerate....
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Able Tasman

Abel Tasman and the beach that NZ bought

So if like us you’ve been seeing all those pictures of the clear blue waters and golden sands with kayakers paddling and wondering where this may be – the answer is Abel...
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Put Collingwood and Farewell Spit on your NZ Must Do List

Up until 2021 the furtherest I’d explored on the top of the South Island was Nelson – so I had a whole big chunk of the map that was unexplored. We were...
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Anatoki Salmon Farm

Why we travelled 13 hours to go fishing at Anatoki Salmon Farm

Despite never being to this part of the country before the Anatoki Salmon Farm is something I’ve heard loads about over the years. It’s something James talks about anytime we talked about...
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Letter to my 24 year old self

Letter to my 24 year old self

Have you ever wished you could go back in time to tell your younger self to stop worrying and just tell them it’s all going to be alright? I’ve had this picture...
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6 tips to get the most out of Nelson

We had no idea what to expect when we booked 3 nights at the Hotel Nelson in January except for that on a map Nelson looked kind of close to everything that...
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The Portage - the best view in the Sounds

Those of you who read this blog know that I have a weird juxtaposition of luxury and getting off the beaten track. My heart soars at the site of reflections in a...
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Chateau Tongariro

Stepping back in time at The Chateau Tongariro

The Chateau Tongariro has had a place in my heart for the longest time. It’s grandness is on a scale that makes you (well, it does me) wish I had some magnificent...
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