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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

5 things to do for the ultimate luxury weekend in Paihia 

5 things to do for the ultimate luxury weekend in Paihia 

Lockdowns, puppies, teenagers and long working weeks as we grapple with a rapidly growing business are a bit of a death knell for the romantic weekend away. James and I created Getting...
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Hundertwasser Art Centre & an awesome lunch

Hundertwasser Art Centre & an awesome lunch

There are a few towns in New Zealand that every time I visit they just get better and better. Whangarei is definitely one of those for me. Hundertwasser Art Centre Last time...
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Waitangi Treaty Grounds

My experience exploring Waitangi Treaty Grounds

James and I spent a weekend in Paihia just by ourselves and decided to explore the Waitangi Treaty grounds. I’ve visited Waitangi many times but this was the first time that I’ve...
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Alix Apothecary

Making your own perfume at Alix Apothecary

Maybe it’s from when I was a child making “potions” with flowers in the back garden. It’s certainly not from my failed attempt at science in the fifth form. But there is...
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Waitete Bay

Just incase you thought you dreamt it all, it was all real

Dear Hunter, Jet and Marlow, One day in your far off adult life, you’ll recall this Easter Weekend in hazy fragments that live in your 4, 5 and 8 year old minds....
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Leaping, spinning, swinging, flying at Coromandel Zipline Tours

Leaping, spinning, swinging, flying at Coromandel Zipline Tours

If I had to use just one word to describe Coromandel Zip Line Tours I’d use abandon.  The dictionary says it’s a complete lack of inhibition or restraint and that’s exactly how...
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Rotoiti Hot Pools Rotorua bath in a hot water creek

What to do on a girls weekend in Rotorua

So you are planning a girls weekend in Rotorua? I’ve been on all kinds of holidays in Rotorua – holidays as a kid, with my kids when they were little, with other...
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Rotoiti Hot Pools Rotorua

Lake Rotoiti Hot Pools & baths in hot water creeks

If you are anything like me you’d be sold as soon as you heard the words “hidden hot springs on the lake front accessible only by boat or float plane” but oh...
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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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