Getting Lost – The Blog

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 it felt.

It was like we’d morphed into wood sprites for 2 hours (although maybe it was only the kids who could pass that look off!) skipping or dancing, joyfully through the forest.  Worries and caution thrown to the wind, with laughter and cheers carrying each rider along.

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 families and romantic weekends away - but this was my first Rotorua Girls weekend. And it wasn’t any...

Rotoiti Hot Pools Rotorua bath in a hot water creek

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 my, there is even more to entice you to the Lake Rotoiti Hot Pools in Manupirua Bay. I went away for a...

Rotoiti Hot Pools Rotorua

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 possibly explain my experience in any way that does it justice.   My legs still have a slight...

Rotorua Canopy Tour

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 5600 hectares of forest it’s a definite possibility.  If you are after more of the...

Redwood forest Getting Lost

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 Auckland on a warm March evening, going no where in particular but at the same time building...

Camper Edition Getting Lost Quirky Campers

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 love at first sight.   I moved in to my cold, poorly insulated one bedroom flat in June - possibly the...

Wellington Cuba Mall