We did Lake Waikaremoana trek with Walking Legends, from November 8th to 11th 2009, with our children (2 and 4 years old). It’s been a wonderful experience that I’d recommend to every family that likes to be outdoors!!
Hilary, from Walking Legends, has done an incredible job! She arranged a trip especially for us, though we will be travelling with a group of adults formed by Walking Legends. We felt cared for, a way that only a mother can do…
With the boat as a second plan, we walked as much as the kids can do. After that, in mid-afternoon, we had the opportunity to take the boat (thanks Nigel), and go for a ride! The little legs were so happy to arrive safe and sound at the hut, and not too tired to enjoy the evening meal with the rest of the group. We felt part of that group, even if we didn’t walk all the way.
The meals and the snacks were diversified and tasty. Kids can be a bit fussy sometimes, so we brought some of their “favorites” with us, especially for the snacks. That proved worth it.
Even if it was the first time they had as young children as ours, the guides (thanks Brad, Jamie and Nigel) did an excellent job with the kids! Bravo! They put NO pressure. None. We went at our pace, stopping for everything and for nothing, as a family does when walking in the wild.
We felt adventure, with security as a guardian. We had a lot of fun, with memories full of funny people, caring for our happiness. Honestly, I can’t think of a better way to enjoy the wild beauty of lake Waikaremoana, with two young walkers of 2 and 4 years old.
If you think of doing it, go for it!
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