Talanoa Treks goes tramping in NZ

“Last Christmas, I gave you my heart”…..Focus Marita, you’re supposed to be writing about our last Christmas trip tramping in NZ as a reflective lockdown activity. People find it strange that we go hiking when we’re on holiday. ‘Isn’t that a lot like work?’ We set up a hiking company...

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Guide training with the Ministry of Forestry

We had a great couple of days facilitating guide training with the Forestry team at Colo-i-Suva last week. Right now that feels like a lifetime ago. We adapted our community guide training package to fit the needs of the Forest Parks and Nature Reserves department within the Ministry of Forestry....

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COVID-19 and our treks

Bula trekker, One of the amazing things about connecting visitors to remote, rural Fijian communities through our treks is that we get to meet so many interesting and inspiring people. Based on the talanoa (chats / stories) we’ve shared with previous guests, I’m fairly certain that you’ve all found yourselves...

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There’s hiking and then there’s hiking

There are so many terms for getting out into nature and moving around on your own two feet. The term you’re most familiar with may depend on your location, and there are some fairly country-specific terms such as tramping (New Zealand), rambling (UK), and bushwalking (Australia). There are also some...

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Promoting women’s leadership through hiking tourism

We are only ever afforded a glimpse into the lives of the communities we work with – and are there at their invitation. These communities are guardians of a wealth of traditional and cultural knowledge. They are also places in which social norms play a large role in determining the...

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