GossipCenter.com: Getting a chance to see the beautiful nature of New Zealand, Kate Gosselin took her kids out to the natural springs in Rotorua today (January 12). The “Dancing with the Stars” babe led her brood around a park where they tried on hula grass skirts that are worn by the Maori people of the land. Ms. Gosselin also took her kiddos on a horseback ride through the New Zealand countryside where they saw all kinds of wildlife and scenery. It looks like the Gosselin clan will have plenty of footage for their hit TLC reality show “Kate Plus 8” by the time they go back to the States later this month.
Kate Gosselin allowed her ex-husband Jon to speak with their eight kids recently during their action packed trip to Australia and New Zealand, RadarOnline.com can reveal. That part of the world was hit with some freakish floods during the adventurous expedition which Jon did not want his family to take, leaving the infamous former reality dad on tender-hooks. So far, 16 people have been killed in the floods with a reported 43 people missing in Brisbane - which Kate and her family visited recently. Kate and her brood are about to return to America and thankfully it looks like the kids will be returned safe and sound to their father. A source told RadarOnline.com: “Naturally, Jon was worried because his kids were so far away and in an area that was hit by the freaky weather.“But to her credit Kate kept him posted and he was allowed to talk to his kids on the phone - who saw the trip as a huge adventure.“Luckily, they missed the worst of the floods and they should return safe and sound to America shortly so that Jon can be re-united with them again.” Australia’s northeastern state of Queensland has been flooded by drenching rains that began in November sending rivers spilling over their banks and flooding huge areas.