Connect with the people, the land & yourself

On our exciting small group tours in New Zealand for ages 18-35

Our tours are not only about experiencing the beauty of Aotearoa New Zealand, they’re about bringing like-minded individuals together, giving back to the community and teaching the significance of Māori culture and history whilst creating long-lasting friendships. Everyone’s welcome on a Backyard Roadies adventure, from solo travellers to couples and small groups of friends, we strive to create a safe, comfortable and fun environment while we explore New Zealand together. Check out our multi-day road trip experiences below.

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Need a weekend getaway?

Enjoy one of our Weekend Roadies with us from Friday to Sunday

We’ve created these tours so everyone to experience a true kiwi road trip without taking too much time off! Our Weekend Roadies are tailored for those living, working or studying in Auckland that want to get out of the city for 2 nights, explore and fall in love with the beautiful parts of Aotearoa and learn more about the Māori culture! It’s a great way to meet new people that also live in the same town as you!

Check out our 2-night road trip experiences below.

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Looking for a winter adventure?

Check out our 10 Day South Snow Adventure

New Zealand’s South Island is a place of breathtaking beauty. It’s home to Queenstown, the Milford Sound, Lake Tekapo and our incredible glacier country, and so much more. With the snow-covered mountains, copper-blue lakes, and unbeatable nightlife, you’ll spend 10 days exploring it all with us while creating unforgettable memories.

These tours are set between June and October every year which is our winter season, and you will have the opportunity to purchase a ski pass on your free days at our most famous ski fields.

  • The Remarkables
  • Cardrona Alpine Resort
  • Treble Cone
  • Coronet Peak

Travelling NZ in Winter?

Check out our 10 Day South Snow Adventure

New Zealand’s South Island is a place of breathtaking beauty. It’s home to Queenstown, the Milford Sound, Lake Tekapo and our incredible glacier country, and so much more. With the snow-covered mountains, copper-blue lakes, and unbeatable nightlife, you’ll spend 10 days exploring it all with us while creating unforgettable memories.

These tours are set between June and October every year which is our winter season, and you will have the opportunity to purchase a ski pass on your free days at our most famous ski fields. (The Remarkables, Cardrona Alpine Resort, Treble Cone & Coronet Peak)

Your Adventure in a Nutshell

Want to reserve your spot now and pay later?

Secure your holiday experience with only $99 NZD deposit and pay the rest off in instalments! We understand that sometimes you might need flexibility and we have you covered! We offer a flexible payment option to make sure that everyone can enjoy New Zealand with us!

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Book with Confidence

If you’re anything like us, being stuck at home is only fueling your inner travel bug! If planning your New Zealand getaway is helping you get through this time, you’re not alone. While we can’t predict the future, we can give you the assurance and confidence to book the tour you’re dreaming of with no pressure and no stress. For peace of mind, you can view about our COVID-19 information here

That’s what we’re all about: Fun, flexible, hassle-free adventure tours.

Who Are Backyard Roadies?

The Team Behind It

We are the only 100% NZ owned and operated small group tour operator. We’re a small team that is passionate about showing off the best of our backyard to the world! Unlike the big corporate tour companies, we’re not driven by money or profit! Our core values are based around connection – with the land, with ourselves and with the people.

Travelling on a Backyard Roadies tour means getting amongst an authentic, grounded and awesome road trip led by a team of passionate and enthusiastic guides. We are dedicated to helping other small tourism businesses and communities around the country, in the wake of COVID19 where larger corporates and multinational travel groups have pulled back, we’re diving in head first to rediscover and connect with New Zealand, from the Far North, to the Deep South – all the people, places, and stories in our own Backyard.

Who Are Backyard Roadies?

The Team Behind It

Travelling with Backyard Roadies means getting amongst an authentic, grounded and awesome trip led by a team of passionate and enthusiastic guides. Jason and the Backyard Roadsters are dedicated to helping other small tourism businesses around the country, in the wake of COVID19 where larger corporates and multinational travel groups have pulled back, we’re diving in head first to rediscover and connect with New Zealand – all the people, places, and stories in our own Backyard.

Our Instagram Gallery!

Our Lemon & Paeroa drink (L&P) can be found only here in NZ! and in specialty NZ stores abroad 😱

"World famous in New Zealand"🙌 and a photo stop not to be missed!
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A MUST SEE IN NZ 😱😍 It's only a short walk to the famous, crystal clear Blue Pools in Makarora 💦

An easy tramp for all skill levels with swing bridges through a beautiful beech forest! 🌳

Experience this place with us on our South Island Explorer tours 🚙
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DID YOU KNOW? 😱 Queenstown is the birthplace of Tandem Skydiving in New Zealand! Tag the leap faith whilst your on the road with us! 🚙

Tag a friend who needs to try a skydive! 🤝
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Enjoy 3 nights in Queenstown on our South Island Explorer tour 😊😍 Free time for you to explore the adventure capital of the world! 🌎 ...

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