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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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 vales 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.

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An epic way to arrive in Rotorua! 🇳🇿 with a Ohinemutu village tour! 🏠

This place is home to the Ngāti Whakaue tribe, a sub-tribe of the Te Arawa waka (canoe) which journeyed from the Pacific homeland of Hawaiiki to New Zealand around 1350AD

The location was chosen for its lakeside setting and abundant geothermal energy, used for cooking, bathing and heating 😱
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Ticking off ‘Tongariro Crossing’ from the bucket list! ✅ Well done to @hannahundpeppe & @mmparthi making it to the top of the alpine crossing! 🏞️ Proud of you guys!

📷 @hannahundpeppe

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