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, they’re about bringing like minded individuals together and 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, fun environment while we explore our beautiful country together. Check out our multi-day road trip experiences below.

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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 next 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 holiday you’re dreaming of with no pressure and no stress.

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

Your Adventure in a Nutshell

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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.

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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Te Rerenga Wairua is highly significant for Māori. Legends say as Māori pass, their wairua (spirits) sweep down the roots of the pohutukawa and into the water where the Tasman sea and Pacific Ocean meet. The spirits then return to their ancestral homeland of Hawaiki. The Tasman Sea and Pacific Ocean represent the masculine and feminine energy pushing against each other to keep balance and combine as one 💙⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Those Ahipara sunsets just hit different 🤞😍 Can’t wait to be back here at the end of this week!!🌅⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Kayaking the Abel Tasman = The perfect summer activity👌
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The weather today represents exactly how the whole of New Zealand feels about being back in red light😟🌧👎

Like most people and most businesses, the tourism industry has taken MANY hits over the past couple of years. For a new business especially, it has been, and still is a VERY wild ride😅

Although we were hoping for the borders to be open by now and for travellers to be coming into NZ, its important that we stay hopeful and focus on all the amazing things that we can still achieve during this weird time🙏💫

With that being said…we are extremely thankful and excited to announce that WE CAN still operate during the red light system!! This means that ALL of our Far North Escapes and Abel Tasman Getaways will still go ahead as planned!🤩🥳

So…if you are looking for something to make your red light A LOT more enjoyable, surely check out our website for more information on our tours and availability!🤞🤗

Sending love and goooood vibes to everyone!! WE GOT THIS 💙🙌
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Our most recent crew exploring the Te Waikoropupū Springs 🤩🤞

As some of the clearest water in the world these springs are extremely tapu, and therefore not allowed to be swam in💫

It is very hard to not want to touch this beautiful water 😅 but it is still incredible admiring New Zealands largest freshwater springs from above 😍🙏
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