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 and fun environment while we explore this beautiful country together. Check out our multi-day road trip experiences below.

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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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Who’s up to go sailing? ⛵️🙋‍♂️🙋‍♀️ we have partnered with @tauposailingadventures to offer our guests an exclusive yacht charter as an included activity on our 10-Day North Island Explorer Tours starting November 2022 ✅

We are absolutely buzzing about this 🐝

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Discover your own backyard ☀️ 🗺 Turn the big OE into the big BE … ‘Backyard Experience’. 🇳🇿

We provide an incredible holiday experience right here in your own backyard 📍

Reimagine what holidaying in Aotearoa is like (outside the confines of mum and dad’s family itinerary from ages ago) by exploring your backyard and discovering parts of our beautiful country that you’ve never been to, or simply rediscovering family favourites with fresh eyes ✨🤩

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MEET THE TEAM 💙 Tunui was born in Taranaki, and raised in Piha on Auckland’s west coast. 🌊

A keen surfer and has always loved spending time in Te Wao Nui a Tāne (the outdoors) 🏄‍♂️

Since finishing school in 2011 , Tunui has spent a season working at Whistler Ski Resort in Canada 🏂 travelled around Europe and Southeast Asia 🌴

Before gaining his pilots licence and working as a flight instructor for 3 years ✈️

Tunui will be one of your epic tour leaders on our upcoming South Island tours ❄️
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Wholesome vibes all round 🌀 Introvert? No problem. Extrovert? No problem.

No matter orientation, inclination, or persuasion we always aim to create a safe, inclusive Backyard Roadies atmosphere. 💙

So, to truly get the most out of your road trip, we encourage you to fully immerse yourself in the activities and experiences we do during the day. But, hey, do we go out and explore the nightlife? Yes.(Responsibly? Yes). 😇

Do we also enjoy a night in, lying in a hammock and swapping yarns while we drink tea? Also, yes. Balance. 🙌

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Kayaking in the Abel Tasman National Park is considered the best in the country and the coastal track is part of the New Zealand Great Walk network ☀️

Whatever option or combination of options you choose the Abel Tasman National Park will leave lasting memories 💙

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