Connect With the People, the Land, & Yourself

On Our Exciting Small Group Tours in New Zealand

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.

A small group linked arm to shoulder posing for a beach sunset photo
7 guys perched on a rock in front of a calm, blue lake
young man in akayak taking a selfie with a group of people in kayaks smiling and waving
A kayaker paddling up to a carved, very uniquely patterned wall

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A smiling Jason (Roadies owner and operator) on a boat enjoying the views

Who Are Backyard Roadies?

The Team Behind It

Jason is a born and bred Kiwi and a master in the art of a ‘road trip’. The idea to bring Backyard Roadies to life started when Jason decided to create an experience for people who are looking to travel, discover new places, and were in need of a holiday. He wanted them to learn how to connect with others, connect with the land, and understand more about our culture and history. The core idea is to help people learn more about themselves and to do things out of their comfort zone. He and his experienced crew will be like your mates on the trip, taking care of everything from start to finish while also having a blast.

A smiling Jason (Roadies owner and operator) on a boat enjoying the views

Who Are Backyard Roadies?

The Team Behind It

Jason is a born and bred Kiwi and a master in the art of a ‘road trip’. The idea to bring Backyard Roadies to life started when Jason decided to create an experience for people who are looking to travel, discover new places, and were in need of a holiday. He wanted them to learn how to connect with others, connect with the land, and understand more about our culture and history. The core idea is to help people learn more about themselves and to do things out of their comfort zone. He and his experienced crew will be like your mates on the trip, taking care of everything from start to finish while also having a blast.

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MEET THE TEAM 🤝 Sammy is a proud born and raised ‘westie’ but has spent majority of the past 7 years overseas and travelling her own backyard 🇳🇿

At 17 Sammy hopped on a plane to go to college in North Carolina, USA on a cycling scholarship, this led to many adventures, travels and making life long friendships ✨

In more recent years Sammy has found a passion for photography, health and wellness coaching, snowboard instructing and exploring what NZ has to offer ❄️🏂

Come and join Sammy and the crew on our New Zealand group tours and explore our country like never before! 🚙☀️
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How good is Northland in summer? ☀️🙏 This subtropical region of NZ stretches upwards from Auckland to the very top of the country 🇳🇿 Take a journey along the Twin Coast Discovery Highway to the iconic Bay of Islands, as well as the Kauri Coast, the Far North, and Whangarei 😍

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MEET THE TEAM 🤝 Ryan is one of our leading tour guides! The ‘Captain’ 👨‍✈️

Born and raised in Te Awamutu, Ryan started seeking out world adventures at the age of 17. After graduating with a diploma in outdoor instructing and guiding he then moved into the sea kayak guiding world where he have gained 3 seasons of experience in local and international waters. (Abel Tasman & Hong Kong).

On top of that, he has instructed surfing, rock climbing, kayaking and coasteering to name a few 🏄‍♂️

Come and join Ryan and the crew on our New Zealand group tours and explore our country like never before!
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Top views of the magical Kai Iwi Lake ⛱😍

Nestled within the Taharoa Domain, this place is one of New Zealand's best holiday spots to stay and play in ☀️ Only three hours from Auckland and 35 kilometres from Dargaville!

📷 @jack_m_austin
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Let the countdown to summer begin! ⛱ ...

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