Small Groups, Big Connections

Connect with the people, the land & yourself on our epic road trips

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 our countries’ 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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Your Adventure in a Nutshell

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 pulled back, we dove 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 Roadies team are dedicated to helping other small tourism businesses around the country, in the wake of COVID19 where larger corporates and multinational travel groups pulled back, we dove in head first to rediscover and connect with New Zealand – all the people, places, and stories in our own Backyard.

Feedback from our guests

Flexi-Guarantee and Lifetime Deposits

Booking with Confidence

Secure your holiday experience with a $99 NZD deposit and pay the remaining amount 30 days prior to your tour departure! We understand that sometimes you might need flexibility and we have you covered! We offer flexible instalment payment options to make sure that everyone can enjoy New Zealand with us!

Deposits are for a lifetime so if you can’t travel it means your deposit isn’t lost, simply saved for your next adventure with us.

Our Flexi-Guarentee means if you are more than 30 days out you can swap onto a different departure or change your tour completely, free of charge.

Book with Confidence

Flexi-Guarantee and Lifetime Deposits

Secure your holiday experience with a $99 NZD deposit and pay the remaining amount 30 days prior to your tour departure! We understand that sometimes you might need flexibility and we have you covered! We offer flexible instalment payment options to make sure that everyone can enjoy New Zealand with us!

Deposits are for a lifetime so if you can’t travel it means your deposit isn’t lost, simply saved for your next adventure with us.

Our Flexi-Guarentee means if you are more than 30 days out you can swap onto a different departure or change your tour completely, free of charge.

Our Instagram Gallery!

HAPPY FRIDAY EVERYONE! 🎉 our first day of spring today and we are buzzing! 🌿🌸

The Roadies team are gearing up for a busy summer and we absolutely can’t wait to get back on the road with all of you! 🚗

Who else is ready to explore NZ like a local?

Tag your adventure buddy and let's plan your next wild ride!

✅️ Available 2023/2024 Dates
🏠 Accommodation + breakfast everyday
🌀 Guided cultural experiences
🤝 Max group size of 12 travellers

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November and December Roadies filling up QUICK!!! 😱🚗

Who else is ready to explore New Zealand with us? Tag a friend you'd love to jump on a tour with! 👇🏼

✅️ Available 2023 & 2024 Dates
🏠 Accommodation + breakfast everyday
🌀 Guided cultural experience

For more info ➡️ Link in Bio!

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Are you ready to skydive in Queenstown? 😱There is only did, or did not do! Embrace the Fear with @nzoneskydive 🇳🇿

Who else is ready to try something brave like this? Tag a friend you'd love to sky dive with! 👇🏼

✅️ Available 2023 & 2024 Dates
🏠 Accommodation + breakfast everyday
🌀 Guided cultural experience

For more info ➡️ Link in Bio!

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Hanging out for summer roadies again! 🤙🏄‍♀️ our tours are selling QUICK! 😱 Make sure not to miss out as tours are filling up fast!!! 🚗

💰Secure your spot with only $99 NZD deposit!

Who else is ready to travel New Zealand with us? Tag a friend you'd love to visit the jump on a backyard roady with! 👇🏼

✅️ Available 2023 & 2024 Dates
🏠 Accommodation + breakfast everyday
🌀 Guided cultural experience

For more info ➡️ Link in Bio!

#TravelNZ #BackyardRoadies #NewZealand #NZtours #backpacking #maoriculture #queenstown #NZtravel #roadtrip #grouptour #youthtravel 🇳🇿👣
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Our adventure capital is buzzing with all the snow this year!!! ❄️ and we are LOVING it!✨

Who else is ready to enjoy our winter snow season? Tag a friend you'd love to visit the Queenstown with! 👇🏼

✅️ Available 2023 & 2024 Dates
🏠 Accommodation + breakfast everyday
🌀 Guided cultural experience

For more info ➡️ Link in Bio!

#TravelNZ #BackyardRoadies #NewZealand #NZtours #backpacking #maoriculture #queenstown #NZtravel #roadtrip #grouptour #youthtravel 🇳🇿👣
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