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.

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

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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Our new gift cards are available for ALL of our tours. Yes! Far North Escape Abel Tasman Getaway and... the South Island adventure, how epic!! You choose the tour, and once the recipient has been gifted the card they will have one year to choose which tour they want to join…easy as! 🙌⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Hands up if you are ready for the weekend 🙋‍♀️ Wish we were in this beautiful spot but its still going to be a goodie!!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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The Riuwaka Resurgence (Te Puna o Riuwaka) holds a high cultural significance to Māori as a healing place. Therefore it is recognised as sacred and is protected✨⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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This extremely beautiful and clear water is around 9 degrees 🥶…would you brave it and go in!? 😱⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Nothing better than winding down after a big roadie day with good food and great company 💙⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Meet Awatea, one of the kayaking instructors from @abeltasmankayaks who guides us around the Abel Tasman 👌⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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