The Backyard Roadies Story


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

Jason – Founder/Guide

Jason has taken groups of people by bus, boat, bike, and plane to explore all around the Philippines and Thailand. He is a master in the art of the ‘road trip’. He has a passion for creating memorable experiences for people and has spent years doing just that in Southeast Asia. Now he is back in New Zealand, with the vision to do the same for people closer to home.

The idea came up when Jason wanted to keep travelling, like a lot of people in NZ and Australia, and he wanted to find a job as a tour guide again after the first lockdown but noticed there were no companies operating like that in his homeland so he decided to take things into his own hands. He then decided to create an experience for people who are looking to travel, discover new places, in need of a holiday but most importantly learn to connect with others, connect with the land, and learn more about our culture and history. Jason’s idea is for people to discover more about themselves and to do things out of their comfort zone.

These are just a handful of the reasons why we travel and explore new places so why not continue to experience all this but in the comfort of our own backyard? At the time of the business launch, it didn’t seem realistic due to no international visitors coming to New Zealand, but Jason was passionate to help other small tourism businesses around the country. The best way to do this is by spreading the wealth around the industry using our own domestic audience whilst building solid relationships with kiwis and other suppliers.


Our Roadie's Team

Ryan – Guide

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 moved into the sea kayak guiding world where he 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.

Indy – Guide

Indy’s a South Island local who has grown up adventuring in the Marlborough Sounds. She’s a social person who loves meeting new people and passionate about sharing her beautiful country with others. In her spare time, you will most likely find her flying the skies or spending time in the outdoors hiking and camping.

So what are you waiting for? Come and join Jason and the crew on our New Zealand group tours and explore our country like never before!

The Backyard Roadies Story

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

Jason

Jason has taken groups of people by bus, boat, bike, and plane to explore all around the Philippines and Thailand. He is a master in the art of the ‘road trip’. He has a passion for creating memorable experiences for people and has spent years doing just that in Southeast Asia. Now he is back in New Zealand, with the vision to do the same for people closer to home.

The idea came up when Jason wanted to keep travelling, like a lot of people in NZ and Australia, and he wanted to find a job as a tour guide again after the first lockdown but noticed there were no companies operating like that in his homeland so he decided to take things into his own hands. He then decided to create an experience for people who are looking to travel, discover new places, in need of a holiday but most importantly learn to connect with others, connect with the land, and learn more about our culture and history. Jason’s idea is for people to discover more about themselves and to do things out of their comfort zone.

Ryan

Born and raised in Te Awamutu, who started seeking out world adventures at the age of 17. After graduating with a diploma in outdoor instructing and guiding, I have seen myself move into the sea kayak guiding world where I have gained 3 seasons of experience in local and international waters. (Abel Tasman & Hong Kong). On top of that, I have instructed surfing, rock climbing, kayaking, coasteer ring to name a few

Indy

A South Island local who has grown up adventuring in the Marlborough Sounds. A social person who loves meeting new people and passionate about sharing our beautiful country with others. In her spare time you will most likely find her either flying the skies (training to be a commercial pilot) or spending time in the outdoors getting involved in hiking and camping.

These are just a handful of the reasons why we travel and explore new places so why not continue to experience all this but in the comfort of our own backyard? At the time of the business launch, it didn’t seem realistic due to no international visitors coming to New Zealand, but Jason was passionate to help other small tourism businesses around the country. The best way to do this is by spreading the wealth around the industry using our own domestic audience whilst building solid relationships with kiwis and other suppliers.

So what are you waiting for? Come and join Jason and the crew on our New Zealand group tours and explore our country like never before!

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