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What to Expect
Not sure what to expect on a Backyard Roadies Tour?
Here’s some of our founding principles that will give you a good idea of what we’re about.
Travel solo, with friends or with a partner
Anyone and everyone is welcome on a Backyard Roadies tour. Whether you join solo, with a partner, with friends. We run small group tours of up to 12 people, meaning this is an ideal size group for guests to connect and explore the magic of travel outside your comfort zone without feeling overwhelmed. Connect with people – friends old and new – and at the end of the road trip you’ll be a part of the bigger Backyard Roadies whanau.
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.
Connect with the Land, Te Reo and Tikanga Maori
Aotearoa is steeped in history, wherever we take you there’s a story and you’ll discover these on the road. Our tours start with a Karakia – a blessing and quest for guidance and protection – and along the road trip you’ll be immersed in authentic kiwi culture. Whether it’s moments of reflection, stories of ancestry, or connecting with the locals in the areas we explore – we don’t just experience backyard Aotearoa, we live it, understand it, and appreciate it.
Let yourself be guided
Travelling with Backyard Roadies means getting amongst an authentic, grass roots trip led by a team of passionate and enthusiastic guides. The Backyard Roadies crew are avid explorers with a knack for uncovering hidden gems, getting immersed amongst the people and places we visit and generally curating unforgettable experiences. So, no matter your previous travel history with NZ, we’ve got some surprise and delights up our sleeves.
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.