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10 Day South Island Adventure provided by Backyard Roadies

10 Day South Island Adventure

10 Day South Island Adventure
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from $1,999.00 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 7 days in advance
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 30 May 2021
A note from 10 Day South Island Adventure
We have our own COVID QR code for our vehicle and all accommodations, activities and restaurants we visit.
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks provided for travellers
About
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 an adventure with us, 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. Our experienced crew takes care of everything, so all you have to do is show up! From transport to activities, to meals and accommodation, we handpick everything to get the most out of our adventure together! Our dream is that we create an environment everybody feels comfortable in. Singles, couples, friends, so don’t hesitate to come and explore this beautiful country of ours. Explore our beautiful backyard with like-minded individuals. Put down your phone, turn off the TV, and create some long-lasting friendships and memories that will last a lifetime.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 289046P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Breakfast • Dinner • Breakfast • Lunch • Breakfast • Breakfast • Breakfast • Dinner • Breakfast • Dinner • Breakfast • Dinner • Lunch • Dinner • Breakfast • Breakfast • Arrowtown free time • Milford Sound cruise • Day trip to Glenorchy or Bobs Cove (optional) • Haast Pass Blue Pools • Franz Josef kayaking tour • Hokitika Gorge • Exclusive natural ice rink + ice skates rental • Castle Hill limestone boulders • Entry/Admission - Lake Mapourika
Exclusions
Optional half day at Cardrona Alpine resort • Optional Wildwire Wanaka - Waterfall cable climb • Optional stargazing experience & exclusive use of the Tekapo Springs at night • Optional Jet boat experience • Entry/Admission - Tekapo Springs • Entry/Admission - Queenstown
Duration
10 days
Departure details
JUCY Snooze Christchurch, 5 Peter Leeming Road, Harewood, Christchurch 8053, New Zealand Once you arrive at JUCY Snooze (Big Green building). Please make sure to let reception know you here for a tour with 'Backyard Roadies'. They will store you bag safely and show you where you will be meeting your tour guides and the others on the tour for coffee and snacks and briefing.
Inclusions
Breakfast • Dinner • Breakfast • Lunch • Breakfast • Breakfast • Breakfast • Dinner • Breakfast • Dinner • Breakfast • Dinner • Lunch • Dinner • Breakfast • Breakfast • Arrowtown free time • Milford Sound cruise • Day trip to Glenorchy or Bobs Cove (optional) • Haast Pass Blue Pools • Franz Josef kayaking tour • Hokitika Gorge • Exclusive natural ice rink + ice skates rental • Castle Hill limestone boulders • Entry/Admission - Lake Mapourika
Exclusions
Optional half day at Cardrona Alpine resort • Optional Wildwire Wanaka - Waterfall cable climb • Optional stargazing experience & exclusive use of the Tekapo Springs at night • Optional Jet boat experience • Entry/Admission - Tekapo Springs • Entry/Admission - Queenstown
Departure details
JUCY Snooze Christchurch, 5 Peter Leeming Road, Harewood, Christchurch 8053, New Zealand Once you arrive at JUCY Snooze (Big Green building). Please make sure to let reception know you here for a tour with 'Backyard Roadies'. They will store you bag safely and show you where you will be meeting your tour guides and the others on the tour for coffee and snacks and briefing.
Duration
10 days
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travellers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
29 stops
Day 1
Christchurch - Rakaia Gorge -...
Day 2
Lake Tekapo - Lake Pukaki -...
Day 3
Te Anau - Milford Sound -...
Day 4
Queenstown (Free day)
Day 5
Queenstown
Day 6
Queenstown - Wanaka
Day 7
Wanaka - Lake Hawea - Haast Pass...
Day 8
Franz Josef
Day 9
Franz Josef - Ross - Hokitia...
Day 10
Castle Hill - Christchurch
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Salve
2 contributions
Backyard roadies DELIVERS 10/10
May 2021
My favorite part of the tour was that I get to be and feel at ease without having to worry about cooking and driving because Jason and Ryan have got your back!

Like everyone else, I needed a break from work and, life, overall, and the whole trip along with the tour guides has delivered and served it!

Clever and doable itinerary (if ever you feel like the tour has got hyper-active activities!) . Not only that, but you get to do it with like-minded, thrill-seeking individuals, and tour guides that will encourage you, and MOST importantly, ASSURE you there are other itinerary options available if ever you feel uncomfortable (i.e., fear of heights on rock climbing, they have got the option to do snowboarding instead!)

I am ecstatic I have done my first ever trip with Backyard Roadies and I am very much looking forward to my next adventure with them in the future!
Written 10 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

marirose2021
Northland Region, New Zealand1 contribution
AMAZING !
May 2021
Started off as 8 strangers, spending 10 days together travelling the South Island. Visiting some of the worlds most beautiful places and conquering our fears.
A trip I never would of imagined going on by myself but the different elements I mastered throughout the 10 days is incredible, I have learnt so much more about myself, about others and my own backyard!
Made some amazing whanau from all different footsteps of life
Thanks so much Jason and Ryan for keeping us safe on the road and our tummies full and smiles on our faces !
Thanks for the best experience EVER 💖
Written 9 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Rama
2 contributions
10/10 Must do
Oct 2020 • Friends
10/10 must do in NZ. I travelled 20+ countries before exploring NZ. Best trip of all time. Craziest itinerary with great people. This is how NZ is supposed to be seen! Jason and the team are awesome. Food was great. No regrets by booking this your.
Written 8 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Loes
7 contributions
Inclusive, friendships, memories (+ cool pics) for life
Mar 2021 • Friends
We were on the 4 day far north trip and it was probably the best 4 days I’ve had in my life, or at least for a long time! The adventure, the laughs, the good vibes and the friendships formed. Cannot beat the way it makes you feel! Would go again in an absolute HEARTBEAT
Written 7 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Oliviashuttleworth
1 contribution
True essence of a kiwi road trip!
Dec 2020
This 4 day trip of the northland was full of adventure, relaxing at the beach and checking out hidden spots only the locals would know! True essence of a great kiwi road trip 🥝 Jason and Isaac were amazing tour guides who had so much knowledge about the New Zealand history of the places we visited. They brought a fun and welcoming vibe to the tour and though we were all strangers at the beginning we all felt like family by the end. Highly recommend this tour to anyone, especially to those who want to step out of their comfort zone and meet new people!
Written 6 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

rocolcolk
Auckland, New Zealand1 contribution
Best time of my life
Dec 2020
Loved the trip! Had such a great time, tour guides were so friendly and down to earth, there was a good balance of relaxation and adventure! 100% recommend for anyone looking to explore and to meet new people.
Written 4 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

haleycrooks
1 contribution
GREAT TIME & EVEN BETTER VIBES
Dec 2020
I absolutely LOVED my Backyard Roadies experience. Jason & Isaac (the tour guides/hosts) were so warm, welcoming & had everything sorted and planned for an epic 4 day trip exploring Aotearoa's Northland with epic beaches & awesome hidden spots. I walked away from this tour with a new lease on life, new friends & new memories. I was blown away, I had no ideas what a fun & wholesome adventure I was in for. All you need is your bags + an open attitude to have the time of your life. Definitely recommend to anyone wanting to get out the and explore - plus don't be afraid to head along by yourself, you'll meet some truly incredible people just like I did. :)
Written 2 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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By: Backyard Roadies
beneZ9570NR
beneZ9570NR
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Do it!
Fantastic experience and worth every cent. Jason has very in depth knowledge on all the spots and will take you to
Monnny
Monnny
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Northland Tour
I signed up for the Northland tour, excited to see a place I had never visited before. However, what I got was far
estellagm
estellagm
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Such an amazing experience
I’ve always wanted to travel the north island but never really had the time to organise it. Backyard roadies gave m
cam12560
cam12560
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The best time away!
My 4 day tour of Northland With backyard roadies was so much fun. All the stress is taken out of the process of goi
Bomblifenz1
Bomblifenz1
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The best roadie ive been on
Reccomend to all ages and ethnicities. I went solo and left the experience with a new family. The hospitality was s
patrick061291
patrick061291
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The Best NZ roadtrip I've ever done!
If youre looking to go on an awesome raodtrip and meet new and likeminded people into travel, this is the company t
ZinjeteM
ZinjeteM
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Beautiful beaches. Amazing locations.
I did the 4 day northland backyard roadie and wow, what an amazing experience. Jason and Beth were so great, and Ja
jamescox126
jamescox126
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Backyard Roadie - Far North Escape
Had an absolute blast with the BYR crew! Jason and Isaac really know how to run a sweet tour, good sights, great pe
Kimi_allen21
Kimi_allen21
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4 day north land tour !
It should take absolutely no convincing to hop onto one of these trips. The 4 day north land tour was the best way
madeleiner537
madeleiner537
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10/10
Couldn’t recommend a tour with backyard roadies enough, was so much fun! It’s a great way to explore New Zealand wi
Mattdalley
Mattdalley
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Mean buzz!
The whole trip was extremely enjoyable such a good way to go enjoy yourself planned well and looked after by jason!
854shakeelm
854shakeelm
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A real Kiwi experience
Fun filled activities out n about NZs' best backyards, amazing people and top notch Guides. Couldn't ask for a bett
Ihrasoriano22
Ihrasoriano22
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Backyard roadies Northland trip
If you’re looking for something to do while we can’t travel the world just yet. Backyard roadies is the next best t
Aeshka11
Aeshka11
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INSANE! JUST. DO. IT!!!
Insane trip. Awesome guides who are full of knowledge about our land, kaupapa Maori, and each individual destinatio
aleishab678
aleishab678
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BEST TRIP!! If your thinking about doing a backyard roadie trip, JUST DO IT!!!! you will have a smashing time.
If your thinking of doing a backyard roadies trip just go for it, I attended as a solo traveler and it was one of t
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