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Nau mai Haere mai - Welcome to our backyard. Visitor's journey is ensured whilst enjoying being mesmerised with our panoramic views our natural environment has to offer in the Central North Island of Turangi, Lake Taupo and the Tongariro National...more
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All reviews return shuttle cold beer tongariro alpine crossing super nice free beer nice guy brendan blessing gloria maori hostel driver finish airbnb track hike punctual
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I booked the tongariro alpine crossing transport and they met me at my hotel on time, gave clear instructions on how the day would proceed. The alpine crossing is quite challenging so having a coordindated pickup at the end of the day was important. The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank chinomad60640
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went for the Tongariro crossing on 8 Dec and booked a return shuttle from Taupo with another company. But we ended later and our shuttle left without us. Luckily we asked the help of the staff of Backyard Tours and the Ketetahi carpark who...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Hazwan
BackyardToursTurangi, Owner at Backyard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora Hazwan, Thank you for acknowledging our support to you and your crew! Appreciate your kind words, take care and safe further travels from us Backyard Tours :-)

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice guy. He drove us to the beginning en picked us from the end. And you'll get a cold drink after this lovely tour!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lusanne S
BackyardToursTurangi, Owner at Backyard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Lusanne for your nice words of kindness! Take care and safe further travels from us Backyard Tours :-)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visit Tongariro with backyard transfer. Brendon was super nice, we got the beer at the end and he borrow us coffe press! Thank you for the safe thransfer and Maui experience! We recomend the transfer with them!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Nika Š
BackyardToursTurangi, Owner at Backyard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia ora Nika, thank you for your great review! Naturally it's the little things we can do when able to make your experience an enjoyable, safe and memorable one. Much appreciated, Brendan and Gloria Backyard Tours Turangi Tongariro.

Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

This was a great start to the crossing. Super friendly couple,Gloria and Brendan, provided the transfer to and from National Park and had a cold beer waiting at the end. The buses were great. Parking available at their place and they are genuine nice people....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DayTrip66625440092
BackyardToursTurangi, Owner at Backyard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your great review. We are authentic locals of Maori descent providing a unique service for our visitors to experience and enjoy with safety in-mind first. Our Backyard Tours Private Carpark (google maps) is in support of less traffic congestion from the Tongariro...More

Reviewed 24 October 2018

I will 100% do this tour again if I do the crossing again. The tour guides gave so much insight into the area while we were on the road to the crossing. They made sure we were all safe by making sure we provided them...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Navigate828455
BackyardToursTurangi, Owner at Backyard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2018

Kia ora Nikita and Team, Thank you for your great FIVE star review! Established 2012 with our visitors Safety First and Customer Experience. Awesome to hear and know you all enjoyed our transport services and we nailed it! Safe further journey from us Brendan and...More

Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

Fast, easy, friendly and affordable transport. We were most impressed with how quickly they returned to bring us back down the mountain when our kids had had enough! Drivers were knowledgeable about the local area and were happy to answer our questions and tell us...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jillian H
BackyardToursTurangi, Owner at Backyard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2018

Thank you Jillian H for your great 5 Star review! Just happy to hear the whanau family enjoyed their time in the SNOW. Safe further travels from us Brendan and Gloria Backyard Tours Turangi.

Reviewed 13 May 2018

In order to get to the start and from the finish of the Tongariro Crossing we booked transfers with Backyard tours. A transport operator managed by a local Maori couple.. At 7 in the morning we were picked up from our Hostel and transferred to...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank hpheleen
BackyardToursTurangi, Owner at Backyard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

Thank you "hpheleen" for your great 5 Star Review !! We are always looking at improvements for developments and with your great support of feedback is acknowledged to continue to grow even more so with our customer services skills. Again thank you for travelling with...More

Reviewed 14 April 2018

Hi, I went to do the Alpine Crossing this March. I brought along very old hiking boots which immediately start falling apart. I did not consider borrowing any boots, so right at the start the journey would have been over, but Brendan lent me just...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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BackyardToursTurangi, Owner at Backyard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Kia ora Hello Byron-Lim, thank you so much for your great 5 Star review !! Seeing you in dis-pear and being able to help you out to do the Tongariro Alpine Crossing is in our Maori culture as manaakitanga sharing and caring. Gratifying to hear...More

Reviewed 4 April 2018

We run a small AirBnb in Turangi and have had some of our guests book with Brendan and Gloria at Backyard Tours, because they offer a unique local experience that the other providers don’t offer. We had the opportunity today to go on the shuttle...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank SteveM2667
BackyardToursTurangi, Owner at Backyard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Thank you Steve and Co. for your great 5 Star review!! Great you can share your stories with your Airbnb guests and experiences. Appreciate your support and may your guests enjoy our transport services too to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing :-)

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