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A showcase of the best things that New Zealand has to offer. And you…. yes you! You can go there too
Traveling with a family can be a logistical challenge (not a nightmare, just needs a bit of planning) We have you covered with all the practical advice you need to know
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Do you want to travel like a local? Are you looking for an authentic kiwi experience? Find the best itineraries, local treats, kids playgrounds and more hot tips here
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Hey, Jen from Backyard Travel Family here. We are a family of 5, with 3 active kids who love to explore New Zealand. We provide you with local advice so you too can have your dream holiday in New Zealand
We are not just another website showing you pretty pictures, well yes, we do that too. Our difference is we give you practical advice for every adventure
- How long does the track take to walk with kids?
- Are there any other hidden gems in the area?
- Is there shade to have a picnic?
- Hungry? We will let you know the best places for that celebratory ice cream or well needed coffee
New Zealand has a vast array of landscapes and activities, but how will you choose?
Enter our showcase and we will show you our top choices and a first hand account of how to do it with your kids
We offer a comprehensive list of tips and tricks for your travel around New Zealand. But how do we know? We are a local kiwi family, born and bred. We have traveled overseas and know it requires a bit more planning with kids. So no more extensive research! We have the best websites to use, local itineraries, weather tips and where to find the tastiest New Zealand treats
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Red Tarns Track Mt Cook The Red Tarns Track is a beautiful 2 hour return walk in Mt Cook National Park. Located in the Southern Alps in the beautiful South Island New Zealand, you will hike to beautiful mountain
First time skiing at the Remarkables Queenstown You can’t visit Queenstown in winter and not visit a skifield. If its your first time skiing in Queenstown or your first time skiing ever, then we have all the information you need
Rob Roy Glacier Track Wanaka The Rob Roy Glacier Track is a beautiful walk just a short road trip from Wanaka. It’s a great day trip from Wanaka and such an incredible drive. You’ll get to see the beautiful Matukituki
Things to do in Waitomo and surrounds Now many people have heard of Waitomo because of the incredible Waitomo Caves. Glow Worms Caves, amazing stalactite rocks, black water rafting and more. But don’t just shoot in and out once you
Taranaki Falls Taranaki Falls is a beautiful 2 hour walk in the incredible Tongariro National Park in the Ruapehu District. The thing I love about this walk, besides its sizable waterfall, is the variety on this track. Desert like tundra,
I’m Jen, Captain of Backyard Travel Family. I’m so excited you are keen to check out the BEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD with us
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