- Since 2019 -
the ultimate active
family travel experience
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
"Don't waste family time researching, when your
local guide is right here"
Mueller Hut, Mt Cook The Mueller Hut hike in Mt Cook National Park, has to be one of the most incredible day walks in New Zealand. I cannot get over the mountain and glacier views here, some of the best
Rotorua Family Travel Guide: The Many Things to Do in Rotorua with Kids Why visit Rotorua? Rotorua is an absolute playground for families. It is a great place to base yourself and is a mecca of family activities. It
Putangirua Pinnacles Wairarapa The Putangirua Pinnacles Wairarapa, walks to an incredible set of rock formations deep in the hill at the head of a streambed. It is quite otherworldly and the Pinnacles are quite the natural phenomenon. If you have
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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