The Backyard Inn Outdoor Adventures

The Backyard Inn Outdoor Adventures

A St Peters College Group enjoy a Waka Ama (outrigger canoe) experience

We’re a family owned business

We’re a family owned business

with a modern, affordable accommodation experience to share.

Action and Chillaxin

Action and Chillaxin

Chill out in our hot pool after a big day of action, training or scenic touring.

30th Birthday

30th Birthday

Happy 30th Birthday to The Backyard Inn


As the Rotorua group specialists we can do it all here: meals, accommodation, information and activity organisation. More


Bring the kids and enjoy all the Rotorua attractions from the safety and convenience of this family-friendly facility. More


Get amongst the many scenic and adventure activities while meeting fellow travellers. More



Accommodation, Cafe & Bar, Travel Centre. A unique complex in the heart of wondrous Rotorua. Set in four acres of green, park-like grounds with our own thermal pool, The Backyard Inn is flanked by awesome sporting and recreational amenities and Kuirau geothermal park - all just 5 minutes from downtown Rotorua. Your hosts, the McLeay Family, have been passionate about delivering warm service to Rotorua visitors since the welcome mat went out in 1986. Our proud 30+ years of experience and local knowledge, means we can comfortably host up to 246 people at a time, taking care of every detail of your stay should you require. Catering for groups, families and independent travellers, with a choice of lodge, chalet or camping accommodation options,Down to earth, clean and comfy, we represent great value.The Backyard Inn is a unique accommodation complex in the heart of wondrous Rotorua.

Set in four acres of green park-like grounds it is flanked by awesome sporting amenities and Kuirau geothermal park. The Backyard Inn really does offer the best of both worlds:  Outdoors in the city! You can stroll downtown in just five minutes.

We're a family owned business with a modern, affordable accommodation experience to share. Choose from dorm, camping or chalet-style accommodation.




Give us a call if you would prefer to discuss options. We are happy to prepare group itineraries and costings. Ph 07 347 0931 Or email or

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18th September 2016

The Backyard Inn are proud to be hostng NZ U18 Maori Rugby Team   this weekend who will be the curtain raiser match before the Bay of Plenty Steamers and Auckland in round six of the Mitre 10 Cup on Sunday.The Side will play the Bay Of Plenty Maori Te Waiariki U19s. Maori Rugby has a unique within the New Zealand Rugby landscape, ...

29th August 2016

Over the last 3-5 days we have enjoyed the company of various Teams from all over the North Island who are here is in Rotorua to compete at the Tournament thats are running at the moment. one being the annual Kuranaituku Netball Championships, second being the Secondar School football Tournament and also the Basketball Tournament! with a ...

11th August 2016

The view from Rotorua of Mount Tarawera has been spectaular! Soo cold yet soo beautiful. Continue reading for the video form Newshub. Keep warm guys.