23rd July 2015

30th Birthday

The Backyard Inn Celebrates it's 30th Birthday!

The McLeay Family have had a happy 30 year history with Rotorua's iconic Backyard Inn (previously Kiwipaka)  we built the unique accommodation facility themselves - one of the first in New Zealand in the 80's.

"It has been such a journey . I think about the number of people we have hosted over all those years, it is very special.  Treen and I are passionate about the place and continuing the legacy" says Bev McLeay the Founder.

We are still:

- Great value, down to earth, clean & comfy.

- The Group specialists providing Accommodation, Meals, Conference & Meeting facilites.

- The Cocoon Cafe with good expresso, a refreshed menu & home baking.

- Beers and Wine if you are thirsty and great trip and travel advice.

Come and see us!


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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