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We make it easy for you to stay and play ‘happy’ in Rotorua’s magnificent adventure wonderland. A unique complex just 5 minutes from downtown Rotorua.



The Backyard Inn is an eclectic mix of lodge, camping and chalet-style accommodation, suitable for travellers, families and groups.

Your Backyard Inn hosts; Bev and Treen McLeay Family, have been passionate about delivering warm service to Rotorua visitors since the day they put the welcome mat out in 1986.

We are down to earth, clean, comfy, and represent great value.

As Headmaster, when my teams, groups and staff head away for tournaments and competitions I need to be assured they are staying somewhere comfortable, affordable, safe, a home away from home.

For 15 years or more Treen and her team at the Backyard Inn have been our first choice. It really is a great set-up, excellent facilities, a superb pool, great meals and catering, with people willing to go the extra mile to make our stay enjoyable. I couldn't recommend them more.

Rob Sturch - Headmaster

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Call +64 7 347 0931 if you would prefer to discuss options. We are happy to prepare group itineraries and costings. Email or