The Backyard Inn is an eclectic mix of chalet & lodge style accommodation suitable for families, travellers & groups. It's down to earth, clean and comfy, and represents great value.
Our people: Your Backyard Inn hosts are the McLeay Family who have been passionate about delivering warm service to Rotorua visitors since the day they put out the welcome mat in 1986.
Our place: Conveniently set in four acres of park-like grounds in Rotorua's wonderous backyard, we're flanked by awesome sporting and recreational amenities - while being just a hop, skip & a jump from downtown Rotorua.

Our facilities: 

  • Bar & Cafe with big-screen TV
  • Thermal Hot Pool 
  • Conference & meeting facilities
  • In-room Wi-fi available 
  • 29 chalets accommodating 2-6 people
  • 64 lodge rooms sleeping 1-5
  • Tent & campervan sites
  • TV & games room
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Travel centre for your itinerary plans
  • Four acres of green, open space

STAY! Travellers can enjoy their own spaces in great value lodge or chalet options or camping sites.
FAMILIES: At The Backyard Inn, families can relax in a kid friendly, safe environment. Chalet accommodation is a popular family option.
GROUPS: Our unique design makes us an ideal facility for large groups. Hence we're a popular base for sports, school and tour groups. With Wi-fi, meeting facilites and a travel centre, we're a great choice for a conference!
Come stay, play, swim, eat, drink & enjoy!