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Nomad Safaris

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Nomad Safaris offers guided 4WD and Quad Bike tours around the Queenstown Lakes area. Half or full day and charter options are available. We offer very popular tours to Lord of The Rings filming locations where you can experience the phenomenon that...more
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37 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-442 6699
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our guide badger had an incredible wealth of knowledge on LOTR & queenstown. He was funny, spoke loud & clearly and was an all great bloke who even somewhat re-enacted some scenes. Not only did he show us different locations that LOTR was filmed at,...More

Thank Dani S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We booked the Safari of the scenes Wakatipu tour and had a great time. Our guide Nathan was excellent; in both driving and giving us vast amounts of knowledge. We stopped at incredible sites where different film scenes were shot as well as historical Queenstown...More

Thank Joel E
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our tour today with our guide Nathan. We saw many scenes and locations and all with commentary and information from our guide. There were plenty photo stops including a little bit of dress up and waving of swords in Lothlórien. Overall a...More

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great half day tour of a number of LOTR sites. Drive was knowledgable and entertaining. Drove up the Arrow river and did some gold panning, and drove down into the shotover gorge. Cost is up there but tour was very good.

Thank Simon-from-Adelaide
Reviewed 1 week ago

Today we went on the full day Safari of the Scenes and Lunch tour. Thi.s included checking out movie locations where scenes from Lord of the Rings and other movie scenes were shot in the area of Queenstown. It also included a drive Skippers Canyon...More

Thank george J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour guide, Paul, was friendly and knowledgeable. He proved his driving props during the scary ride to Lighthouse Rock and back! We enjoyed the scenery, visiting an actual LOTR shooting location, and panning for gold after four-wheeling in a river. Because we did the...More

Thank Caroline D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great half day tour taking in many Lord of the Rings filming locations but also great views from Skippers Road and also 4WD driving up a river which is something you must do at least once! Our driver Jinny was knowledgeable, Interesting...More

Thank Neil1986
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm came to NZ on holiday/vacation with my parents, brother and auntie. Mind you we're all adults so no children or teenagers, unfortunately trip advisor doesn't have that as an option for "type of visit". I think teenagers would appreciate all the beautiful views more...More

Thank Emmelene F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Driver, Jono for 4WD was enthusiastic and friendly. Showed us the good stuff at Arrowtown, gold (digging?) and trip up to Coronet was wonderful. The only comment I'll make is that the return trip from Shotover is their bus shuttle and it only brings you...More

Thank coolkuku
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

. It was very cold first thing in the morning. Graham picked us up at the hotel in a landrover and drove us through the frosty countryside. He was a great guide- driving us through rivers and up sides of mountains and we looked down...More

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14 August 2018|
Response from MKJourneys | Reviewed this property |
While on tour porta potty at destination.
Truong A
18 April 2018|
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Response from NomadSafarisQT | Property representative |
Hi Truong, our tours like Queenstown Lord of The Rings - Wakatipu Basin, Glenorchy Lord Of The Rings, Skippers Canyon trip are fine for 18 month kids. We provide infant seats. Quad biking, Queenstown 360, and Macetown... More
9 March 2017|
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Response from NomadSafaris | Property representative |
Hi there, We have our Safari of the Scenes: Wakatipu Basin tour that does a few river crossings as well as other filming locations around the Queenstown area. We also have a Macetown Tour available, which is our most 4WD... More