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37 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Glenorchy Movie Locations Tour: The Lord of the Rings
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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 is LOTR. We also run tours to Skippers Canyon or Macetown where you visit old goldmining ghost towns and hear about the unique history of pioneer New Zealand and have a go at goldpanning for yourself.
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37 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I did the Glenorchy Lord of the Rings tour one morning in November and the weather was fantastic! Our guide was very knowledgeable about the locations and their back-stories, and I had a great time riding along the jeep into the depths of the Lothlorien...More

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NomadSafarisQT, Front Office Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Chirs, thank you very much for your review. The weather was great last November. One of the best months. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the trip. We look forward to seeing you again on our tours.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A great day touring up into Skippers Canyon. Driving up Coronet Peak, then turning off onto this very narrow gravel road, with incredible views of the Canyon and the Shotover River below. Our guide was wonderful and very friendly, ensuring our excursion was full of...More

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NomadSafarisQT, Front Office Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Dan for your awesome review. Skippers Canyon is indeed a great place to visit and explore. We are glad to hear that you had a good time.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The trip overall is fun especially the part of driving in the river. The guide was wonderful and we also enjoyed the gold penning. Everything works out great, a tour I would recommend.

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NomadSafarisQT, Front Office Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Isachiu, thank you for your great review. Driving in the river is definitely a highlight of our Queenstown/Wakatipu Basin trip. We are glad to hear you had a great time. Thanks a lot for recommending us.

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The Macetown Nomad Jeep Safari Tour with Guide Graeme was fabulous. The fall colors along the Jeep road were vivid and Graeme explained the history of the miners who lived at Macetown. We crossed 50 rivers (25 each way). There were only 3 of us...More

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Hi Lroman, thank you for your amazing and detailed review. Graeme is one of our most experienced and knowledgeable guides. It's a beautiful time in Macetown at the moment with the autumn color. Good choice! Glad to hear that you learned history of this area...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had Laura as our guide and she was awesome from beginning till the end of the trip. It was a really enjoyable ride with great sights to see. Overall it was an amazing experience.

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NomadSafaris, Frontline Sales at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Vanessa, Thank you so much for your kind review! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time on our tour. Thank you again for the kind words regarding our guide Laura, we will definitely pass them on to her. Thank you!

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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
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vivienner_13
9 March 2017|
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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
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Leo S
1 December 2016|
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Hey Leo, thank you for interested in our tours. We have 3 tours - Wakatipu Basin, Glenorchy and Sippers Canyon, all run morning and afternoon, rain or shine. Morning and afternoon departures are exactly the same. Wakatipu... More
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