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Nomad Safaris

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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About Nomad Safaris
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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Queenstown ATV Tour

Experience the thrill of piloting your own all-terrain vehicle, but with the safety and security of a guide by your side. This Queenstown Hill adventure includes a full training session and use of safety gear and all-weather clothing. Follow your guide along rugged off-road trails through Queenstown's bucolic landscape on a small-group tour that's limited to just 11 people, ensuring personalized attention and the chance to ask questions.
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3 hours 30 minutes
from US$224.50

Lord of the Rings Scenic Tour

Discover all of the South Island of New Zealand’s Lord of the Rings filming locations on this half-day tour from Queenstown. Journey to Middle-earth and beyond visiting such film sites as Ithilien Camp, Amon Hen, Lothlórien, and more. Enjoy interesting commentary by your storytelling guide and fun photo opportunities with replica props from the LOTR trilogy.
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4 hours 15 minutes
from US$171.23

Queenstown Guided Ebike Wine Tour

Cruise through Queenstown on swift and snazzy e-bikes. With an easy trail and lots of iconic sights, this tour is suitable for a range of fitness levels. Comfortable premium bikes offer a smooth experience--anyone can get the hang of an e-bike! Seize the opportunity to travel beyond the roads of Queenstown for unique views.
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240 to 260 minutes
from US$163.62

Lord of the Rings 4WD Tour (Half-Day)

LOTR fans and their companions are welcome on this off-road adventure. Depart Queenstown aboard a 4WD vehicle for the rugged roads of the Wakatipu Basin. In addition to panning for gold alongside the Arrow River, your guide will help you discover a variety of filming locations for “The Lord of the Rings.”
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4 hours
from US$171.23

Skippers Canyon 4WD Tour (Half-Day)

Let a guide navigate the once-treacherous Skippers Canyon on this 4WD tour, round-trip from Queenstown. The route affords dramatic views over the Wakatipu Basin and Shotover River Valley. You'll cross Skippers Bridge into the namesake township and stop at Deep Creek to try your hand at gold panning. The 4-hour trip includes light refreshments and hotel pickup.
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4 hours
from US$171.23
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Jenny H wrote a review 15 May
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Fabulous experience with breathtaking view. We had the best lady driver, fun, knowledgeable. We not only get to see the wonderful mountain and river view in the 4WD, we also get to know the history of the town. Have to mention she is also a magnificent singer. Thanks for the nice memories, will do it again for sure.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Cheyenne M wrote a review 9 May
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My wife and I had a fantastic time, Bill was or guide and driver and provided us with extensive knowledge of the Skippers Canyon plus some first hand experience of some of his adventures in the area. Felt right at ease even with the steep drop offs on both sides of the vehicle and this is reflected in the professionalism of the guide and company. Would definitely do the trip again, and would love to do the Macetown trip some day. AAA experience for us, and a must do trip for anyone coming to Queenstown.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Response from nomadsafarisqt, Front Office Manager at Nomad Safaris
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much for you lovely review. We are so pleased you had such a great time with Bill!
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Tamara Bartlett wrote a review 4 May
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand2 contributions
Bloody bumpy ride but definitely one to tick off your bucket list. The guide Andre was the best guide we have ever had. Told us a million stories and was happy to help my husband with the drone shooting. He went wherever my husband wanted (safely Ofcourse) and gave him tips on where to take the best photos. We had our 6 year old twins with us , they were champs. Wouldn’t say it’s a comfortable ride by any means, but definitely an adventure to do.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Response from nomadsafarisqt, Front Office Manager at Nomad Safaris
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are so glad you enjoyed your tour with Andre!
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Kerry Nancarrow wrote a review Apr 2021
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Pete was our guide and was so knowledgeable and an experienced driver. We went with our two 9 year old grandsons and we all absolutely loved it and highly recommend. They even got gold :)
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from nomadsafarisqt, Guest Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris
Responded 2 weeks ago
We are so glad you enjoyed your tour with Peter, he is a fantastic guide! We hope you can come on tour with us again in the future.
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Howard A wrote a review Apr 2021
Auckland, New Zealand200 contributions32 helpful votes
If you enjoyed the Lord of the Rings movies or the Hobbit this is a fabulous tour. They pick you up from your hotel in a 4WD. Then drive you out past Glenorchy. Stopping along the way for significant locations. Out guide/driver Riccaro (I think, sorry dude) was amazing. He was very informative. He was able to1 point out all of the places where filming happened and to bring them alive with anecdotes. He was also a very cool, friendly guy. By the end of the tour he felt like a friend. You don't often hear a tour guide informing you that, "There are no toilets in Paradise." He was right because Paradise is part of a huge National Park where a lot of the filming happened.
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Response from nomadsafarisqt, Public Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris
Responded 1 week ago
Hello Howard! Thanks so much for this amazing review of your guide Renato. He really is great and very knowledgeable. It was a pleasure to have hosted you in Queenstown and we do look forward to seeing you again here soon.
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