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Nomad Safaris

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37 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-442 6699
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Glenorchy Movie Locations Tour: The Lord of the Rings
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Half-Day Routeburn Track Guided Walk from Queenstown
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Wakatipu Basin Lord of the Rings 4WD Tour from Queenstown
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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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  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“gold panning” (63 reviews)
“rings tour” (62 reviews)
“skippers canyon” (94 reviews)
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37 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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+64 3-442 6699
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Reviewed 3 days ago

GREAT TIME! Saw all the sights , panned for gold ,drove in the river, proper tea, and learned some history.

Thank beatdownbonanza
NomadSafarisQT, Front Office Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi beatdownbonanza, many thanks for taking the time to provide us with your feedback and a big thank you for the 5 stars! We hope you enjoy the rest of your time in Queenstown and visit us again soon. :)

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Did the Safari of the scenes, Wakatipu, tour with Paul as our driver/guide as my wife is a massive Lord of the Rings fan. 4 hour tour which took us to various locations around Queenstown that have been used as locations in the LOTR and...More

Thank Ian S
NomadSafarisQT, Front Office Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hey Ian, We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the adventure with us. Apart from the amazing views from the movie, the off road riding, river crossings and gold panning are always great fun and really add to the experience. Thank you John...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

On a tour and this was part of the package but we rated it exceptional! Lord of the rings everywhere. Information galore. Tidbits of gold dust to take home Spectacular views and driving!

Thank Diane B
NomadSafarisQT, Front Office Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Diane, Many thanks for taking the time to provide us with a great review, we're delighted to hear you enjoyed your time with us! We hope you enjoy the rest of your time in Queenstown and visit us again soon. :)

Reviewed 5 days ago

the nomad safaris showcase the beauty of the Valley which most people miss out while they are too busy with the run of the mill touristy attractions of the Valley. If you really want and amazing experience to explore the beauty of Queenstown and its...More

Thank Niko J
NomadSafaris, Front Line Sales at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Many thanks for taking the time to provide us with your feedback and an awesome review! We're thrilled to hear you had such an enjoyable time with us and got to experience the stunning scenery Queenstown & it's surrounding towns has to offer! We sincerely...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Jus completed a "Safari of the ring" tour and tour guide, Ruth (Fluttershy). She was really helpful and informative. We had a "crash course" on Lord of the Ring movie during the journey.. Enjoyed the whole tour with her. (: Keep up the good work...More

Thank Dingding L
NomadSafaris, Front Office Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello there! We are so pleased that you enjoyed our tour. We will pass your comments back to Ruth, she is a huge Lord of the Rings fan and loves sharing her knowledge with everyone. We hope to see you again next time you are...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Glenrochy Movie location: This was a lame excursion. Yes, we saw a couple of filming locations for the Lord of the Rings movies, but we didn’t see any of the spectacular scenery as displayed in the movies. A couple of the locations that we were...More

Thank petittommer
Reviewed 1 week ago

Most amazing experience ever. Guides are amazing and the scenery is stunning! Out of all the activities we did while in New Zealand (and we did A LOT), this was our favorite. I was so sad when the tour was over.More

Thank Erin H
NomadSafaris, Front Office Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Erin Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're so pleased that you had such an enjoyable trip with us. We will pass your comments back to our guides as they'll be happy that they made a difference to your...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Guide Ruth was great talkative and informative. Very knowledgeable on many subjects including Lord of the RingsMore

Thank mark S
NomadSafaris, Sales Consultant at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Mark, Thank you very much for taking some time to write us a review. We really appreciate it. We are glad that you enjoyed our tour and we hope you have a safe journey back home. We will pass your praises on to Ruth....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thank Greg P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing tour! My wife and I decided to honeymoon in NZ, starting in Queenstown. The first day into our trip and it was already worth it. I would recommend both the Glenorchy and Wakatipu tours to solidify a complete scenic NZ and Lord of the...More

Thank Maxx C
NomadSafaris, Front Office Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Maxx for taking the time to leave us such a great review. We're so pleased that you enjoyed our tour and had a great first day of your honeymoon with us. We will pass on your good words to Ruth, and we hope...More

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vivienner_13
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
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Leo S
1 December 2016|
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Response from NomadSafaris | Property representative |
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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Forfor
12 October 2015|
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Response from NomadSafarisQT | Property representative |
Hi, The quad bikes are easy to ride, but we do not take riders under the age of 16. Fitness level is not an issue at all. Look forward to seeing you!
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