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Nomad Safaris

#1 of 15 Transportation in Queenstown Features Animals
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 Skippers Canyon 4WD Adventure 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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  • Average3%
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37 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved driving through the hills and through the water in a 4x4. Otherwise, we would never have seen this beautiful area. I highly recommend this. Our driver was very friendly and was quite knowledgeable about the area.More

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

Hi Joan, many thanks for taking the time to provide us with your feedback and a fantastic review! We're delighted to hear you had such an enjoyable time with us, our Safaris are certainly designed to take customers off the beaten track and show them...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Make sure it's a clear and sunny day because it gives you beautiful views over Lake Wakatipu on the way to Glenorchy. I did the afternoon tour and the only disadvantage is the location of the sun which made it difficult to take pictures. Other...More

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

Many thanks for taking the time to provide us with your feedback and a fantastic review! We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your time on our Safari of the Scenes: Glenorchy tour and will certainly pass your kind words on to our guides. We hope...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Rachael was the bomb. Great ride. We were experienced riders so got some very cool trails, highly recommend. They picked us up and we took a short van ride to the trail. They furnish all the gear. Good job RachaelMore

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

Hi Robert, 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 on our quad safari and we will certainly pass your kind words onto Rachael. We hope you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had an amazing day doing some great Quad biking on top of queenstown hill. Great start with easy teaching course then beautiful drive up the hill, be careful of the view 😂 after a quick break on the cliff going down to the forest to...More

Thank D0nnuts
NomadSafaris, Front Office Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week 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 on our quad safari, we sincerely appreciate your kind words. We hope you enjoy the rest of your time...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this tour on line. Nomad Safaris were on time, all printable information was sent to our email and we were very impressed with the professionalism of this company. Our tour guide was on time to collect us from the lodge and he was...More

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

Hi Christine, many thanks for taking the time to provide us with your feedback and a fantastic review! We're delighted to hear you had such an enjoyable time on our Safari of the Scenes: Glenorchy tour. We'd love to know who your guide was on...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Simon our driver gave us the best day of 4 x 4 driving through water, wilderness, bouncing over rocks, fording the river, gold panning and a lovely hot cuppa and home made cake and biscuits. Simon was extremely informative and could answer any questions.More

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

Hi Margaret, Many thanks for taking the time to provide us with your feedback and a fantastic review! We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your time with us and we will certainly pass your kind words on to Simon. We hope you enjoy the rest...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour guide (Aragorn car), we forgot his name, was awesome! He made the entire trip exciting and gave us lots of details on the surrounding area and where LOTR was filmed. The banana bread and hot chocolate provided during the trip made it that...More

Thank Eric G
NomadSafaris, Front Office Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Eric, many thanks for taking the time to provide us with an awesome review and a big thank you for the 5 stars! We're delighted to hear you had such and enjoyable time with us, we sincerely appreciate your kind words. We hope you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went quad biking with these guys and had an awesome time! We had a great tour guide (Chris) who was super informative, friendly and entertaining. The bikes were great, the gear was great and the views were spectacular. Not to mention probably the best...More

Thank JenMG32
NomadSafaris, Front Office Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Jen, many thanks for taking the time to provide us with your feedback and a fantastic review! We're delighted to hear you had such an enjoyable time on our quad safari, Queenstown Hill definitely offers the best views in town! We hope enjoy the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good planning, guides shared lots of info along way which made tours interesting. Like the small number of people per jeep so do not feel overcrowded. Even get to dress up and hold a USD900K sword (according to guide) as prt of the LOTR experience,...More

Thank siangkc
NomadSafaris, Front Office Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Many thanks for your review. Glad you enjoyed the tour! We certainly do like to keep the group sizes small, a maximum of 6 passengers per tour to ensure a great, personable trip each time! Unfortunately this guide may have spun you a little white...More

Reviewed 19 May 2017

We took Nomad Safaris 4WD trip to Macetown. It was a rough but thrilling ride over some pretty rough terrain, over and throughh multiple river crossings, and out to some wonderful, off the beaten track scenics.More

Thank Ira M
NomadSafarisQT, Front Office Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2017

Hi Ira, many thanks for taking the time to provide us with your feedback and a great review! Our Macetown trip is certainly for those wanting to get off the beaten track and experience the best 4WD terrain Queenstown has to offer, so we are...More

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vivienner_13
What is the half day river tour that you provide from queenstown please
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
Hello, i am planning to go there on next may.. Is there any different about the schedule (morning and afternoon)? Which one better on may (autumm).. Thankyou..
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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Is the quad bike easy for all ages and what level of fitness required? Thanks!
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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