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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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37 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 18 May 2017

My family had a good time on this tour and we go to see several recognizable scenes from the movies, but the weather played a major factor in our enjoyment. It was raining most of our tour, including our stop in the woods of refreshment....More

Thank Laurie L
NomadSafarisQT, Front Office Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Laurie, many thanks for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We are sorry to hear you were unlucky with the weather, unfortunately is it very unpredictable here so we are glad to hear you all made the most of it and...More

Reviewed 17 May 2017

Nomad Safaris offer some amazing tours around the Queenstown & Greater Wakatipu area. In comfortable and capable 4wd vehicles they really get you out in the wilderness and up close and personal with some fantastic scenery. Whether its visiting some of the Lord of The...More

Thank PhilQT66
NomadSafarisQT, Front Office Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Phil, many thanks for taking the time to provide us with a fantastic review! We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your time with us and we sincerely appreciate your positive feedback. We hope you enjoy the rest of your time in Queenstown and visit...More

Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Did the Quad Bike tour with Matt & Simon!! It was great!! The guys were so professional, fun, & exciting!! Had the best time!! Can't go wrong with Quad Bikes!! And you get to see some of the best views in Queenstown!!

Thank Kat D
NomadSafaris, Front Office Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Many thanks for your review. We will pass it on to Matt and Simon! Quad biking is pretty popular and great no matter what the weather! Coming into winter we even operate in snowy conditions which just adds to the views!

Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Great customer services, went above and beyond in giving us an adventurous tour. Loved the banana cake, must have the secret recipe! :DMore

Thank R0nio3
NomadSafaris, Front Office Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Hi. Thanks for the review! we pride ourselves in our customer service and so i'm glad that it is coming across to our customers! You will have to come for another adventure to get your hands that recipe, until then we will... keep it secret,...More

Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

I did the Glenorchy Lord of the rings tour any i had a lot of fun. Our driver guide was very friendly and we had a smallgroup of only 5 people. We did several photo stops and the driver would always ask if we want...More

Thank JessicaS1312
NomadSafaris, Front Office Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Hi Jessica, Glad you had a fun time. Our local guides do have a lot of general knowledge too so each trip becomes tailored to the group as you say even if your not a big Lord of the rings fan the scenery and native...More

Reviewed 1 May 2017

Awesome trip to Arrowtown and some driving around in the river! Great service from Michelle. loads of fun!

Thank Seini P
NomadSafaris, Front Office Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Thanks Seini, glad you enjoyed the river crossings. We are proud of our vehicles and use them how they are meant to be used! On adventures!

Reviewed 28 April 2017

Long long overdue review (was actually end of 2015)! We had Tom(Bombadil) has our guide. Tom was really nice and friendly, and most importantly well informed of all things LOTR! Husband and I opted for the full day Lord of the Rings tour. We had...More

Thank Ping-88X1
NomadSafaris, Front Office Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Thanks Ping. We are lucky to live in such a beautiful area and even luckier to show customers like yourself around it. There is no objection as to why Peter Jackson chose to film so much around the area! Unfortunately Tom has set off on...More

Reviewed 26 April 2017

We did the WAKATIPU BASIN tour with Paul. We travelled with 7 people in the car. He was hilarious, so knowledgeable and a great guide. The trip was amazing. The LOTR knowledge and seeing the scenes were great! The scenery everywhere was beautiful. The river...More

Thank amynp88
NomadSafaris, Front Office Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Thanks Amy for your kind words. We will pass your comments onto Paul and wish you did have more time to experience some of our other tours! If you come back to Queenstown we would be more than happy to take you on more fantastic...More

Reviewed 23 April 2017

As a solo traveller I jumped in a with large group of people. I had a great time. The guides were all lovely and everywhere we went was just stunning. They showed us sights from the LOTR filming which I loved. We went gold panning,...More

Thank Annika N
NomadSafaris, Front Office Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Hi Annika, Thanks for choosing our Wakatipu Basin Trip. We certainly see it as an all round trip encompassing local history, 4x4 adventure and Lord of the Rings locations, a little bit to keep everyone happy :) sometimes the river can reward with gold chunks...More

Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

We were guided by Justin today for what was certainly a major highlight of our three weeks in New Zealand. My wife and I were the only two in the 4x4 (those packed in minivans on another company's tour looked pretty miserable) and Justin paced...More

Thank Dabarton
NomadSafaris, Front Office Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Hi Dabarton. Many thanks for the review! Glad you had a great time and we will pass on your words to Justin! Our trip sizes are always quite small with a maximum of 6 passengers but sometimes people do get lucky as we do run...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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