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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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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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“rings tour” (62 reviews)
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37 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

I had a awesome tour to Skippers Canyon with Nomad Safaris. Great guides, very knowledgeable and entertaining. Spectacular views. Highly recommend!

Thank A H
NomadSafarisQT, Front Office Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2017

Hi A H. Thanks for your lovely review. We're glad you had a great time and recommend us. Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you soon : )

Reviewed 23 October 2017

Our last day in NZ we did this tour of wild country of narrow roads and through a small river. I highly recommend it. Lots of fun.

Thank peonyrose
NomadSafarisQT, Front Office Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Hi Peonyrose. Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear you had a great time with us. Thank you again for your lovely feedback.

Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Amazing trip! Great guides and spectacular views . Coffee tea and cookies on the mountain were a sweet touch! Luis was super friendly and fun . Thank you for creating such a memorable ride .

Thank Benjamin K
NomadSafarisQT, Front Office Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2017

Hello Benjamin. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great review. We're really glad you enjoyed your trip we will pass on a thanks to Luis for contributing to that. Hope to see you again next time you're in Queenstown.

Reviewed 17 October 2017

Wonderful day with magic sunshine. Darrel was our guide and very knowledgeable. He had a lot of local Queenstown information.

Thank D4181KSjohng
NomadSafarisQT, Front Office Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Hey D418KSjohng, thank you for your lovely review. So glad to hear you enjoyed our tour. The guides always try to make sure the tour is fun and challenging for everyone. We hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday.

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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

We had Santiago as our guide for the Nomad Safaris-Wakatipu Basin. He is very knowledgeable and his driving skills is top notch. We visited skippers canyon, Arrowtown, through mace river and ended at a lake full of lovely ducks. With some extra time,we got a...More

Thank CodFish007
NomadSafarisQT, Front Office Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Hey CodFish007, glad to hear you enjoyed the trip! Santiago is one of our most experienced driver with passion about showing everyone around our beautiful homeland and I'm sure he'll be pleased to hear you found him informative too! Thanks so much for your review...More

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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Okay... I really enjoyed this tour. The sights were stunning and our tour guide, Badger, was really great. He was super knowledgeable about the movies, filming, NZ geography, and history. Dressing up in costume and playing with swords was childish but very necessary. I had...More

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NomadSafarisQT, Front Office Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2017

Hello there. Thank you for taking the time to leave a response. We're pleased you had such an enjoyable time on our tour. It is a shame to hear that you didn't think it was worth the price - we have to factor in many...More

Reviewed 14 October 2017

We had Darrel as our guide on a Lord of the Rings tour, he was super friendly from the get-go and very chatty which made the whole group feel very comfortable together and got us all chatting as well. He knew tonnes about the area...More

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NomadSafarisQT, Front Office Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Hi 172Grace, thanks for your amazing review. It's really lovely to hear from people who had an awesome time on our tour.Darrel is great! I am pleased you liked him too as he has years of experience and is very passionate about this beautiful area....More

Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

We combined the essential Queenstown trip with the Shotover jet. Graham was our driver who was excellent - he handled the gravel roads far better than I did in our rental! We went to skippers canyon, panned for gold in the arrow river and then...More

Thank Hannah S
NomadSafarisQT, Front Office Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Hey Hannah, so glad you picked a great tour with our "Essential Queenstown" activity. Graeme is one of our most experienced guides and always has lots of stories to tell. We are delighted you enjoyed this tour. Thank you.

Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

It's the second time we have had Tim as our instructor. His knowledge of, and passion for, Land Rovers and the local district made it yet again another fantastic experience for us. The highlight this time wasn't the Mace Town river crossings but managing to...More

Thank SONOFTHERHONDDA
NomadSafaris, Sales Consultant at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Hi SONOFTHERHONDDA, Thank you very much for your review. We really appreciate it. Tim will be pleased to hear that you enjoyed our Macetown 4WD Tour! I hope you had fun in Queenstown and have a safe journey back home.

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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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