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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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Half-Day Routeburn Track Guided Walk from Queenstown
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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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  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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37 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

It was like a private tour ,with just 4 people. A great overview of the diverse scenery of the Queenstown/Arrowhead area but superb for someone who wants to discover Lord of the Rings filming locations. Philip was our knowledgeable and pleasant guide with extra facts...More

Thank carolanne27186364
NomadSafaris, Front Office Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2017

Hi Carol, many thanks for taking the time to provide us with your feedback and a great review! We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your time with Phillip and will certainly pass your kind words on to him. We would like to ask though why...More

Reviewed 12 March 2017

Took a trip to Skippers Canyon, driver professional and informative. Great scenery, deep gorges, but watch out for sand flies.. even found gold but unfortunately not enough to pay for the trip. Highly recommended.More

Thank AndrewLJ17
NomadSafaris, Front Office Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2017

Hi Andrew, many thanks for taking the time to provide us with your feedback and a great review! We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your time with us into Skippers Canyon, awesome to hear you found a bit of gold too! We hope you enjoy...More

Reviewed 11 March 2017

Wonderful half day tour of some Lord of the Rings filming locations! My fiance and I are huge Lord of the Rings fans (as well as Marvel fans), so this tour was right up our alley! We saw some VERY recognizable locations at several stops...More

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NomadSafaris, Front Office Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2017

Hi Kaitlyn, 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 Badger and we will certainly pass your kind words on to him. We hope you enjoy...More

Reviewed 10 March 2017

There was only two of us in the Land Rover besides our driver, Dominic. He was an excellent driver and guide and it was a great experience. We really enjoyed the driving in the river near Arrowstown and panning for gold. We were surprised to...More

Thank Cheshire174
NomadSafarisQT, Front Office Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2017

Many thanks Cheshire for taking the time to provide us with such a great review! We loved hearing your feedback and are delighted to hear you enjoyed Wakatipu Basin Tour with us! We're certainly very lucky to live in such a beautiful town with such...More

Reviewed 9 March 2017

Outstanding road trip. 4X4 vehicles take you into the back country with the views are amazing. There are several stops along the way to take in the views and the guide is great at explaining the history of the trails with regards to gold mining....More

Thank johnellisak
NomadSafarisQT, Front Office Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2017

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the adventure with us. The off road riding, river crossings and gold panning are always great fun and really add to the experience. Thank you John for your feedback :D

Reviewed 7 March 2017

Great trip with Nomad Safaris. It was a 4 wheel drive trip. Very exciting. Hamish( our leader) and Dominic and Justin were friendly gave lots of information and it was a fun four hours. Thoroughly recommend it for a great day out. Fantastic scenery, panning...More

Thank Mary H
NomadSafarisQT, Front Office Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2017

We areThank you Mary for taking the time to provide us with your feedback, we are so happy to hear you enjoyed the adventure with us to such an extent and we will be sure to pass on your praises to Hamish, Dominic and Justin...More

Reviewed 6 March 2017

Did a Lord of the rings 4x4 trip. Lady called Jenny was the driver and she was superb. Great handling of frodo (the car) She was funny and informative. Great few hours spent doing this

Thank RGriff2014
NomadSafaris, Front Office Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2017

Many thanks for taking the time to write us an excellent review, and a big thank you for the 5 stars! We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your Safari with Jenny, and we hope you enjoy the rest of your time in Queenstown.

Reviewed 5 March 2017

We experienced an awesome 4WD half day trip with Justin as our delightful, respectful and humorous tour guide. We were lucky to experience it with another very sympathetic couple, Nick and Nancy from Chicago. The sights were exhilarating as we drove through a very rugged...More

Thank Gibert R
NomadSafarisQT, Front Office Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2017

Hi Gibert, many thanks for taking the time to provide us with your feedback and an excellent review! We're delighted to hear you had such an enjoyable time into Skipper's Canyon with us, we will certainly pass your kind words on to Justin. We hope...More

Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Dominik was a delightful guide on this beautiful hike. He was prompt in picking us up at our hotel, explained the scenery along the way and answered all our questions. A personable, knowledgeable and well versed guide.More

Thank Linda P
NomadSafarisQT, Front Office Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2017

Hi Linda, many thanks for taking the time to provide us with a fantastic review! We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your time on the guided Routeburn Walk with Dominik, we will certainly pass your kind words on to him. We hope you enjoy the...More

Reviewed 3 March 2017

We booked the trip and I was thinking it was a bit pricey but hey it's a long way from the UK and we had to experience as much as we could ! There was only my husband and I ( in our sixties !)...More

Thank maggiepaiton
NomadSafarisQT, Front Office Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2017

Hi Maggie, many thanks for taking the time to provide us with an excellent review! We're delighted to hear you had such an enjoyable time into Macetown with Santiago, we will certainly pass your kind words on to him. We hope you enjoy the rest...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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Forfor
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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