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Nomad Safaris

#1 of 16 Transportation in Queenstown Features Animals
37 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-442 6699
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US$138.32*
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Glenorchy Movie Locations Tour: The Lord of the Rings
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US$138.32*
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Wakatipu Basin Lord of the Rings 4WD Tour from Queenstown
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Half-Day Routeburn Track Guided Walk 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 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

Reviewed 21 April 2017

We went on the Skippers Canyon tour. I am still buzzing from this over 4 months later. My elderly mother came with us She had been through Skippers Canyon over 50 years ago and said it was a must do. Nomad safaris looked after her,...More

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NomadSafaris, Front Office Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2017

Hi there, many thanks for taking the time to provide us with your feedback and a big thank you for the 5 stars! We are delighted to hear you had such an enjoyable time into Skippers Canyon with us and we are very glad to...More

Reviewed 21 April 2017

A Nomad Safaris guide took us on a fullday hike on the Routeburn Track. He was very informative and even provided an extra leg for those in great shape and good speed to go from the Flats Hut to the Falls overlook. A good lunch,...More

Thank Pruguy
NomadSafaris, Front Office Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2017

Many thanks for taking the time to provide us with your feedback and an awesome review! We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your time with us out on the Routeburn Track, we hope you enjoy the rest of your time in Queenstown and visit us...More

Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Wonderful day out exploring the Wakatipu Basin on a 4WD named Eomer on 16/4/17 PM. Many thanks to Caron(sp?) who guided us around!

Thank Jietong L
NomadSafaris, Front Office Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2017

Hi Jietong, many thanks for taking the time to provide us with a great review, we're delighted to hear you enjoyed Wakatipu Basin trip with us! I believe that your guide is our awesome Ciaran and I will pass your lovely words to him :)

Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We were lucky enough to have Hamish and jo take out party of 7 on the wakatipu LOTR tour with plenty of scenic stops all across the Queenstown area . Our hosts explained all the movie scenes at each stop and the scenery was stunning...More

Thank thefunfive
NomadSafarisQT, Front Office Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Many thanks for taking the time to provide us with your feedback and an awesome review! We're delighted to hear you all had such an enjoyable time with us and we will certainly pass your kind words on to Hamish and Jo. We hope you...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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