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Nomad Safaris

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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...more
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37 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-442 6699
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 7 January 2010

With a username like mine, was it any wonder that I ended up on a Lord of the Rings tour? I did the Wakatipu Basin tour with Nomad Safaris (as I would be seeing the Glenorchy sites on a separate tour with Dart Stables) and...More

9  Thank Elbereth_Gilthoniel
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 10 November 2010

This was a tour by Nomad Safaris entitles "Safari of the Scenes/Lord of the Rings." We did the Glenorchy (tour B) option. It was a a nice tour with fantastic scenery and our guide was very pleasant and knowledgeable. However, I think that the amount...More

9  Thank jmichfev
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Reviewed 16 April 2015 via mobile

Darrin was our tour guide- he is excellent! Great knowledge about the area and LOTR. He was so much fun, he has a great sense of humour and made our tour unforgettable. What a gem! The scenery is spectacular! Thanks Darrin 😃 Sarah and Alan...More

Thank Salan20
NomadSafarisQT, Director of Sales at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2015

So happy you enjoyed your time with us Alan and Sarah and that you enjoyed the highly entertaining Darren. He really appreciated your kind words and that you share his passion for this spectacular country of ours. Smiles all round!

Reviewed 14 April 2015

We did two fun-filled tours with Nomad Safaris - Wakatipu Basin with Darren and Glenorchy with Laurel. Wakatipu Basin will take you off-road to see some really spectacular sights around Queenstown and nearly Arrowtown, where you plunge directly into the river and get a chance...More

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NomadSafarisQT, Director of Sales at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2015

Our drivers really do make the difference and so happy to hear you enjoyed their insight and knowledge. We hope Laurel and Darren helped you on the way to becoming a LOTR expert on your two trips with their trivia and film anecdotes. There's no...More

Reviewed 12 April 2015

Loved the 4WD adventure to see some breathtakingly beautiful scenery. Thanks go to Alex our enthusiastic and skilled driver. She was so passionate about her job and just sharing New Zealand with all of us. She was also considerate and catered for the diversity in...More

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NomadSafarisQT, Director of Sales at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2015

Thank you 'samr92015' for your kind words and if you could confirm the day you travelled we could solve the riddle of the second driver? Alex is one of our most bubbly personalities here at Nomad Safaris who really loves what she does. We always...More

Reviewed 10 April 2015

This tour was a trip provided by our main tour company. Only 2 of us picked this option and we were joined by a family of 3 from Los Angeles, who were very nice company. With 5 people our 4x4 wasn't overcrowded . I had...More

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NomadSafarisQT, Director of Sales at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2015

It is very popular with our clients to re-watch the trilogy after an adventure with us so they can brag to their friends "I was there!". We love sharing our passion with fellow fans as well as giving them a taste of our breathtaking backcountry...More

Reviewed 9 April 2015

We took the full day Paradise Safari tour in a 4WD vehicle....not a Land Rover but still 4WD. Our guide was Chris, and within a few minutes, we knew it was going to be a great day. He was very knowledgeable about all the LOTR...More

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NomadSafarisQT, Director of Sales at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2015

So glad to hear you enjoyed your LOTR safari with us 'rhcav'. We do encourage our drivers to go the extra mile and Chris is a supreme example of that and is delighted that you would love to tour with him again. We would love...More

Reviewed 7 April 2015

This was one of the most entertaining and engaging LOTR tours we have taken and it's not to be missed for any die-hard LOTR fan in Queenstown . The small size of each tour group ensures a very personal and highly engaging experience. The best...More

1  Thank Feathercast
NomadSafarisQT, Guest Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2015

Hi Feathercast. Thank you so much for your lovely review. We're very glad to hear you had an amazing time with Chris. He is great! It's the perfect time of year to catch the sun coming over the hill so lucky you! We would take...More

Reviewed 5 April 2015

Great to get off the beaten track and see another side of the countryside.Alix as a great driver being considerate of the age of the bulk of the group at 80+. The views were fantastic. Went off-road along the river tO a Arrowtown. Certainly shook...More

Thank dbro8082
NomadSafarisQT, Guest Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2015

Hi dbro8082. Thank you kindly for your lovely review. Alix is a fantastic guide! We are all happy to hear you enjoyed yourselves. The "diehard" fans might prefer to take our Paradise Safari option next time to get all the Lord of the Rings details...More

Reviewed 23 March 2015

Superb!! This is a must do for everyone who visit Queenstown. Great scenic view from top of the mountain and amazing hot chocolate to complete the moment when your done being amazed.More

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NomadSafarisQT, Guest Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2015

Hi KrysCarroll. Thank you for your lovely review. It is fantastic that you had a great time and lucky you to have the tour to yourselves! If we take more than two out on the tour we have a second guide too so the more...More

Reviewed 11 March 2015

ATV/Quads - I would choose more stars if I could! My husband and I were honeymooning and chose this as one of our top activities. We ride dirt bikes at home so we knew this was for us! We ended up being the only one...More

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NomadSafarisQT, Guest Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2015

Hi KrysCarroll, Thank you for your amazing review. We really appreciate your feedback. The sheep farm is very cute indeed and Queenstown Hill is magnificent. We would love to have you back anytime and thank you again for your lovely photos and feedback!

Reviewed 8 March 2015

This was a complete waste of money and time. Not very many sites shown . The book that was used to show scenes from the film was small, dirty and torn. The price they charge should be halved. Go to Wellington instead and try Movie...More

4  Thank trout2015
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14 August 2018|
Response from MKJourneys | Reviewed this property |
While on tour porta potty at destination.
Truong A
18 April 2018|
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Response from NomadSafarisQT | Property representative |
Hi Truong, our tours like Queenstown Lord of The Rings - Wakatipu Basin, Glenorchy Lord Of The Rings, Skippers Canyon trip are fine for 18 month kids. We provide infant seats. Quad biking, Queenstown 360, and Macetown... More
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