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37 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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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 6 August 2014

Nice morning in Queenstown area, lovely views on Lake Wakatipu and the surrounding mountain ranges. Informative and friendly guide. Lots of sandflies to fight with, so remember to put on some spray and take it with you!More

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NomadSafarisQT, Guest Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2014

Hi Jon. Thanks for your lovely review. The sandflies can be a little aggressive particularly on a nice day so thanks for the good advise. The guides do take spray with them as well in the summer time so don't worry if you forget yours....More

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Reviewed 27 July 2014

Booked the tour with great expectations. You aren't allowed to drive a rental car on the skippers road without voiding the insurance. If you were to drive your own car and have a reasonable amount of driving skill, I would suggest going by yourself. The...More

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NomadSafarisQT, Guest Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2014

Hi Xunliang. Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the gorgeous scenery - we are so lucky to live here! Sorry you were a little short on time due to the snowy conditions but on the plus side your photos...More

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Reviewed 26 July 2014 via mobile

This was an awesome tour we did the quad bikes and had a really fun time! The views were amazing and the staff were awesome and fun guys! Was worth every cent!More

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NomadSafarisQT, Guest Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2014

Hey Mcshortstuff. Nice user name! Thank you for your lovely review. So glad to hear you enjoyed our quad 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 and...More

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Reviewed 22 July 2014

We did two tours, Skippers Canyon and the Macetown tour. My recommendation would be take the Skippers Canyon over the Macetown. The Skippers Canyon tour guide "Badger" was very knowledgeable and a good communicator. The vehicles are Landrover Defenders, well suited to the task, but...More

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NomadSafarisQT, Guest Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2014

Hi Wayne. Thanks for your lovely review. The Macetown tour is indeed a bumpy ride. It is for those who want a real off road experience. The Skippers Canyon road is absolutely gorgeous and, bumpy as it is, we are glad you felt comfortable in...More

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Reviewed 17 July 2014

Amazing tour guide, went above and beyond as far as time, did the lotr tour So beautiful the valley, pictures just didn't do it justice... Paul was a great tour guide very informative took lots of pictures for everyone, good story teller & saw so...More

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NomadSafarisQT, Guest Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2014

Thanks very much for your brilliant review. We do live in such a beautiful area - we're so lucky to live here. Paul is a great guide with loads of knowledge on the area. We are happy to hear you enjoyed yourself and we hope...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2014

We went on a full day Paradise Safari trip with Flip being our guide for the day. She arrived on time to pick us up at our hotel. Flip was knowledgeable and was very keen on sharing all that she knew. Her humour and hospitality...More

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NomadSafarisQT, Guest Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2014

Hi Chuan. Thanks for your excellent review. We are glad to hear you had a great tour. Flip has been guiding with us for a long time. She's very amusing and she knows all there is to know about Queenstown. Thank you again for taking...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2014

We did a full day Paradise tour with Nomad safaris whilst on our honeymoon and it was fantastic! As big Lord of the Rings and Hobbit fans, we absolutely loved visiting the various sites where the movies were filmed, as well as scenes from other...More

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NomadSafarisQT, Guest Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2014

Hi TheEvenstar. Congratulations and thanks very much for your lovely review. We're glad you had a brilliant time. Paul is also a Lord of the Rings fanatic so I'm sure it was an amazing trip for him too. That's great that it was just the...More

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Reviewed 3 July 2014

Fantastic afternoon spent with Tim who made the best of the not so nice weather as it was snowing and raining. He had so much local knowledge and was able to adjust the excursion to the weather conditions. The drive down skippers canyon enabled us...More

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NomadSafarisQT, Guest Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2014

Hi Hamiltons. Thanks so much for your lovely review. We're glad to hear you had a great day even in the rain! Our guides always try to tailor trips to make the most of the weather. We love Tim too. He has been driving for...More

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Reviewed 27 June 2014

We loved our tour guide-when we told him what we had done on a different LOTR tour, he took us to a slightly different location that we had not done. We absolutely loved driving on through Skipper's Canyon, panning for gold, and forging through the...More

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NomadSafarisQT, Guest Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2014

Hi travelch1ck Thank you so much for your lovely review. We're glad to hear you loved the trip, especially after having been on another LOTR tour as well. We only ever take a maximum of 6 per guide so that we can tailor the tour...More

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Reviewed 24 June 2014

There was a very small group that toured parts of the countryside seen in "The Lord of the Rings, Fellowship of the Ring" in addition to other movies. The scenery was beautiful. Our guide was very fun and informative. I really enjoyed the break in...More

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NomadSafarisQT, Guest Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2014

Hi MoViz Thanks very much for your wonderful review. We pride ourselves on providing an intimate tour which can be tailored to suit the customers needs. I am happy to hear you enjoyed the home made cake too. Thank you again for your lovely feedback...More

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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
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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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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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