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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
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Reviewed 20 February 2015

I recommend this for anyone who is a LotR fan or anyone wanting to learn more about the south island of New Zealand. Graham was our guide and he was terrific! We really enjoyed spending the morning with him. He was informative and fun to...More

Date of experience: February 2015
Thank Steve P
NomadSafarisQT, Guest Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2015

Hi Steve. Thank you very much for your review. We are glad to hear you all enjoyed yourselves whether you have seen the films or not. The scenery is spectacular whether or not you are a LOTR fan. Thanks again for the feedback and we...More

Reviewed 20 February 2015 via mobile

We went on an early morning LOTRs scene tour on our first day in NZ and Queenstown. It was absolutely magical, Jenny our guide was friendly and very informative and even for myself who is not a huge LOTRs fan, just being able to see...More

Date of experience: February 2015
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NomadSafarisQT, Guest Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2015

Hi Sam. Thank you for your fantastic review. Jenny is a brilliant guide and we are so lucky to live here in the real middle earth which is absolutely beautiful whether you're a fan of LOTR or not! Thanks for the feedback and we sincerely...More

Reviewed 19 February 2015

We took advice from here and we're not disappointed on our tour, we were in a Landrover Smaug and out guide was excellent and very helpful. It was busy on the trails but he kept us feeling special and made our tour engaging and fun....More

Date of experience: February 2015
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NomadSafarisQT, Guest Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2015

Hi Richard. Thanks for your lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed your tour. Our groups are small and personal so that the guide can engage with everyone and ensure each person has a great time. Thank you again for your feedback and we hope...More

Reviewed 12 February 2015

Nomad supply a four wheel drive safari to many of the famous locations. Though nothing remains of the sets the scenery is spectacular. The early morning tour I felt was best as the slowly clearing mist gave Middle Earth an authentic feel. The guides were...More

Date of experience: February 2015
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NomadSafarisQT, Guest Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2015

Hi AGV52. Thank you for your wonderful review. We're glad you enjoyed your tour and we sure hope you found some hobbits in the Forest of Lothlorien! Although there are no sets left it certainly feels like middle earth here. Thanks very much again and...More

Reviewed 10 February 2015

My friend and I began our holiday with some great LOTR location tours but I'm afraid to say this wasn't one of them. We had been warned by a friend in Wellington to ring ahead and ensure Nomad knew we were big LOTR fans. So...More

Date of experience: February 2015
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Reviewed 9 February 2015

Our guide was very informative and knew a lot about Lord of the rings, and the locations. The tea and cake was also nice. But it really was a glorified bus tour for me, no off roading and defiantly not worth the cost! Not sure...More

Date of experience: February 2015
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NomadSafarisQT, Guest Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2015

Hi Dan. Thanks for your great feedback. The Safari of the Scenes Glenorchy does not involve much 4WDing. It is in a 4WD for the unsealed roads in the Paradise Valley and Mt Aspiring National Park. We do have a 4WD Safari of the Scenes...More

Reviewed 8 February 2015

I am a die hard LOTR fanatic and did the Glenorchy tour with nomad and even though the day was cloudy -- it was so atmosperic that I think despite no views of mountain peaks it was probably better. I love the " beech" forests...More

Date of experience: January 2015
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NomadSafarisQT, Guest Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2015

Hi Barbara. Thank you for your amazing review. The cloud really makes the misty mountains look misty! And the Forest of Lothlorien is beautiful. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your tour and hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday too!

Reviewed 8 February 2015 via mobile

As an avid LOTR fan of both movies and books I cannot think of a better experience that helps make Tolkien's work come alive than New Zealand. Nomad Safaris 'Safari of the Scenes' - wakatipu basin was AMAZING! Our driver Jenny was informative and well...More

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NomadSafarisQT, Guest Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2015

Hi Reece. Thank you for your lovely review. I am glad to hear you had a wonderful time. Jenny is a great guide! The cars are not the most comfortable for tall people I'm afraid but they are great for 4 wheel driving!! Thanks again...More

Reviewed 8 February 2015

Had a wonder Lord of the Rings all day tour, in AM to Glenorchy and afternoon canyon and around Arrow river. Badger was unbelievable on both. Had an excellent knowledge of LOTR lore and sights and had pictures from the movies to show us where...More

Date of experience: February 2015
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NomadSafarisQT, Guest Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2015

Hi jvb1128. Thanks for your lovely review. Badger is an amazing guide and he knows all about the Lord of the Rings and this amazing area! The bungee jumpers are crazy! Thank you again for your feedback and we hope you enjoyed the rest of...More

Reviewed 3 February 2015 via mobile

4x4 up to Glenorchy was great....fantastic afternoon. Good guide, very knowledgeable. Good thing we chaged seats often seats in middle had poor views, but we stopped often for photo ops. Loved Paradise as well. Lovely scenery around queenstown and remarkables.More

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NomadSafarisQT, Guest Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2015

Hi purplejewell. Thank you for your fantastic review. We are so lucky to live in such a gorgeous place. Our guides will always stop for a photo op and try to make sure everyone gets a chance to ride in the front. Thanks again for...More

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Truong A
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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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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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