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Nomad Safaris

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37 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-442 6699
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Wakatipu Basin Lord of the Rings 4WD Tour 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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“rings tour” (62 reviews)
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37 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 26 October 2012

My friend and I booked a quad bike tour with Nomads. She had ridden quite a lot before and I was a novice.We were in a group of seven with two guides. They first took us through the basics and we got kitted out in...More

Thank LJ1904
trips9, Public Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2012

Hey there, sounds like you had a brilliant day on our Quad Safari with Chris! Thank you for letting us know, we hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Queenstown :)

Reviewed 25 October 2012

This was a fantastic experience in a 4WD which could access tracks that larger vehicles could not. The guide was terrific and made the morning such fun with anecdotes about locations and filming. Driving along narrow tracks with sheer drops, plus driving through the water...More

Thank SandyIsleofWight
trips9, Public Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2012

We love this review, it really sums up the experience of our Safari of the Scenes Wakatipu Basin trip perfectly - off-roading, scenery, gold panning and delicious refreshments! Oh and our wonderful guides of course. Thanks heaps for your feedback!

Reviewed 24 October 2012

A fun mountain climb. driving up to the Tip top summit of Qtown hill. We had Puddles :P and got nice and muddy. Phil knows French & his touristy fact stuff leading the tour and seemed very comfortable speaking to crowds. While Dale was a...More

Thank Mark W
trips9, Public Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2012

Hey Mark, thanks for leaving us such great feedback!

Reviewed 23 October 2012

Perfect weather…big puddles...blue sky...Phil and Dale were great leaders!! I recommend everyone towards this tour...the sights are just beautiful and the quads have some sweet power ;)

Thank EMMA M
trips9, Public Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2012

Perfect weather and big puddles...what more do you need in life? Thanks for coming out with us Emma, great to hear you enjoyed our Quad Safari!

Reviewed 15 October 2012

Bryant and Dale took a group of 6 of us out on the Quaddies for the day, testing our capability on the test track and then tailoring the day to our ability level - for us that meant fast, furious, lots of snow and lots...More

Thank CamMBris01
trips9, Public Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2012

Glad you enjoyed your trip with us in the snow and the mud! Thanks for your feedback!

Reviewed 5 October 2012

We were in Queenstown for 7 days snowboarding and out of those 7 days it rained twice :( So instead of wasting our time in our room we booked a quad tour. Something I had never done before but always wanted too, I was nervous...More

Thank Danielle W
trips9, Public Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2012

Quads are a great activity to do in all seasons and make a great break from hitting the snow! Thank you for your fantastic review :)

Reviewed 1 October 2012

I did the Skipper's Canyon tour in March 2012 (non-Lord of the Rings version) and it was fantastic. Our driver Phil was friendly, fun and very knowledgable. We were in a convoy with two other groups and their drivers were likewise friendly and helpful. Beautiful...More

Thank Gemma B
trips9, Public Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2012

Hi Gemma, thank you for choosing Nomad Safaris for your trip in to Skippers Canyon! Hopefully we will see you back here soon.

Reviewed 28 September 2012

Not having seen any of the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, and only part of the 1978 animated movie, we confess to have little appreciation for the locales where part of the scenes were filmed. Somehow we had envisioned going off-road through river beds and...More

Thank Whatcom
trips9, Public Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2012

Hi Whatcom, thank you for your feedback. Our Glenorchy Safari of the Scenes tour is not promoted as a 4WD tour, unlike the Wakatipu Basin trip. The main draw of this tour is the unforgettable scenery in this area and the multitude of movies that...More

Reviewed 24 September 2012

Thank you Nomad Safaris! I went on the Wakatipu Basin Safari of the Scenes tour recently and had such a brilliant time! Despite the weather (it was snowing!) we had such a great afternoon. It was a really great way of seeing more of the...More

Thank Tara M
trips9, Public Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2012

Hi Tara, thank you for letting us know you enjoyed the trip. Winter is an amazing time to come out with us as some of the views are incredible, although it is a little cold!

Reviewed 24 September 2012 via mobile

I must say, Fran is awesome! We enjoyed her company and was kept entertained throughout the journey. Morning tea at the edge of the forest was just unforgettable. The same goes to Keith for the Essential Queenstown trip. He has been very knowledgeable about the...More

Thank ATan535
trips9, Public Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2012

Fran is awesome! I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed both your trips with us and will pass your feedback on to Fran and Keith. Hope you had a fantastic time in Queenstown :)

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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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