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Nomad Safaris

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37 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Glenorchy Movie Locations Tour: The Lord of the Rings
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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” (64 reviews)
“skippers canyon” (96 reviews)
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37 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 21 March 2014

this is my first quad bike try and definitely not the last! the quad bike route was up the mountain. the route wasn't tough to handle for a first-timer but challenging enough. scenery was breath-taking.. light refreshment was provided

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NomadSafarisQT, Guest Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2014

Hi _maNdY_yDnAM_ So glad you enjoyed our Quad tour and the breathtaking scenery from atop Queenstown Hill! Thanks very much for your review and I hope you had a brilliant rest of you trip. Thanks again : )

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Reviewed 11 March 2014 via mobile

Flip was our guide for this tour, she was outgoing and chirpy. Paid $169 for this half day tour. The scenes are about similar after a while. Comprising of green-brown mountains and lakes along with pictures of the Lord of the ring movie scene and...More

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NomadSafarisQT, Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2014

Hi 'TheWorldIsOurHome' - love your TA name! Very happy you had fun with us. and thank you for your great review. I am always amused by people being sent off to sleep by the bumps, must take us back to being rocked to sleep by...More

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Reviewed 20 February 2014

Julie our guide was knowledgeable on plants, birds, and general lore, also very friendly. We loved the hike through moss and forest with occasional waterfalls. The trail is perfectly maintained. We did a total of 10 miles, so felt we deserved dinner.

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Reviewed 12 February 2014 via mobile

Spent the afternoon quad biking over looking Queenstown. Great views and amazing value for the money. Also offers 4WD.More

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NomadSafarisQT, Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2014

RichardPiazza, Really happy to hear you enjoyed your Quad Tour with us. We agree the views are amazing, some of the best available. And value for money too - great news! We definitely think so and to have this endorsed is the best recommendation you...More

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Reviewed 10 February 2014

The guide, David, was great! very safe driving but got us having fun :) Also let me put my go pro camera to the roof so have an excellent collection of photos and videos - thank you :) David also knew a lot of knowledge...More

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NomadSafarisQT, Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2014

Hi Chelle323 Thank you very much for your great review! And those GoPro pics were great, is it okay if we use a couple on our FB page? Glad you had fun and learnt lots. We aim to please.

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Reviewed 26 January 2014

We combined a custom Nomad Safari after the Shotover Jet ride in Queenstown. The 3 hour tour capped off truly memorable day in Queenstown. Graham our driver/guide was brilliant. Afternoon tea in the Arrow river whilst panning for gold was an unexpected highlight. I'd recommend...More

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NomadSafarisQT, Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2014

Philip, You picked a great tour with our "Essential Queenstown" activity. This combo with Shotover Jet really is 'essential' and showcases Queenstown's reputation as the Adventure Capital. Graeme is one of our most experienced guides and always has lots of stories to tell. We are...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2014

I had a fab half day with Cameron from Nomad Safaris on Sunday . I was fortunate enough to get a taste of Otago’s rugged weather conditions with a mix of showers, cloudy and sunshine. My camera had a ball. Cameron certainly knew a lot...More

Thank Ro R
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NomadSafarisQT, Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2014

Ro R, Thank you for reviewing us on Trip Advisor. This tour is one of our most popular and has lots of variety - views from on high, river crossings, LOTR, gold panning and refreshments. In addition your tour had Cam - one of our...More

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Reviewed 21 January 2014

My wife and I absolutely loved this trip. Chris took us up to Macetown and along the way we forded rivers, slipped and slid through mud, and climbed some inconceivably steep rock. I've gone off-roading in a Jeep Cherokee and this is in a whole...More

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NomadSafarisQT, Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2014

HikinAndy, Thank you for taking the time to review our company and tours. The trip to Macetown is indeed very exciting and some of the best 4WDing in New Zealand. This tour gives a great insight into the pioneer gold mining history of the Wakatipu...More

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Reviewed 19 January 2014

We had one LOTR fan on board, one who had seen the movies and 3 who had not but still had a great day out on their LOTR tours. We combined two of their tours to make a whole day of it. First up was...More

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NomadSafarisQT, Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2014

Barneyboots, Thank you very much indeed for your very well written review. Great to hear that you had fun with us. Your experience is typical of the mix of passengers we have on board our vehicles and show why every trip is different. We employ...More

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Reviewed 6 January 2014

Went on this yesterday - it was a terrible waste of time and money. Despite claiming to tailor the experience to your skill level, we were all lumped in with the beginners and the timid. We rode in single file lines at the very slowest...More

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NomadSafarisQT, Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2014

Kelvin, We are sorry that you did not enjoy your quad bike tour with us. All of our customers are assessed at the start of the trip, and the guides decide how to run each tour based on the ability of the riders. In this...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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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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