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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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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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37 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 9 June 2013

If you love scenic beauty, 4WD adventures and history, then this half-day tour is highly recommended. We chose the trip to the historic Skippers Canyon. We were picked-up from our hotel by our wonderful and knowledgeable guide, Julie, who also turned out to be an...More

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NomadSafarisQT, Public Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2013

Thanks for your review. Yes, Skippers Canyon is very cold in the depths of winter, but very beautiful. Our guides are always thinking about customers comfort and enjoyment. I'm glad our Julie did us proud!

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Reviewed 6 June 2013

I loved all of the great scene areas that we went to! The scenery was beautiful and I loved the fact that the tour guide was very knowledgable about the movie and gave us inside facts about the cast!

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NomadSafarisQT, Public Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2013

I'm glad the trip was awesome or you! Great for LOTR fans. I hope you went back home with many happy memories and plenty of photos of beautiful Middle Earth.

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Reviewed 2 June 2013

We were disappointed with this tour. It was a very rainy day so perhaps that was a culprit however the tour was described as showing quite a few LOTR spots. In fact we saw three spots, almost entirely from an extended distance. The guide described...More

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NomadSafarisQT, Public Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2013

Our Glenorchy trip is one of the post popular trips that we offer. It is great for people who just love stunning scenery and of course LOTR fans. This tour offers the most LOTR locations in the area as well as other movies such as...More

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Reviewed 18 May 2013

awesome day. awesome views. awesome company would recommend the trip to anyone who likes the high country. 3.5 hrs of excellent adventure.

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NomadSafaris1, Public Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2013

Way to brighten up our day, that's put a smile on all our faces here at Nomad Safaris! Thanks for the awesome review!

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Reviewed 11 May 2013

From our pickup point at the Novotel right thru our 4 hour LOTR safari tour we felt totally engaged via our driver's excellent commentary and warmth. Great tea and biscuits in an old Beech forest. Will recommend to friends. Well done Nomad Safaris.

Thank Rod T
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NomadSafarisQT, Public Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2013

From the sounds of it you joined us on a Safari of The Scenes - Glenorchy tour, which visits native NZ beech forest in the Paradise Valley. Thank you for leaving us your positive feedback and for recommending us!

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Reviewed 21 April 2013

A great afternoon was spent enjoying the Lord Of the Rings tour that included Skippers Canyon, Arrowtown & a 4WD adventure through a river. We spent some time having a go at gold panning (no luck unfortunately!) & were served a nice afternoon tea including...More

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NomadSafarisQT, Public Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2013

Hi Mia K, shame you didn't have any luck finding gold but great that you enjoyed the rest of the trip! A Nomad Safaris 4WD tour is a great way to get out in to the backcountry and away from your rental car! Just sit...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2013

We had an awesome morning trip to Mace Town with Nomad Safaris. Our driver was knowledgable and excellent at handling the terrain. The scenary was incredible and we were treated to a beautiful display of luppins. Recommend the Mace Town trip for understanding some of...More

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NomadSafarisQT, Public Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2013

You must have been travelling in Spring to see lupins? The colours are fantastic, rivalled only by Macetown in the Autumn when everything turns orange. Macetown truly is a special place filled with history and adventure, so it's great to hear that you enjoyed your...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2013

If you find yourselves with some extra time in Queenstown, this is definitely a must do. Perfect combination of outdoor activity, area tour, and "Lord of the Rings/Hobbit" fan must see. They'll pick you up at your hotel, and a local guide will drive you...More

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NomadSafarisQT, Public Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2013

We couldn't ask for a better review, thank you MIACRUISER!

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Reviewed 7 April 2013

We were somewhat nervous that the tour would be for Lord of the Rings junkies only (which we are not), but it actually focused more on the general history and geography of the region with only limited references to the movies (with no prior knowledge...More

Thank Phandi316
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NomadSafarisQT, Public Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2013

Our Safari of The Scenes - Wakatipu Basin tour is perfect for LOTR fans and non-fans alike thanks to brilliant scenery and awesome off-roading. You don't need to have seen the movies, but it helps! Thanks for coming out with us!

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Reviewed 3 April 2013

Our guide was amazing. I had never been on a 4WD before and I took the front seat to take pictures. WOW. Bumpiest thing ever. Driving through water, horrible roads, skippers canyon and much much more. We were able to see many of the scenes...More

Thank Sara F
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NomadSafarisQT, Public Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2013

Hi Sara F, glad you enjoyed your first ever 4WD experience! The great thing about off-roading is that the "horrible roads" are also the most fun, plus rivers also become roads! :) Come back and play with us anytime.

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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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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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