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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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Half-Day Routeburn Track Guided Walk from Queenstown
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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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37 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 May 2012

I love Quad Biking so I made it a goal to visit Nomad Safaris. The guys were so lovely and down to earth, they made the day so much fun! The "guide" (I forgot his name but he was awesome), made sure he knew what...More

Thank kimcaswell
ajgf9, Public Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2012

Hi Kim, sounds like you had an awesome time on our quad biking trip! From your pictures it looks like your guide for the day was Brent, he'll be thrilled to hear you enjoyed the trip so thank you for your review.

Reviewed 24 April 2012

Had a great time exploring the valleys behind queenstown in Nomads rugged Land Rover Defenders. This isn't a pampered chauffeur driven experience, this is real and raw on good old dusty roads with some great info from the driver passed on to passengers. Dale took...More

Thank Jackie J
ajgf9, Public Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2012

Hi Jackie, we're so glad we provided you with a memorable and authentic experience of the NZ backcountry, it's what we aim to do! Thank you for your feedback.

Reviewed 20 April 2012

We took our 10 and 14 year old on this trip to see the abandoned gold mining town of Macetown. Our driver, Tim, was a top bloke who, as a local born and bred, was really knowledgeable about the area. The road was made by...More

Thank Sam F
ajgf9, Public Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2012

Hi Sam, fantastic that you and your family enjoyed the tour. Our Macetown trip isn't best suited for those with any back and neck problems as the road is very rough, but we have plenty of other smoother trip options!

Reviewed 24 March 2012

The guys at Nomads are great. We spent a half day quad biking with them and had a fantastic time. Wish we could have done a full day trip. The tracks were great fun with fantastic views over Queenstown. The guys quickly identified those who...More

Thank Quiet-Pair
ajgf9, Public Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2012

Plenty of dust, dirt, mud, water - that's what we call a recipe for fun! Thank you for your review!

Reviewed 24 March 2012

This is a must for Lord Of The Rings fans, but just as exciting for those of us who have never seen the films. Phil, our driver, navigated a winding unmade road down a steep canyon to the Shotover River ( I had my eyes...More

Thank John and Maggie S
ajgf9, Public Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2012

Hi John & Maggie - good advice about not attempting the Skippers Road by yourself! Our guides are experts at driving this road and many indeed live in here! Sorry to hear you didn't strike it lucky at gold panning, sadly neither have we yet!!...More

Reviewed 17 March 2012

Would definitely recommend the quad biking trip!Have done heaps of the activities in Queenstown but this trip had to be one of the best without a doubt! It bet my expectations, before the trip I expected that it was going to be quite a slow...More

Thank KiwiNZ2011-2012
ajgf9, Public Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2012

Thanks for coming out with us on a quad biking tour, good to hear we exceeded your expectations!

Reviewed 16 March 2012

We travelled on the LOTRs tour B and loved it. Our guide Hamish, was a superstar from the moment he pulled up, it was not awkward or uncomfortable at all.We were able to chat for the whole 4 hours. To be honest I wasn't looking...More

Thank JennaMP
ajgf9, Public Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2012

Hi Jenna, thank you for leaving us your feedback - many visitors are concerned they won't enjoy our trips if they're not LOTR fans, but as you say there's a lot more to us (and NZ) then movie locations!

Reviewed 10 March 2012

Yes, Ladies and Gentlemen , REAL GOLD, we prospected in the tour the Arrowtown river and we found a micro particle of Gold. The tour was exciting, thrilling, stunning and many more adjectives. This guided tour GREENSTONE AND GOLD was spectacular. First the Dart River...More

Thank galat29
ajgf9, Public Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2012

Hi Gerardo, sounds like you had a great time! You may not get much money for your gold particle but we hope it'll remind you of the awesome trip you had with us :)

Reviewed 8 March 2012

One of the best things to do in queenstown. i went with my mum in the middle of february. Guide was extremely professional 'cant remember his name grey haired elderly gentleman'. had the greatest afternoon looking at all the different views of queenstown...Money well spent!

Thank XoxoxKiz
ajgf9, Public Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2012

This sounds like our guide Graham, one of our (and Queenstown's!) most experienced guides. Good to hear you & your mum enjoyed the trip!

Reviewed 5 March 2012

Was on the "Safari of the scenes" around Glenorchy and Paradise thinking it would be a good way to explore the beautiful surroundings of Glenorchy, and thought of having some adventure given that we were on a "safari" with a Land Rover 4WD vehicle. Finally,...More

7  Thank JohnZ05
ajgf9, Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2012

John, We thank you for your time to write this review. This tour is designed to show the area around Glenorchy to LOTR fans and others alike. We understand from the hotel who booked this trip for you that they did tell you that this...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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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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