We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Nomad Safaris

Features Animals
37 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-442 6699
Website
Share
Save
Book In Advance
Tours from Nomad Safaris tend to sell out - travellers recommend booking in advance!
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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.
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“gold panning” (66 reviews)
“rings tour” (66 reviews)
“skippers canyon” (99 reviews)
Open Now
Hours
Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION
37 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
CONTACT
Website
+64 3-442 6699
Ways to Experience Nomad Safaris
US$136 per adult
More Info
US$676 per adult
More Info
US$205 per adult
More Info
US$191 per adult
More Info
Write a ReviewReviews (990)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"gold panning"
in 66 reviews
"rings tour"
in 66 reviews
"skippers canyon"
in 99 reviews
"quad bikes"
in 45 reviews
"lotr tour"
in 55 reviews
"wings"
in 223 reviews
"land rover"
in 27 reviews
"wakatipu basin tour"
in 17 reviews
"day safari"
in 11 reviews
"off roading"
in 26 reviews
"pan for gold"
in 22 reviews
"filming locations"
in 33 reviews
"lotr fans"
in 27 reviews
"queenstown hill"
in 38 reviews
"new zealand"
in 71 reviews
"guide chris"
in 9 reviews
"behind the scenes"
in 13 reviews
Filter

711 - 720 of 956 reviews

Reviewed 24 August 2014

Safari of the scenes from Lord of the Rings. I was not disappointed, added bonus of panning for gold and off roading through the river. Great tour really enjoyed it.More

Thank Jackie V
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
NomadSafarisQT, Guest Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2014

Hi Jackie Thank you for your lovely review. The Safari of the Scenes Wakatipu really is a great all rounder for Lord of the Rings fans or otherwise with gold panning, river crossings and off roading and a look at some of the areas historic...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 20 August 2014

As we turned into the Skippers Canyon road we had no idea of the adventure and amazing landscape we would travel through once we crossed to the other side of the ridge. We had a brilliant half day tour with Graeme as a guide. While...More

Thank youngmerinda
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
NomadSafarisQT, Guest Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2014

Hi youngmerinda Thank you so much for your lovely review. We're very glad that you had a great time in the beautiful Skippers Canyon. Graeme has been guiding for many years and is truly a fountain of knowledge! Very well done on the gold panning...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 18 August 2014

5 of us booked in for a tour of Skippers Canyon Road on a sunny June Saturday afternoon - and from the minute Thorin turned up to pick us up from our hotel (OK, so I'd begged in the booking!!) I knew it was going...More

2  Thank MsSparkles
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
NomadSafarisQT, Guest Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2014

Hi MsSparkles Thank you so much for your great review and beautiful photos. We're really glad to hear you had a brilliant time. The Skippers Canyon road is gorgeous if a little hair raising at some points! Our guides have driven this road for years...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 17 August 2014 via mobile

Stunning views, good quality bikes, fantastic customer service. Both James and Brent (hope I got their names right) were fantastic. A special thank you to Brent as I was a little more cautious than the rest of the group therefore, I was trailing behind.  I...More

1  Thank kirs10maree1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
NomadSafarisQT, Guest Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2014

Hi Kirsten Thank you for your lovely review. It is great to hear that you had a fantastic time with James and Brent (you did get the names right!). They are brilliant guides! We're glad you learned some interesting facts as Nomad Quads is a...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 14 August 2014

I embarked on the Safari of the Scenes tour of the Wakatipu Basin with Paul and two other delightful passengers yesterday morning and was expecting good things, as I've had only the best experiences with LOTR tours since I arrived in New Zealand. This tour...More

1  Thank Isabella M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
NomadSafarisQT, Guest Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2014

Hi Isabella. Thank you for your fantastic review. We are glad to hear you had a great time even without the misty mountains. The 12 Mile Delta is a beautiful spot. Paul is great and can certainly amuse Lord of the Rings enthusiasts or sceptics....More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 11 August 2014 via mobile

We decided to do the quad bike tour last minute after the ski slopes shut for the day due to weather and it was a fantastic decision!!! they took our last minute booking despite no one else having booked yet for the afternoon tour and...More

Thank 007FoodKing
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
NomadSafarisQT, Guest Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2014

Hi 007FoodKing. Thank you so much for your lovely review. We're glad to hear you had a great time. Quads is a brilliant option if the ski fields close. Quads in the snow is great fun! Our guides always try and cater the tour to...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 8 August 2014

We had a fantastic time on our Lord of the Rings tour with Paul. He is a great story teller and has a wonderful sense of humour. He thoroughly indulged our two teenage boys in allowing them to mock sword fight with the props at...More

Thank Outnumbered52014
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
NomadSafarisQT, Guest Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2014

Hi Outnumbered52014. Thank you for your wonderful review. We're happy to hear that your boys enjoyed themselves as Paul did too! We hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday and hope to see you again some day. Thanks again!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 6 August 2014

Nice morning in Queenstown area, lovely views on Lake Wakatipu and the surrounding mountain ranges. Informative and friendly guide. Lots of sandflies to fight with, so remember to put on some spray and take it with you!More

Thank Jonadventurer
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
NomadSafarisQT, Guest Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2014

Hi Jon. Thanks for your lovely review. The sandflies can be a little aggressive particularly on a nice day so thanks for the good advise. The guides do take spray with them as well in the summer time so don't worry if you forget yours....More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 27 July 2014

Booked the tour with great expectations. You aren't allowed to drive a rental car on the skippers road without voiding the insurance. If you were to drive your own car and have a reasonable amount of driving skill, I would suggest going by yourself. The...More

1  Thank Xunliang_Lin
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
NomadSafarisQT, Guest Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2014

Hi Xunliang. Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the gorgeous scenery - we are so lucky to live here! Sorry you were a little short on time due to the snowy conditions but on the plus side your photos...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 26 July 2014 via mobile

This was an awesome tour we did the quad bikes and had a really fun time! The views were amazing and the staff were awesome and fun guys! Was worth every cent!More

Thank Mcshortstuff
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
NomadSafarisQT, Guest Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2014

Hey Mcshortstuff. Nice user name! Thank you for your lovely review. So glad to hear you enjoyed our quad tour. The guides always try to make sure the tour is fun and challenging for everyone. We hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday and...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 59 hotels in Queenstown
Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa
1,631 reviews
.05 km away
The Dairy Private Hotel
978 reviews
.15 km away
The Lofts Apartments
304 reviews
.19 km away
Eichardt's Private Hotel
302 reviews
.19 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Muskets and Moonshine
241 reviews
.08 km away
Habebes
221 reviews
.04 km away
Fergbaker
2,809 reviews
.04 km away
Mrs Ferg Gelateria
628 reviews
.04 km away
Nearby Attractions
Skippers Canyon Jet
936 reviews
.07 km away
Shotover Canyon Swing & Canyon Fox
1,111 reviews
.03 km away
Ultimate Hikes
856 reviews
.04 km away
Remarkable Golf Tours
98 reviews
.02 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Truong A
18 April 2018|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
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
0
Votes
vivienner_13
9 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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
1
Vote
Leo S
1 December 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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
1
Vote