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37 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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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 20 April 2014

May have been the most fun thing we did in NZ. The guides where the best told us about local geography and eco system. The ATV's are brand new and very capable. The scenery like everything in NZ was spectacular.More

Thank Paula C
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NomadSafarisQT, Guest Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2014

Hi Paula Thanks so much for your fabulous review. Very happy to hear that you liked the new quad bikes - they are pretty formidable! I am very pleased to hear that you also learned a thing or two about the local area. The tour...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2014

To start this review off, I am not a LOTR buff - haven't read the books or seen the movies - though I have seen both The Hobbit movies to date. This said, my two teenage sons are top-tier fans and my wife sort of...More

Thank Gary H
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NomadSafarisQT, Guest Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2014

Hi Gary Thanks so much for your great review. We are always pleased to hear from our happy customers. We're glad that you found our Glenorchy tour to be interesting even as a non fan of LOTR - we try to tailor the tour to...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2014

We just got off the Safari of the Scenes Wakatipu tour with Chris as our guide and felt compelled to jot down how EXCELLENT it was. Stunning scenery but lots of really interesting info, nice balance of LOTR info plus other bits'n'bobs. Fun little drive...More

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NomadSafarisQT, Guest Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2014

Hi Kagey Thanks for your amazing review. It's really lovely to hear from people who had an awesome time on our tour. Pleased to hear that your Wakatipu tour covered LOTR info and other 'bits'n'bobs' as this tour should be a great all round tour,...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2014

Excellent LOTR Film locations by 4x4 - the Remarkables, Shotover River, Arrowtown and Arrow River. Informative and funny guides which included gold panningMore

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

Hey PGNM Glad to hear you enjoyed the trip! Our guides are passionate about showing everyone around our beautiful homeland and I'm sure they'll be pleased to hear you found them informative and amusing too! Thanks so much for your review and I hope you...More

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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

Thank _maNdY_yDnAM_
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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

Thank chelle323
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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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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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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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