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Nomad Safaris

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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...more
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37 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-442 6699
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Reviewed 23 March 2015

Superb!! This is a must do for everyone who visit Queenstown. Great scenic view from top of the mountain and amazing hot chocolate to complete the moment when your done being amazed.More

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank Krshna29bajaj
NomadSafarisQT, Guest Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2015

Hi KrysCarroll. Thank you for your lovely review. It is fantastic that you had a great time and lucky you to have the tour to yourselves! If we take more than two out on the tour we have a second guide too so the more...More

Reviewed 11 March 2015

ATV/Quads - I would choose more stars if I could! My husband and I were honeymooning and chose this as one of our top activities. We ride dirt bikes at home so we knew this was for us! We ended up being the only one...More

Date of experience: November 2014
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NomadSafarisQT, Guest Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2015

Hi KrysCarroll, Thank you for your amazing review. We really appreciate your feedback. The sheep farm is very cute indeed and Queenstown Hill is magnificent. We would love to have you back anytime and thank you again for your lovely photos and feedback!

Reviewed 8 March 2015

This was a complete waste of money and time. Not very many sites shown . The book that was used to show scenes from the film was small, dirty and torn. The price they charge should be halved. Go to Wellington instead and try Movie...More

Date of experience: February 2015
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Reviewed 25 February 2015 via mobile

Me and a friend did the quad bike tour with Brent today and had a complete blast. We were the only ones on the afternoon tour which meant we could pick up the pace a bit and in places we were really able to open...More

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NomadSafarisQT, Guest Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2015

Hi DoubleD715. Thank you for your brilliant review. Brent is an amazing guide and Queenstown Hill is such an amazing place to zoom around looking over all of Queenstown! Thanks again and we hope that you enjoyed the rest of your time here in New...More

Reviewed 20 February 2015

I recommend this for anyone who is a LotR fan or anyone wanting to learn more about the south island of New Zealand. Graham was our guide and he was terrific! We really enjoyed spending the morning with him. He was informative and fun to...More

Date of experience: February 2015
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NomadSafarisQT, Guest Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2015

Hi Steve. Thank you very much for your review. We are glad to hear you all enjoyed yourselves whether you have seen the films or not. The scenery is spectacular whether or not you are a LOTR fan. Thanks again for the feedback and we...More

Reviewed 20 February 2015 via mobile

We went on an early morning LOTRs scene tour on our first day in NZ and Queenstown. It was absolutely magical, Jenny our guide was friendly and very informative and even for myself who is not a huge LOTRs fan, just being able to see...More

Date of experience: February 2015
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NomadSafarisQT, Guest Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2015

Hi Sam. Thank you for your fantastic review. Jenny is a brilliant guide and we are so lucky to live here in the real middle earth which is absolutely beautiful whether you're a fan of LOTR or not! Thanks for the feedback and we sincerely...More

Reviewed 19 February 2015

We took advice from here and we're not disappointed on our tour, we were in a Landrover Smaug and out guide was excellent and very helpful. It was busy on the trails but he kept us feeling special and made our tour engaging and fun....More

Date of experience: February 2015
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NomadSafarisQT, Guest Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2015

Hi Richard. Thanks for your lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed your tour. Our groups are small and personal so that the guide can engage with everyone and ensure each person has a great time. Thank you again for your feedback and we hope...More

Reviewed 12 February 2015

Nomad supply a four wheel drive safari to many of the famous locations. Though nothing remains of the sets the scenery is spectacular. The early morning tour I felt was best as the slowly clearing mist gave Middle Earth an authentic feel. The guides were...More

Date of experience: February 2015
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NomadSafarisQT, Guest Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2015

Hi AGV52. Thank you for your wonderful review. We're glad you enjoyed your tour and we sure hope you found some hobbits in the Forest of Lothlorien! Although there are no sets left it certainly feels like middle earth here. Thanks very much again and...More

Reviewed 10 February 2015

My friend and I began our holiday with some great LOTR location tours but I'm afraid to say this wasn't one of them. We had been warned by a friend in Wellington to ring ahead and ensure Nomad knew we were big LOTR fans. So...More

Date of experience: February 2015
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Reviewed 9 February 2015

Our guide was very informative and knew a lot about Lord of the rings, and the locations. The tea and cake was also nice. But it really was a glorified bus tour for me, no off roading and defiantly not worth the cost! Not sure...More

Date of experience: February 2015
1  Thank Dan2014
NomadSafarisQT, Guest Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2015

Hi Dan. Thanks for your great feedback. The Safari of the Scenes Glenorchy does not involve much 4WDing. It is in a 4WD for the unsealed roads in the Paradise Valley and Mt Aspiring National Park. We do have a 4WD Safari of the Scenes...More

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14 August 2018|
Response from MKJourneys | Reviewed this property |
While on tour porta potty at destination.
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
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