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Nomad Safaris

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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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Reviewed 10 November 2010

This was a tour by Nomad Safaris entitles "Safari of the Scenes/Lord of the Rings." We did the Glenorchy (tour B) option. It was a a nice tour with fantastic scenery and our guide was very pleasant and knowledgeable. However, I think that the amount...More

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Reviewed 2 September 2010

the quads were awsome fun when we got to ride around the paddolk for ten minutes, but then we had to follow in one line up a hill and it was slow and boring. i chose this quad tour for my partners bday, as it...More

3  Thank travelbugNZ_10
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trips9, General Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2010

Hello there, I am very sorry to hear our quad bike tour was not to your liking. In order for me to look into this could you please give me the date you went on the tour. I will then be able to follow it...More

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Reviewed 30 August 2010

We went to Skippers Canyon with Nomad Safaris and it was truly excellent. I had tried to back out because i am terrified of heights but was persuaded to go and was so glad i did. We told the driver i was afraid and he...More

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Reviewed 18 August 2010

I had an awesome trip with Nomads when I was in Queenstown. A friend of mine recommended them from their previous trip, and we did an awesome drive around skippers canyon. The guide was quite funny actually, genuinely funny, not just 'I use the sames...More

1  Thank westo23
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Reviewed 3 August 2010

We really enjoyed the tour, a very professional guide, but if you are a lord of the rings fan, do not expect too much about this tour. The views, scenery are amazing, like Lord of the rings movies, but do this tour because of the...More

Thank Chris255113
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trips9, Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2010

Chris Thank you for your review of our LOTR tour and we are glad you enjoyed it. I would like to say in reply that our tours are all individually tailored to the clients on board that particular trip. Our guides are trained to understand...More

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Reviewed 3 August 2010

We went Quad biking with Nomad this weekend and had an absolute blast! It had been raining a good 24 hours before our trip and continued to rain throughout - this is definitely an experience that was made even better with rain! After being kitted...More

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Reviewed 2 August 2010

Hi Nomad's team I really enjoyed the Mactown offroad excursion. I was thoroughly entertained by the informative driver Malcolm. Highlights were the many river crosssings and finding gold while panning. I highly rate this trip and would recommend it to everyone who is visiting Queenstown....More

Thank retoohs
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Reviewed 26 March 2010

During the 3 weeks we toured New Zealand we went on many trips and all were fantastic – all except this one. We booked the Safari of the Scenes Wakatipu Basin tour because we were interested to see some movie locations, specifically Lord of the...More

4  Thank soosiesoosoo
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Reviewed 8 March 2010

We spend an afternoon riding the quad bikes with nomad to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday. We had wonderful weather and the trip was fantastic. While they did spend a lot of time going over safety and practice on the bikes I was very glad they...More

1  Thank Nicole A
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Reviewed 29 January 2010

This was very memorable trip. Our guide made it very special. We have booked afternoon trip and it just happened that we were the only two people that were going on the tour. They were very professional about making reconfirmation on the reservations day before....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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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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