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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
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Reviewed 4 September 2012

I did not know how big Queenstown hill really was, until I was throttling my way through its curves, bends and slopes. I was hoping it was going to be as fun as I wanted it to be when I read that Nomads had exclusive...More

Date of experience: August 2012
1  Thank LambShanks
trips9, Public Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2012

Hi LambShanks, good advice about taking it slow! Some of those corners can be a bit tight but if you listen carefully to our guides and their advice you'll be fine - oh and try not to get too distracted by the stunning views! Thanks...More

Reviewed 3 September 2012

Went on the Quad bikes 1/9 with Dale & Brent as guides. What a great time we had. Awesome tracks, awesome scenery & very well run & professional operation. Highly recommend 10/10.

Date of experience: September 2012
Thank NickCrofts
trips9, Public Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2012

We're so thrilled that you scored us 10 out of 10 for our Quad Safari, thank you!!

Reviewed 30 August 2012

Was a very good experience :) had a wonderful time, I would recommend it to anyone and would definatly do it again!

Date of experience: August 2012
Thank Georgia W
trips9, Public Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2012

Hey Georgia, thank you for letting us know you enjoyed your time with us (and Julie!)

Reviewed 22 August 2012

We did the quad bike tour from Nomad. Jags came and picked us up from the shop on shotover st in queenstown and took us for the short ride to the location of the quad bikes. I was a little bit nervous doing the quad...More

Date of experience: August 2012
Thank EmmaJake2012
trips9, Public Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2012

Hi there, thanks for coming out on a quad tour with us and for letting us know how much you enjoyed it! Hopefully your review will show other "city girls" & guys that quad biking is great fun for everyone & an exciting way to...More

Reviewed 22 August 2012

Having a break from skiing, my partner and I wanted to do the LOTR tour, but found the internet prices a bit expensive. We still decided to go to the store to get details and times for tours. When we got there they told us...More

Date of experience: August 2012
1  Thank Ash_Mike04
trips9, Public Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2012

Wise advice about Jags, he knows his stuff! Sounds like you both had a great time with Jags, thank you for letting us know. Just in case you want to come on another trip with us, it's the same price whether you book through our...More

Reviewed 15 August 2012

Very nice and informative guides. They were flexible in what we wanted to see. Scenery was fabulous. would lrecommend

Date of experience: August 2012
Thank jezbel1950
trips9, Public Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2012

Hi Jezbel, thank you for leaving us a review!

Reviewed 11 August 2012

We were lucky enough to have the tour to ourselves. Our guide Julie could not have been more helpful and tailored the tour to suit our needs. We saw some locations that were used in LOTR and got a little more background on how scenes/sets...More

Date of experience: August 2012
Thank Clare B
trips9, Public Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2012

Hi Julie and Dave, we will pass your feedback on to Julie as she always loves to hear that her customers had an enjoyable trip! We pride ourselves on tailoring our trips to the customer's individual interests so it's great to hear you appreciated this....More

Reviewed 10 August 2012

This by far was the highlight of our Queenstown family holiday. We did Quad biking for three hours, our host picked us up from our resort, gave us a history of Queenstown as we were driven to our location, gave us good instruction and training...More

Date of experience: August 2012
Thank Jay V
trips9, Public Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2012

Thank you for recommending us, really glad you & your family enjoyed the trip!

Reviewed 31 July 2012 via mobile

My husband was really looking forward to this but we ended up being disappointed. There were views from the movie as our guide showed us the pics from the book that shows all the location shots. We had some fun playing hobbits using props from...More

4  Thank pearlypearl
trips9, Public Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2012

Hi pearlypearl, I'm sorry to hear that you did not fully enjoy your tour with us. As many of the original locations from the Trilogy are on private land, it isn't possible to access them unless you join an organised tour. We use the official...More

Reviewed 31 July 2012

Jags our driver and tour guide was excellent, we had alot of fun, especially my 9yr old. We saw some spectactular spots, drove on one of the scariest roads into Skippers Canyon, and went to Arrowtown where we drove IN the Arrow River. We drove...More

Date of experience: July 2012
Thank Hudsonhornet3112
trips9, Public Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2012

We're thrilled that you found our 4WD tour more exhilarating than the jet boat! Fantastic feedback on our Essential Queenstown tour, thanks!

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martomsak
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While on tour porta potty at destination.
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Truong A
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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
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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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