I had a fab half day with Cameron from Nomad Safaris on Sunday . I was fortunate enough to get a taste of Otago’s rugged weather conditions with a mix of showers, cloudy and sunshine.
My camera had a ball. Cameron certainly knew a lot about the region. If you don’t have a vehicle and want to see the Wakatipu Basin, the Nomad Safari is a MUST. And if you are a Lord of the Rings fan, then you will certainly enjoy this trip as you get to go to so many areas on where LOTR was filmed.
He took us out of Queenstown and up The Remarkables Mountain range, where we got a fantastic view of Deer Park Heights, used as the filming location for the refugees of Rohan and the Battle of the Wargs scenes. Awesome views of the Lake Wakatipu and surrounding mountains. Then off to the Kawarau Gorge, up through a Chard Farm where we could see the Kawerau Bridge and AJ Hacketts Bungy. Then into Arrowtown – an absolute MUST as it is beautiful. We even got to ride through rivers and streams which was very exciting. Gold Panning was on the list, however the heavens pened up, so we all opted to go for morning tea and a good 30minutes look around the shops.. From Arrowtown we travelled up Coronet Peak to the entrance of Skippers Canyon, which was spectacular – even with the rain, it was so moody, Skippers Canyon offered the most amazing panoramic views of the Canyon and the Wakatipu Basin and in to Skippers Canyon.
If you don’t have a vehicle this trip is a MUST!! or if you just want time out to see the region, then do it - these guys are great
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