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“Excellent Half Day Film Location Tour to Glenorchy” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Nomad Safaris
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Glenorchy Movie Locations Tour: The Lord of the Rings
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Owner description: 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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“Excellent Half Day Film Location Tour to Glenorchy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful half day tour of some Lord of the Rings filming locations! My fiance and I are huge Lord of the Rings fans (as well as Marvel fans), so this tour was right up our alley! We saw some VERY recognizable locations at several stops throughout the tour (including Rohan and the "Po-Tat-Oes" scene location) as well as breathtaking views of Lake Wakatipu and the Southern Alps. Badger was our tour guide. A Tolkien nerd himself, he knew exactly what he was talking about: giving us some background info on the area, the locals and some first hand filming info that most people wouldn't know. He was fun, energetic and helpful (like I said, he knew the area well). The tour itself was about 4 hours and you drive from location to location in a 4x4 vehicle (our Jeep's name was Balin- so cool!). At the end of the tour, after we leave Isengard, we had some delicious tea and snacks for Elevensies in Lothlorien. Overall, I highly recommend this tour for any LOTR fan or for anyone who wants to get out to Gleonorchy (a gorgeous little town!). You won't be disappointed!

Visited February 2017
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NomadSafaris, Front Office Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Hi Kaitlyn, many thanks for taking the time to provide us with your feedback and a fantastic review! We're delighted to hear you had such an enjoyable time with Badger and we will certainly pass your kind words on to him. We hope you enjoy the rest of your time in Queenstown and safe travels back home!
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“Excellent half day”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There was only two of us in the Land Rover besides our driver, Dominic. He was an excellent driver and guide and it was a great experience. We really enjoyed the driving in the river near Arrowstown and panning for gold. We were surprised to get a cup of tea and a slice of banana loaf which were excellent. The drive on Skippers Creek road was an experience especially when we kept meeting vehicles coming the other was and having to reverse right on the edge of a sheer drop. A really worthwhile afternoon.

Visited February 2017
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NomadSafarisQT, Front Office Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Many thanks Cheshire for taking the time to provide us with such a great review! We loved hearing your feedback and are delighted to hear you enjoyed Wakatipu Basin Tour with us! We're certainly very lucky to live in such a beautiful town with such diverse scenery, and love sharing it will our customers. We hope you enjoy the rest of your time in Queenstown and safe travels back home :)
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“Great way to see the remote countryside”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Outstanding road trip. 4X4 vehicles take you into the back country with the views are amazing. There are several stops along the way to take in the views and the guide is great at explaining the history of the trails with regards to gold mining. A stop along the riverbed provided an opportunity to pan for gold.

Visited February 2017
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NomadSafarisQT, Front Office Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the adventure with us. The off road riding, river crossings and gold panning are always great fun and really add to the experience. Thank you John for your feedback :D
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Adelaide, Australia
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“skippers Canyon”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great trip with Nomad Safaris. It was a 4 wheel drive trip. Very exciting. Hamish( our leader) and Dominic and Justin were friendly gave lots of information and it was a fun four hours. Thoroughly recommend it for a great day out. Fantastic scenery, panning for gold and afternoon tea.

Visited March 2017
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NomadSafarisQT, Front Office Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
We areThank you Mary for taking the time to provide us with your feedback, we are so happy to hear you enjoyed the adventure with us to such an extent and we will be sure to pass on your praises to Hamish, Dominic and Justin :D
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“4x4 trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Did a Lord of the rings 4x4 trip. Lady called Jenny was the driver and she was superb. Great handling of frodo (the car) She was funny and informative. Great few hours spent doing this

Visited January 2017
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NomadSafaris, Front Office Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this review, 3 weeks ago
Many thanks for taking the time to write us an excellent review, and a big thank you for the 5 stars! We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your Safari with Jenny, and we hope you enjoy the rest of your time in Queenstown.
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