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Macetown 4WD Tour from Queenstown provided by Nomad Safaris

Macetown 4WD Tour from Queenstown

Macetown 4WD Tour from Queenstown
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
4h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
4
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    4h 30m
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    4
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
A real 4WD off road adventure which explores the historic gold mining town of Macetown. This ghost town from the gold rush era is now a Department of Conservation reserve, accessible only by 4WD. The road winds from river level to high above the Arrow Gorge, offering over 25 river crossings en route, ever changing views, and the chance to gold pan in the Arrow River.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5762P8
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Transport by 4WD vehicle
  • Driver/guide
  • Light refreshments (including tea, coffee, hot chocolate, fruit cake and cookies)
  • Pickup from central Queenstown accommodations is included. Surround suburbs (Kelvin Heights, Frankton, Arthur's Point, Fernhill and others) by arrangement. Please contact to reconfirm pick up arrangement and time.
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
4h 30m
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • 37 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Minimum numbers apply (min 2 per tour for confirmed departure, min 4 on NZ public holidays). There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travellers
Inclusions
  • Transport by 4WD vehicle
  • Driver/guide
  • Light refreshments (including tea, coffee, hot chocolate, fruit cake and cookies)
  • Pickup from central Queenstown accommodations is included. Surround suburbs (Kelvin Heights, Frankton, Arthur's Point, Fernhill and others) by arrangement. Please contact to reconfirm pick up arrangement and time.
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • 37 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Minimum numbers apply (min 2 per tour for confirmed departure, min 4 on NZ public holidays). There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 8 Dec 2021
A note from Macetown 4WD Tour from Queenstown
We are a 100% vaccinated company with all new hires having to be vaccinated before joining. We will not be using masks in the vehicles. They are supplied if customers want to use them. We require all of our customers to be vaccinated and to be able to show their vaccine pass when required.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    37 Shotover Street
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Arrow River
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Nomad Safaris
  • 2
    Macetown
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Arrowtown Chinese Settlement
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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5.0
41 reviews
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Hope W
1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Couples
My partner and I loved our tour! Was definitely one of the highlights of our trip to Queenstown. We would definitely be doing another tour if we ever visit again!
Written 4 January 2022
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107Bob
Vienna, Austria9 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
Justin was an excellent driver on a really interesting part of NZ. Very glad we chose to do this activity
Written 4 December 2021
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Carmen
1 contribution
Nov 2021 • Friends
Such a cool track, the river crossings were my favourite Bill was our driver 10/10 recommend!!! 🙌🏼
Written 28 November 2021
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Nicola PS
1 contribution
Oct 2021
Fantastic experience with a fantastic guide. Would highly recommend & the 4WD was next level & a real skill. I grew up in central, and holidayed in Arrowtown, and already knew a bit about goldmining in and around the area, but learnt so much more. If your wondering whether to do it with or without a guide, do it with the guide, their experience in the track makes it completely safe, but they add so much more knowledge than you'll ever read about in a book.
Written 25 October 2021
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Robyn S
3 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
Had a awesome afternoon put to Macetown with driver Jenny, very knowledgeable with the history and information about the area.
Thanks Jenny we had an amazing time put.
David and Robyn Semaine
Written 9 October 2021
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Kat
6 contributions
Wonderful way to experience Otago mountains and history bouncing through rivers and deep rutted trails with an experienced driver. Loved every minute. Fabulous photo ops
Written 12 August 2021
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Hey Kat, thank you so much for your nice words. We appreciate it.
Written 16 August 2021
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Expedition821059
14 contributions
Thanks Peter great adventure and awsome drive.
Lookforward to our next adventure with you
Great to see this area in winter.
Written 9 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
You are more than right, this place in winter is another level of stunning! Thank you so much for your kind words.
Written 16 August 2021
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TravelLoverNZx
Auckland Central, New Zealand257 contributions
We had an amazing time driving up the Arrow River in Macetown and through Skippers Canyon. The views and skill of our female driver were incredible! Well worth doing as you wouldn't want to try this without the right vehicle or driver.
Written 9 July 2021
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Hello Travel Lover - nice name! We are really happy you had a great time driving into the Arrow River and going up through the narrow winding roads of Skippers Canyon. We have an amazing team of drivers to make sure you are safe but also that you have the MOST fun and thrills. Tag us on Instagram if you post any pictures, we would love to see them and you are always welcome for more adventures with us!
Written 11 July 2021
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ChristineE44
Hamilton, New Zealand13 contributions
Jun 2021
Awesome experience, very memorable, would highly recommend it. Some parts are mildly terrifying and reminiscent of a roller coaster ride, but we always felt totally safe in the skilled and capable hands of our guide Jenny. We all enjoyed the commentary and conversations, and learned a lot of the history of the area as well as the flora and fauna. A great family adventure on a frosty June morning!
Written 3 June 2021
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Thankyou Christine for such a great review ! Glad to hear you enjoyed the trip and felt safe in Jenny hands! Hopefully see you again next time!
Written 5 June 2021
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Neil Stott
1 contribution
May 2021 • Couples
Peter gave us a great experience he went the extra mile to make it a fun day .A really good time had by all
Written 25 May 2021
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Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad you had a great time with Peter.
Written 26 May 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: Nomad Safaris
Rugbyplaya_kent
Rugbyplaya_kent
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Awesome Quad bike tour
An awesome trip, travelled over some fantastic trails and saw the best views of Queenstown from remote locations.
karenoP2960EQ
karenoP2960EQ
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Awesome!
Did the Macetown safari with Jenny. She was super knowledgeable and friendly. Knew I didn't particularly like heigh
Treasure21
Treasure21
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Great couple of hours
Sam was a fantastic host, very knowledgeable and a great sense of humor. He constantly checked in to see if we were
BLB555
BLB555
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Awesome views
Great trip. Friendly and helpful guide led us through beautiful landscape up to Routeburn Falls. Great views and
aizotago
aizotago
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Amazing and exhilarating experience.
Awesome Tour !! Highly Recommended. Jenny our guide was magnificent, had comprehensive knowledge about LOTR, took u
Mrsannettepage
Mrsannettepage
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SPECTACULAR
Brilliant, knowledgeable guide showing us some of the most incredible scenery in the world. The whole family absol
RachelL4377
RachelL4377
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Epic
Sam and Jo are the best. So knowledgeable and friendly. Made our Nomad Safaris experience that extra awesome. Highl
Curious59282754960
Curious59282754960
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4WD U Drive
Jonno was awesome and the whole experience was fantastic! I went solo as I wanted to learn the basics of how to 4WD
nzcopplestone
nzcopplestone
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From start to finish!! Spectacular!!
So many highlights to mention and not just LOTR!! Firstly a big Thank you to Mervin at the office..who made our tri
Sightsee608932
Sightsee608932
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Good morning
A fun and relaxing way to experience the Skippers Road. The history , little stories of how the people came to be t
Trip22954905323
Trip22954905323
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Fabulous Skippers
Jenny once again took us on a Nomads adventure up the Skippers Canyon. She has previously driven us up the Arrow Ri
Ryan0090
Ryan0090
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A great way to explore the area
A great experience with Jenny as our driver. A unique trip with excitement, history and exploring all in half a day
chujiey
chujiey
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Great tour!
It was really good experience! Have to get it if you are one of the Lord of the Rings fans! PS: I got a lot fun wh
Bruce M
Bruce M
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Expectations Exceeded!
Had a fab afternoon with Jenny seeing LOTR film sights (which my wife loved) coupled with some awesome off-road tou
xlilyteex
xlilyteex
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Awesome
We done the quad bike tour as our first activity in Queenstown. Our guide Ronato was patient and reassuring. Cracke
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