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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
+64 3-442 6699
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Having limited time in Queentsown, we booked a combination tour which included a 2 hour 4WD trip to Skippers Canyon and Arrowtown, along with a Shotover Jet Ride afterwards. The 4WD trip was a great sampler, as we were taken near the top of a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 2fromTX
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had the best time with "E" and Genny! "E's" sense of humor was second to none, and he had a lot of knowledge about not only the places we visited, but New Zealand in general! Genny was kind, adventurous, funny, and knowledgeable! Both guides...More

Thank sahahn2016
Reviewed 3 days ago

Thoroughly enjoyed this fascinating and exciting trip into the Canyon. What a scary drive - well done to the skilled driver! Nice afternoon tea. Enjoyed the gold panning but make sure you wear your insect repellent!

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We booked this tour with Nomad safari.The tour was excellent. Particularly, Marcelo, the captain was very kind,knowledgable,helpful,humorous and a good human being.He took us to some spectacular locations.I would recommend to get this tour booked to all the nature lovers.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank mrjadia
Reviewed 4 days ago

The ladies in the Nomad Safari office were very helpful whenever we drove up and needed directions and parking suggestions. On the two hour tour our driver was Brunav. She explained the gold digging history of the area and how the landscapes were formed. We...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Carly L
Reviewed 5 days ago

A pleasant several hours by good hosts. Whilst it was a tour of the scenes from the Lord of the Rings trilogy, it was a stretch to recognise much from the movies. That said, the road tour showed scenery that was nice to have seen...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely a fantastic tour. Our guide was so much fun and the scenery was awesome. The best part, besides lunch of course is that I made three new friends

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank andreadY3888HJ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked a day tour but split over 2 days. This afternoon with Laura who stopped several times for photos and film locations. She had loads of stories about the filming and about local places of interest, with a bit of history thrown in too. We...More

Thank lachicaReading
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great trip with Justin. Visited plenty of LOTR sites, cool explanations of how it was all put together, not to mention the 4wd track we took to an amazing site (I think there were 5 river crossings). Highly recommend Nomad Safaris in Queenstown. A business...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Peter C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great tour guide! I can't remember his name but he was a wealth of LOTR knowledge and was even an extra in the series! He used to be an actor and had so many stories about the life on set and the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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14 August 2018|
Response from MKJourneys | Reviewed this property |
While on tour porta potty at destination.
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
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