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About Nomad Safaris
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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Glenorchy Movie Locations Tour: The Lord of the Rings

Discover all of the South Island of New Zealand’s Lord of the Rings filming locations on this half-day tour from Queenstown. Journey to Middle-earth and beyond visiting such film sites as Ithilien Camp, Amon Hen, Lothlórien, and more. Enjoy interesting commentary by your storytelling guide and fun photo opportunities with replica props from the LOTR trilogy.
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4 hours 15 minutes
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from $148.15

Queenstown ATV Tour

Experience the thrill of piloting your own all-terrain vehicle, but with the safety and security of a guide by your side. This Queenstown Hill adventure includes a full training session and use of safety gear and all-weather clothing. Follow your guide along rugged off-road trails through Queenstown's bucolic landscape on a small-group tour that's limited to just 11 people, ensuring personalized attention and the chance to ask questions.
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3 hours 30 minutes
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from $194.24

Wakatipu Basin Lord of the Rings 4WD Tour from Queenstown

LOTR fans and their companions are welcome on this off-road adventure. Depart Queenstown aboard a 4WD vehicle for the rugged roads of the Wakatipu Basin. In addition to panning for gold alongside the Arrow River, your guide will help you discover a variety of filming locations for “The Lord of the Rings.”
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4 hours
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from $148.15

Queenstown Guided Ebike Wine Tour

Cruise through Queenstown on swift and snazzy e-bikes. With an easy trail and lots of iconic sights, this tour is suitable for a range of fitness levels. Comfortable premium bikes offer a smooth experience--anyone can get the hang of an e-bike! Seize the opportunity to travel beyond the roads of Queenstown for unique views.
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240 to 260 minutes
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from $141.56

Full Day Lord of Rings 4WD Tour From Queenstown

Get into the environments which inspired the stunning visuals of the Lord of the Rings movies with this tour. Traveling in a 4WD enables access to remote locations in the Queenstown area--get rugged, then return to town for lunch. This tour is ideal for travelers on the lookout for hobbits and elves, or those who just want some serenity in an incredible landscape.
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9 hours
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from $299.58
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Wonderful drive on quads up the mountain the sites and free roaming sheep made it quite interesting Impressive sights once up there was worth the dust and bumpsMore

Date of experience: February 2020
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nomadsafarisqt, Marketing Team at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Kia Ora, Thank you for leaving an amazing review. The quads are a lot of fun even if there are a few bumps along the way and the view from the hill is spectacular. We hope you enjoy the rest of your time here in...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was a super relaxing and fun tour! Rob was our guide and he was very knowledgeable and super personable. Our group had a great time and we learned a lot about different LOTR sites! The views were spectacular as well. Thanks again!More

Date of experience: February 2020
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nomadsafarisqt, Marketing Team at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Kia Ora Hannah, Thank you for leaving a review, we really appreciate it. Rob is a fantastic guide and is extremely knowledgeable about all things LOTR. We are glad you had a great trip and we hope you enjoy the rest of your time in...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Our morning and afternoon guides Russ and Riley (I hope I spelled both names right) were really good drivers, very knowledgeable, helpful and made the tours great!! As did the other tour guides that were in the other cars. The scenery was amazing, the anecdotes,...More

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nomadsafarisqt, Marketing Team at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Kia Ora Nes, Thank you for the amazing review. We are so happy you had a great adventure and learnt lots of interesting facts from our fantastic guides. They really are the true wizards of Middle Earth. Have a great rest of your trip and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the Lord of the Rings full-day tour. While these are actually two separate tours - morning and then afternoon - the afternoon ride was more fun driving through streams and up the sides of singe-lane dirt trails around Queenstown. The only downside was during...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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nomadsafarisqt, Marketing Team at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia Ora Paul, Thank you so much for leaving a review, we really appreciate it. We are sorry for the confusion and will review our procedures. We hope you loved Queenstown and its surroundings and we hope to see you back again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the Nomad Safari tour this morning and it was epic - fan of the film or not you’ll love the scenery. Jill was our guide and she was fantastic- Jill’s mum in Boston must come to NZ!!More

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nomadsafarisqt, Marketing Team at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia Ora, Thank you so much for leaving a review, we really appreciate it. We are so happy to hear that Jill was fantastic. We will pass this review onto her. We hope you loved Queenstown and its surroundings and we hope to see you...More

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Isya E
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Response from nomadsafarisqt | Property representative |
Hi , Yes! Not . problem at all! We take guests of all ages,and can provide carseats upon request :)
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While on tour porta potty at destination.
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Truong A
April 17, 2018|
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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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