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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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our guide 'E' was brilliant! Great driver, very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the area. Really felt like he went the extra mile to make sure we had a great time. Would highly recommend!

Thank elericlarke
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Joined this tour for visit to Glenorchy and Paradise. The scenery en route was fantastic. Jimmy our is friendly and helpful and very informative to provide every knowledge on the movie! Got some very nice cakes and got chocolate after the Ringwraith cosplay at Paradise....More

Thank ikihappy
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed the great scenery and photo opportunities and our guides were very friendly and reasonably informative. However, the guides were a little too honest about their level of interest and knowledge on LOTR. Chosen for the Lord of the Rings ‘flavour’ we felt we...More

Thank Alby_Bes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked the LOTR tour up to Glenorchy/Paradise and had James as a guide, who was great and knowledgeable of the tour he was giving. I’m not the biggest LOTR fan but figured this would be a great way to take in some scenery and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank joledo
NomadSafarisQT, Public Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello There Thank you for your feedback! Glenorchy is such a beautiful place regardless of if you are interested in the LOTR films or not, and we are so glad you enjoyed it.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hello world, Went down to Queens town on a G Adventures tour to experience New Zealand before getting settled into my job. I had just come from the north island and Hobbiton as well. I have a huge Lord of the Rings Fan and was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Justin B
NomadSafarisQT, Public Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Justin Thank you so much for taking the time to to pass along your kind feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your tour with Jill, and we will be happy to pass along your thoughtful compliments. It was such a pleasure to have...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This tours was awesome! The views are amazing and seeing all the Lord of the Rings locations topped the tour! Our tour guide Nathan was very informative and humorist. He made the tour fun! This tour was small which is what I was looking for....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dsteinbrunner
NomadSafarisQT, Public Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello I am so glad you enjoyed your day with us. Nathan really is a great driver and guide, and I will happily pass along your kind words. Thanks again! It was a pleasure to have hosted you in Queenstown.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked this half day tour last minute when a different tour (not same company) was cancelled. What started as a frustrating morning turned out to be a blessing in disguise! I’ve never actually watched Lord of The Rings, so I was a bit skeptical...More

Thank mpappas08
NomadSafarisQT, Public Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello There Thank you so much for your kind words! We are so glad you were able to come out with us last minute and that you made the most of your day. We will pass along your nice compliments to Jimmy. Thanks again, it...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was lucky enough to go on an ATV/quadbike tour and the Glenorchy Lord of the Rings tour. The guides for the quadbikes were great, the tour started with a run around a practice circuit and then the group was split into those who were...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Andy C
NomadSafarisQT, Public Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Andy Glad to hear you enjoyed your day with us! The beauty of our quad bike tour is the flexibility to adjust the tour to the capability and confidence levels of our guests, so that all are able to enjoy. Thank you so much...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great tour in the ice and snow. The Skippers Road 4WD trip was a bit hairy and eventually we turned back due to the deteriorating weather conditions and the ice on the road. Arrowtown was special and then we went for a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 762petes
NomadSafarisQT, Public Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello There. Thank you for your great feedback. It is a shame you had to turn around, but safety is our top priority, and I am glad you were able to enjoy the rest of your tour. You are so lucky to have been able...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we were scheduled to go on a four wheel trip to see the place where they filmed the tolken movie. the night before we were to go it snowed and rained and the company cancelled it. This was the first time that they had cancelled...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank k1200lt2010
NomadSafarisQT, Public Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello There Thank you for taking the time to provide us your feedback. We value our guests safety above all else, and your trip was cancelled as it was unsafe to operate due to the weather conditions. It is not unheard of for it to...More

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August 13, 2018|
Response from MKJourneys | Reviewed this property |
While on tour porta potty at destination.
Truong A
April 17, 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
March 8, 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
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Response fromBarryTNU|
It's still very busy here at the moment, and likely to be so when you are here. If you know the dates you want to do these tours it would be a good idea to pre book. Some tours are weather dependant, such as the helicopter hike, but in this case they will either re schedule or refund. In fact most companies will refund if you give sufficient notice.