About Nomad Safaris

We want you to experience the best that Queenstown, New Zealand has to offer.
By coming on tour with us, Nomad Safaris, you can help us achieve this ambition.

We offer small group, personalized tours into the New Zealand backcountry.

With us you can explore Lord of the Rings filming locations and Otago gold mining settlements. You will witness stunning Southern Lakes scenery, from Lake Wakatipu to the Shotover and Arrow Rivers, to the Remarkable Mountains, Fiordland beech forests and stunning Aotearoa skyscapes.  We will tell you about New Zealand maori folklore and European pioneer culture and paint a vivid picture of this wonderful land of ours.

All this is on offer while you relax in the comfort and warmth of our true offroad vehicles.  We use Land Rover Defenders and Toyota Landcruisers which are specifically built to handle the various types of 4WD terrain we take you to.

Each of our 4WD vehicles holds up to six passengers and with no need of microphones your time with us is very personal. We will show you the beauty and magic of real New Zealand in such a way that you will feel forever connected with this small country at the bottom of the world, you’ll be wishing you did not have to go back to your own reality.

Welcome to our reality.

Our experienced and very entertaining driver/guides have a wealth of knowledge and stories to tell you as we visit places of historic, Skippers Canyon, and scenic, Glenorchy and Paradise, interest and show you parts of New Zealand that are unique, off the beaten track, Macetown, and well kept secrets.  Their passion and kiwi hospitality becomes the highlight of your once in a lifetime holiday.

We hold all the necessary New Zealand Government licences to operate –  Department of Conservation concessions, OutdoorsMark safety certification, quality assurance, insurances, transport and driver licences along with membership of a variety of industry organisations such as TNZ, Destination Queenstown, Tourism Industry Association, Automobile Association, Chamber of Commerce, enabling us to keep up to date with all the necessary training and safety developments in today’s fast-paced society.

We believe passionately in doing the best for our world and so have worked very hard to become the most sustainable company we can.  We hold Qualmark EnviroGold endorsement and have won numerous tourism awards over the years for our efforts to minimize our impact on this earth.

We have been recognized by Tourism New Zealand, UNESCO GAP , Queenstown Lakes District Council, Department of Conservation), Queenstown Chamber of Commerce and the Sustainable Business Network to name a few.  Our position at the forefront of sustainability innovation has led to us being a market leader in scenic 4WD touring in the southern hemisphere.

We have a number of different tours for you to choose from depending on your interests and the amount of time you have at your disposal.

From Arrowtown and the Wakatipu Basin to Glenorchy and Paradise, from hard core 4WDing to more gentle scenic drives we can meet your every wish and expectation.

From Lord of the Rings film locations to hands-on driving experiences by 4WD or quad bike we can fulfill your every dream. 

From a couple of hours to a full day, we have also teamed up with a few select premium operators to bring you timesaving activities that will enhance your visit even further… jetboating with Shotover Jet or Dart River Jet, helicoptering with Alpine Heliworks, cycling with Arrowtown Bike Hire can all be arranged to give you the experience of a lifetime when you decide to come on tour with us, Nomad Safaris. 

Once you have been out with the best we can show you our retail store, Info & Snow, in town on Shotover Street which is a Lord of the Rings memorabilia mecca. Our staff are vastly knowledgeable about Queenstown activities and can help you to continue the dream once you have been out with us by suggesting ideas on how to spend the remainder of your time in our slice of Paradise!  You can bungy jump with AJ Hackett, ride the gondola with Skyline, travel on a vintage steamship with Real Journeys, horseride with Ngai Tahu, the options are endless.

Nomad Safaris, be guided by us.