Gold Seeker

Nomad Safaris has the most versatile and exciting tour available in the Queenstown region.   All transfers from anywhere in the area, flexible timing, incorporates pick ups / drop offs at all function centres, suitable for everyone, adventurous, safe and great fun.  The Gold Seeker visits the look out on Coronet Peak, The Skippers Road and the Arrow River for excellent offroading in the river.   Gold can always be found by the eager and refreshments in an idyllic setting round of this most perfect of activities.



  • Flexible timing
  • Travel the Skippers Canyon Road to Lighthouse Rock
  • Off roading in Arrow River
  • Gold pan in the Arrow River
  • Guided tour around Arrowtown (optional)

Trip Information

Departs:  Flexible timing

Allow: 2 hours

Bring: Water, a camera, and a sense of adventure!

Includes: Gold panning & refreshments. Pickup from Town Centre or Queenstown accommodation.

Full Itinerary

A tour to rule them all !   Gold Seeker is an amazing experience in the abandoned gold mining areas of Queenstown.   Using two of the most spectacular Roads in the world, the tour encompasses breath taking scenery, exhilaration off-road driving, amazing history along with great refreshments and an opportunity to find real “wild” gold.

The excursion is flexible in terms of time and content along with options to add in jetboats, shopping in Arrowtown or other activities.    The tour may commence in Queenstown, Arrowtown or another location and drop off can vary from pick up.


A tour may start and end at the Arrowtown Coach Park with a total duration of 60 minutes.   This version utilizes the Arrow River only and includes refreshments and gold panning.

Similar to above the tour includes a trip along the Skippers Road or Tobins Track.   Both offer high points overlooking the Queenstown Valley delivering the best photo opportunities possible.   This tour is two hours in duration.

The tours can be extended to include a guided tour around the Arrowtown Chinese Settlement, the shops of Arrowtown or any combination available in the area.

Typically the tours are 2½ hours in duration without the Arrowtown options.   Three to 3½ hours would cover a Queenstown accommodation pick up, the tour as described above, forty minutes in Arrowtown and a drop off back in Queenstown or out at a winery.


2 hours: $165 (adult) /  $85(child) per person inc, GST

3-4 hours: $195 (adult) / $95(child) per person inc, GST

Minimum 5 passengers

Prices valid from 01/10/17 to 30/09/18


What is the minimum / maximum number for this tour ?  

The minimum is 5 paying adults and the maximum is 150 pax.

What is the minimum age ? 

There is no minimum or maximum age, we can provide car seats when requested.

Is it suitable for everyone ? 

People with serious disabilities will struggle getting in and out of the vehicles.   People with bad backs or advanced pregnancy may be advised not to take this tour.

What is the insurance liability ? 

The tour travels on legal road and therefore there is no additional insurance liability or waivers to sign.

What are the refreshments ?

A light refreshment of black tea, green tea, coffee and hot chocolate accompanied by cake and biscuits are offered.   Dietary requests in advance may be catered to.

Is finding gold guaranteed ?  

No, gold is an elusive precious metal and effort needs to be expended which is normally rewarded with some “colour”.


This was by far the highlight excursion!   The trip went to the outside of Queenstown and Arrowtown, found Lord of The Rings locations, enjoyed off-roading that only Land Rovers can provide.   The complete package, must do. – Dan P.

2-4 hours
$ 165
$ 85
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