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Ultimate Hikes

Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
+64 3-450 1940
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The only operators of multiday guided walks on the famous Milford & Routeburn Tracks: operating in New Zealand's stunning World Heritage Area, providing range of all-inclusive guided walks from 1-8 days. Trek through rainforests, past mountain peaks and over remote alpine passes on a unique experience without sacrificing comfort or convenience. Accommodation on overnight walks is in luxury lodges, with meals, hot showers and snug beds. All walks include transport, food, equipment and expert guides. Single day excursions must be booked 24 hours in advance.
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Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
+64 3-450 1940

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Reviewed yesterday

Milford Sound Hike- This was first tour group hike I have been on and was better than expectations. The guides were all fantastic, super friendly and extremely knowledgeable about the history of the area as well as the flora and fauna. All obviously passionate hikers...More

Thank lib_helen
Reviewed 2 days ago

I understand that the costs for hiking/tramping the track with UH may be prohibitive for a lot of folks, but if you’re straddling the line between deciding whether or not to go with them, then I’ve got to tip it in their favor. First, the...More

Thank upright_infinity
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Milford Track 5 day hike ran by Ultimate Hikes is a must for those who enjoy fantastic views of the New Zealand landscape and 5 star service from the Ultimate Hikes staff to go with it. Superb!

Thank Chris G
Reviewed 4 days ago

I can't imagine tramping any other way now. The scenery is spectacular even in the rain and the fact that only limited numbers on the track make it even better. Very well organized company but what really makes the experience special is the guides. They...More

Thank nanuq22
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Milford is the Sine Qua Non of New Zealand walking tracks, the one everyone talks about and only a few will ever do. I'm so glad I finally did it, and did it as a guided walk with Ultimate Hikes. I'd used the company...More

Thank Lee H
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had an amazing trip on the Milford Track with Ultimate Hikes (Dec 2-6, 2017)! We would HIGHLY recommend this guided hike and were very impressed with Ultimate Hikes – they were exceptionally well organized so we didn’t have to worry about anything. The guides...More

Thank Svensbo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Totally amazing well organised trek with highly motivated and organised guides. Food to die for. Scenery out of this world. So much better than I ever expected. Yes expensive but worth every penny.

Thank George T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a virgin hiker l certainly could have been fitter & my head cold a nuisance however this 5 star trek / trip/ group hug...was life changing for all on it ...A time for reflection for who you are being in your life ...they support...More

Thank Joanne51Auckland
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great experience, well organised, friendly helpful young staff, food in lodges is excellent with great NZ wines, gluten free well catered for, lodges very comfortable even the multi share with lots of hot water in the showers. Will definitely hike with Ultimate hikes again. The...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommended - no-one does natural scenery like NZ, and the Milford and Routeburn tracks were fantastic. Ultimate Hikes have a great operation - guides were outstanding, the huts were great (other than the sandflies which meant staying inside when we arrived at the huts...More

Thank Stuart H
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- Would it be feasible to wash/dry in your private room rather than the dry room? (all my stuff is quick dry and I've never had a problem having dry clothes by morning.) - Are the private rooms secure (ie with locks) or is it generally a safe atmosphere? (city girl paranoia.) - I've done several hikes but struggle with quick altitude gain (ie really worried about day 2 of Milford)...is the uphill straight, or are there switchbacks, or are there areas that are flat to catch your breath? - I read they recommend that you carry 1 liter of water, but I've never gone on a hike (even a half day hike) with less than 1.5 liters and I generally finish before lunch. Are there places to fill up along the way? If so, it is feasible with just a bladder (I don't want to carry a separate bottle just to transfer water)?
October 19, 2017|
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Response from gwclark | Reviewed this property |
Guides are very good at providing snacks and refreshment breaks (coffee, tea, water and juice) around mid morning and again at lunch. I took lots of extra water and never used it. Security is not really an issue... More
Sharon J
July 16, 2017|
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Response from Ethel C | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay in answering your question. And I see that you have already found the answers. I did the Classic Hike which was the Milford Track followed by the Routeburn. The Milford began on Tuesday and finished on... More
May 1, 2017|
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Response from Noel S | Property representative |
Hi, the generated power is turned off at 10pm and back on again at 7am so there is no heating in the rooms between those hours. Generally the weather is quite warm in the months of December and January and heating is not... More