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Ultimate Hikes

937 reviews
Queenstown, New Zealand
About Ultimate Hikes
The only operators of multiday guided walks on the famous Milford & Routeburn Tracks: operating in New Zealand's stunning World Heritage Area, providing a 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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Ultimate Nature Experience from Queenstown: Dart River Jet Boat Ride and Lake Sylvan Hike
3 reviews
$275.46 per adult
Combine a 2-hour jet boat ride on the Dart River with a 3-hour Mt Aspiring National Park hike to Lake Sylvan on this day trip from Queenstown. You’ll zip along the waterway before a leisurely tromp through a native beech forest with a knowledgeable guide. Soak up the remarkable scenery, plants and birdlife in the UNESCO-listed landscape, which includes a portion of the Routeburn Track. Enjoy lunch by the lake on this small-group tour, limited to 10 people to ensure more personalized attention.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I did the Routeburn Track at the beginning of January with Ultimate Hikes and had an excellent time! We were very lucky with the weather and enjoyed the ever changing scenery of the hike. The guides were very friendly and knowledgeable and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank YarhamN
Reviewed 1 week ago

I walked both the Milford and the Routeburn tracks with Ultimate Hikes in March 2019, and had a wonderful experience with this tour company. The lodges were a welcome comfort of hot showers, gourmet food, and amazing hot drying rooms for laundry. The guides were...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank AJ M
Reviewed May 15, 2019

My mum and I hiked the Milford Track in March 2019. We emailed this feedback to Ultimate Hikes in March, and didn’t receive a response. We had some issues with the lodges that could have been easily avoided. Our room at Quinton Lodge had a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank hannaburrows
Noel S, General Manager at Ultimate Hikes, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2019

Dear Hanna Firstly please accept our sincere apology for not responding to your email. We certainly received it and discussed the issues you raised – however the response clearly didn’t make it back to you and for that we are very sorry. In relation to...More

Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

Went with a group of friends for the 5day Milford Track Hike and it was amazing. Our magnificent guides, Colette, Verity and Graham were great, very supportive and knowledgeable. The facilities and meals at the lodges were impressive. I would highly recommend this company for...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 27, 2019

We had a truely awesome experience with Ultimate Hikes on the Milford Track. We were the final group through the track for the season, but the levels of energy and enthusiasm from the staff still felt like the beginning of the season. There were 47...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank James R
Reviewed April 22, 2019 via mobile

We loved walking the Milford track with Ultimate Hikes. The lodges were a surprise, beds very comfortable and warm. We had an en-suite bathroom which had a hair dryer, soap, shampoo, conditioner. The last lodge in Milford Sound had a bath! The food is exceptional....More

Date of experience: April 2019
3  Thank JoanneS273
Reviewed April 21, 2019

Excellent! We loved this experience - unbelievable scenery, comfortable accommodation, great guides, very lucky with the weather and met a lovely bunch of people. Can't wait to do this again or the Routeburn. Will definitely be back and highly, highly recommend to anyone wanting to...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Loody14
Reviewed April 20, 2019

Completed the Routeburn track last week with Ultimate Hikes over 3 days and 2 nights. We had 31 hikers in our group and despite the size we were able to hike at our own enjoyable pace. We had 3 glorious days of sunshine and the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Tuatud
Reviewed April 20, 2019 via mobile

My two teenage boys just loved everything about the Milford Track. The tougher the better. They & some of their new friends even went for a swim in an ice cold lake that would have made even a polar bear think twice before getting in....More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank ChrisABCDEF
Ultimatehikes_11, Manager at Ultimate Hikes, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2019

Chris, thank you for your comments on your Milford walk in April. Well done for finishing the track despite the added challenge of a “corky”. We understand your frustration at not being able to fly out. Our guides need to assess each individual and their...More

Reviewed April 17, 2019 via mobile

We did the Milford track in April and got the ensuite twin room which was a most luxurious hiking experience. Clean sheets and hot showers welcomed us after every day. Not forgetting the very good 3-course dinners. Guides are very helpful. Recommended for anyone who...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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June 3, 2019|
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Response from Noel S | Property representative |
Hi - the milford track has independent huts operated by the Department of Conservation which are booked ahead and private lodges operated by Ultimate Hikes. other operators provide day walks and the boats up to the track... More
Amy R
March 13, 2019|
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Response from Noel S | Property representative |
Hi Amy - our walks are challenging but they are also great for solo travellers as you are walking with people of a similar age and ability across the walk. As the answer above has noted there is always a guide at the back... More
November 15, 2018|
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Response from MorHalimi | Reviewed this property |
Hey Anu99Raj, Me and my partner did the Milford track on the end of March and it was fun. We had rain most of our track and thanks to that we saw so many waterfalls. You can't really avoid rainy days when traveling... More