Ultimate Hikes met and surpassed all our expectations before, during and after our 5-day Milford Trek. Everything about their operation was efficient and professional, friendly and helpful. The quality of their service, food, lodgings, equipment etc was outstanding.
My sister and I travelled to Queenstown to do the Milford Trek with Ultimate Hikes and we had a trouble-free trip with a mixed-nationality group of 29 hikers, with four guides. The first day involved a bus trip to Te Anau Downs, boat trip to Glade Point, then short hike to Glade Hut for our first night. Day 2 was a mid-length hike, some uphill, but mostly on good tracks; Day 3 was the challenging climb to the top of McKinnon Pass and down; Day 4 was a long, mostly down-hill walk with some rocky areas and some good level track, with a boat ride at the end to Milford Sound. Day 5 was a cruise (no hiking) on Milford Sound, and bus ride back to Queenstown.
We had a twin-share, ensuite room at all of the huts and found the accommodations to all be of the same high standard. The rooms were all clean and comfortable, with hot showers, comfortable beds and fantastic views. The huts all had a very effective drying room for those occasions when you arrived with water pouring out of your boots, and made it easy to hand-wash basic clothing and have things dry in a few hours.
We were greeted with afternoon tea at each hut (home-cooked savoury scones, peach and white-chocolate muffins, etc), and had a chance to shower, relax and take care of washing before the evening meal. The meals at each hut were of restaurant quality, and a good variety of wines were available for purchase. In the mornings, cooked breakfasts were available, along with cereals and good, brewed coffee.
The guides were very professional, pleasant and caring, and provided excellent information about the track, wildlife, plant life, history etc. They offered "foot care" and tended to any injuries or illnesses, and always monitored the progress of all members of the party during the hikes.
Highly recommended, and good value.
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.