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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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Josiii19 wrote a review Mar 2022
New Zealand18 contributions41 helpful votes
Fantastic experience from booking through to completing the track. The lodges were fantastic. Having a hot shower, comfy bed and great food at the end of each day was priceless!!! The walk itself was the best I have done in NZ. The guides were great. I was on my own and was able to walk at my own place with no pressure to keep up with others. I chose to walk alot of the time on my own to enjoy just the sound of my own footsteps but with the knowledge there were guides ahead of me & 1 behind me if i needed them. Thank you for an amazing experience.
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Date of experience: March 2022
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Gary wrote a review Mar 2022
Auckland Central, New Zealand9 contributions1 helpful vote
Stunning natural beauty. It is rare to spend 3 days anywhere and not see evidence of mankind ruining nature’s natural beauty visually or noise wise. One day heard 2 helicopters and that was about it. Aside of the track itself and the accomodation the rest seems pretty much as nature intended. Best of the Great walks. World class. Well organised professional hiking tour. Everything was brilliant from what to bring and what to expect through to accomodation, food and of course the amazing guides. Guides Donna, Lara, Meg and Olivia were all competent,supportive, empathetic, friendly and collegial. Certainly made for an enjoyable experience. To top it off we were blessed with sunny days in track followed by rain at Mitre Peak which was perfect! Need some rain to make the incredible waterfalls “play” in the Milford Sounds. The weather change was a stark reminder that you need to not only be reasonably fit but also prepared for potentially major weather fluctuations. Highly recommend as the walk of a lifetime. Yes it’s not cheap but I suspect it’s also not cheap to run an organisation like Ultimate Hikes. We have read/heard a reference) few grizzlies about food ,maintenance or cleanliness which I guess is to be expected. For us there may have been the odd minor thing like a heavily lip stick stained drinking glass at Mitre peak lodge in our room (which we did point out at the time for future reference)but that can happen anywhere. Thank you Ultimate Hikes. We loved every moment of it.
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Date of experience: March 2022
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chitake wrote a review Feb 2022
New Plymouth, New Zealand472 contributions146 helpful votes
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An incredible experience. Very organised, guides excellent, food and accommodation top class. I did the Routeburn track, 24 of us on it, but as everyone gets very spread out it’s never crowded. Guides were really good, organized, caring, well sorted. It’s a fair walk though, get good boots, poles very helpful, and a decent pack. They offer okayish packs . Will be coming back doing a different one next year. Routeburn is 2.5 days effectively.
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Date of experience: February 2022
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Janette S wrote a review Feb 2022
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Milford Track – My First Ever Tramp and An Amazing Experience! Thank you Ultimate Hikes A big thank you to our guides Donna, Olivia, Connor and Henry for looking after us and being so friendly, knowledgeable and patient. I really dragged my feet up and down McKinnon’s Pass and on the long last day. Special mention and huge thanks again to guide HENRY, our hero, who drew the short straw to bring the last ones (myself, my girlfriend and our partners) home on those two days where I particularly struggled. Henry’s support and encouragement ensured we were able to hang in and complete the track. Janette 05/02/22
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Date of experience: February 2022
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D P wrote a review Jan 2022
Wellington, New Zealand6458 contributions703 helpful votes
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Absolutely fantastic walk with the wonderful guides on the Milford Track. The weather helped as it was perfect as we’re the views. What made it all the better was the gorgeous lodges with comfy beds and high pressure showers and fantastic food to finish each day with. The guides were all so helpful and knowledgeable and cared that we all enjoyed our walk to the fullest. Helping to for fill everyone’s dream no matter of disability or age, a brilliant time was had by us all!! Can’t wait to hike with them again on another great walk!
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Date of experience: January 2022
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