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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...more
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Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning scenery but sadly Ultimate Hikes so under delivered. First day is a good walk, it was April and snow on the tops and not warm. We were all looking forward to a warm hut but so disappointing as was freezing. There seemed to be...More

Thank jennyjfraser
Noel S, General Manager at Ultimate Hikes, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your comments on your Grand Traverse walk in April. We completely agree it was unacceptable that you were cold in the lodges, and the slippery surfaces should also have been addressed at the time. Communication, comfort and safety are our major priorities...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We hiked again with Ultimate Hikes! It is hard to describe a stunning views your encounter every day in Fiordland and Mt Aspiring National Park. Than, you add Ultimate’s great attention for details: unique accommodation, great selection of NZ food, kind and lovely young guides...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a very professional outfit, they look after ALL of their walkers at all levels, the food was fantastic , the scenery was too die for and the experience of the whole thing was how do you say it WOW. My work office is covered in...More

Thank William A
Reviewed 2 June 2018

I walked the Milford track with Ultimate Hikes in April 2017. It was a great experience. The guides are young (on seasonal jobs) but very friendly, they know their stuff and can tell you lots about nature and the track itself. They make a lot...More

Thank nomadgirl365
Reviewed 16 May 2018

The Milford Track was our first multi-day track we did. We chose Ultimate Hikes because we wanted it to be fun, convenient and supervised by experts. We had rain most of our trip and thanks to that, it was an amazing and unforgettable experience. We...More

2  Thank MorHalimi
Reviewed 3 May 2018

We did the Routeburn Track with the team at Ultimate Hikes, which made the experience all the more memorable. I was impressed at the value for money the trail and inclusions for the 3-days. The package included all transport, accommodation (private lodges), meals, snacks, backpacks,...More

1  Thank RexCharles
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Ultimate hikes need several gold stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 this was truly an amazing experience. The only thing i would have like changed was a back up nespresso machine at Quinton Lodge for the one that broke down and a bigger range of lunch protein options for...More

Thank Andrea T
Reviewed 26 April 2018

Ultimate Hikes guides were great, and the tour was organised pretty well. My issue mostly is that the hike is actually over pretty dangerous terrain/mlountains, especially in the torrential rain (which falls the majority of the time as we were told once we were there)....More

Thank Ginab1964
Reviewed 25 April 2018

The Grand Traverse with Ultimate Hikes. Wow, what a tramp. Right from minus day one, this tramp was organised. We met our fellow trampers on the afternoon before we started. We were given a briefing on what to expect and any equipment we may require,...More

Thank Wingco1
Reviewed 22 April 2018

I walked the Milford Track with Ultimate Hikes in April 2018 and the experience was fantastic. It was well worth the money, especially the hot showers at the lodges. It was really first class. I am 70 years old and I was concerned about my...More

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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)?
20 October 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
17 July 2017|
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Response from Sharon J |
Thank you. It isn't on their website, but I have emailed them. If anyone else wants to know it's. 6.30am start from Queenstown and returning about 4pm on Day 3.
2 May 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