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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 a range of all-inclusive guided walks from 1-8 days. Trek through rainforests, past mountain...more
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We joined the trek in Te Anau and had an incredible 4 day hike on the Millford Track. This company does a fabulous job of making sure everyone has a great safe and comfortable adventure. Even though it is a larger group (50 people max)...More
This hike and the organization of it is excellent. One of the great walks the scenery is superb. While you can do this walk on your own staying in Doc huts, I had not completed a multi day hike before and have little experience with...More
We have looked forward to this walk for several years and we weren’t disappointed. Fantastic scenery, great food. The first day it rained, manageable with the right gear; (very important !) but hot shower at each stop. The next day was good, the last blue...More
What a trip - I cannot recommend Ultimate Hikes highly enough. As with all other reviews - the scenery is incredible, organisation amazing, food divine and lodges oh so comfortable. For me what made this trip was the guides - their infectious love of the...More
Six days and approx 75km with side trips. So well organised every day. Great guides, food and accommodation. Even flush toilets in the lunch time shelters! It's a great hike on the Greenstone and Routeburn tracks. Requires moderate fitness as a minimum to be able...More
Well organised. Excellent accommodation. Pre trip information excellent. Sadly we had lots of rain but it didn’t stop us. Great group of hikers. Highly recommend.
Only feedback is it’s not actually a “guided” hike it is more of a “supervised” hike, the guides keep you...More
I walked the Milford Track with Ultimate Hikes - the second time I've used this company, and once again, it was a most memorable experience. We had rain, hail, snow (the latter while climbing up the McKinnon Pass) - but on the first full day...More
Date of experience: November 2018
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Noel S, General Manager at Ultimate Hikes, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago
Thanks for your great feedback and suggestions Karen. Once again our teams have really hit the ground running this season.
My husband and I walked the Milford Track as his birthday gift (experience) and it exceeded our expectations. The track was very wet and it rained for the first 2 days but this is normal for this time of year. If prepared this doesn’t bother....More
Well that was fun!
Our Routeburn Track walk threw everything at us!
We had 80km/h winds, torrential rain, sleet and bucketing snow.
I felt totally safe in the hands of our very capable guides, Hamish, Innes, Tom and Eilidh.
Having a helicopter take us over...More
Walking the Milford Track was to be a tick off my bucket list. This adventure did not disappoint. Gale force winds, heavy rain, hail and avalanches requiring helicopter transportation to a safe part of the track all added to the experience. Despite the challenges both...More
hi - sorry for the late reply - we would love to see you on the track in April - a multishare room would be fine for your family as they sleep 4 people so you will have the room to yourselves though you will be using shared... More
hi - sorry for the late reply - we would love to see you on the track in April - a multishare room would be fine for your family as they sleep 4 people so you will have the room to yourselves though you will be using shared bathroom facilities. It's a bit colder in April but you can get some beautiful clear days. You carry your own packs but if you use our equipment list, the pack shouldn't weigh more than 5-7kg. if you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to call us or visit our website. regards, Noel, GM, Ultimate Hikes.
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
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 - everyone was kind and friendly. You can always stop at the Dollar store and buy an old fashioned rubber door-stop and jam that under your door at night. As the other person said, wash your clothes as soon as you arrive in camp, hang them in the drying room and pick them up right after dinner. My stuff was all "dry fit" and it worked out perfect - a couple of hours was all it took. Usually 3 guides, one for the faster hikers, one in the middle and one bringing up the rear - so pick your own comfortable pace and there will not be a problem with altitude or speed. Relax - you will have an outstanding trip.