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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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Station Building, | Duke Street Entrance, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

1  Thank LibbyD349
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Rela123
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spend some time with Yumi, Hugo ,Cloe and Asley in the great outdoors. Be prepared to work for it with the best hike in the world. Staff and accommodation at all locations are world class.

1  Thank kldraggett
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I just returned from our 3 day Routeburn Track trek with Ultimate Hikes. What an adventure it was. Without the help of our knowledgeable guides (Toby, Michael, Nina, and Kana) there is no way we could have completed this hike, especially considering...More

1  Thank mrandrew48
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have just finished the Routeburn track with ultimate hikes and what an amazing experience it has been . Fist week of the season and I must say we had it all- sun, rain, wind, sleet and a snowstorm . Not once did I feel...More

Thank Jodi M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I have just completed the truly stunning and sometimes challenging Routeburn Track with Ultimate Hikes. The coordination by UH was first rate, as were the lodges and the food!!! Best of all were the UH staff, in particular Jason , Mitch and...More

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Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

This was an excellent trip from start to finish, from booking and administration, briefing, travel, guides, and accommodation and staff. The description provided is accurate, accommodation amazing, the team are young, fit, enthusiastic and well informed. The food and amenities were first class. Bonus for...More

3  Thank Bronwyn J
Reviewed 9 July 2018

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

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Noel S, General Manager at Ultimate Hikes, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2018

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 24 June 2018 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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Anu99Raj
15 November 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
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ballofur2003
- 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
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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.
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