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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 yesterday via mobile

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

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Priscilla K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Manawa18
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank KiwiNomads
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Oatley_traveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kootingal66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Thank Karen d
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.

Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 262alannad
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Date of experience: November 2018
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15 November 2018|
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Response from Noel S | Property representative |
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
- 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
17 July 2017|
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Response from 630sharonj |
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.