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Ultimate Hikes

Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
+64 3-450 1940
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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 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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Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
+64 3-450 1940

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Reviewed 10 September 2017

We had talked about doing the Milford Track for years. Then last year, in our 60's, we decided that if we didn't do it soon we would never do it so we finally made a booking. It was an unbelievable experience, and our only regret...More

3  Thank moroz
Reviewed 9 September 2017

We did the Routeburne/Greenstone with Ultimate Hikes last year - the walk was simply stunning, the accommodation amazing and the food outstanding. Not to mention our wonderful guides who make us laugh all the way through the trip. Thank you Ultimate Hikes

Thank Jan B
Reviewed 8 September 2017

We walked the Milford Track in January this Year with our two daughters 14 and 16. It was an amazing family experience. The walking was challenging at times, particularly when it was very wet, but that just made the adventure all that more interesting. The...More

1  Thank Sharon B
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Hello 2 years ago, I took my dad aged 76 years and me say 39 years on this fabulous Journey. We chose Ultimate Hikes. No! we are not fitness freaks or major hikers at the best of times, we just made sure we felt FIT...More

Thank Michelle S
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Me and my wife did the Milford Track with Ultimate Hike. It's a superb hike, and for me, the pros of doing it with Ultimate hikes were that we didn't need to carry a heavy pack, they certainly pampered us (hotel grade meals, wine, comfortable...More

1  Thank HappyTravellerOS
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I have done three hikes with Ultimate Hikes: The Grand Traverse twice and the Milford Track once. i will be back for a fourth time -- they do a fantastic job and the scenery is beyond compare. I have visited 88 countries and New Zealand...More

2  Thank GlennDetrick
Reviewed 13 August 2017

My wife and I booked this trip after many years of coming to New Zealand and never seeing Milford Sound. Our trip dates were at the end of the season and we were in a group of about 40 other hikers. The guides, although we...More

1  Thank Val D
Reviewed 22 June 2017

We chose the all day hike, about 10 miles ,I think, the scenery was awesome, lunch was ok, but too little and a little weak on creativity. The hike is somewhat strenuous but they do not push so you can pause but it is taxing....More

1  Thank pkmcallen
Reviewed 20 May 2017

All the glowing reviews are true! We saw stunning scenery and a had great experience on the Milford Track guided hike. The guides and staff were knowledgeable and worked hard to make it the best possible experience for everyone. The weather is unpredictable, but the...More

Thank Tucson60950
Reviewed 16 May 2017

My wife and I went with another couple on the Milford Track hike, a five-day expedition from a large inland lake out to Milford Sound. The middle three days of the hike were the real challenge, amounting to 33 miles of moderate to difficult hiking...More

3  Thank Keith C
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Sharon J
17 July 2017|
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Response from Ethel C | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay in answering your question. And I see that you have already found the answers. I did the Classic Hike which was the Milford Track followed by the Routeburn. The Milford began on Tuesday and finished on... More
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
23 January 2017|
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Response from susieg67 | Reviewed this property |
Tipping is not customary in NZ nor is it expected. The staff are generally paid very well. But if you are use to tipping I would suggest emailing ultimate hikes with your query as they were very helpful in our planning stage. More