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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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 required, there are extra blankets and bed warming bladders available should a cold snap arrive.