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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 2 June 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank nomadgirl365
Reviewed 16 May 2018

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

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank MorHalimi
Reviewed 3 May 2018

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

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank RexCharles
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Ultimate hikes need several gold stars ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ 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

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank Andrea T
Reviewed 26 April 2018

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

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

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

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

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

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank kush470
Reviewed 18 April 2018

We were nervous about our fitness level, being of the older 60+ age group, and city folk. We did however do as much as we could and found the temperature in the South. Island much more pleasant than Aucklandโ€™s humidity. We were nevertheless one of...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

I walked the Milford track with Ultimate Hikes in March 2018. It is expensive, but everything is 5 star - from the positive, young guides who love their job, the comfortable lodges with spacious rooms, staff at the lodges who provide top-class meals. I have...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Young50chick
Reviewed 15 April 2018

We stayed in Queenstown for a week and of the all activities we did the 3-day guided walk along the Routeburn track was by far the most memorable part of our short stay. While my wife and I consider ourselves to be of average fitness...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Anu99Raj
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
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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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630sharonj
17 July 2017|
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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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