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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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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
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 Auckland’s humidity. We were nevertheless one of...More
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
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
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
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 bathroom facilities. It's a bit colder in April but you can get some beautiful clear days. You carry your own packs but if you use our equipment list, the pack shouldn't weigh more than 5-7kg. if you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to call us or visit our website. regards, Noel, GM, Ultimate Hikes.
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.