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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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“drying rooms” (93 reviews)
“grand traverse” (85 reviews)
“milford track” (266 reviews)
Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
+64 3-450 1940

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Reviewed yesterday

I have just returned from completing the Milford Track and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The planning was flawless, accomodation superb and the food provided delicious. A young guide team of x4 (Dylan, Mark, Veronica & Lilidh) managed a diverse and large group of almost 50...More

Thank Jamie S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Ultimate Hikes has been doing this for a while and take care of every detail. A well oiled machine. Guides were outstanding - Kieran, Jodi, Ella, Phillipa. Friendly and so helpful. Highly recommended, worth the money.

Thank Limestone2
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I cannot begin to tell you what an amazing experience this Moderate level Walk has been. New Zealand is a truly beautiful place. One of the nicest I have ever been to. The walk was exceptional. The company Ultimate Hikes runs a smooth operation with...More

1  Thank Josdudley
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We toured with ultimate hikes to do the Milford Track. Using the information they provided, we were perfectly prepared. We booked the private queen room which was a bit more expensive but was well worth the price. The food they served in the huts was...More

1  Thank Stephnp
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I planned our entire honeymoon around our time on the Milford Track with Ultimate Hikes. It's a bit of a family tradition (my grandparents and uncle all did the Track on their respective honeymoons). Ultimate Hikes did NOT disappoint. It was everything...More

Thank Shawn L
Noel S, General Manager at Ultimate Hikes, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Shawn Congratulations on your recent wedding - we are delighted to hear we are part of a family tradition and so glad you enjoyed your honeymoon on the Milford Track - it's a very special place. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I can’t recommend Ultimate Hikes enough. We had a fantastic 3 day hike last week and enjoyed every minute of it. The guides, accommodation and organisation are fantastic. This is a great way of meeting interesting people from all over the world.

Thank HelenSeven
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ultimate Hikes group offer several NZ South Island hiking tours including the 5 day Milford Sound trek. Our group of 43 hikers and 4 guides were a like minded friendly group from all over the world. I was surprised the hikers ages ranged from 23...More

1  Thank Karen S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We hiked the Routeburn Track with Ultimate Hikes December 22 - 24 and highly recommend the experience. Our guides, Moana and Jules, were enthusiastic, incredibly knowledgeable and willing to do anything to make each person's experience a great one. They were not only able to...More

Thank fernzoutside
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Group 63 Milford track guided walk. What an awesome family group we were with. Guides were awesome, accommodation and meals were great and even perfect weather for our mountain climb. Would recommend to anyone as they made our trip very individual.

Thank Zoltan360
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

1. My wife and I recently completed the Milford Track trek with Ultimate Hikes. We have trekked in locations from South America to Africa, North American, Europe, the Indian subcontinent and most of Asia. We have never encountered a guided trek that was better organized...More

4  Thank KGRLaCroix
Noel S, General Manager at Ultimate Hikes, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello - Thank you for your review - we are very humbled that you think our guided walk is up there with the rest of the world - your safety and comfort is our highest priority and it's great to see its reflected in your...More

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- 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)?
19 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
Sharon J
16 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