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Ultimate Hikes Guided Walks

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Address: The Station Building | Duke St, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
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+64 3-450 1940

The only operators of multiday guided walks on the famous Milford &...

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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Everything beyond expectations

Our group of 4 did the 3-day Routeburn Track with 4 outstanding guides, Kate, Lilidh, Charlotte and Veronica. The girls were fun, caring and knowledgeable. The 2 nights... read more

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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our group of 4 did the 3-day Routeburn Track with 4 outstanding guides, Kate, Lilidh, Charlotte and Veronica. The girls were fun, caring and knowledgeable. The 2 nights' accommodation were spacious, warm and comfortable. The 3 course dinner was absolutely delicious. The organisation of Ultimate Hikes was very impressive. If you like alpine scenery, do the Routeburn Track. if you... More 

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Sandy Springs, Georgia
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When visiting NZ in April of 2017, we chose to join Ultimate Hikes for a hike on the Routeburn Track. I'd never joined a guided hike like this before, but mainly booked it so that we could take advantage of the lodges with private rooms instead of the huts. But the hike offered so much more than just top-notch private... More 

Thank JulesinAtl
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

To say this is a superbly supported hike is a gross understatement which doesn't do justice to the phenomenal experience that "Ultimate Hikers" have in walking the Greenstone and Routeburn tracks. My daughter-in-law and I booked the dormitory accommodation in lodges which escalated from perfectly adequate on the Greenstone Track to more modern and sumptuous on the Routeburn and even... More 

Thank bevrw1
Kerikeri, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I walked the Milford Track with Ultimate Tours. A fantastic guided walk with Margarita, Brodie, Ella and Shaun as our guides. Brilliant organization, nothing was too much trouble. Organization was fabulous and the accomodation and food was amazing. Congratulations to this company on running such a great show.

Thank Lynne A
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Outstanding organisation with caring and knowledgeable guides. Good accomodation, excellent food, fantastic experience.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I used Ultimate Hikes to do the Routeburn trail over Easter with a friend. They did not disappoint! The guides were great - friendly, funny, knowledgeable. We were also very lucky with the weather - we were totally dry for the entire walk! We booked early and got a twin bed room, which has its own ensuite. The other option... More 

Thank GeorgeParam
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The good memories far out-weigh the bad but as is often the case there is room for improvement ie: had to pay the entire amount ($9110.00 n.z.) up front and no early bird discount, poor cancellation policy, rather expensive, told to bring water proof boots which do no good at all when wading through 8" high streams. Good guides &... More 

Thank gwclark
Newcastle, Australia
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8 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fantastic walk and perfectly organized the whole 5 days. A great way to see Milford. The guides and all the staff at all the lodges are brilliant! The walk is a bit tough going over the Pass just to let you know! Final day cruise is breathtaking 😃

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Springfield, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are an active, retired couple who used to backpack, hike and camp. Those days are over but we still want to hike and daypack. Ultimate Hikes provided the perfect solution for us to tramp these two Kiwi great walks. We were able to book a private en-suite twin room although the shared accommodations looked very fine. The lodges were... More 

Thank Ethel C
Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just did our first Ultimate Hike trip and cannot wait to join the next one- probably the Routeburn? Extremely professional, well organized, yet personal and with a spirit. Not cheap but definitely worth it if you can afford it. The food and lodges were amazing. And of course, the wacky yet very helpful guides.

Thank TonyFNewZealand

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