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Ultimate Hikes

Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
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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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“grand traverse” (79 reviews)
“milford track” (257 reviews)
Queenstown 9348, New Zealand

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I did the Milford Track last year with ultimate hikes and had such an amazing time i had to come back to do the Grand Treverse .I had Jules,Molly and Imogen as our guides and these ladies are absolutely fantastic and i cant forget Juno...More

Thank Heather R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'd highly recommend Ultimate Hikes. I've now done both the Milford and the Grand Traverse (Greenstone and Routeburn). The highlight was the guides, who were phenomenal! Thanks Tomika, Aimee and Marissa (also Justin, who as a lodgie went beyond the call of duty). I picked...More

Thank LMMR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an adventure and probably the highlight of our trip. We were traveling for our honeymoon and are normally the do it yourselvers, but since we were travelling so far and the logistics of what would be required, we decided on Ultimate Hikes and boy...More

Thank friggest
Noel S, General Manager at Ultimate Hikes, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi - Thank you for your review - we are very glad we could provide the background for some wonderful memories of your honeymoon! - we hope you had a wonderful holiday overall.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A large group of 16 friends just finished the Routeburn Track 3 day hike with Ultimate Hikes and we all loved it! The track is so well kept,the views are beyond awesome,the lodges you stay at are gorgeous but what really made it so special...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have just returned to Brisbane after completing the Milford Track walk with Ultimate Hikes. We cannot recommend them enough. As the only organisation with private lodges on the track, they are the ones to go with. The lodges were extremely comfortable - delicious three course...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The weather was fantastic. The views along the way were breathtaking. Thoroughly recommend this trip.What a wonderful experience.

Thank stevenmaggie0
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can't say enough good things about these guys and gals! They are at the top of their game. I did the Milford Track with them on a week's notice and it could not have gone any smoother. It would be so easy for them...More

Thank Bogdan O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I completed the Grand Traverse with a group of 10 friends from 9-14 November 2017. We all had an incredible experience exploring the Greenstone Valley and the Routeburn Track. Breathtaking scenery, fresh air and great food. Wanted to particularly acknowledge our three...More

Thank craigshannon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What can you say about a 6 day hike where on day 1 you are swimming in an emerald green swimming hole then two days later you are above the tree line in a waterfall with snow around you? This was an incredible experience and...More

Thank AllanWhicker
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful walk, wonderful organization, wonderful staff. Great to see something so iconic so well delivered.

Thank norodnikc
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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)?
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
Sharon J
17 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