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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” (85 reviews)
“grand traverse” (76 reviews)
“milford track” (254 reviews)
Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
+64 3-450 1940

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Reviewed 6 May 2017

Awesome scenery. The guides are FANTASTIC! Informative, caring, engaging, professional, can't say enough really! Facilities were superb. Perfect!

1  Thank bakerv
Reviewed 5 May 2017

We planned the trip with Ultimate Hikes on a very short horizon for a short 1 week trip. The experience exceeded all expectations! We did the 5 day Milford Track walk and would rate it as 1 of the top vacations trips ever.

1  Thank Anna M
Reviewed 29 April 2017

The Milford Tract may be the finest walk in the world or, perhaps, it is just one of the world's great walks. Either way, traveling with Ultimate Hikes is the manner to do it. The lodges are dry, warm, and comfortable. The food is excellent....More

Thank mlubinmd
Reviewed 26 April 2017

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...More

1  Thank Pudding20142014
Reviewed 25 April 2017

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...More

2  Thank JulesinAtl
Reviewed 25 April 2017 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...More

2  Thank bevrw1
Reviewed 23 April 2017

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...More

Thank Lynne A
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

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

Thank michaelF3148RW
Reviewed 22 April 2017

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...More

Thank GeorgeParam
Reviewed 20 April 2017

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...More

1  Thank gwclark
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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
23 January 2017|
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Response from susieg67 | Reviewed this property |
Tipping is not customary in NZ nor is it expected. The staff are generally paid very well. But if you are use to tipping I would suggest emailing ultimate hikes with your query as they were very helpful in our planning stage. More