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Milford Trek in December

Boulder
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Milford Trek in December

What would it be like to hike the Milford Trek in December...is it too hot? Is it necessary to go with a company? We are thinking of going with "Ultimate Hikes" as our friends did and had a wonderful time

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1. Re: Milford Trek in December

Too hot in NZ??............I don't think so................not at 45 south of equator! It can snow at any time of year in this area.

You have 2 choices:

1. Ultimate Hikes for a guided hike - excellent reputation

2. Self Guided - book with Department of Conservation

You need to book immediately as many departures may already by fully booked

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Thank you for your quick reply....this is our first trip to New Zealand and we are at the beginning stages of planning. Might you know when the students go on summer vacation? We have decided that we would like to stay in Bed and Breakfasts...and are thinking that we should book ahead for December...we have decided to go with the "Ultimate" company. Your thoughts are so apprecitated!

Lorrie

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3. Re: Milford Trek in December

Depending on age primary & secondary school holidays commence 14 -20 December. University students will already be on holiday

If you plan to stay in B&B's [a good choice] you need to get moving!

B&B's are popular in part because they are 'personalised' ......... & small. Early Dec' generally OK but as month progresses you move into high season & peak demand.

Give us an idea of budget & we can suggest some options

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We arrive to Auckland on November 29th and would like to spend 2 days in Auckland and then pick up a car at the airport on December 1st. We will drop our car off in Queenstown on December 15th and head out on the Classic Walk with Ultimate Hikes on December 16th. We will fly back to Auckland on the morning of the 24 to catch our flight home.

So this leaves us two weeks to explore the rest of the country. We'd like to see the fjords in the south and maybe some of the beautiful beaches we have been reading about. Any suggestions would be very welcomed. Our Bed and Breakfast budget is about 100-150 a day (US)

Thanks much for helping us plan our trip.

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5. Re: Milford Trek in December

US$150 = NZ$204. Not a price range I'm familiar with. Imagine some other forum members will be able to offer advice & itinerary suggestions

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