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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” (86 reviews)
“grand traverse” (77 reviews)
“milford track” (255 reviews)
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Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
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+64 3-450 1940

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Reviewed yesterday

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 2 days 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 days ago

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

Thank norodnikc
Reviewed 6 days ago

We walked the Routeburn track in November 2017 and had a thoroughly enjoying and memorable experience. The walk is well organised, the accommodation was really comfortable and the food was great. The guides are well informed and really great at ensuring the whole journey is...More

Thank KimMW059
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I did the Milford Trek with Ultimate Hikes and I second all the accolades for food, guides, lodge staff, showers and drying rooms. The organization has this trip so well choreographed it is truly amazing. The trek itself is a once in...More

Thank 1familyonthego
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were initially going to do the Milford Track on our own but the thought of hauling all of the gear and food in possibly (probably) inclement weather lead us to Ultimate Hikes. From the get go everything was handled with professionalism giving us confidence...More

Thank abblues
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We started the Grand Traverse on the 4th of November with three amazing guides. The Greenstone Track was amazing, it was so peaceful and breathtaking. Steele Creek lodge was wonderfully welcoming after a long first day and our first lodge manager had the fire going...More

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

Hi Liam Thank you very much for walking with us! It certainly was a diverse trip on the Grand Traverse that week! We are very proud of our guides and lodge staff and the way they are able to adapt when conditions change. So it...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks to our wonderful guide we ticked off a bucket list item. Great food and lodges amazing scenery and overall good fun . We would not have enjoyed this on our own. Thanks Ultimate Hikes

Thank Leanne T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was our good fortune to be guided by Kaz, Hannah, Adie and Hugo. These young professional hiking guides are outstanding in every way and ultimate hikes should be congratulated on the way they select and train their staff. The track was nothing I’ve ever...More

Thank LinLee2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I always wait for some days to review my stays and activities but this one is not like any other. It’s simply the most AMAZING experience I’ve ever had. From the time you book your tour to the very end when it’s just tears and...More

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

hi Mdbt Thank you so much for walking with us - we are delighted you enjoyed your walk. And we really appreciate your kind words - we are always excited about every walk and the first is very special, so thank you for sharing it...More

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ballofur2003
- 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 Michelle S | Reviewed this property |
HI - Go to Macpac - purchase Merino teeshirts and layer them. If you rinse them at night - put in THE dry room - not a problem to dry. Rooms are great - based on the friendships and awesome people you are going to meet... More
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Sharon J
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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
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EWJC
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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
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