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

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Reviewed 9 September 2017

We did the Routeburne/Greenstone with Ultimate Hikes last year - the walk was simply stunning, the accommodation amazing and the food outstanding. Not to mention our wonderful guides who make us laugh all the way through the trip. Thank you Ultimate Hikes

Thank Jan B
Reviewed 8 September 2017

We walked the Milford Track in January this Year with our two daughters 14 and 16. It was an amazing family experience. The walking was challenging at times, particularly when it was very wet, but that just made the adventure all that more interesting. The...More

1  Thank Sharon B
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Hello 2 years ago, I took my dad aged 76 years and me say 39 years on this fabulous Journey. We chose Ultimate Hikes. No! we are not fitness freaks or major hikers at the best of times, we just made sure we felt FIT...More

Thank Michelle S
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Me and my wife did the Milford Track with Ultimate Hike. It's a superb hike, and for me, the pros of doing it with Ultimate hikes were that we didn't need to carry a heavy pack, they certainly pampered us (hotel grade meals, wine, comfortable...More

1  Thank HappyTravellerOS
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I have done three hikes with Ultimate Hikes: The Grand Traverse twice and the Milford Track once. i will be back for a fourth time -- they do a fantastic job and the scenery is beyond compare. I have visited 88 countries and New Zealand...More

2  Thank GlennDetrick
Reviewed 13 August 2017

My wife and I booked this trip after many years of coming to New Zealand and never seeing Milford Sound. Our trip dates were at the end of the season and we were in a group of about 40 other hikers. The guides, although we...More

1  Thank Val D
Reviewed 21 June 2017

We chose the all day hike, about 10 miles ,I think, the scenery was awesome, lunch was ok, but too little and a little weak on creativity. The hike is somewhat strenuous but they do not push so you can pause but it is taxing....More

1  Thank pkmcallen
Reviewed 19 May 2017

All the glowing reviews are true! We saw stunning scenery and a had great experience on the Milford Track guided hike. The guides and staff were knowledgeable and worked hard to make it the best possible experience for everyone. The weather is unpredictable, but the...More

1  Thank Tucson60950
Reviewed 15 May 2017

My wife and I went with another couple on the Milford Track hike, a five-day expedition from a large inland lake out to Milford Sound. The middle three days of the hike were the real challenge, amounting to 33 miles of moderate to difficult hiking...More

4  Thank Keith C
Reviewed 6 May 2017

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

2  Thank bakerv
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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 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
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