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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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Queenstown 9348, New Zealand

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Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

This hike exceeded all my expectations...for scenery, the guides, accomodation and the food. the Traverse begins with a hike along the Greenstone Track and continues into the Routeburn Track with its legendary mountain scenery. Our guides Jono, Kate and leader Ao were superb: they were...More

Thank Diceman61
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

I recently hiked Milford Track with Ultimate hikes and could not praise them enough for their attention to detail. All our needs were catered for with good quality meals, comfortable beds and facilities at their lodges. A special thanks to their amazing staff a team...More

1  Thank susieg67
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

We did the one day hike with Dan. It was magical, one of the best if not THE BEST hike I've ever done. I learned so much about the area and the life here. Timing was perfect- we lucked out with weather as it was...More

Thank morethanjustok
Reviewed 21 December 2016

It doesn't get much better than this. Fantastic mountains and forest all around you, mostly good weather, great lodge facilities (Ensuite rooms worth the $$, drying rooms, lounges), good selection of tasty food, a diverse and really interesting international group and personable guides who keep...More

1  Thank Wawata
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

One of the most spectacular hikes we have done. Our guide was excellent and the scenery breathtaking.

Thank David-A-Frazer
Reviewed 18 December 2016

A friend and I did one day hikes on Routeburn (from Queenstown) and on Milford (from Te Anau) track. Both days were excellent with really superb very knowledgeable guides, Dan and Hunter respectively. They were also flexible having our wishes and likes as their main...More

Thank Lut2011
Reviewed 15 December 2016

The walk along the Routeburn Track was greatly enhanced by the information given about the region and its flora and fauna. Guide Dan, through his knowledge, made an amazing journey exceptional.

Thank gjpeg
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

My friend and I completed the 3 day Routeburn Trek and 1 day Milford Encounter. I am a 69 year old female who, although I enjoyed being in the outdoors and experiencing the spectacular views, found the track physically challenging. The snow, rain, and my...More

Thank Victor A G
Reviewed 11 December 2016

First class operation. The Routeburn female guides were supportive, waited on all customers in a concerned and caring manner and even helped to carry my travelmate's pack when she became overwhelmed. After hiking 7 to 8 miles I was able to sleep in a bed...More

Thank markel42016
Reviewed 10 December 2016

What an amazing experience and one of the best hikes in the world! Fantastic guides with an amazing knowledge of the track, conditions and advice.They really looked after us. Great food, accommodation and facilities. Great group of fellow hikers. Highly recommended.

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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)?
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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
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
1 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