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Ultimate Hikes Guided Walks

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Address: The Station Building | Duke St, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
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+64 3-450 1940

The only operators of multiday guided walks on the famous Milford &...

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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The Classic Hike, a mixture of rainforest and alpine

We had such a blast on the Classic, a combined Milford and Routeburn tracks and would highly recommend it. Ultimate have a winning combination of great staff - the guides are a... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had such a blast on the Classic, a combined Milford and Routeburn tracks and would highly recommend it. Ultimate have a winning combination of great staff - the guides are a standout, and knowledgeable about flora and fauna, full of enthusiasm, and on our trip, coped well under duress (it rained so much that they were having to help... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a very well organized guided walk . I did the Routeburn but they also have the Milford, Greenstone and Caples walks. You only carry a change of clothes and a few toiletries. They provide knowledgeable young guides, transportation to & from the trail heads, good day packs, cooked meals, hot showers , soap, towels, warm dry accommodations in... More 

Thank jronkowski
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After walking the MIlford Track with Ultimate Hikes in January 2016, I booked the Routeburn Track with them in February 2017. Yet another incredible hike with a well organised company and fantastic guides. Scenery is incredible on both hikes. I found the Milford Track (day 3) much more challenging than any day on the Routeburn. The lodges are a bit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I did the routeburn track in February. We were booked in shared accommodation (four beds per room). However, the tour was not booked out and so we had the room to ourselves, which was a bonus. The whole package was perfect - I could not fault anything. Our guides ( Aimee, Izzy, and Shaun) were competent, knowledgeable,... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

While expensive, this is a wonderful experience. The guides and the provisions (food, snacks, lodges) for the hike were outstanding. Out hike was challenging with thunder, lightning, hail on the day we climbed and descended the pass, but the guides were wonderful: encouraging, helpful snacks, energy, etc. Though we got very wet, the waterfalls were magnificent.

Thank Judy H
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I did this for my 18th birthday and probably the best thing I have ever done. Couldn't have asked for better guides, as they were all super enthusiastic. Hopefully if you go you'll get one of the guides Jodi. She is the best guide I have ever had and made the trip that extra bit special. Super confident, knowledgeable, patient... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I, both in our 60's completed the Milford Track in February 2017. It was an exhilarating experience but we were glad we had done some training. It would not have been so enjoyable without the wonderful support and expertise of our Ultimate Hike guides, Ellis, Charlotte, Ritchie and Akiko. Their professionalism were a credit to Ultimate Hikes.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Definitely a great activity to do if you are in Queensland. This 5-day trip is well organized, and the guides are super friendly, fun & enthusiastic. The walk is not easy so a little fitness preparation before would make the walking experience more enjoyable. MUST BRING walking sticks and bugs repellent. The sandflies were the most hateful, annoying of the... More 

Thank Seok Ting C
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Grand Traverse was an unknown quantity to me, it exceeded my expectations and the accommodation was fabulous.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My Wife and I did the Milford track walk with this company. The staff on the hike were superb. The huts and food were superb. This reflected on the company's well thoughtout logistics behind the scene. We wanted for nothing except a single day of bad weather.

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