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Ultimate Hikes Guided Walks

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

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Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Outstanding organisation with caring and knowledgeable guides. Good accomodation, excellent food, fantastic experience.

Thank michaelF3148RW
Reviewed 22 April 2017

I used Ultimate Hikes to do the Routeburn trail over Easter with a friend. They did not disappoint! The guides were great - friendly, funny, knowledgeable. We were also very lucky with the weather - we were totally dry for the entire walk! We booked...More

Thank GeorgeParam
Reviewed 21 April 2017

The good memories far out-weigh the bad but as is often the case there is room for improvement ie: had to pay the entire amount ($9110.00 n.z.) up front and no early bird discount, poor cancellation policy, rather expensive, told to bring water proof boots...More

Thank gwclark
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

A fantastic walk and perfectly organized the whole 5 days. A great way to see Milford. The guides and all the staff at all the lodges are brilliant! The walk is a bit tough going over the Pass just to let you know! Final day...More

Thank SoozMB
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We are an active, retired couple who used to backpack, hike and camp. Those days are over but we still want to hike and daypack. Ultimate Hikes provided the perfect solution for us to tramp these two Kiwi great walks. We were able to book...More

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Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Just did our first Ultimate Hike trip and cannot wait to join the next one- probably the Routeburn? Extremely professional, well organized, yet personal and with a spirit. Not cheap but definitely worth it if you can afford it. The food and lodges were amazing....More

Thank TonyFNewZealand
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We have just completed the 3 day, 2 night Routeburn Track walk & can highly recommend it. Ultimate Hikes are a very professional organisation & provided us with plenty of pre trip information so that we could prepare for our walk. We are both in...More

Thank Sam B
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Talk about above and beyond customer service!! I booked the Milford Track and the experience I had exceeded my expectations! Lodge facilities are immaculately clean, lots of hot water, comfortable beds, drying rooms are fabulous and food was unbelievable!!!! Staff in the store, drivers, guides...More

Thank Fiona S
Reviewed 15 April 2017

The 4 girl guides we had were absolutely stellar! 5 stars! Jodi, Amelia, Fumi, Lara you guys rock! Rod's Angels loved you all! The beauty of the entire hike is nothing you've ever seen in any other nation. NZD is now my favorite country and...More

Thank Sharon B
Reviewed 14 April 2017

The trek had the most beautiful sights since the day I got married. As a 60 year old I needed the training I had done. It was a multi day walk that was a satisfying challenge. The best thing was how friendly, fun and professional...More

Thank 61ColinFraser
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EWJC
Are the rooms heated at night? If not, how cold does it get in late December/ early January on the Routeburn?
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
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sbgail
Hi - four of us will be doing the Classic in March and are so excited. Would anyone share how tipping the guides is handled? Looks likes most treks have four guides. Appreciate any feedback so we can plan ahead to bring gratuity for the last day.
23 January 2017|
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Response from susieg67 | Reviewed this property |
Tipping is not customary in NZ nor is it expected. The staff are generally paid very well. But if you are use to tipping I would suggest emailing ultimate hikes with your query as they were very helpful in our planning stage. More
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jbazs
We are doing the 2 night, 3 day walk with Ultimate Hikes. Is there somewhere at the Queenstown office where we can leave luggage whilst hiking? Thanks Jane
14 January 2017|
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Response from David-A-Frazer | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately they don't which is a real pain if you are doing your hike at the beginning or end of a vacation. You can however store your baggage at the Airport securely for about $8 per day.
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