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Still not quite sure which of our walks is for you? Check out the main points of difference between all of our guided walking options here.

We have summed up all the main differences and similarities across the walks below to simplify your decision.

For many people, the deciding factor is often how much time they have available. For others it is the availablity of private rooms or the track terrain. Whichever walk you choose, we know that you will have an incredible experience.

 

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Milford Routeburn Grand Traverse
Days/Distance     

5 days
54km - 33.5mi

3 days
40km - 24.4mi
distance includes optional walks

6 days
75 km - 46.6mi
distance includes optional walks

Accommodation

Multishare and
Private rooms
with ensuite

Comfortable Lodges


Multishare and
Private rooms
with ensuite

New Lodges

Mutishare only option on the Greentstone Track section

Rustic & New Lodges

Facilities

Electricity until 10pm

Full drying facilities

Electricity until 10pm

Full drying facilities

No electricity on the Greenstone to charge electronics

Limited drying facilities on the Greenstone

Scenery Mostly a valley walk through thick temperate rainforest.  Features include famous waterfalls & the grand finale: Milford Sound. Mostly an alpine walk.  Features renowned alpine lakes. Combination of open valley & alpine walking sections.
Terrain Mainly level walking
except for day over the Mackinnon Pass steady incline up and quite steep decline to Quintin lodge
A series of gradual climbs and descents. A combination of predominantly flat and undulating sections of walking.
Vegetation Thick temperate rainforest & alpine tussock on the Pass.
Sub alpine flowers and plants Tussocklands
Wildlife Kea, Blue Ducks, Forest Birds, Trout Forest Birds, Kea Forest Birds, Deer, Kea

 

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"This was my second Ultimate Hikes experience and I absolutely loved it. See you next time!"C McIntosh, NSW, Australia

 
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