We can't claim we invented hiking - just made it more comfortable.
Our mission is to introduce you to some of the world's finest walks, offering comfortable accommodation and delicious food in a safe environment providing an unforgettable experience.
Our cosy lodges offer hot showers, hearty 3 course meals, beer & wine, heating, drying rooms and warm snug beds.
These outdoor enthusiasts provide everything from a hot drink at lunch to an evening briefing on the next day's walk and even a blister clinic to look after your feet.
We will organise all of your transport, lodgings, meals, snacks, backpacks and rain jackets. We even offer advice on how to prepare for your walk and what you should bring with you.
Hiking through some of the most remote landscapes in NZ, rest assured that you are in the hands of professionals who put your safety first.
WEIGHING IT ALL UP
|Going Guided||Going it Alone|
Well appointed comfortable lodges
|Comfortable beds||Carry your own bedding
|Drying rooms||You get wet, you stay wet!|
|Hot showers||No showers|
|Meals provided||Carry & cook your own food|
|Travel provided||Arrange your own logistics|
|Small backpacks||Large backpacks|
|Safety is paramount|
Take a group of people from diverse areas of the world, most not knowing each other. Put them together on a walk through some of the most isolated areas of New Zealand and discover the amazing friendships which develop as a result!
New Zealand's finest guided walking company
Extensive time, effort and investment has gone into upgrading our services and facilities over the years. As a result, Ultimate Hikes is a world-class trekking venture with an international reputation, attracting thousands of walkers a year.
We offer a range of multiday and single day walks that promise to be the experience of a lifetime, where you will truly encounter the best of New Zealand's wilderness without sacrificing comfort or convenience.
Our walks are all inclusive and fully catered. Our guides are fully trained in first aid and are in radio contact with each other and our Queenstown base at all times. On overnight walks accommodation is in our private, custom-built lodges. With hot showers, drying rooms, bedding and all meals - what more could you want?
We recognise that operating in this spectacular part of the world is a privilege and are committed to minimising our impact on the environment in many ways.
Strong supporters of the Fiordland Conservation Trust
Major sponsor of breeding & release programme
'Routeburn Classic' radio communication providers
We help DOC in a number of different ways