Hiking New Zealand's finest tracks

Milford and Routeburn Track guided walks

Welcome to Ultimate Hikes

Ultimate Hikes are the exclusive operators of multi day guided walks on the famous Milford & Routeburn Tracks, two of New Zealand's most iconic Great Walks. Explore alpine peaks and untouched forests of New Zealand’s South Island whilst enjoying the comfort of our private lodges.

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Sutherland Falls on the Milford Track

New departure dates!

We've added new departure dates and are opening two weeks earlier from 16th November 2022. Click below to view new dates.

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Why walk with us?

Because you can still experience the beauty of New Zealand's landscapes with the support of our experienced guides; the comfort of private lodges and the luxury of having the details organised for you. Enjoy daily breakfasts, freshly packed lunches and dinner prepared for you each evening. A bar is available to purchase a relaxing glass of wine or a cold beer. We’ll take care of the logistics too, with daily departures and returns from Queenstown.

Jeff kendrew - Trip Advisor, March 2018

"Just completed the Milford track, and cannot fault UH - absolutely great hosts and super organised. Just excellent!"


Our commitment to Conservation & Sustainable Tourism

Ultimate Hikes is proud to work with the Department of Conservation and Wildlife Trusts on conservation and predator control in our World Heritage National Parks.

We hold Tourism New Zealand's highest award for sustainable tourism, Qualmark Gold and are committed to providing a safe and sustainable experience for everyone.


Premier Walks

Great Walks of New Zealand

Great Walks of New Zealand

New Zealand's premier walks are known as the Great Walks, renowned for their scenic beauty, diversity and quality. The nine Great Walks are scattered the length of the country, providing access to enjoy the great outdoors. They include two of New Zealand’s most iconic trails; the Milford and Routeburn tracks.

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