Welcome to Ultimate Hikes.

Guiding walkers on the Milford & Routeburn Tracks since 1989

Make your next holiday an adventure, hiking New Zealand's finest tracks.

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. With over 50 years experience, your safety and comfort are our priority.

Why Walk With Us?

Ultimate Hikes have been guiding walkers on the iconic Milford Track since 1992 when we took over the operation from the New Zealand Government - stewards of the guided walk experience since 1901. 

We offer you the timeless opportunity to experience the beauty of New Zealand's landscapes in the safe hands of our experienced guides; with the comfort of private lodges and the convenience of having the details organised for you.

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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.

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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.

Great Walks of New Zealand

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

Jeffkendrew - Trip Advisor, March 2018
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