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.

Spend the night at Milford Sound

For a limited time only, we are opening Mitre Peak Lodge for overnight stays from 1st November to 17th December 2020

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Between the 100 year storm in February and the global pandemic hitting us in March we managed to squeeze in the filming of our new video – we love it so we hope you do too!

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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.



Hike for Starship

Ultimate Hikes is delighted to support the Starship Foundation by providing a Milford Track guided walk with all proceeds going to the Starship Foundation.

The walk departs on Thursday 21 January 2021 and costs $2,500 per person.  

Discover more about this unique opportunity to support a very worthy cause.

Hike for Starship

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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