Great Walks of New Zealand

The Milford Track and Routeburn Track are two of the nine Great Walks of New Zealand.

The Great Walks are scattered across the North and South Islands, from the Tongariro Crossing and Lake Waikaremoana in the middle of the North Island right down to the Rakiura Track on Stewart Island at the bottom of the South Island.

Most of the Great Walks are situated in New Zealand's National Parks, and the tracks maintained by the Department of Conservation, who also operate huts in the parks for visitors to stay in during multi day tramps.  These huts should generally be booked in advance and trampers or hikers should bring all provisions in with them.

Ultimate Hikes is the only operator of multi day guided walks on the Milford Track and the Routeburn Track.  We provide all of the logistical and comfortable details - all you need to do is turn up in Queenstown with your personal belongings and we'll take care of the rest!

Hike through the stunning scenery of the famous Fiordland and Mt Aspiring National Parks, and in the evenings relax after a hot shower, in our comfortable private lodges, and enjoy a three course dinner while your clothes are drying ready for the next day's hike!  And why not enjoy a beer or a glass of wine while chatting with your new friends and walking companions without the distraction of modern electronic devices.

Warm beds, friendly staff, safety conscious guides and abundant birdlife, in some of the most remote landscapes in New Zealand - a Guided Walk is more than just a Great Walk - it's a real New Zealand outdoor adventure.

If you can't decide which way you'd like to experience the Great Walks - here is a comparison of walking with Ultimate Hikes or walking independently, staying in the Doc Huts.  Either way you will not miss out on any of the spectacular scenery.


Our Guided Walks Provide
Independent walkers

Well appointed comfortable lodges

Basic huts operated by DOC
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 to/from Queenstown
Arrange your own logistics
Small backpacks (5-7kg) Large backpacks (15-20kg)
Knowledgable guides

Safety is paramount

We have more information if you would like to learn more about our Milford Track Lodge and our Routeburn Track Lodge.

Book your Great Walk Now

Click here for more information on the Great Walks with the Department of Conservation

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