Important Information about The Classic

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Ultimate Hikes can take up to 50 walkers on the Milford Track each day. It is only accessible by boat at both ends, and the track is only walked one way. We can take up to 40 walkers on the Routeburn which can be walked in both directions.

Inclusions

  • Transport ex Queenstown.
  • 5 nights accommodation on track + 1 night at Milford Sound in our private lodges 
  • 1 night in Te Anau (accommodation only).
  • All meals, and snacks on track.
  • A 40ltr backpack - that will contain your belongings and you will carry with you. 
  • A scenic cruise on the majestic Milford Sound. 
  • All in the company of experienced guides.

The Milford Track starts at the North end of Lake Te Anau and ends at Sandlfy Point in Milford Sound.

Timing

The pre-track briefing is at 4.45pm in Queenstown on the day prior to your walk departure date.
The bus departs Queenstown the following morning once everyone has checked in at 8.30am
You will arrive at the start of the Milford Track at approximately 2.00pm.

Return
The group gets back to Queenstown  at approximately 4.00pm, but can be subject to delays due to weather or traffic. 

We recommend you spend the night on each side of your walk in Queenstown.  

WiFi Free Zone

It is important to remember that the track is in a remote wilderness area. There is no cellular or internet service on the tracks.  All of our guides and the lodges are in touch with each other and the Queenstown base by radio.  Communications are possible but must come through the Queenstown office.  You'll be surprised how liberating it is to be out of the zone for a few days!

Weather

The big question: What will the weather be like? It is essential to be well prepared for all four seasons. New Zealand has very changeable weather patterns and Fiordland and Mt Aspiring National parks have high rainfall levels and unpredictable weather patterns. This means that snow, high winds and rain can occur at any time of the year.

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