plan your walk

Where are we?

Ultimate Hikes is based in Queenstown, New Zealand.

The tracks we operate on are in the Fiordland and Mt Aspiring National Parks. All of our walks depart from and return to Queenstown.

Domestic Travel Distances

Travel distances from New Zealand's major cities via Road.

  • From Auckland, - 1552.8km, 22 hrs (includes Ferry)
  • From Wellington, - 915.4km, 14 hrs (includes Ferry)
  • from Christchurch - 483kms, 6.5 hrs
  • From Dunedin - 278.8km, 3.5 hrs

 For a road travel calculator visit AA Travel

Time & Distance Calculator

Queenstown by Air

Domestic Flights

Direct flights operate between Queenstown and the following cities:

  • Auckland
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch.

Regional destinations will transit through one of the above airports.

Air New Zealand is the country's carrier, JetStar also flies the domestic route.

Air New Zealand

International Flights

Direct flights operate between Queenstown and the following Australian destinations:

  • Sydney
  • Brisbane
  • Melbourne
  • Gold Coast

Most of the major airlines fly into Auckland, the main international airport hub. Check with your preferred airline for further details.
Wellington and Christchurch Airports also have international flights to and from destinations in Australia and the Asia Pacific Region.


Staying in Queenstown

Accommodation in Queenstown over the busy summer period fills up fast. We'd hate you to miss out on your preferred date to walk because of it, so we suggest you secure your accommodation in Queenstown at the same time as your walk - and we suggest you do both early! Especially if you are intending to book your walk between 20 December and 31st January when the resort is very busy!

Queenstown offers a wide variety of accommodation from luxury lodges, boutique hotels, motels, serviced apartments, hostels and backpackers. You'll find one to suit you by checking the official Destination Queenstown website - where you'll also find places to eat and other activities to enjoy during your stay here.