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Great Walks of New Zealand

The Milford and Routeburn Tracks are two of the nine Great Walks.

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.

The Great Walks are scattered across the North and South Islands of New Zealand, 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. Each of the nine Great Walks has it’s own unique character and all are worth exploring.

 Ultimate Hikes is the only operator of multi-day guided walks on two of the most iconic Great Walks; the Milford Track and Routeburn Tracks.  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.

 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 operates our own private lodges on the Milford and Routeburn Tracks.

Whether you decide to walk with Ultimate Hikes or independently, staying in the Doc Huts, you will not miss out on any of the spectacular scenery.