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Boots on the ground raises $120,000 for hospital patients

Thursday, 13 June 2019, 11:11 am | Ultimate Hikes

A new apartment block for the Bone Marrow Cancer Trust is a step closer to reality, with a vital funding boost of $120,000 thanks to a keen group of hikers tramping the Milford Track. More >>

Japanese woman on Milford Track to rejoin tour

Saturday, 23 March 2019, 1:44 pm | Ultimate Hikes

A 73-year-old Japanese woman who was part of a multi-day guided walk with Ultimate Hikes on the Milford Track, Fiordland National Park has been found alive and well after becoming separated from her group. More >>

Search and rescue operation finds woman on Milford Track

Saturday, 23 March 2019, 1:24 pm | Ultimate Hikes

A 73-year-old Japanese woman who went missing on the Milford Track yesterday has been found alive and well and will be rescued today. Two Milford track guides and Ultimate Hikes General Manager Noel Saxon spent the night with the woman after thermal ... More >>

Milford and Routeburn Guided Walks receive Gold Status

Tuesday, 24 October 2017, 2:39 pm | Ultimate Hikes

Queenstown-based hiking specialists, Ultimate Hikes is kicking off the hiking season on a high, after being awarded Qualmark Gold for its guided walk operation on the Milford and Routeburn Track, two of New Zealand’s Great Walks. The gold award is ... More >>

Booking opens for Milford and Routeburn Track Guided Walks

Wednesday, 11 January 2017, 12:16 pm | Ultimate Hikes

Ultimate Hikes has opened up bookings for the 2017-18 Great Walks season following a busy hiking season so far this summer. More >>

Ultimate Hikes Walkers All Fine

Saturday, 7 March 2015, 11:15 am | Ultimate Hikes

That’s the message from Ultimate Hikes general manager Noel Saxon following incorrect reports that a man who died on the track yesterday was part of a guided group. More >>

Ultimate Hikes opens for Great Walks season, Milford's 125th

Thursday, 31 October 2013, 5:10 pm | Ultimate Hikes

Queenstown-based Ultimate Hikes launches its 2013-14 season this week with the first guided walks on the Milford and Routeburn Tracks departing on Friday 1st November. More >>

Chinese couple celebrate wedding on Milford Track

Tuesday, 19 March 2013, 2:13 pm | Ultimate Hikes

A Chinese couple have notched up a romantic ‘first’ on the world-renowned Milford Track by celebrating their wedding at Pompolona Lodge. Newly-weds Wei Sun and Jun Lu, from China’s Guangdong province, love hiking so their best friend Qiao Xinyu ... More >>

Mackenzie legacy endures on New Zealand’s Routeburn Track

Wednesday, 13 March 2013, 3:33 pm | Ultimate Hikes

Walking the Routeburn Track in New Zealand’s South Island is a dream for many -- but for some it is a family legacy. More >>

Ultimate Hikes opens bookings for 2013-14 with a new season

Thursday, 31 January 2013, 3:56 pm | Ultimate Hikes

Media Release from Ultimate Hikes 31 January 2013 Ultimate Hikes opens bookings for 2013-14 with a new season deal The Great Walks season is in full swing, and Ultimate Hikes, exclusive operator of multi-day guided walks on the Milford, Routeburn and ... More >>

Otago Highlanders hike the Greenstone Track

Monday, 28 January 2013, 5:06 pm | Ultimate Hikes

The Otago Highlanders took some time out from pre-season training over the weekend and hiked into the Greenstone Track for a few days of ‘R&R’ and team building. More >>

Blind group on Milford Track ‘an inspiration’

Friday, 18 January 2013, 5:24 pm | Ultimate Hikes

A group of Japanese trampers on the world-renowned Milford Track have proved ‘an inspiration’ to others on the Great Walk - - with six of them ranging from partially to totally blind. More >>

Ultimate Hikes walking season kicks off

Monday, 29 October 2012, 3:54 pm | Ultimate Hikes

New Zealand’s premier guided walking company is launching its 2012-2013 season this week with walkers on The Routeburn Track multi-day guided walk now able to choose to stay in brand new ensuite rooms. More >>

One of New Zealand’s Great Walks adds new level of comfort

Wednesday, 13 June 2012, 5:11 pm | Ultimate Hikes

New Zealand’s premier guided walking company, Ultimate Hikes has announced the availability of private ensuite rooms on its Routeburn Track Guided Walk. Based in Queenstown, Ultimate Hikes is the only company to offer fully catered guided walks ... More >>

Southlanders and Otago people snap up Brain Week Walk spaces

Thursday, 23 February 2012, 2:26 pm | Ultimate Hikes

Around 40 of the 50 spots available for Brain Week Walk have been snapped up by Southlanders & Otago people keen to support the Neurological Foundation’s Chair in Neurosurgery Campaign. More >>

Man dies while walking the Milford Track

Monday, 30 January 2012, 10:49 am | Ultimate Hikes

A Japanese man in his early-sixties has died while walking the Milford Track with guided walk company, Ultimate Hikes. More >>

Ultimate Hikes opens for the season

Monday, 31 October 2011, 4:48 pm | Ultimate Hikes

New Zealand’s premier guided walking company launches its 2011-2012 season tomorrow (November 1) as the first walkers set out along tracks billed as the ‘finest walks in the world’. Queenstown based Ultimate Hikes operates guided walks on the Milford, ... More >>

Ultimate Hikes team picks up the pace for a great cause

Friday, 8 April 2011, 2:06 pm | Ultimate Hikes

Ten staff members from New Zealand’s premier guided walk company have ditched hiking boots for running shoes as they prepare to raise money for the Pateke Conservation Project. The Ultimate Hikes running team will expel one final burst of season fitness ... More >>

Hiking in forbear’s footsteps

Monday, 14 February 2011, 1:25 pm | Ultimate Hikes

Walking in the footsteps of their ancestor who happens to be one of New Zealand’s former Prime Ministers, was a life long ambition for Bruce and Kiri Richards. More >>

Walkers snap up special dates for next season

Friday, 4 February 2011, 3:06 pm | Ultimate Hikes

Walkers wanting to book for the 2011-2012 guided walking season were quick off the mark yesterday (Thursday 3 February) making sure they had first choice of dates for the popular tourist activity. More >>



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