From Te Anau: Full Day Kepler Track Guided Heli-Hike

From Te Anau: Full Day Kepler Track Guided Heli-Hike

Activity provider: Fiordland Trips and Tramps

From US$ 411.24 per person

Fly, hike, and cruise through the magnificent scenery of Fiordland on this tour from Te Anau. Admire the mountain views as you take a helicopter ride, descend by foot on the Kepler Track Great Walk, and enjoy a boat cruise across Lake Te Anau.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pick-up at your accommodation in Te Anau. Please provide your accommodation details.
Small group
Limited to 12 participants


  • Enjoy a guided walk on the Fiordland's Kepler Track Great Walk
  • Experience a scenic helicopter flight to Mount Luxmore
  • Learn about the conservation, geology, and ecology of the region with you knowledgeable local guide
  • Walk through stunning alpine herb fields and forest scenery
  • Enjoy a scenic water taxi across Lake Te Anau
Full description
On this enjoyable full-day tour from Te Anau you will enjoy a scenic helicopter flight over New Zealand’s beautiful landscape, an easy-going hike on the Kepler Track, and a relaxing boat cruise on Lake Te Anau. You will begin your Kepler Track guided heli-hike with a spectacular scenic flight by helicopter from the town of Te Anau. Fly over the hidden lakes and beech forest of Mount Luxmore to arrive at Luxmore Hut, the first hut on the Kepler Track Great Walk. With your knowledgeable local nature guide, you will explore the alpine area and learn about the fauna and flora in the surrounding tussock herb fields. Enjoy a true wilderness tea break, before you begin the descent on a well-formed track. Descending through magnificent mountain and silver beech forest, the effects of different altitude and weather conditions experienced in Fiordland are clear to see as the trees and undergrowth quickly change, creating a varied backdrop for your hike. At the half-way point you will pass under magnificent towering limestone bluffs, allowing the guide to share the geology of Fiordland with dramatic visual examples. The approach to Lake Te Anau is evident by the track meandering through native New Zealand ferns and other sub-tropical species. Your guide will share local conservation efforts on the Kepler Track, in which they take an active part in maintaining. You will finish the hike at the sandy beach of Brod Bay, the pick-up point for the boat cruise back to Te Anau. The boat ride offers an enjoyable way to complete this amazing and beautiful guided walk on the Kepler Track, offering great views of your path from the alpine area to the clear waters of Lake Te Anau.
  • Pickup from your accommodation
  • Helicopter flight
  • Fully guided walk with local knowledgeable guide
  • Safety gear
  • Hot drinks
  • Water taxi transfer from Brod Bay
  • Transfer back to your accommodation
  • Lunch (can be added for an additional charge)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Sun hat
  • Water
  • Rain gear
  • Packed lunch
  • Daypack

Know before you go

  • It is recommend that you wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring a day pack containing a warm sweater/fleece jacket, a waterproof jacket, insect repellent, drinking water, and a camera
  • A medium level of fitness is recommended. The hike is a 1,200 meter descent with a walking time of approximately 6 hours
  • There are plenty of stops for photographs, bird-watching, and interpretation along the way to break the walking
  • Maximum of 12 walkers to 1 guide there is plenty of opportunity to learn about the natural and human heritage of mighty Fiordland
  • Your experienced guide will carry all safety and communication equipment to ensure your wellbeing on the guided walk.
  • Single customers pick a "preferred" date, we require 2 people to confirm the departure. You will be contacted by the local partner if the selected date is not suitable.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 4 reviews

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The entire day was awesome, starting with being picked up out the front of our hotel and the helicopter ride over the bay and up too Luxmore hut. Our 2 guides were very friendly and made the day even more enjoyable, some of the group couldn’t make it all the way up the mountain to Mount Luxmore so the group split and one guide took 4 of us all the way up the mountain and the other turned around and waited back at Luxmore hut. The walk to the top is well worth the effort for those who have reasonable fitness, the views are just stunning. The walk down back to the beach was very challenging and steep in some spots but again our guide set a good comfortable pass. I would totally recommend this tour to all my family and friends and consider it a must do.

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November 15, 2022

We had a lovely day walking the last part of the Kepler track through a forest, the guide was really friendly and helpful in suggesting a different hike due to cloud cover at our original location. It was really worthwhile having the guide as she explained all about the local plants and trees as well as interesting information about local and Maori history. The Helicopter ride was really exciting and definitely worth the money, I can see why people love to travel like this.

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February 17, 2020

Product ID: 27262