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Guided Kepler Track Heli Hike provided by Trips & Tramps

Guided Kepler Track Heli Hike

Guided Kepler Track Heli Hike
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Begin your awe-inspiring guided day experience on the Kepler Track with a scenic helicopter flight to Luxmore Hut. At the top explore the expansive tussock fields and enjoy panoramic mountain views on foot as we hike in the alpine area. Then descend the mountain on a well-formed track through native beech forest and pass under towering limestone bluffs to reach the sandy lake shore for a water taxi ride back to Te Anau.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Begin your experience with a spectacular helicopter flight to Luxmore Hut over Lake Te Anau. Explore the alpine tussock field and enjoy the expansive mountain views, with the option to hike to the summit (as conditions allow). Then hike down the mountain on a well-formed track, descending through native beech forest and passing under towering limestone bluffs to reach the sandy lake shore for a water taxi ride back to Te Anau.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Begin your experience with a spectacular helicopter flight to Luxmore Hut over Lake Te Anau. Explore the alpine tussock field and enjoy the expansive mountain views, with the option to hike to the summit (as conditions allow). Then hike down the mountain on a well-formed track, descending through native beech forest and passing under towering limestone bluffs to reach the sandy lake shore for a water taxi ride back to Te Anau.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 10245P5
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Walking poles and rain jackets are provided if these items are required.
  • Hot drinks and light snacks are available along the hike as required.
  • Te Anau accommodation pick up and drop off.
  • Helicopter flight to Luxmore Hut on the Kepler Track
  • Safety and communication equipment is carried by the guide.
  • Local, experienced, nature guide.
  • Water taxi across Lake Te Anau
Exclusions
  • Please bring some lunch with you.
  • Bring a fill re-usable water bottle with you
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Fiordland Community Events Centre, 20-22 Luxmore Drive, Te Anau 9600, New Zealand If you have not selected your accommodation please meet us at the Event Center, there is plenty of free all day parking here for any vehicle. Please wait on the steps of the facility, or where we can see you, thank you.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Recommended minimum age 8 years
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Track is well maintained and well formed, however can be uneven and rocky in places.
  • Operates in all weather conditions (including rain) unless the operator deems it to be unsafe. Please carry a good, waterproof rain jacket, drinking water, any medication that you may require and wear practical, sturdy shoes for walking in (heels, slip on shoes, jandals/flip flops/thongs are not suitable). Do not wear jeans as they become cold and heavy when wet. The operator can provide a good rain coat and walking poles, please contact them in advance to have this arranged.
  • The operator may refuse participation if clients are not dressed suitably.
  • The fitter you are the more you will enjoy the trip, note the sustained down hill can be tough on knees.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Inclusions
  • Walking poles and rain jackets are provided if these items are required.
  • Hot drinks and light snacks are available along the hike as required.
  • Te Anau accommodation pick up and drop off.
  • Helicopter flight to Luxmore Hut on the Kepler Track
  • Safety and communication equipment is carried by the guide.
  • Local, experienced, nature guide.
  • Water taxi across Lake Te Anau
Exclusions
  • Please bring some lunch with you.
  • Bring a fill re-usable water bottle with you
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Fiordland Community Events Centre, 20-22 Luxmore Drive, Te Anau 9600, New Zealand If you have not selected your accommodation please meet us at the Event Center, there is plenty of free all day parking here for any vehicle. Please wait on the steps of the facility, or where we can see you, thank you.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Recommended minimum age 8 years
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Track is well maintained and well formed, however can be uneven and rocky in places.
  • Operates in all weather conditions (including rain) unless the operator deems it to be unsafe. Please carry a good, waterproof rain jacket, drinking water, any medication that you may require and wear practical, sturdy shoes for walking in (heels, slip on shoes, jandals/flip flops/thongs are not suitable). Do not wear jeans as they become cold and heavy when wet. The operator can provide a good rain coat and walking poles, please contact them in advance to have this arranged.
  • The operator may refuse participation if clients are not dressed suitably.
  • The fitter you are the more you will enjoy the trip, note the sustained down hill can be tough on knees.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Popular mentions

5.0
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Peter M
8 contributions
Epic heli ride and day tramp
Jan 2021 • Couples
Awesome heli ride and day tramp. Excellent guide. Legs felt it next day but would definitely do it again.
Written 4 February 2021
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Katiepai
The Heli Hike offers such variety, and a good leg workout for sure. Thank you for your recommendation and so good to hear you enjoyed the guide and whole experience.
Written 4 February 2021
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Hailey Turner
13 contributions
3 day trip package
Dec 2020 • Couples
I booked the 3 day guided hike trips and all the guides were amazing with a wealth of knowledge about the tracks and surrounding places.
I attended the Routeburn to Key summit, Milford track and cruise, and the Heli Hike of Kepler track. I fully recommend this package with accommodation, breakfasts and lunches included to everyone - this package is a must do.
Written 8 December 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

irene
Vancouver, Canada8 contributions
Hiking to the top of Mt. Luxmore
Feb 2020
This heli hike was one of the higlights of my recent NZ trip. Although I normally walk on my own two feet to the top of a mountain, I really enjoyed the combination of a short but very scenic flight, hiking and the water taxi back to Te Anau. Thanks to the flight, we got above the clouds right away and had the mot spectacular views. Once we reached the top of Mt. Luzmore, our guide made tea or coffee for us. We stopped for our pic nic lunch at the Luxmore hut and then walked all the way down to the lake shore. Our guide pointed out trees and birds along the way and explained some of the ongoing conservation projects. I highly recommend this 16 k hike with Trips and Tramps.
Written 10 March 2020
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Katiepai
Thanks for the awesome review. We aim to be a highlight of New Zealand tours and it's great to hear we succeeded. The combination of the scenic flight, hike and water taxi adds to the day in our opinion. The views from the top of Mt Luxmore are stunning. We appreciate the recommendation. Stay safe and well!
Written 7 April 2020
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Howard K
11 contributions
A good walk
Jan 2020
Never done a Helihike before, but wanted a reasonable day walk (and a warm-up for the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Felt a bit of a cheat saving 800m of the climb Mount Luxmore, but got to the top refreshed (having landed from UK 44 hours ago). Easy walk, although 1200m down though the forest took time, given the distance. Geoff knew the area/route/fauna/flora intimately (no surprise when we arrived at 4:28 for our 4:30pm ferry). The short helicopter trip was great (with views off some smaller tarns that no one sees).
The weather offered stunning views, although getting gusty.
Written 15 February 2020
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Katiepai
Thanks for your review of our Kepler Heli Hike. It sounds like you had a great day. Getting up in the air and seeing the views gives you a fabulous perspective of the park. Geoff is a great guide, being a local and an experienced guide he makes of the most of the day for you (hence the 4.28 pm arrive for the ferry). Hope you enjoyed the Tongariro Crossing! Stay safe and healthy!
Written 21 April 2020
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The potty traveller
London, UK8 contributions
Professional friendly and fun
This company know what they are doing . I would thoroughly recommend any of their trips . Very professionally run - good team - fun day that caters for all abilities .. one of the best trips I’ve been on - and I travel a lot .. thank you
Written 29 January 2020
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Katiepai
Wow, awesome to hear, especially that it is one of the best trips you have been on. We have a great team, and it's wonderful to hear such positive feedback, thank you!
Written 1 February 2020
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Deborah D
5 contributions
Guided Kepler Track Heli Hike
Apr 2019
Guided Kepler Track Heli Hike

Te Anau

Three different and amazing hikes

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My son (doing a semester abroad in NZ) and I did the Kepler Heli-hike as well as the Routeburn and Milford one-day hikes). Small groups of hikers, well provisioned with lunch and elevenses (morning tea and coffee en route!), excellent (and very fit!) and knowledegable guides who knew exactly how to pace the climbs up and down. Not for those who are out of shape! Amazing variation of terrain that includes glacial lakes, soaring peaks, barren areas beyond the tree line, and rain forest that includes dripping mosses and ferns and unusual birds. Kepler heli hike included a brief but exhilarating ride across the lake from Te Anau and a welcome water taxi back across the lake at the end of the day.
Written 20 January 2020
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Katiepai
Thank you for your lovely review Deborah, it was nice to host you and your son during your time in Fiordland.
Written 1 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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