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Luxmore Kepler Heli Hike (Minimum of 2 people) provided by Fiordland Tours

Luxmore Kepler Heli Hike (Minimum of 2 people)

Luxmore Kepler Heli Hike (Minimum of 2 people)
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Your wonderful day begins with an amazing helicopter flight. This is an extended flight – more than just getting you to the start of the track. We fly over the largest lake in the South Island (Lake Te Anau) before cruising over a group of “hidden lakes” that can only be seen from the air. Our first landing is a 10 minute stop on Mt Maury. This landing site is 100m higher than the mountain we will be walking on, so allows you to see the amazing views from above. We then land at the Luxmore Hut and begin your hike through some wonderful alpine vegetation with our knowledgeable guide who will share their expertise in a friendly and sometimes humorous way. We are now walking part of the Kepler Track. The views from the Luxmore Hut never cease to amaze. From here you have the opportunity to take a hike to the top of Mt Luxmore or start the easy hike down to the shores of the lake. A boat awaits us for our short cruise to the east side of Lake 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
  • Our extended Helicopter flight, with 2 landings and wonderful photo stops, is a spectacular way to get to the Luxmore Hut. This is a great way to see the amazing Kepler Track in full glory.
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
  • Our extended Helicopter flight, with 2 landings and wonderful photo stops, is a spectacular way to get to the Luxmore Hut. This is a great way to see the amazing Kepler Track in full glory.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 41793P2
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Our Heli Hikie includes a morning tea of fresh baked date scones, tea, coffee, bisuits and chocolate.
Exclusions
  • We do have an optionl lunch menu ($20 per lunch)
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We will pick up from any accommodation within the town boundary.
  • 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
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Our Heli Hikie includes a morning tea of fresh baked date scones, tea, coffee, bisuits and chocolate.
Exclusions
  • We do have an optionl lunch menu ($20 per lunch)
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We will pick up from any accommodation within the town boundary.
  • 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
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

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Little Piggy
Washington DC, DC224 contributions
The Best Small Group Tours in New Zealand
Dec 2019
We knew that despite Milford Sound being the highlight of our adventure in South Island, there were many tracks and activities that could be experienced along the way. After dealing with Ray, owner of Fiordland Tours, we had no doubt that this was the best option for us.

Kudos to Ray for working with us every step of the way, since March, to craft the best possible itineraries and doing so in a masterful way during the holidays. Having researched and contacted other tour companies, we greatly appreciate his willingness, and that of his tour guides, to guide us through these amazing adventures during a time when others wanted to gouge us or simply wanted the days off. Thank you very much, Ray!!

Since we adored this company so much, we decided to book four private tours with them: (1) Luxmore Heli-Hike and Boat (Kepler Track) with Jono; (2) Milford Sound tour and optional floatplane with Jaime; (3) Hike to Key Summit (Routeburn Track) with Jaime; and (4) The Catlins tour en route to Dunedin with Don.

I need to digress briefly since something happened with the Milford Sound tour, as it became a mini-bus tour with other passengers. We had booked a private tour but because of a mix-up, we were asked to meet Ray in Te Anau town center, where he apologized for the mix-up and he reassured us that the subsequent ones would all be private. He is definitely a sincere, down-to-earth guy who values the visitor experience and will ensure that we make the most of our time in the area.

For the Kepler Heli-Hike, Jono met us at the bus station in Te Anau and whisked us off to the heli-pad. After one brief stop, we reached the Luxmore Hut, the place where our break will take place. Our journey up the summit was great, full of expert commentary, including a few kea sightings, and a ultra-patient guide with our slower pace. Jono was clearly a wealth of knowledge about the hike, the flora and fauna of New Zealand, and life in general. We could see why he is regarded as one of the best in the industry. In fact, we dined on some delicious date scones with butter during our break. The hike to the base through the ever-changing forest was quite lengthy but Jono informed us every step of the way. There was never a rushed feeling. Thank you, Jono.

For the Milford Sound tour and Key Summit hike, Jaime was full of life and a reservoir for useful information. Despite the mini-bus issue, Jaime did a great job tending to everyone's needs and didn't skimp on the sights or the commentary. He did pack in quite a few stops and corresponding lookouts, including one stop where we were surrounded by lupin galore, and guided us expertly with the boat ride down the Sound and our floatplane ride. He always had a smile on his face, and commanded the route, since he mentioned that at the time, he had already escorted fellow travelers along that route over 20 times that month!! For the Key Summit, his positive demeanor reigned supreme again, and despite falling down in his attempts to let other tourists pass, his level of energy and attention to detail did not wane one bit. At the summit, we again enjoyed those date scones and for the first time during that trip, were treated to sandflies at our pit stop. We also appreciated his willingness to make photo stops or to seek out noteworthy photo ops for our family. Thank you, Jaime x 2!!

For Don, he was the best tour guide in our opinion. Ray mentioned that he knew The Catlins like the back of his hand, and that was not an understatement. He picked us up from the Te Anau Lodge and planned an exquisite itinerary through that region en route to Dunedin, our final destination in our 15-day adventure in South Island. From Inverness to Waipapa Point and from Curio Bay to McLean Falls, we were enamored by all of the stunning sceneries and landscapes that abound in The Catlins. Our most favorite sight was Nugget Point, which reminded us of The Twelve Apostles in the Green Ocean Road in Melbourne, Australia. He walked at our pace and this veteran bus driver and former politician exuded with confidence and a wisdom unlike others during our travels. He made us feel like we were family. He stayed with us from 7:00am until almost 9:00pm, and never complained that he was tired. He knew the area extremely well and could easily zero in on where we needed to be and be seen. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, Don!! You rocked and shone brightly!!

A huge gratitude and deep appreciation to Ray, his team of guides, and Fiordland Tours for bringing the best of South Island to life, and showcasing what adventure and awe-inspiring landscapes were all about. When we decide to return in the near future, we will not hesitate but to book several more tours with the company. It is comprised of professionals skilled in the arts of tourism and hospitality!!
Written 6 January 2020
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By: Fiordland Tours
garysK761SQ
garysK761SQ
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Wonderful Day Tour
We were looked after extremely well on our tour from Te Anau to Milford Sound today by Jamie. Arriving at a destina
NZ_Campbell_Family
NZ_Campbell_Family
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Brilliant tour up to Milford Sound
We had a great day exploring Te Anau and Milford Sound with Ray. He picked us up from our accommodation and took us
NicolaM4332
NicolaM4332
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Worth it before we got to Milford
The trip was so worth it, before we even got to Milford Sound. We had seen so many beautiful places including it st
Smile_Kang
Smile_Kang
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What are you waiting for?
We had a lovely day with Ray,he is professional tour guide,a professional driver, also a professional photographer!
rossb585
rossb585
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Outstanding
Did the full day Milford Tour with Jono as our guide. Jono was great, picked us up on time in a comfortable van, on
TPLina
TPLina
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Great tour
Jamie was a great guide who is very passionate about his work & just an all round nice guy. We loved this tour and
jatomi
jatomi
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Milford Sound via Fiordland Tours - Brilliant!
23 July 2021 - Had a great day on this tour to Milford Sound. Our tour guide Ray, was friendly, informative and
craigbH5254WA
craigbH5254WA
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Awesome day in Fiordland
Such a great day. We felt very privileged to go with such a great tour guide (Jamie). He was a laugh and took us to
823alicek
823alicek
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Must do!
We had an exceptional day on the Milford tour with Jono as our guide. We were the only ones on the tour and were ve
MoniqueT1305
MoniqueT1305
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Milford Sound private tour from Te Anau
Very enjoyable day - the road trip was just as good as the boat tour. Ray gave us commentary the whole way and was
NorthStar24188780779
NorthStar24188780779
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Great Day Out
Spectacular scenery and a knowledgeable tour guide made it a day to remember. Would recommend this trip to anyone.
HariW89
HariW89
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Highly recommend for Families with Children
Highly recommended tour. We had an incredible experience with Fiordland Tours and our host for the day, Ray. We sta
Pioneer702198
Pioneer702198
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TOP RATED VIEW
What a fabulous trip! Picked up from our accommodation and then onto a spectacular drive through mountain roads to
201franziskab
201franziskab
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100% worth doing
Jonathan was an excellent tour guide and his knowledge about the area made the experience of exploring Milford Soun
Shannan K
Shannan K
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Highly recommend this small group guided tour
Our tour with Ray (and Leonie) was fantastic. In a small group it felt more like a day trip with family and friends
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