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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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Tour snapshot
Duration:
8h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
12
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    8h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    12
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
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
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
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 10245P5
Important information
Inclusions
  • Walking poles and rain jackets are provided if these items are required.
  • Hot drinks 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 or pre-order directly with the provider (extra charge)
  • Bring a fill re-usable water bottle with you
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveler 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 travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Recommended minimum age 8 years
  • Travelers 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 canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 travelers
Inclusions
  • Walking poles and rain jackets are provided if these items are required.
  • Hot drinks 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 or pre-order directly with the provider (extra charge)
  • Bring a fill re-usable water bottle with you
Departure details
  • Traveler 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 travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Recommended minimum age 8 years
  • Travelers 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 canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

5.0
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kiwislanda
Auckland30 contributions
Mar 2022
Did the 3 day walk package. One day each of the Kepler, Routeburn and the Milford. Got to stay at the wonderful Fiordland Lodge each night, so luxury bed and showers at the end of the day, not to mention the exquisite food. Then only had to carry a day pack each day.
Even got a helicoptor ride.
Thoroughly recommend it.
Written March 27, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Katiepai
Sounds like a great holiday to me, walking and luxury! Thanks for your wonderful review and recommendation.
Written March 28, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

G Parton
Nelson, New Zealand1 contribution
Mar 2022
Great experience - feels like getting to the top of the world!

We did 3 guided tramps one after another on the Kepler Milford and Routeburn plus a trip on Milford Sound. Great guides, great service and the idea of putting this type of tour together is a brilliant one.
Written March 19, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Katiepai
Thank you for your lovely review and so good to hear you loved the 3 day package. We are having such a great time too.
Written March 20, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

PaulD17230
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand153 contributions
We utilised this company for 3 seperate tramps on successive days, Kepler, Milford, and Routeburn tracks. Each tramp was a full day exercise and at Milford included the Milford Sounds tour for a full day each time. There were 2 guides allocated each day and each day they were different but each time very professional and knowledgeable. They carried hot water, coffee and tea with milk and sugar, with collapsible cups to provide a hot drink just when we needed it.
Woii hi Rd recommend this company
Written February 16, 2022
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Katiepai
Hi, thanks for your review and recommendation. We are lucky to have a good team of guides, each with a different skill set or knowledge base and great personality. Sometimes we will only assign one guide to a group if numbers are low. Safe travels! Madeleine
Written February 18, 2022
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Peter M
8 contributions
Jan 2021 • Couples
Awesome heli ride and day tramp. Excellent guide. Legs felt it next day but would definitely do it again.
Written February 4, 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 February 4, 2021
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Hailey Turner
13 contributions
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 December 8, 2020
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irene
Vancouver, Canada8 contributions
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 March 10, 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 April 7, 2020
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Howard K
11 contributions
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 February 15, 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 April 21, 2020
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The potty traveller
London, UK8 contributions
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 January 29, 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 February 1, 2020
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Deborah D
5 contributions
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 January 20, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Katiepai
Thank you for your lovely review Deborah, it was nice to host you and your son during your time in Fiordland.
Written February 1, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

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robertgR8003SA
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The forest primeval
A beautiful walk through pristine woods an the raod to Milford Sound. No mammals lived in New Zealand [except bats]
llibreteria
llibreteria
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These guys are efficient nice people
Our overall experience has been great! We wanted to spend 3 days in Fiordland but weren´t sure about what to do. Th
DanNay2016
DanNay2016
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Excellent Trip
Excellent way to explore Fiordlands and to have a taste of Kepler, Milford and Routeburn Tracks. The programme was
K1516PUdebbiea
K1516PUdebbiea
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Fiordland at its best.
Thank you to Steve and especially Geoff Barnes for a fantastic 3 days. We did a ultimate hiking package, where you
Sightsee49882009049
Sightsee49882009049
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Great day at Milford Sound
Excellent day with Jeff , from pickup at our hotel, through his knowledgeable commentary on the trip to Milford Sou
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Fiordland 3 Great Walks Package
3 generations of family enjoyed an incredible 3 days. A fabulous experience for all ages and abilities. The friendl
GoPlaces79444
GoPlaces79444
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Fiordland Great Walk Package with 4 nights accommodation
As a family ( 2 adults and 3 children 14, 12, 11 years) we did the Fiordland Great Walk package, 3 great walks in 3
68Sven
68Sven
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Fiordland Great Walk Package - 3 hikes, 3 days
My wife and I did the following trip. Fiordland Great Walk Package - 3 hikes, 3 days 1: Kepler Track Luxmore Guide
PinkLewis
PinkLewis
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Fiordland Great Walk Package with 4 nights hotel accomodation
Fiordland Great Walk Package A great concept allowing a sample of 3 great walks. In town accommodation very conveni
frontier1944
frontier1944
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Great experience
The day of this hike was the only wet day in our 3 day package. When Geoff told us it was imperative to enjoy the
LoisMM
LoisMM
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A fabulous package deal
4 of us ladies did the 3 day taster of Kepler, Milford, Routeburn at end of March 2022. Great, knowledgeable guidin
viv969
viv969
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Amazing trip
We did the 3 day trip (Kepler, Milford and Routeburn). It was amazing. The guides were fantastic (Helen, Michelle,
dutchie201738
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Great kiwi company offering the best walks in the region.
We did the three day option, experiencing all three of the great tracks (Milford, Kepler & Routeburn) The helicopte
823mareec
823mareec
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Highly Recommend!
Did 3-day Great Walk package - so worth doing! Friendly & knowledgeable guide, fantastic scenery, great food - the
Buzzjess
Buzzjess
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Fantastic day !!!
Fantastic day out with Geoff who had a great sense of humour and tons of Knowledge which meant we got way more than
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