Guided Kepler Track Heli Hike

8 hours
Pick-up offered
Free cancellation
1 - 12
Mobile ticket


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.


  • Walking poles and rain jackets are provided if these items are required.
  • Coffee and/or Tea - 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

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.

Stop At:

• Lake Te Anau, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park New Zealand
• Fiordland Trips & Tramps, 24 Caswell Road, Te Anau 9600, New Zealand
• Fiordland National Park, Fiordland National Park, Southland Region, South Island
• Luxmore Hut Track, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park New Zealand
• Kepler Track, Golf Course Road Eastern Fiordland, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park New Zealand

Time of tour

09:30 AM

Meeting point

Fiordland Community Events Centre, 20/22 Luxmore Drive, Te Anau 9600, New Zealand
Traveler pickup is offered

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
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas


  • Lunch - Please bring some lunch with you or pre-order directly with the provider (extra charge)
  • Bottled water - Bring a fill re-usable water bottle with you

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
March 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. T...

March 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.

Deborah D
January 2020

Guided Kepler Track Heli Hike Te Anau Three different and amazing hikes 674568506 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 coffe...

February 2022

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 t...

February 2021

Awesome heli ride and day tramp. Excellent guide. Legs felt it next day but would definitely do it again.

December 2020

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, breakfa...

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