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Guided Kepler Track Heli Hike provided by Trips & Tramps

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Guided Kepler Track Heli Hike

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Updated 20-09-16 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20-09-16 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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.
Important Information
Departure Point
Fiordland Community Events Centre, 20-22 Luxmore Drive, Te Anau 9600, New Zealand
Duration
8h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
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
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Additional Info
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Peter M wrote a review Feb. 2021
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Awesome heli ride and day tramp. Excellent guide. Legs felt it next day but would definitely do it again.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from Katiepai, Owner at Guided Kepler Track Heli Hike
Responded Feb. 4, 2021
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.
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Hailey Turner wrote a review Dec. 2020
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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
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Date of experience: December 2020
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irene wrote a review Mar. 2020
Vancouver, Canada8 contributions3 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Katiepai, Front Office Manager at Guided Kepler Track Heli Hike
Responded Apr. 7, 2020
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!
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Howard K wrote a review Feb. 2020
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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
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Katiepai, Front Office Manager at Guided Kepler Track Heli Hike
Responded Apr. 21, 2020
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!
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The potty traveller wrote a review Jan. 2020
London, United Kingdom8 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
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Response from Katiepai, Owner at Guided Kepler Track Heli Hike
Responded Feb. 1, 2020
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!
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Great organisation
We had a 3 day experience we 3 good guides who had excellent knowledge of the local area, and the fauna and flora.
customerersojhad2021
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Friends from Paraparaumu.
An excellent trip from start to finish. Our driver, Steve was very knowledgeable about the local flora and fauna
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A fantastic dsy
From the moment Kate rang to say that they would pick me up from my accommodation rather than a pick up point to
mandyd926
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3 day package
We had the most amazing experience walking the 3 great walks last week. Friendly, upbeat and inspiring guides, lead
Jo M
Jo M
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3 day Fiordland Great Walks
We did the 3 day guided walk package and it was brilliant. The guides have great knowledge about all the flora/faun
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Milford great day out
Our driver and guide Andrew was great company - friendly, helpful and experienced. The Mitre Peak Cruises trip out
148jcw
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Milford Sound walk and cruise
It was fantastic. The scenery is simply awe inspiring. Our guide, Douglas, was excellent. He is friendly, approa
Diana F
Diana F
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Fiordland 3 day luxury style walk
Absolutely loved this trip - We did the 1 day Kepler and one day Milford Track walks. Unfortunately both my son an
crztnme
crztnme
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Milford trip
I've been to Milford couple of times with a bus from te anau, but trips and tramps is definitely the best! Lots o
Jocelyn V
Jocelyn V
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Fiordland Grsst Walk Package -3 hikes, 3 days
Superb experience with amazingly k knowledgable guides, and as for the lunches...fantastic!!! Would absolutley reco
Olster2015
Olster2015
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Fantastic experience
We did the 3 day great walks package and would highly recommend it to. The weather was amazing, guides were great
michmash1
michmash1
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Fantastic 3 days of new adventures.
What a fabulous way to see such a stunning part of NZ. Professional to a tee. Guides were friendly and knowledgeabl
mjmcmillan
mjmcmillan
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3 1 day walks
Thanks to trips & tramps for the organisation of the accommodation to the well organized hikes and the lovely lunch
Ramesh M
Ramesh M
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Mt Luxmore
Douglas and the team were good. Spot on timings. Would have been good if we had more time to spend on the track ins
Hongtao S
Hongtao S
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Awesome guide
Had an impressive tour with Nill in this trip. Learnt a lot from Nill, from local birds, plants to interesting hist
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  • Lake Te Anau, Fiordland Trips & Tramps, and 3 more
  • Duration: 8h
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