Allow 4 hours
Fly to the mountain tops and hike back down on the Kepler Track. Choose to have a personal guide or walk independently.
The Kepler Track is one of New Zealand’s Great Walks. It is a well-formed track and is easy to follow. It takes 4 days/ 3 nights to complete the whole track which is a total of 60km.
Fiordland Helicopters can help you see all that the Kepler has to offer without walking the 60km hike!
Take a scenic helicopter flight across Lake Te Anau to Luxmore Hut on the Kepler Track with views of the Kepler Mountains all around you. From here you start one of the most scenic sections of the Kepler Track.
Luxmore Hut to Brod Bay – This section of the track is 8.2km long. Take in the incredible views on the open tops before walking 45mins to reach the bushline. From here is a steep downhill climb past towering limestone bluffs and then through mountain and silver beech forest.
A water taxi can pick you up at Brod Bay and take you across the lake back to the Te Anau township or you can continue to walk…
**We can book the water taxi for you at the time of booking your Kepler Heli Hike.
Brod Bay to the Kepler Carpark – This section of the track is a stroll through the beech forest along the shore of Lake Te Anau.. It should take about 1hr 30mins to complete. Covering 5.6km.
Kepler Carpark to Te Anau Township – Continue to follow the path along the shore of lake Te Anau. This is a lovely walk that should take no longer than 45mins. About 10mins out of Te Anau you will come to the Department of Conservation (DOC) wildlife centre. Here you can see the incredibly rare Takahe bird, only found in Fiordland, and once thought to be extinct.