Kepler Heli-Hike (Independent)

Kepler Heli-Hike (Independent)

Unguided: $295 per person

Allow a minimum of 4 hours

1 Landing

Fly to the Kepler mountain tops and then hike back down on the Kepler Track.

Trip Highlights:

  • Scenic helicopter flight to Luxmore Hut
  • Hike the highlights of the Kepler Track down to Brod Bay
  • We can organise water taxi return transport
  • Guided Option available

Hike the highlights of the Kepler Track with Fiordland Helicopters

The Kepler Heli-hike is one of our most popular trips. 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 what 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 the vast lake and the Kepler Mountains all around you. Once landed, you will begin 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, there 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 Te Anau township or you can continue to walk…


The water taxi is only available from October through to May seasonally. We can book the water taxi for you at the time of booking your Kepler Heli Hike. However, please let us know if you would NOT like this service.
Outside of the water taxis season, we can organise transport from the Kepler Carpark back to your accommodation.

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 Te Anau Bird Sanctuary (Puanga manu o Te Anau). Here you can see the incredibly rare Takahe bird, only found in Fiordland, and once thought to be extinct.

For more information about the Kepler Track click here

Additional information:

  • A minimum number of 2 passengers is required for a flight. Flights are shared unless specified. If you would like a private flight, please advise the office at the time of booking to discuss pricing.
  • The flight duration is an approximate only and landings are included in this time frame. Duration, landings and routes may vary due to weather.
  • All flights are weather dependent. We recommend to allow for flexibility in your schedule in case of changing weather conditions.
  • Please review our Terms & Conditions for more details.

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Beech Forest on the Kepler Track

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Kepler Heli-Hike (Independent)

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