Private Kepler Track Luxmore Guided Day Heli-Hike

From NZD $2,350.00
  • Duration: 8 Hours (approx.)
  • Location: Te Anau, New Zealand
  • Product code: PKHH

Experience the ultimate private guided day hike from Te Anau on the Kepler Track. Begin with a thrilling helicopter ride over Lake Te Anau, scenic hidden lakes, and native forests, landing in the alpine area at Luxmore Hut. As you explore the alpine region, soak in panoramic views of the surrounding Fiordland mountains. With a private guide at your side we can tailor the day to your motivations and pace. We encourage guests to take their time in the alpine area and fully enjoy this serene environment before returning to Luxmore Hut for a well-deserved lunch.

After lunch, embark on a descent down the mountain through silver beech forests, passing beneath towering limestone bluffs until you reach the sandy shores of Brod Bay. Here, you will be picked up for a scenic water taxi ride back to Te Anau.

From Luxmore Hut, the downhill walk spans 8 km (5 miles) with a descent of 800 meters (2600 feet), requiring a high level of fitness and hill-walking experience. Additional exploration around the alpine area from the hut can range from 30 minutes to 3 hours, with ascents and descents up to 400 meters (1300 feet). It is possible to aim for the summit on a private trip if you have a high level of fitness, physical ability and stamina. This hike demands physical readiness and is not suitable for everyone—please review the Difficulty section for more details.

Difficulty: This hike is physically demanding, a medium- high level of fitness and mobility is required, sustained 800m/2600 ft descent, 8km/5 mile walk, walking time up to 6 hours. On occasion, alpine weather may make conditions more challenging. The track is rough and rocky underfoot in some places. We operate in most weather conditions, so guests need to be suitably prepared (see What to Bring). Not recommended for children under 8 years or people over the age of 70 years, or those with joint or mobility issues, recent surgery, progressive neurological conditions (e.g. Parkinsons, dementia, MS). If you have any concerns regarding your suitability for this trip please contact Trips & Tramps directly to discuss options.

What to Bring: Comfortable walking boots/shoes, waterproof jacket, warm clothing including thermal hat and gloves, sun hat, water bottle, and day pack. Jeans and street wear are not suitable clothing, please ensure you wear suitable outdoor, activewear for the walks. Walking poles are optional and offered by Trips & Tramps on the day. Clients that are not suitably prepared will not be permitted to participate.