Embark on the ultimate adventure with the Full Day Kepler Track Guided Heli-Hike from Te Anau. This experience promises to take you to new heights, quite literally!
Get ready to soar above the stunning landscapes of Fiordland National Park on a thrilling helicopter flight to Luxmore Hut. From there, you’ll explore the alpine wonders of the Kepler Track, guided by an expert who will unlock the secrets of the region’s geology and ecology.
Traverse through alpine herb fields, majestic beech forests, and witness breathtaking views that will leave you in awe.
The descent takes you through the enchanting silver beech forest, ending with a relaxing boat cruise back to Te Anau.
With small group sizes and rave reviews, this guided heli-hike is an adventure not to be missed.
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Good To Know
- The activity includes a scenic helicopter flight to Mount Luxmore and a guided walk on the Fiordlands Kepler Track Great Walk.
- Participants will learn about the conservation, geology, and ecology of the region during the hike.
- The activity requires a medium level of fitness, with an 800m descent and an 8km walk that takes approximately 3-6 hours.
- The trip includes pickup from accommodation, a 10-minute helicopter flight, and a water taxi across Lake Te Anau to return to Te Anau.
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Activity Details and Logistics
The activity’s details and logistics include pickup from participants’ accommodations in Te Anau.
With a free cancellation policy available, participants can enjoy the flexibility of reserving now and paying later. They can also keep their travel plans flexible by booking their spot and paying nothing today.
The duration of the activity is 8 hours, and participants can check availability for starting times. A live tour guide, who speaks English, will be available throughout the activity.
The pickup options are inclusive of the activity, ensuring convenience for participants. With a small group size limited to 12 participants, everyone can expect a personalized and immersive experience.
Participants on the Full Day Kepler Track Guided Heli-Hike can expect an unforgettable experience filled with stunning alpine landscapes, informative guided walks, and a scenic water taxi ride across Lake Te Anau. Here are the experience highlights:
Immerse in Scenic Beauty: Traverse through alpine herb fields and forest scenery, taking in breathtaking views of the Fiordlands. The helicopter flight to Mount Luxmore offers a bird’s eye perspective of the majestic landscape.
Learn about Conservation Efforts: Knowledgeable guides provide insights into the conservation, geology, and ecology of the region. Gain a deeper understanding of the efforts being made to preserve this pristine natural environment.
Thrilling Adventure: From the exhilarating helicopter ride to the challenging hike back to the beach, this guided heli-hike offers a unique and exciting experience. It’s a perfect blend of adventure, education, and appreciation for the beauty of nature.
Embark on this extraordinary journey and create memories that will last a lifetime while supporting the conservation efforts in the Fiordlands.
Full Description of the Activity
During the Full Day Kepler Track Guided Heli-Hike, you will embark on an 8-hour adventure, exploring the Fiordlands through a scenic helicopter flight, guided walks, and a boat cruise across Lake Te Anau.
The activity begins with a breathtaking helicopter flight from Te Anau to Luxmore Hut, where you will have the opportunity to explore the alpine area with a knowledgeable guide. As they descend through the mountain and silver beech forest, the guide will provide insights into the geological features of the Fiordland region.
The hike continues towards Brod Bay, where you will enjoy a boat cruise back to Te Anau. Throughout the journey, you will have the chance to enjoy the stunning alpine ecosystem, learning about the conservation efforts and the unique ecology of the area.
Inclusions and Requirements
Included in the Full Day Kepler Track Guided Heli-Hike are pickup from accommodation, a 10-minute helicopter flight, and a fully guided walk with a local knowledgeable guide.
This adventure requires a medium level of fitness, as there’s an 800m descent and an 8km walk with a walking time of 3-6 hours. For those looking for an extra challenge, there’s an option to hike towards Luxmore Summit, adding an additional 1-3 hours of walking up and down.
It’s important to note that Trips & Tramps may amend the trip based on weather conditions to ensure safety and enjoyment.
With stunning views and the opportunity to explore the geology and ecology of the region, this guided heli-hike promises an unforgettable adventure.
Customers who’ve experienced the Full Day Kepler Track Guided Heli-Hike have shared their positive reviews of this unforgettable adventure.
One aspect that often comes up in these reviews is the debate between using a helicopter or a boat to reach Luxmore Hut. While the boat option provides a scenic journey across Lake Te Anau, those who opted for the helicopter raved about the breathtaking aerial views and the thrill of flying over the stunning landscapes of Fiordland.
Another factor that can greatly impact the heli-hike experience is the weather conditions. Customers highlighted the importance of having a knowledgeable guide who can adapt the itinerary based on the weather. Some mentioned that due to cloud cover, their guide suggested an alternative hike, ensuring they still had a memorable and enjoyable experience.
Visitors to Te Anau can easily find their way to the Full Day Kepler Track Guided Heli-Hike, as the activity includes pickup from their accommodation in the area. Once they’ve been picked up, they’ll embark on a thrilling adventure that combines hiking safety with scenic helicopter flights.
Here is what participants can expect during the Full Day Kepler Track Guided Heli-Hike:
Scenic Helicopter Flight: The journey begins with a breathtaking helicopter ride from Te Anau to Luxmore Hut. As the helicopter soars through the air, you will be treated to awe-inspiring views of the surrounding landscape.
Guided Hike: After landing at Luxmore Hut, you will embark on a guided hike through the alpine area. They’ll have the opportunity to learn about the conservation, geology, and ecology of the region while walking through stunning alpine herb fields and forest scenery.
Water Taxi Ride: The adventure concludes with a water taxi ride across Lake Te Anau, providing a relaxing and scenic way to return to the starting point.
With pickup included and a combination of hiking safety and scenic helicopter flights, the Full Day Kepler Track Guided Heli-Hike promises an unforgettable and adventurous experience for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What Is the Maximum Number of Participants Allowed on the Guided Heli-Hike?
The maximum number of participants allowed on the guided heli-hike is 12. With different hiking options available, participants can choose the level of challenge they’re comfortable with, ensuring an adventurous and personalized experience.
Can I Choose to Hike Towards Luxmore Summit or Is It Mandatory?
You can choose to hike towards Luxmore Summit on the guided heli-hike, it is not mandatory. The advantage of this guided experience is that you have knowledgeable guides who can suggest alternative hiking routes based on weather conditions and provide valuable information about the region.
What Is the Duration of the Boat Cruise Back to Te Anau?
The boat cruise back to Te Anau after the heli-hike has a duration that is not mentioned in the provided information. However, participants of the heli-hike can expect a thrilling and scenic journey across Lake Te Anau.
Will the Trip Be Cancelled if the Weather Conditions Are Unfavorable?
If the weather conditions are unfavorable, the trip may be cancelled for safety reasons. Trips & Tramps, the tour operator, prioritizes the well-being of participants and follows a weather cancellation policy to ensure a safe and enjoyable heli hike experience.
Do I Need Any Special Equipment or Gear for the Guided Heli-Hike?
No special equipment or gear is necessary for the guided heli-hike. The tour provides all the necessary gear, ensuring participants can fully enjoy the adventure without any additional preparations.
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The Sum Up
To sum it up, the Full Day Kepler Track Guided Heli-Hike from Te Anau is an exhilarating adventure that offers a unique opportunity to explore the stunning landscapes of Fiordland National Park.
With a scenic helicopter flight, guided walks through alpine herb fields and beech forests, and a boat cruise back to Te Anau, this activity provides an unforgettable experience.
Suitable for nature enthusiasts with a medium level of fitness, this guided heli-hike promises breathtaking views, knowledgeable guides, and a personalized adventure in the heart of Fiordland.