A once-in-a-lifetime private hiking journey deep into Fiordland
Explore Fiordland by Heli, Hike & Boat
- Private, full or half-day experience
- Perfect for people looking to see and do it all in a single day
- No fishing experience required, just have a go
A unique way to experience the Kepler Track
A fantastic Fiordland experience that truly does have it all. Begin with a spectacular helicopter ride to Mount Luxmore, enjoying a birds-eye view of the hidden lakes and beech forests that dot the landscape en route.
You’ll touch down off the Kepler Track so you can take in the wild beauty of this high alpine area away from the crowds. Admire the golden tussock fields and unique flora – and did we mention the views! From here, you’ll look out over the township, across Lake Te Anau and Fiordland’s World Heritage wilderness.
Next, you’ll meet up with the Kepler Track and hike a well-formed, easy-going downhill section. Walk past towering limestone bluffs and through a changing rainforest catching glimpses of Lake Te Anau as you descend.
Once you reach Brod Bay, you will be picked up by our water taxi for the boat ride back to Te Anau. This part of the day offers the perfect way to finish the journey you’ve just been on, with the boat cruise making an enjoyable, relaxing end to your Kepler adventure.
Half Day or Full Day: It’s your choice
Depending on your schedule, you can choose to complete the trip in four hours, downhill hiking only or set aside the whole day to hike for maximum rewards. If you spend the entire day with us, you’ll be able to conquer the summit for the best views possible. Both options allow you to experience the best of the Kepler Track in far less time than it takes to hike the full circuit.
Make it truly epic: Fish, Fly & Hike in one day – Fish, fly and hike Fiordland in one incredible day
The only way you could make this day better is by adding the thrill of fishing. You have the option to begin your day with an exhilarating morning trout fishing on the mighty Waiau River before meeting the helicopter at midday and hiking in the afternoon. Experience Fiordland from every angle with an action-packed day of trout fishing, jet boating, hiking and a scenic helicopter flight. With this package, you’ll fish and jet boat the mighty Waiau River, fly over Fiordland National Park and hike a section of the famous Kepler Track – incredible locations all right on the doorstep of Te Anau. Enjoy the grand landscapes Fiordland is famous for by water, air, and land, all in one unforgettable day.
8.15am – Jet Boating + Fishing
Begin with a morning on the mighty Waiau River with our Jet Boat Fishing. Try your hand at fishing for Rainbow or Brown trout and soak up the thrill of jet boating alongside Fiordland National Park.
1pm – Scenic Helicopter Flight
Soar high above breathtaking lakes and mountains on a scenic helicopter flight, enjoying a special landing in a remote alpine location. After being dropped at Luxmore Hut, perched high on Mount Luxmore, a delicious picnic lunch ensues.
1.30pm – Hike the Famous Kepler Track
Lace up your walking shoes for an afternoon of hiking – this three-hour guided nature walk follows a portion of the famous Kepler Track. Limestone bluffs, incredible views and lush forest sections make this walk truly unforgettable. Once you have made your way down to Brod Bay, journey back to Te Anau via water taxi.
Package includes transport to and from your Te Anau accommodation, fishing licenses, delicious home baking for morning tea and a picnic lunch.