Transporting you to nature.

Epic Kepler

Your ‘epic’ experience in Fiordland. A private guided journey; by helicopter, by boat and on foot.

  • Full-day or half-day private tour and Kepler Track guided walk
  • The best of Mt Luxmore, Lake Te Anau and the Kepler Track day walk
  • Helicopter flight over Fiordland National Park
  • Trout fishing is the perfect addition to this tailor-made day out

A unique way to experience the Kepler Track.
Half-Day or Full-Day: It’s your choice.

  • Half-Day Epic Kepler
    Helicopter flight to Mt Luxmore
    Guided hike down Mt Luxmore (Kepler Track)
    Water taxi cruise across Lake Te Anau
    Includes transport to and from your Te Anau accommodation
    Includes private guide and delicious home baking for morning tea or afternoon tea

  • Full-Day Epic Kepler
    Helicopter flight to Mt Luxmore
    Hike to Mt Luxmore summit
    Guided hike down Mt Luxmore (Kepler Track)
    Water taxi cruise across Lake Te Anau
    Includes transport to and from your Te Anau accommodation
    Includes private guide, delicious home baking for morning tea and picnic lunch
  • Epic Kepler + Trout Fishing
    Jet boat trout fishing on the Waiau River
    Helicopter flight to Mt Luxmore
    Guided hike down Mt Luxmore (Kepler Track)
    Water Taxi cruise across Lake Te Anau
    Includes transport to and from your Te Anau accommodation.
    Includes private guide, delicious home baking for morning tea or afternoon tea.

Meet The Guides
The most important part of your day is the people you spend it with. We are a small team of professional guides who love Fiordland more than any other place in the world. And it’s what makes the difference.
Meet our guiding team here.

Not everyone can do the three-day Kepler Track walk, but everyone should see the Kepler. Our bespoke Epic Kepler experience is your chance to access and appreciate this incredible hiking location in Fiordland, just for a day. Take a private, guided walk along the Kepler Track, and add in a helicopter flight and boat journey for added adventure.


The Itinerary: Half-day Epic Kepler

Helicopter
The day begins with a helicopter flight over Fiordland (is there a better way to start the day?). A spectacular flight to Mount Luxmore over Lake Te Anau and Fiordland gives a sense of the scale of Fiordland National Park.

This is a private journey, and we aim to avoid the crowds. The helicopter sets you down at the Kepler Track for an opportunity to absorb the wild beauty of this alpine landscape. The carpet of golden tussock grass, the delicate alpine flora and, of course, the view. From Mt Luxmore, the views span across Lake Te Anau and Fiordland National Park, a UNESCO World-Heritage area.

Hike
Now it’s time to enjoy the scenery from ground level. Lace-up your boots for a Kepler Track guided walk, following a well-formed downhill section of this famous hike, one of New Zealand’s Great Walks. At walking pace, you have time to take in the towering limestone bluffs and the changing rainforest flora as you descend towards Lake Te Anau.

Along the way, your guide offers insights on geography, ecology and history or whatever you’re keen to chat about. A walk with a local is always the best way to connect with a new environment.

Boat
Back at lake level, spend some time at Brod Bay before the Kepler Water Taxi arrives. A short journey across Lake Te Anau and you are back at the main wharf in Te Anau. Our purpose-built water taxi is made for comfort and is the perfect opportunity to reflect on your journey as you travel across the South Island’s largest lake.

Use the booking calendar on this page to make your booking. Have a question? We’re ready to help you here.


The Itinerary: Full-day Epic Kepler

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Feeling energetic? The full-day Epic Kepler includes a helicopter flight to Mt Luxmore, a hike to the summit, then a hike back down to Brod Bay to meet the water taxi. For those who are keen to work up a sweat or those who want a full day out in nature, this is one of the best Fiordland activities to do from Te Anau.

The day begins with an unforgettable helicopter flight over Fiordland before the chopper skillfully lands on the Mt Luxmore. Enjoy some time and solitude to appreciate the views before beginning the rewarding walk to the summit of Mt Luxmore for some of the best views of Te Anau.

We then hike down Mt Luxmore as your guide gives you plenty of commentary and opportunities to stop along the way. At the bottom of the Kepler Track, the water taxi is waiting to take you back across the lake to Te Anau.

Use the booking calendar on this page to make your booking. Have a question? We’re ready to help you here.


Make it truly epic: Fish, fly and hike Fiordland in one incredible day

The Itinerary: Epic Kepler + Fishing

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Whether you’re a serious angler or have always wanted to give trout fishing a go, why not add fly fishing to your ‘epic’ day out.  By water, land and air, enjoy all that Fiordland is famous for in one unforgettable day.

Jet Boating + Fishing
The day begins with trout fishing on the mighty Waiau River from the jet boat. Try your hand at fishing for rainbow or brown trout and soak up the thrill of jet boating alongside Fiordland National Park.

Scenic Helicopter Flight
Fly over Fiordland on a scenic helicopter flight, before landing in a remote alpine location. We aim to avoid the crowds on this private guided trip so you have the opportunity to appreciate this stunning location. Enjoy a picnic lunch at Luxmore Hut, perched high on Mt Luxmore.

Hike the Kepler Track
After lunch, we’ll head out for a three-hour guided nature walk following a portion of the famous Kepler Track. A gentle, downhill walk past limestone bluffs, incredible views and sections of lush forest. Once you have made your way down to Brod Bay, journey back to Te Anau on the Kepler Water Taxi.

Use the booking calendar on this page to make your booking. Have a question? We’re ready to help you here.


Looking for a bespoke Fiordland experience?  This is our speciality.

Fiordland is the place we play, and creating private, tailor-made journeys for couples, families or small groups is our speciality. We know every aspect of Fiordland, and we know how to work with helicopters, boats, private guides and of course, the weather. If our Epic Kepler itinerary doesn’t suit you perfectly, talk to us about how we can create your perfect day out.

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