Enjoy a unique experience on 2 of New Zealand’s GREAT Walks combined with an iconic Milford Scenic Helicopter Flight....
Departing Fiordland Lodge at 6.30am with your private guide and vehicle you start by travelling the world’s most scenic highway towards Milford Sound for your 1st GREAT walk “The Milford Track”. Departing from Milford Sound you begin with a short boat ride to Sandfly Point and here the Milford Track meanders alongside the cascading Arthur River through lush rainforest to Giant Gate. This spectacular waterfall (pictured below) is best viewed from the large swing bridge spanning the river. Soak up the grandeur of the world-famous Milford Track from the ancient canopy trees towering above to the emerald-green ferns below and the birdsong that echoes through the trees.
This New Zealand Great Walk is suitable for all abilities and there is much to see, walking is at an easy going pace and your personal nature guide will point out the native plants and birds inhabiting this lush environment, and share the track’s stories, bringing the history of the area to life. Walking Distance 11 km, mainly flat track with 30 metre gain in height.
Arriving back at Milford Sound for approximately 1pm your helicopter is booked to lift you for a scenic flight of Milford Sound taking in Sutherland Falls, Mitre Peak, and towering ice capped mountains. Approximate flight time 45 minutes.
This flight is a real highlight of the day and on your return helicopter journey we will take you back towards Te Anau along the Murchison Mountains, a special conservation area paramount in the management of the endangered flightless Takahe.
The start of your 2nd GREAT walk begins with a helicopter drop off at the Luxmore hut (1085 meters above sea level) the first stop on the Kepler Track and the starting point for your 8km walk.
From the hut you can enjoy the panoramic views out over the Te Anau basin, scenic lakes and Fiordland Mountains before descending through a magnificent silver and mountain beech forest where you will experience the changes in vegetation as you descend through the altitude to your pick up point at Brod bay.
From the sandy shores of Brod bay we transfer you back across Lake Te Anau to the town ship of Te Anau through boat an enjoyable way to complete this very beautiful walk.
Price: $4275 based on 1 or 2 people (extra $1100 per person after 2 people) maximum 6 people.
Includes all transfers, scenic helicopter flight, nature guide, picnic lunches, boat transfers and concessions.