Kepler Track, Te Anau

#2 of 13 in Trails in Southland Region
Hiking Trail · Nature / Park
Kepler Track allows visitors to trek from the beech-forest shores of lakes Te Anau and Manapouri to the very top of Mt. Luxmore. Traverse rocky mountain ridges, wander through tall mossy forests, and cross deep gorges and fast-flowing rivers on swinging suspension bridges. Explore the region's caves, featuring finger-like stalactites and stalagmites, or take a brisk dip in an icy waterfall. Well-constructed bridges, boardwalks, and steps make for a moderately difficult 60 km (37 mi) walk, usually done in two to four days. Each night, enjoy the comfort of running water and a roof over your head at the trail-side huts. Visit during the optimal season between October and April, and book your hut accommodations in advance. Make Kepler Track a centerpiece of your Te Anau vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Te Anau trip planner.
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  • Amazing. Bit windy up top but overall a great experience. Amazing DOC warden at Iris Burn hut....loved the stretching and story time  more »
  • Second year taking students through this Great Walk. We usually drop a van at Rainbows Reach and leave one at the control gates. The walk from the Control Gates to Rainbows Reach went quickly, but is....  more »
  • We took the water taxi from teanau to broad bay which saved our legs for the steady climb to luxmore hut, the views up and from the hut were stunning and they got even more amazing on day 2, walking.....  more »

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