Kepler Track, Te Anau

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#2 of 14 in Trails in Southland Region
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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  • Walked only the beginning of the line to turn the way inland to the mountains. Easy-to-master for all flat way, beautiful wild forest with large ferns, wonderful views of the Lake and the mountains in the distance. Alone this beginning part is worthwhile.
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  • We visited Kepler track in June, which is winter in NZ, therefore due to limited time we wanted to do a day hike to see what this trail is like. We checked with local tourist info about the conditions...  more »
  • We did the walk in April and were faced with strong cross winds across the ridges, however as like other walks it added to the adventure. We were advised safety options and guidance at the Huts by ver...  more »
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