Kepler Track, Te Anau

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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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  • Day 2, you're winding around the Tops. That's most of the photography and the most weather exposed part of the trip. There's still a fair bit of 'up & down'. You do need some level of fitness, decentl...  more »
  • We had only done the Kepler track carpark trip <-> Shallow bay for lack of time; this course there is easy because a lot of dish; the scenery is beautiful. This course we had been advised by the Lady of the i-site.
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  • In the first week of November, three friends and I completed the Kepler Track over 4 days. We are all at varying levels of fitness - I run around 8k three times a week, but had not done any serious hi...  more »

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Where to stay in Te Anau

Despite its modest size, Te Anau offers a decent range of accommodations from which to explore the surrounding national park. Boutique hotels, economy motels with kitchenettes, and rental apartments cluster mostly in the town center, but also along the main roads that lead into it. Campsites offer a good option for those wanting a full-on outdoor holiday. Reserve in advance for busier periods.
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