Kepler Track, Te Anau

4.8
#3 of 15 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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  • highly recommend if you enjoy walk up. amazing views we really enjoyed walk around the mountains. great walk for fitness level  more »
  • It was doable to complete the full track in 2D1N, though it was a little tiring walking long distances with a heavy pack. I started in Te Anau and went past Luxmore to Iris Burn on the first day, whic...  more »
  • We did the first section until luxmore hut, and it's quite sporty but super nice to do, be it during hiking or when you come up with the view of the Lake and the surrounding area. We went to walk to the start of the trek, otherwise you can take the water taxi to earn about 1 hour walk to go...
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