Kepler Track, Te Anau

4.8
#2 of 11 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. Plan to see Kepler Track and other attractions that appeal to you using our Te Anau vacation generator.
Create an itinerary including Kepler Track
map
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
333 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • July 19, 2017
    I had planned to do this track for a while and pleased I chose this as the views were pretty breathtaking.I left at around 7am towards Luxmore and I was the only person on the track.It said that it wo...  more »
  • June 7, 2017
    We spent six glorious days walking through this amazing country. I enjoyed having the huts available, especially with the sandflies nibbling away at me, however I did find them quite pricy and was dis...  more »
  • May 22, 2017
    Luxmore hut of one-day trekking starting from Lake Te Anau, we spent 8 hours, walking 35 km. Initial 3-4-hour climb is very tough, and spiral in the Woods. When you see the sign displayed when you have 45 minutes to reach the cabin, there is a feeling of finally succeeded. We had just left the deciduous forest, to appreciate beauty, rain fell from the sky, everyone got a drowned. Reached the hut the rain stopped. Blue Sky there is glittering under the Sun of vegetation, has made all the hard work worth it. Also saw the sprouting of KEA. Must come to Kepler!
    View original

Plan your trip to Te Anau

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

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.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Te Anau by other users

14 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 17 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM INDIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 34 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in South Island BY A USER FROM BRUNEI December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 21 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, culture, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in South Island BY A USER FROM VIETNAM October, outdoors, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM KUWAIT February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM KUWAIT February, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: February, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in South Island BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND October, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: October, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM BELGIUM November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, kids, popular PREFERENCES: April, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans