Kepler Track, Te Anau

4.8
#2 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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  • We hiked the part of Te Anau to the Luxmore hat on a clear, sunny day and were overwhelmed! The track is perfectly maintained, leads for a long time pleasantly on forest floor in the shade and after reaching the tree line offers a wonderful view over the fjordland.
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  • Summer (January) 2019 Walking - spend about half a day walking along the tops which is awesome views and amazing landscape to see but can be very exposed to the conditions! Definitely take good rain w...  more »
  • Due to a foot injury we were unable to do long walks on the Kepler track, however we did out an back 1.5-3 hr trips on different sections at it was beautiful. The track in well maintained, and scenery...  more »
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