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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  • We just completed the Kepler Track anticlockwise. What an amazing journey. The weather was horrible, but we still had a great time. The facilities in the huts were great (even mattresses!), sinks and ...  more »
  • Did a very small section of the Kepler track by parking at Rainbow Reach just outside Te Anau. Suspension bridge over lovely flowing water and easy walk through forest with water glimpses.  more »
  • I tried to book the heli hike and the Milford day trip trough my travel company but their local Te Anau operator wouldn't commit before I left the UK as they didn't have a minimum number. So I emailed...  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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