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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  • It was a lovely and relaxing walk. We didn't go too far, only 45 minutes to and back, but it was a good distance for our four-year-old to see a beautiful forest covered with soft green moss. We walked...  more »
  • Beautiful ridge hike! We boated in from Te Anau to broad bay and hiked to iris burn and went back the same way (2 days 1 night). Because of the schizophrenic weather we opted to do the ridge twice jus...  more »
  • We walked a section of the track from Te Anau to Brod Bay. It was a lovely walk, well laid out on boardwalks at times and with good signage. You are in trees and ferns for all this part of the track b...  more »
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