Kepler Track, Te Anau

#2 of 13 in Trails in Southland Region
Hiking Trail · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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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  • Went with my partner, he has done a couple Before but it was my first time. We Would consider ourselves to have fair to moderate fitness. We walked the full Kepler track (carpark/control gate to...  more »
  • We had a great trip on the Kepler, really loved it. 3 of us women (in our 40s - & we think quite fit !) Left control gates at 1.30pm, about 1.20hr to Bord Bay. Got to Luxmore Hut at about 6pm...  more »

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