Kepler Track, Te Anau

4.8
#2 of 14 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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  • I've done a modified, shorter part of the Kepler track twice in two years. Last year, due to high snow loading and the avalanche risk I proceeded only to Luxmore hut. I camped at Brod bay, leaving a t...  more »
  • Walking on ridge line is an experience by itself. 360 views of mountains, spectacular lakes and fab DoC huts made this hike a walk to remember. Make sure you dont delay getting to hut and booking a go...  more »
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