Kepler Track, Te Anau

4.8
#2 of 13 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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  • It’s difficult to judge a track as it depends on your expectations and experience. The Kepler Track is billed as one of New Zealand's “Great Walks” but from the perspective of someone who has hiked...  more »
  • We only had time to do the one day hike up to Luxmore Hut which is the 1st stop along the 3-4 day Kepler track trail. Enjoyable day of tramping & here some pointers: -catch the taxi boat from...  more »
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