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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  • Kepler track is one of the Great Walk in NZ. And there’re 3 reasons that I recommend this to be your first track among the 10. 1. It’s location is wonderful. You can start at the Te Anau town centre....  more »
  • We took two days and completed “day hikes” of the Kepler Track from our Airbnb in Te Anau. First, we took the water taxi to Brod Bay and hiked to Luxmore Hut and then all the way back to Te Anau...  more »
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