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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  • I walked part of the Kepler Track during level 4 COVID-19 lockdown, so unfortunately I wasn't able to do the entire track. Instead, my friend and I walked the more easily accessible parts of the...  more »
  • Okay, we only walked about 45 minutes of the track (and then back), but it was lovely. A great spot adjacent to the lake, and we saw some skittish mice. Gorgeous moss-covered trees and rocks, just...  more »

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