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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  • We just spent the most beautiful 4 days in beech forest, alpine ridges, lake shore huts; and epic views! The track is really well maintained and the huts are comfortable and well appointed with gas...  more »
  • We had the most wonderful time hiking the Kepler, thanks to Easyhike. They made the entire thing so effortless. Not having to worry about what to pack and whether I'd packed enough was an absolute...  more »
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