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Kepler Track

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Address: Eastern Fiordland, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
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Come on, the Kepler track does not really need a review:). It is simply epic. Very well maintained with great workers in the cabins and breath giving view, this track can be... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Come on, the Kepler track does not really need a review:). It is simply epic. Very well maintained with great workers in the cabins and breath giving view, this track can be hiked, run and crawled, especially the first part to Luxmore hut. It is 8.5 km up hill hike which opens to breath giving view as a treat ones... More 

Thank Marina K
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a day trip out on the track. The walk was great with different views, forest, lakes, tussock land. We hiked up the summit and greeted by a beautiful kea. Even though the weather wasn't good and on the summit we couldn't see anything as we were surrounded with heavy fog, we all had a wonderful day. If you... More 

Thank Pudding20142014
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It was the noisiest walk I've done in NZ. The noise pollution from the lake as people motored around, water skiing and jet biking ruined it for me. If you don't mind walking through lush forest and lake shores with the thundering roar of motor boats on one side then that's ok...but tranquil isn't a phrase I'd use to describe... More 

Thank Johanna B
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I wouldn't call us rugged outdoor people, but nonetheless we were keen to check out the Kepler track. We found a couple of rolling day and half day walks from the control gates near Te Anau. It's a pretty easy half day from the control gates to Rainbow Reach (bout 4hrs) for a shuttle back to town... or you can... More 

Thank Patrick L
Oatley, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Words cannot describe how great this trek is. I've been to Tasmania, the Rockies in Canada and USA, Austrian Alps and the Crimea for mountain trekking and this matched them all. The scenery is wonderful and the facilities in the huts are the best I've seen for wilderness trails with their mattresses and gas stoves. The trek takes 4 days... More 

Thank Andrew C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I did the day hike to the Luxmore hut and return to Te Anau. We started our journey at Brod Bay after utilizing the water taxi. The hike from Brod bay to the hut took about 2 hours and is primarily through a wooded area. The last 1/3 of the hike or so is in the open... More 

Thank Leslie D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My bestie and I walked the Kepler in 2 days. We started at the control gates and walked via the Luxmore hut to the Iris Burn Hut on the first day. On the second day we walked back to the control gates via Rainbow Reach. We are both marathon runners so managed 30kms each day without a problem, if you... More 

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Kapiti Coast, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After a year of planning, it was hard, but sensible, to not be able to complete this dream! We had done both the Routeburn and Milford tracks in previous years, but this was a different kind of adventure - much of it alpine - very exposed, but the scene extraordinary. We made it to Luxmore Hut the first day. The... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed in Te Anau our first day in New Zealand. The hotel we stayed at was close to where we could start the Kepler Track. We walked it for a few hours, and it was an amazing trail. Had some great views of Lake Te Anau, and without many other hikers out at that time we... More 

Thank jpkeel
Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The day on the tops was my best walk ever, and we were lucky to get good weather on that day as it could be miserable if not. The huts were great too.

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