Kepler Track, Te Anau

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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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  • The trail is well maintained, the hut is clean, and the views are spectacular. I did a day hike from Brod Bay to the mountain summit just past the hut. It took me a total of six hours with a stop at t...  more »
  • I walked the track in May when the days are not so long. Great walk :) and comfortable walkable for 3 days even with slow speed. If you are a fast tramper, you can do it in 2 or even 1 day (See Kepler...  more »
  • Have been "tramping", 'kiwiese' for bush walking/hiking/trekking in the area for over 3 decades. Extraordinarily beautiful/tranquil National Forest with a wide variety of bird songs to keep you entert...  more »

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Where to stay in Te Anau

Despite its modest size, Te Anau offers a decent range of accommodations from which to explore the surrounding national park. Boutique hotels, economy motels with kitchenettes, and rental apartments cluster mostly in the town center, but also along the main roads that lead into it. Campsites offer a good option for those wanting a full-on outdoor holiday. Reserve in advance for busier periods.
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