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Kepler Track

Eastern Fiordland, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
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Ranked #6 of 13 Attractions in Te Anau
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We walked the whole track over four days three nights. our favorite hut was the Luxmore Hut on the first night, with lovely views of lake Te Anau. We had pretty wild weather on the second day, when we walked the high and exposed section, but there were two shelters along the way that made fantastic stopping spots to get... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We did the 3 hour return Rainbow Reach on the Kepler Track and were so pleasantly surprised! It's midway point was Lake Manapouri and we were the only ones there! It's a beautiful track, easy terrain and overall enjoyable.

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Terrigal, Australia
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68 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

As our Milford Sound Cruise was cancelled, we decided to do a short hike or part of the Keppler Track. We walked quite a way, having started from Te Anau town, and were most impressed with the quality of the tracks! The views were lovely and the facilities offered were most impressive! Who knows, we may come back one day... More

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London, United Kingdom
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17 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I was staying on the Te Anau lakefront and had a day to kill so decided to do the day trip up to Luxmore Hut with someone else staying at the same backpackers. We actually wanted to go all the way up to the summit, but there were severe weather conditions and there was far too much snow up there... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

It was manageable though the climb to Luxmore Hut on the first day might be tough but aside from that it's fine. Bring appropriate gears and be mentally prepared to climb though. There are aplenty of sandflies but get ready for the adventure you are about to embark - you'll be so amazed at yourself if you're a first timer... More

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Drummoyne, New South Wales, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We walked just 14 kilometres of the Keplar early one winter morning. For two hours it was just us and the distant sounds of the occasional cow. Was like walking through a fair glen...can't wait to get back and do more.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

A challenging yet very doable real adventure into the fiordlands. I've been to NZ many times but only did the Kepler for the first time this year. I can't believe it took me so long to do it. The track has everything: you get to visit caves, summit mighty Mt Luxmore, walk along the top of spectacular steep-sided ridgelines and... More

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Leave enough time for this trek. Bring enough water and warm clothing especially in winter. Water proof hiking boots may be useful as areas can get quite muddy and wet after the rain.

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Cape Tribulation
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We have done many of the great walks over the last few years, but somehow had overlooked the Kepler. We took 4 days, walked the whole circuit, counter-clockwise and thoroughly enjoyed it. We would certainly do it again, and agree with the other comments about walking clockwise, perhaps being easier on the knees. The ridgeline walk on the second day... More

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

My son (nine years old) and I hiked the 60 kilometre circuit over four days in April 2014. What an amazing time! I'm relatively fit, and because I was walking with my son and going at a slower pace than I'd normally walk, I didn't find the terrain too challenging. My son had what we called 'the daily whinge' (usually... More

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