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Kepler Track

Address: Eastern Fiordland, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
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Ranked #5 of 10 Attractions in Te Anau
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Outdoors
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Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Outdoors
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

We went there for a four days three nights trekking staying in the Luxmore hut, the Iris Burn camping, and the Moturau hut. The camping spots are just perfect, just wish there were a bit more of them every time there is a hut, to make it a bit cheaper for backpackers and low budget travelers, but apart from that... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

The huts are very well serviced and the people you meet on the trek are wonderful. The scenery is breathtaking and you just keep saying wow and taking pics. A trek of a lifetime.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We did the 4 day trek in the 'correct direction' climbing to the luxmore hut on the first day and walking the ridge on the second day. The views were stunning and it was well worth the extra 20 mins to walk to the top of mt luxmore. The huts were basic but clean and warm and the Rangers were... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Fantastic track, scenic in overall excellent condition, great huts etc. The track would be walk able in normal trainers in most conditions but it is more technical around the saddle, if you're not sure of your ability or the conditions up top go for boots or trail shoes at a minimum. The Stairs down from the saddle don't have hand... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We opted for the day hike option, taking the water taxi from Te Anau to Brod Bay, then hiking up to Luxmore Hut and back. The uphill hike was fairly strenuous, with substantial elevation gain. Once above the treeline, the trail opens up to stunning views of Lake Te Anau and the surrounding mountains. We were fortunate to have perfect... More 

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Clarkston, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The most lovely thing about this track was the bird song all around you as you hike through the lovely forest. We saw a Tui bird fantails and heard so many!

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Sydney, Australia
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94 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

i guess that walking/hiking on this trek, gives you the best intimate possibility to discover the diversity of Te Anau and its surrounding, there are many waypoints to join n or to walk parts, but i had been told that this trail is hikes to the end by many - what a tour!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Headed out for the circuit knowing weather wasn't looking good. Beautiful walk from control gates to luxmore hut/chalet/alpine retreat. 1/1/2 hours to hill 2 and half up and then rewarded with this hut and view. Weather changing and next day headed to iris burn but turned back by Mt luxmore turn off. Wind at 80-100km hour, hard to stand and... More 

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Paris, France
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9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This is one of my most preferred tracks. Plan for a fantastic 3 days journey, with tons of different things to admire: rainforest, rivers, mountains, lakes, etc. happy travel to all.

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Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

After taking the Kepler water taxi across Lake Te Anau to the trailhead at Brod Bay, we followed the track 8.2km to Luxmore Hut. The track began making its way through beech forest before quickly beginning to switchback heavily uphill, past sheer vertical limestone cliffs. After gaining enough elevation to move above treeline, the trail began to mellow out and... More 

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