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Address: Eastern Fiordland, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand

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This track was just beautiful and lush, with ferns and native fauna everywhere. The track was in great condition and was a really interesting walk.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This track was just beautiful and lush, with ferns and native fauna everywhere. The track was in great condition and was a really interesting walk.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Easily accessible from Te Anau, walked to the trail head from my hostel and spent the day hiking to the Luxmore Hut. I only saw a portion of the trail, it was super well maintained and pretty easy to hike. On a clear day it has really nice views. Lots of flighty little birds in the trees above.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We walked the Kepler Track over 4 days in April 2015 with 2 kids aged 10 and 8. The DOC lady in Te Anau was a bit sniffy about us taking an Under 10 on the walk and told us on several occasions how DOC doesn't recommend the walk for kids of this age. The risk is around the extra... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Just drive out 11kms from town along the Manapouri road, turn off at the second Kepler Track sign to Rainbow Reach, and enjoy a great day's walk out to the Motorau Hut, 12kms there and back. You can complete this walk in less than 4 hours. Easy grades and a great walk in a rainforest.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This was a great hike! Its a good day of walking ~30Km I recommend taking the water taxi across the lake to shorten your day hike.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Heard so much about the Keplar Track had to go and take a look. Parked at the lakeside starting point and walked round to Dock bay and back. Great views across the lake to Te Anau.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We did day hikes from Rainbow Reach and also from the power station to the beach and both hikes were outstanding. We did this after completing the entire Routeburn and Kepler is great.

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Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We did this in three days, going from Luxmore to Motorua hut in one day (30km). It is a pretty substantial day, so if you are doing this be sure to head out fairly early. Proud to live in such a beautiful country.

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Pukekohe, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We were a group of 7 walking the loop track anticlockwise. For some it was a first multiday walk and we are in our 60s. The huts were amazing and we were very fortunate with fantastic weather even though the forecast was poor on the last day. We took the water taxi to Brod bay to start but walked right... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We did the half day hike from West of TeAnau (at Rainbow Reach) to the beach at Lake Manapouri and the Motoruau Hut. We walked thru rain forest type vegetation with lush ferns and deep (1 foot) moss. Just gorgeous. This was about a 10-12KM roundtrip hike from the car park at Rainbow Reach. About 2Km was along the beautiful... More 

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Address: Address: Eastern Fiordland, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Fiordland National Park  >  Te Anau

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