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Kepler Track

Address: Eastern Fiordland, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
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Ranked #6 of 12 Attractions in Te Anau
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks
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Georgetown, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

The previous day we had hiked on the beautiful Milford Track for a few hours. This day, our host drove us around to the other side of the lake so we could hike some on the Kepler Track. We were always amazed at the variations that could be found in different rainforests. This one, at least in the section that... More 

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Te Anau, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The huts were very comfortable and the rangers were very nice and informative. Make sure you check the weather as a bad day would be awful if you don't have the right gear.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Me and my fiancé have thoroughly enjoyed the Kepler track. The first day is a climb through the bush until you get above the treelines, from where you'll get stunning views. Our first hut was Luxmore hut which has stunning views over the valley. The second day was the hardest in our opinion, a lot of climbing and descending, but... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We crossed the Bridge at Rainbow Reach from the well-laid out Car Park and resting area. The Waiau River rushes past here deep and wide. Turning right we walked for some three hours up to the Control Gates, mainly level but always comfortable. Deep bush with only minor tree roots crossing the gravel path. Frequent glimpses of the river and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We only did the first part of the track- up to the limestone bluffs and then back to Te Anau, but the views were incredible and the swim at Brod's bay in the afternoon made the day. If I were to do it again I think I'd take a tent and stay at the campsite there for a bit. Not... More 

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Moriusaq, Nordgronland, Greenland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This is a famous walk, with the extra appeal in that it is circular. Basically along up over and back around a small mountain. The track quality is outstanding making walking a breeze. The whole trip takes three days walking but it has been raced in 4.5 hours record time so it is not too hard for most people.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

One of the best hikes I've ever done. Great scenery, well maintained track and huts. Got lucky with the weather, which is the only thing to watch out for.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We did this trek during the summer and did experience quite a bit of rain I recommend paying to use the facilities (huts) there as you don't need to take a tent up and you can use the kitchens there but you must take your own cookers etc The walk is intense but well worth the effort - the views... More 

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East Fremantle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Recommend this track be walked in 'reverse', with first night spent at Moturau Hut. This allows the hardest ascent on the walk to be done early on the third day, in bush cover with some pack supplies having been used, and a few days of 'training' walking through the beautiful valley. Views in this direction more rewarding as well!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

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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