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

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Great for a day walk

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

The Kepler misses out on a star simply because Luxmore Hut is in pretty ugly surroundings that are quite demoralising to walk through. But it does make up for it with stunning views between Iris Burn and Luxmore, and the tramp back down to Te Anau from Luxmore. We did this at dawn and the woodland took on a hazy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We were looking for a hike to take in the afternoon, and this track was perfect. Easy to reach the trailhead from Te Anau, parking not problem, easy trails through wonderful forests and fern grottos and great views of and across the lake. I wish we had had more time to explore the trail. Next time we'll take lunch. Bring... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

3 days of good walk. The first day you spend among the forest, under a nice canopy. The second day is the best: you are on top of the world, mountains all around you, with a view on to both the lakes Te Anau and Manapouri. The third day, you come back from your dream, through the forest again, following... More 

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