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

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Relatively recent track with a variety of terrain, beautiful views.

This track was developed less than 20 years ago to alleviate some traffic on the Milford and other more popular tracks. It is rated 3 days but it can be comfortably done in two... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Cleveland, Oh

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Cleveland, Oh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This track was developed less than 20 years ago to alleviate some traffic on the Milford and other more popular tracks. It is rated 3 days but it can be comfortably done in two days. There are 3 huts on the way and one shelter. The best way is to start from across the lake from Te Anau (there is... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Came here with my friends on our tour of the South Island in September of 2012, so late winter/early spring. We didn't have time for the whole track, so we just went up, stayed in the Luxmore hut, then went back down to Te Anau the next morning. We started late, so the sun set before we reached the top.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

How warm are the huts...we are going in March 2016 and are unsure what level of sleeping bag to take. Thanks in advance

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Antwerpen, België
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We just did the Kepler trek in the middle of the winter. Due to the amount of snow on the Top of the Kepler trek we were only alowed to go to the Luxmore hut. We were the only people on the trek and had amazing views on top. And an amazing night all alone with the warden of the... More 

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Hillsborough, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We stayed three nights at Luxmore Hut so that we could walk the ridge-line on a good day. We had some peaks through the clouds that made it totally worth it. It's one of the most beautiful of the many huts at which we've stayed!

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Johnstown, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

You cannot come to Te Anau and not walk on the Kepler Track, even if it is just a few steps. My wife and I have walked in both directions from the control gates and once from rainbow reach and didn't have to go far to enjoy being surround by the nature that makes these New Zealand tracks so special... More 

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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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London, United Kingdom
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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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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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