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Address: Eastern Fiordland, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
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Wonderful hike even if just for one day.

We really wanted to hike on some of New Zealand's Great Walks, but did not have the time for a multi day trip. And, often I get lost attempting to find trail heads in the US. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Happyguestohio
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The payoff is great views of Lake Te Anau and the town itself. We hiked from the Kepler Track car park near Te Anau to Luxmore Hut. 17 miles total took us about 8 hours. Most of the trail is an easy walk. I'm glad we did it, but I wouldn't suggest this trail as a day hike because it's... More 

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Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We really wanted to hike on some of New Zealand's Great Walks, but did not have the time for a multi day trip. And, often I get lost attempting to find trail heads in the US. We stayed in Te Anau and took a water taxi across the fiord to begin this hike (the taxi runs at 8:30 and 9:30... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Magnificent views, forest and bush side. The walk in itself is 15 km long to the luxmore Hut and not a 100meter is to be ignored. I am amazed of the quality of the track itself. We only had the chance to do 2 days of this great walk instead of the 4 it requires to be complete but we... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Kepler track is so easy to access unlike the Milford track. We did two sections from the two different car parks near to Te Anau over two days. Tracks exceedingly well maintained and signposted. Lovely forests with great lake scenery. Wished I had the time to do the entire trail. Give it a try if you visit the area... More 

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Sevenoaks
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Due to age and lack of time we only did a short and easy part of this track from Brod Bay back to Te Anau. The water taxi to take us there was good and Steve very informative. The track is easy underfoot and mostly flat so very easy walking. We often went off the track to go to the... More 

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Mississauga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I hiked the Kepler Track in late January. I stayed at all 3 huts, starting with Luxmore. First things first, make sure you are fit enough for this hike, it is a serious one. The first and second days especially were challenging and required a high level of fitness. Secondly, make sure you pack light. I did not and boy... More 

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Auckland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great experience, and better weather than predicted on the Milford at the same time! The track is typical for a great walk, and large huts. As usual on a great walk, expect a lot of people and lots of noise, not quite like the real outback, but great views, when the cloud permitted

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

5 members of the family, 4 enormous days, 3 superbly located huts, 2 tired parents and one seriously tough 8 year old. Team Davis conquered the Kepler Track and we are so very glad that we did! The track itself is a bit more challenging than Milford or Routeburn but the rewards are indescribable. We walked the full 60km from... More 

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1 Thank cedand3
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ive walked the Greenstone, the Routeburn, Milford and the Kepler. The Kepler remains my favourite for its diversity, hight, length and isolation from any planes etc. The alpine section is amazing with the Keas around you. There is a cave you can visit 10 min walk from Luxmore hut with a torch to see the stalagmites and stalactites. The decent... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't go all the way, only to the first hut, but it was great. There are views to the river, wonderful forest, the air is so wonderful and the track itself is not difficult at all (except for one place where it's broken and there's a rather steep detour).

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