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Kepler Track

Eastern Fiordland, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
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Ranked #5 of 13 Attractions in Te Anau
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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Wellington, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

It was manageable though the climb to Luxmore Hut on the first day might be tough but aside from that it's fine. Bring appropriate gears and be mentally prepared to climb though. There are aplenty of sandflies but get ready for the adventure you are about to embark - you'll be so amazed at yourself if you're a first timer... More

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Drummoyne, New South Wales, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We walked just 14 kilometres of the Keplar early one winter morning. For two hours it was just us and the distant sounds of the occasional cow. Was like walking through a fair glen...can't wait to get back and do more.

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Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

A challenging yet very doable real adventure into the fiordlands. I've been to NZ many times but only did the Kepler for the first time this year. I can't believe it took me so long to do it. The track has everything: you get to visit caves, summit mighty Mt Luxmore, walk along the top of spectacular steep-sided ridgelines and... More

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Sydney
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16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Leave enough time for this trek. Bring enough water and warm clothing especially in winter. Water proof hiking boots may be useful as areas can get quite muddy and wet after the rain.

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Cape Tribulation
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We have done many of the great walks over the last few years, but somehow had overlooked the Kepler. We took 4 days, walked the whole circuit, counter-clockwise and thoroughly enjoyed it. We would certainly do it again, and agree with the other comments about walking clockwise, perhaps being easier on the knees. The ridgeline walk on the second day... More

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Canberra, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

My son (nine years old) and I hiked the 60 kilometre circuit over four days in April 2014. What an amazing time! I'm relatively fit, and because I was walking with my son and going at a slower pace than I'd normally walk, I didn't find the terrain too challenging. My son had what we called 'the daily whinge' (usually... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

I done most part of it on 3 separate days. First time from te anau to brod bay and return,the forest is awesome and it's easy. Second time from rainbow reach to shallow bay (not on the main circle),3hours return,it's easier and the view of river and bay is good,plus a wetland on a branch. Third time from brod bay... More

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Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

The Kepler Track is a New Zealand great walk and as such has high quality huts and tracks for walkers. We walked anti-clockwise. Route finding was very easy and the graded track often a metre wide! The huts are modern and in picturesque locations. We were lucky with the weather as the 2nd day is a highlight partly dependent on... More

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Southport, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We hiked the Kepler track in over the Easter long weekend. It was just us as a couple hiking however other people hiking the track were so friendly and by the first night we had made a small group comprised of people from various places across the globe. What a wonderful experience to see this amazing country and to share... More

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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

we only went 7km in and returned (3hrs) but were so impressed with the track & surroundings that we plan to make a return and do a better job of it. Everyone on it seems to be so friendly too, must be the clean fresh air

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