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Kepler Track

Address: Eastern Fiordland, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
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Ranked #7 of 28 things to do in Te Anau
Type: Historic walking areas, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic walking areas, Sights & Landmarks
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Boston, Massachusetts
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180 reviews 180 reviews
40 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

this is a extremely well maintained and not too difficult track. We walked two sections of it, from the control section past Dock Bay the first time, about 1 1/2 hr return and from Rainbow Reach to the Moturau Hut, the 2nd, about 3 hr return. Both were beautiful, but I think I preferred the Rainbow Reach walk and it's... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Myself and my great friend Brent travelled this Great Walk on February 17th - 19th 2015 with many thoughts, inspirations, challenges and emotions. We had decided to walk the entire length and camp at the two campsites on each side of the mountain. Day 1 we started at 2pm and had a 7 hr hike to the first campsite. Our... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This track is within walking distance from our motel. Depending on your level of fitness it has 2 to 8 hour hikes,and feel it's suitable for all ages. Well worth the experience.

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Lyttelton, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Incredible experience. This challenged me both physically and mentally but the views and the satisfaction of having done it more than made it all worthwhile. Thank you Department of Conservation for your part in making this available to the world. There is nothing that I can say that will give the Kepler Track justice, just get out there and do... More 

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United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Well, when you're 11.5k miles from home with 4 young children you might as well have a different experience and this was it. Outstanding scenery, track and huts. The walking is easy - no problem for our 14 & 13 year olds, the 11 year old thought there should have been fewer cols (saddles) on day 2 according to his... More 

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Karlsruhe / Germany
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60 reviews 60 reviews
18 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The landscape and views are great. We did just a part of the whole track and it was amazing. Start near the golf course at the parking lot...

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Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We walked Kepler Track Sunday to Wednesday last week. Having completed most of the other NZ Great Walks we can say that this track is truly amazing. Be prepared though for very sudden weather changes: we started in sunny conditions, had sleet and snow all the next day and freezing cold conditions when walking the alpine areas, then descended through... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

As per the other Great Walks...this one also blows your mind! Our group received pretty poor weather to the point where it snowed on day two, crossing some of the steeper terrain and ridges. While initially I thought all was lost, I was more than pleasantly surprised at the incredible beauty that the snow provided in transforming the landscape. Stock... More 

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Georgetown, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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