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Kepler Track

Eastern Fiordland, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
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Eastern Fiordland, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

I had planned to do this track for a while and pleased I chose this as the views were pretty breathtaking.I left at around 7am towards Luxmore and I was the only person on the track.It said that it would take about 10hrs but at...More

1  Thank MontyNZ
Reviewed 7 June 2017

We spent six glorious days walking through this amazing country. I enjoyed having the huts available, especially with the sandflies nibbling away at me, however I did find them quite pricy and was disappointed that camping was not an option through the entire Keppler tack.

1  Thank sugadaze
Reviewed 17 May 2017

As part of a conference in Te Anau we had the option of flying by helicopter to the Luxmore Hut. What an incredible experience! The views were amazing and we also had the opportunity to visit the Luxmore Caves. Some conference attendees walked down and...More

1  Thank Scott M
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Overall, Te-Anau was a boring town for us. Apart from the amazing lake, the glow worm cave and closeness to Milford sound, we didn't really have much to do. On our last day, we decided to take the Kepler track, nesting by the left side...More

2  Thank MichaelHabre
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

A must place to hike in New Zealand, absolutely fantastic views , great , well maintained track , loved every step four seasons in 4 days .good huts and views are breath taking.

1  Thank kpshaju
Reviewed 3 May 2017

I've done lots of long distance walks but never before carried everything needed for four days. The experience was wonderful. The huts are a wonderful opportunity to meet people of all ages and nationalities. The scenery on the walk is spectacular ( we were lucky...More

1  Thank catstycam
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We camped at Brod bay and Iris Burns. Watch out for rats and kea respectively. The views would have been fantastic except for brutal weather. Nevertheless a good tester / taste for a lad of 14 yrs to endure. Well worth a visit. DOC do...More

1  Thank Ruburt
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

At about 3 hours round trip this is a lovely walk with rewarding views along the way. The viewing deck over the peat swamp is great. A chance to see dragonfly and sundew plants. Shallow Bay is part of Lake Manapouri. Beautiful forest, stunning lookouts...More

Thank CraigandTania
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We did the Kepler in April 2017 over four days/three nights. This was our first multi-day hike, and we found it fairly challenging but very worthwhile. You are definitely at the mercy of the weather on day 2. In parts you are very exposed, and...More

1  Thank waterpeter
Reviewed 11 April 2017

A popular track, gets crowded in summer with unprepared younger people - some bringing speakers to play music - wtf!

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29 July 2017|
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Response from Andrew C | Reviewed this property |
Definitely a camera if you have one. I used an iPhone but as I took lots of photos it had to keep getting turned on and off. If the weather is good, Day 2 of Kepler from Luxmore Hut is spectacular and a photographers... More
Rohan M
26 February 2017|
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Response from Helen S | Reviewed this property |
Also consider going to Glenorchy (near Queenstown) and checking out walking the mountains there. I believe you can walk west to the Routeburn track/Milford Sound National Park. Am sure.that would be much more... More