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Kepler Track

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Address: Eastern Fiordland, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
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A Rewarding Challenge

We travelled clockwise, against the flow. This gave us 2 days to stretch ourselves before the big push up to the ridges on day3. That was a long hot day, but very rewarding. Day 4... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Wirral
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We travelled clockwise, against the flow. This gave us 2 days to stretch ourselves before the big push up to the ridges on day3. That was a long hot day, but very rewarding. Day 4 was a steady descent allowing us to recover. Another advantage was that each night we met different people rather than sharing bunkrooms with the same... More 

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Cheviot, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Absolutely loved our Kepler tramp. Track in good condition, huts good, facilities friendly, weather brilliant!!!

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Thank john_rose_stevenson
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A truly amazing walk. Stunning views at the top of Mt Luxmore. The cave next to Luxmore hut is well worth it. Take a good headlamp and camera.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved this hike. Started out from Te Anau DOC (realised later we could have started closer to the track entry) and enjoyed a really easy walk for about 6 kms before starting the breath taking (literally) hike up! It was worth it though, the views from the first hut were amazing. Next day we walked over the top of the... More 

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Thank Taar411
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Come on, the Kepler track does not really need a review:). It is simply epic. Very well maintained with great workers in the cabins and breath giving view, this track can be hiked, run and crawled, especially the first part to Luxmore hut. It is 8.5 km up hill hike which opens to breath giving view as a treat ones... More 

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Thank Marina K
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a day trip out on the track. The walk was great with different views, forest, lakes, tussock land. We hiked up the summit and greeted by a beautiful kea. Even though the weather wasn't good and on the summit we couldn't see anything as we were surrounded with heavy fog, we all had a wonderful day. If you... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was the noisiest walk I've done in NZ. The noise pollution from the lake as people motored around, water skiing and jet biking ruined it for me. If you don't mind walking through lush forest and lake shores with the thundering roar of motor boats on one side then that's ok...but tranquil isn't a phrase I'd use to describe... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wouldn't call us rugged outdoor people, but nonetheless we were keen to check out the Kepler track. We found a couple of rolling day and half day walks from the control gates near Te Anau. It's a pretty easy half day from the control gates to Rainbow Reach (bout 4hrs) for a shuttle back to town... or you can... More 

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Oatley, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Words cannot describe how great this trek is. I've been to Tasmania, the Rockies in Canada and USA, Austrian Alps and the Crimea for mountain trekking and this matched them all. The scenery is wonderful and the facilities in the huts are the best I've seen for wilderness trails with their mattresses and gas stoves. The trek takes 4 days... More 

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Thank Andrew C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I did the day hike to the Luxmore hut and return to Te Anau. We started our journey at Brod Bay after utilizing the water taxi. The hike from Brod bay to the hut took about 2 hours and is primarily through a wooded area. The last 1/3 of the hike or so is in the open... More 

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