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Review of Kepler Track

Kepler Track
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US$671.87*
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Fiordland Adventure Day Trip
Ranked #7 of 50 things to do in Te Anau
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 8 October 2013

Go to Rainbow Reach and cross the swingbridge into another world. Just like the movie Lord of the Rings. Its so powerful and beautiful. Walk to Motorau..about 1 1/2 hrs. Its SO worth the effort.

Thank LynneTeAnau
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Reviewed 20 September 2013

this was a beautiful track.

an arduous 7 hour journey up hill to mt luxmore, overnight in a hut with 50 other pple and another painful 6 hours downhill. it was a great experience, so painful, so beautiful and so worth it!

Thank ophidi
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Reviewed 10 September 2013

We walked part of the track and it was great. It goes through the woods by the lake and river. Very peaceful

Thank 325irollin
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

The Kepler Track is a great track with a good variety of landscapes (along Lake Te Anau, up through native bush, across mountain ridges above the tree line, etc.). For me, the best day was the walk above the tree line. We even saw keas flying and 'flashing' the lovely red underneath their wings.

The huts are well-kept and rangers are present. You need to book ahead! Don't arrive too late though. You'll miss the talk, and that's not appreciated. The rangers were all lovely though. Luxmore Hut is in a great location. Only downside was that we slept in a pretty small room and since it was cold the windows remained closed. I woke up during the night and geesh, all those beans and whatever else people ate ... (I won't go into detail. Let me just say, I wish I hadn't woken up.)

Be prepared for any weather as it change quickly so high up. We went in February/late summer, and above the tree line we were glad that we brought gloves. It can be extremely windy on the mountain ridge.

Personally, I found the first day to be the hardest, up, up, up and even further up, with still all food in the backpack.

Thank erica6021
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Reviewed 23 August 2013

Kepler Track was amazing! the views were spectacular and the air was so crisp. On the second day of the hike we were on the alpine part. We battled very strong winds but thankfully no rain but ended up sleeping overnight at one of the shelters. it was very uncomfortable as there was no beds so we had to sleep on the floor and it felt like the roof was gonna fly off any second but it was a once in a lifetime opportunity which i will remember forever. Overall the hike was amazing and there are a lot of amazing photo opportunities.

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