Kepler Track

Kepler Track

Fiordland National Park

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199 Rankers Reviews

195 Face-to-Face

16 Te Anau

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The Kepler Track
The vista along the Kepler
A bit of bush on the track along the way
Luxmore Hut overlooking Lake Te Anau

Information

Time: 3 - 4 days, Distance: 60 km

The Kepler Track is another of Fiordland's iconic walks. A 60km round trip that takes 3-4 days but traveller feedback suggests that if you are fit it can be done in less. It involves a steep climb and fantastic alpine views on the tops. Enjoy.

If you are a bit worried about walking on your own, there are several guiding companies that offer great services.

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Location

South IslandFiordlandTe Anau

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  • Walking
  • Free

Reviews

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Mark Ashmore

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing walk! Spectacular scenery as we literally walked above the clouds. Friendly rangers and well maintained track. Highly recommended!

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in March 2017

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Tomas Kotul

Slovakia

Ranking: 8/10

Little hard, nice forest at the end, nice view.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2017

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Laureri Foster

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing walk - plenty to photograph, huts are great. Not a difficult hike.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2017

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Tom

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Very wet going over the ridge. Huts are awesome - fabulous track.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2017

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Dubrulle

France

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful place to hike for 1/2 a day. Beginning on the Rainbow Bridge. Beware of sandflies.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Sabrina Kulikar

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Nice and sunny the first day but rainy at the second.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Thomas Nolwenn

France

Ranking: 9/10

Unfortunately I could not complete the loop because of bad weather but the part between the control gates and Luxmore Hut were worth the trip. The view from the top is absolutely wonderful, the track is well marked, the hut is quite comfortable. I just do not understand why we had to pay for a bed before we left Te Anau, as there is not guarantee of a bed on arrival.....

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Thomas

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Great walk with great views of the lake on both sides. Take care in winter to be well equipped.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Justine Langero

France

Ranking: 8/10

Very good walk! Wonderful views..... but not so much at the lookout.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Nanda Dyke

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

We did a small part of the track. Very beautiful and easy track.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Kat

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful walk, friendly rangers, nice huts and campsites.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Luke

England

Ranking: 8/10

Delightful lakeside walk with breathtaking views of the snow capped mountains. Flat, easy and very accessible.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Mona Uttendorf

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

We made a day hike to Luxmore Hut! It was an amazing walk, just the times on the signs were not correct (we needed 3.5 hours instead of 6).

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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