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Kepler Track Independent Walk Package

60 kms (about 17.5-22 hrs walking)

Days
4

Pricing From
$599

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Overview

Fully Booked for 2018-2019 Season

Wanting to go in 2019-20 Season then contact us to be put on our reminder list

You may also be interested in the following Independent walking packages:

Queen Charlotte Track, Abel Tasman Kayak & Walk,  Heaphy TrackRakiura Track or Tongariro Northern Circuit

The Kepler Track is a 45 km circular hiking trail which travels through some of the stunning scenery on the South Island of New Zealand. The track passes through many landscapes of the Fiordland National Park ranging from rocky mountain ridges to large mossy forests, from lake shores to deep gorges. Like the mountains it traverses, the track is administered by New Zealand Department of Conservation (DOC).

Compared with other tracks in New Zealand, this is a New Zealand "Great Walk" so the hiking track is constructed to a very high standard. Most streams are bridged, boardwalks cover boggy areas and the very steep sections have steps. It is a moderate walking track that takes three to four days to complete.

Kepler Track Independent Walk Elevation

Tour Grading: C

  • The Kepler Track has Moderate day or multi-day tramping/hiking
  • The track is generally well formed, may be steep, rough or muddy.
  • Suitable for people with moderate fitness. Limited backcountry (remote areas) experience required
  • Track has signs, poles or markers. Major stream and rivers crossings are bridged
  • Light tramping/hiking boots required

Kepler Track New Zealand

Kepler Track from Luxmore Hut

Kepler Track from Luxmore Hut

Kepler Track Independent Walk Package, New Zealand

Kepler Track Independent Walk Package, New Zealand

Kepler Track Independent Walk Package, New Zealand

Kepler Track Independent Walk Package, New Zealand

Itinerary

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Day 1Queenstown to Luxmore Hut13.8 km (about 5-6 hr walking)

It is recommended that you arrive in Queenstown a day before your hike. You can book your accommodation here.

There is 2pm pre-walk briefing at our Queenstown Office.

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You will be picked up at your hotel accommodation, before traveling by coach from Queenstown to Te Anau where a water taxi takes you to Brod Bay, the start of the Kepler Track. After walking through mountain and beech forests, you ascend to the first night on the Kepler Track at Luxmore Hut just above the tree line.

Day 2Luxmore Hut to Iris Burn Hut14.6 km (about 5-6 hrs walking)

There is an opportunity for a 10 minute side trip to the summit of Mount Luxmore with excellent views before heading along the stunning alpine track to Iris Burn Hut.

Day 3Iris Burn Hut to Moturau Hut16.2 km (about 5-6 hrs walking)

A steady days hike down through beech forest, riverside clearings and a gorge, takes you to Moturau hut situated beside a beautiful beach with panoramic views of Lake Manapouri.

Day 4Moturau Hut to Queenstown15.5 km (about 4-5.5 hrs walking)

The last day is a gentle stroll through beech forest to Rainbow Reach. A shuttle service will take you to Te Anau, where a coach will bring you back to Queenstown for a well earned shower.

Check in to your Queenstown accommodation (not included in the package).

Total 45kms Walking

Cost per person 2018-19

  • Adult: NZ$599*
  • Child (10-17 years): NZ$549*

*Special rates available (please request at time of booking) for:

New Zealand citizens or
Those ordinarily resident in New Zealand

  • Who holds a residence class or work visa; and
  • Has lived in NZ for 6 of the previous 12 months; and
  • For whom NZ is their primary place of established residence

Proof of eligibility will be required for the NZ rate – such as NZ drivers licence, utility bill or copy of passport prior to the start of the walk. 

Payment

  • Full payment on booking

Cancellation Charges

  • Cancellations more than 10 days prior to departure will incur a fee of $200 per person
  • Cancellations between 3 - 10 days prior to departure will be 50% refundable
  • Cancellations less than 3 days are 100% non-refundable
  • No Shows will receive a 100% charge or no refund of prepayment
  • We reserve the right to amend, cancel, or postpone services due to weather, road conditions and/or at their own discretion

Itinerary

Open All
Day 1Queenstown to Luxmore Hut13.8 km (about 5-6 hr walking)

It is recommended that you arrive in Queenstown a day before your hike. You can book your accommodation here.

There is 2pm pre-walk briefing at our Queenstown Office.

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You will be picked up at your hotel accommodation, before traveling by coach from Queenstown to Te Anau where a water taxi takes you to Brod Bay, the start of the Kepler Track. After walking through mountain and beech forests, you ascend to the first night on the Kepler Track at Luxmore Hut just above the tree line.

Day 2Luxmore Hut to Iris Burn Hut14.6 km (about 5-6 hrs walking)

There is an opportunity for a 10 minute side trip to the summit of Mount Luxmore with excellent views before heading along the stunning alpine track to Iris Burn Hut.

Day 3Iris Burn Hut to Moturau Hut16.2 km (about 5-6 hrs walking)

A steady days hike down through beech forest, riverside clearings and a gorge, takes you to Moturau hut situated beside a beautiful beach with panoramic views of Lake Manapouri.

Day 4Moturau Hut to Queenstown15.5 km (about 4-5.5 hrs walking)

The last day is a gentle stroll through beech forest to Rainbow Reach. A shuttle service will take you to Te Anau, where a coach will bring you back to Queenstown for a well earned shower.

Check in to your Queenstown accommodation (not included in the package).

Total 45kms Walking

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