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Kepler Track Independent Walk Transfers

60 kms (about 17.5-22 hrs walking)

Days
4

Pricing From
$18

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Overview

Kepler Track Independent Walk Transfers take self-guided multi-day and one day hikers to or from Te Anau or Queenstown to the Kepler Track Great Walk in New Zealand. If doing a multi-day hike staying in the huts, then before booking the transfers you should make sure you have the huts and dates confirmed. These can easily be booked on the DOC's website.

Once all your huts have been confirmed, then your transfers should be booked, using the link on this page.

Please use this form to provide an outline of your booking enquiry or to book "Loop" Packages. This form can also be used if you wish to make multiple bookings for Tracks.

We will contact you within 24 hours to confirm your requirements and the actual price of your request.

Please note the timetable and rates only apply to our summer season from 23 October to 1 May. Please contact us if you need transport outside this period.

Timetable

23 Oct 2018 - 1 May 2019
  Departure Time Travel Time
Queenstown to Te Anau 6:55am 10:45am 2pm 4:25pm 2hrs 45mins
Te Anau to Kepler Track Car Park 8:30am 9:30am 11:10am 2:30pm 10mins
Rainbow Reach to Te Anau 10am 3pm 4pm 5pm 20mins
Kepler Track Car Park to Te Anau 10:10am 3:10pm 4:10pm 5:10pm 10mins
Te Anau to Rainbow Reach 9:30am 11:10am 2:30pm 4:15pm 20mins
Te Anau to Queenstown 7:15am 10:30am 11:30am 5pm 2hrs 45mins

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

You may also be interested in the Queen Charlotte Track Independent walking packages.

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 or Te Anau 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.

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You will travel by coach from Queenstown or Te Anau to the start of the Kepler Track at the Kepler Track Car Park (Control Gates). 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 Te Anau or 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 back to Te Anau. For those going on to Queenstown that night, the morning and early afternoon shuttles connect through to Queenstown, after a short stop over in Te Anau (please see timetable).

Check in to your Queenstown accommodation.

Total 45kms Walking

Cost per person NZ$

23 Oct 2018 - 1 May 2019
  Adult Child
Queenstown to Te Anau or v.v. $47 $35
Te Anau to Kepler Track Car Park or v.v. $8 $8
Rainbow Reach to Te Anau or v.v $14 $14
Kepler Package combining Te Anau to Kepler Car Park & Rainbow Reach to Te Anau $18 $18

Cancellation Charges

  • 20% Charge if cancelled outside 24 hours from departure
  • If necessary one change allowed outside 6 hours from departure
  • Additional changes or cancellation $10 admin fee applies
  • 50% Charge if cancelled 6-24 hours from departure
  • No Refund if cancellation made within 6 hours of departure or if a "No-Show"

Itinerary

Open All
Day 1Queenstown or Te Anau 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.

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You will travel by coach from Queenstown or Te Anau to the start of the Kepler Track at the Kepler Track Car Park (Control Gates). 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 Te Anau or 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 back to Te Anau. For those going on to Queenstown that night, the morning and early afternoon shuttles connect through to Queenstown, after a short stop over in Te Anau (please see timetable).

Check in to your Queenstown accommodation.

Total 45kms Walking

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