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Kepler Track Independent Walk

60 kms (about 17.5-22 hrs walking)

Days
4

Pricing From
$799

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Overview

The Kepler Track Independent Walk 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 1Arrive Te Anau

Arrive Te Anau and check into your accommodation.

Extra nights accommodation can be included pre-or post tour. We can also book your other tour arrangements in New Zealand if required.

Day 2Te Anau to Luxmore Hut13.8 km (about 5-6 hrs walking)

You will travel by shuttle from 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 3Luxmore 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 4Iris 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 5Moturau Hot to Te Anau15.5 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 and your accommodation.

Total 45kms Walking

Day 6Depart Te Anau

After breakfast check out of your accommodation and continue your adventures.

Extra nights accommodation can be included pre-or post tour. We can also book your other tour arrangements in New Zealand if required.

2019-20 Season:

  • 29 Oct 2019 - 30 Apr 2020: from NZ$799

 

Itinerary

Open All
Day 1Arrive Te Anau

Arrive Te Anau and check into your accommodation.

Extra nights accommodation can be included pre-or post tour. We can also book your other tour arrangements in New Zealand if required.

Day 2Te Anau to Luxmore Hut13.8 km (about 5-6 hrs walking)

You will travel by shuttle from 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 3Luxmore 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 4Iris 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 5Moturau Hot to Te Anau15.5 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 and your accommodation.

Total 45kms Walking

Day 6Depart Te Anau

After breakfast check out of your accommodation and continue your adventures.

Extra nights accommodation can be included pre-or post tour. We can also book your other tour arrangements in New Zealand if required.

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