Explore the most popular trails near Te Anau with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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on Kepler Track

23 days ago

Hiked the first part up to the end of the treeline back in February. Easily the most stunning place I've ever been. The forest is incredibly lush and the trails are well maintained. It helps to have waterproof boots during the rainy season as mud does accumulate quite a bit. Once you get past the treeline prepare to be amazed with stunning views of the surrounding snowcapped mountains and lake below. I will definitely be back to complete the loop when I'm outfitted with enough gear.

One of the most challenging but fun hikes I’ve ever done!! 110% recommend taking your partner and seeing how long you can last

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1 month ago

I did this track in one day !
the first part is lovely.
After that was snowing so WE couldn't see much

Anyway it's a really nice track to do, but you should do it during the great season (Oct/Apr).

6 months ago

Only wish we had time to do whole track

backpacking
8 months ago

I loved the hike along the top (once I got there!) along the ridge. Beautiful views...you feel like you’re on top of the world. Side hikes to the cave and waterfall are a must!

i did it under snow and low clouds but it was still magical to be above the bushline

Perhaps my favorite Great Walk.

backpacking
Saturday, March 25, 2017

Wow kepler, probably deserves an ode but a mere review will have to suffice. Spectacular scenery from lakeside to fern filled forests and gnarly trees growing sideways out of the hillside to sweeping views of valleys and lakes with clouds rolling in and out like the tide. With good weather the views cannot be beat. The sleeping huts make your pack lighter. This trek is a must do!

Monday, February 13, 2017

1st day : 1000m up ↗️ pretty hard, Luxmore hut has an amazing view

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