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Best trails in Te Anau

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Looking for a great trail near Te Anau, Southland? AllTrails has 17 great hiking trails, trail running trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 6 easy trails in Te Anau ranging from 0.7 to 5.6 miles and from 629 to 1,958 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Looking for a great trail near Te Anau, Southland? AllTrails has 16 great hiking trails, views trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 7 moderate trails in Te Anau ranging from 3 to 37.7 miles and from 360 to 4,744 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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Map of trails in Te Anau
Top trails (17)
#1 - Kepler Track
Fiordland National Park
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Length: 37.7 mi • Est. Multi-day
Alpine vistas and lake beaches define this approximately four day hike on the edge of the Fiordland Wilderness. The region receives high rainfall and changeable conditions. Rain, snow and cold snaps occur at almost any time of year. Pre-departure planning and preparation can be done in Te Anau at the Fiordland National Park Visitor Center on Lake Front Drive. The hike can be done in other direction, but the more popular direction goes counterclockwise. It is not recommended that you hike outside the Great Walks Season unless you have extensive experience and knowledge of the local weather. In the Great Walks season (23 October - 30 April): Bookings are required for huts and campsites, huts have gas cooking stoves and resident wardens Outside the Great Walks season (1 May - 22 October): Facilities are greatly reduced, avalanche risk exists, experience is required Bookings are not required - huts and campsites are first come, first served $130 per International visitor per night for all ages (booking required) $65 per adult per night; 17 years and under free (booking required) The Kepler Track also allows camping in designated campsites. Campsites have toilets, water, and picnic tables. New Zealand rate is $20 per adult per night; 17 years and under free (booking required). International rate is $40 per person per night for all ages (booking required). For a list of the hike broken into segments, see here: https://www.alltrails.com/lists/kepler-trackShow more
#2 - Kepler Track Day 1: Luxmore Hut
Fiordland National Park
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Length: 8.1 mi • Est. 5 h 17 m
The trail is firm most of the way with a few light muddy patches. It can be quite windy once you break tree line. https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/fiordland/places/fiordland-national-park/things-to-do/tracks/kepler-track-carpark-to-luxmore-hut/Show more
#3 - Kepler Track: Rainbow Reach to Lookout
Te Anau, Southland, New Zealand
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 48 m
Great trail! Mostly wooded, with a few areas of lookouts. Be careful of the lookouts by the river, as the river has eroded some the land underneath it and the trees are starting to slide down. Views are good for a easy, quick hike. https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/fiordland/places/fiordland-national-park/things-to-do/tracks/kepler-track-rainbow-reach-to-shallow-bay-or-moturau-hut/Show more
#4 - The Chasm Path
Fiordland National Park
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Length: 0.5 mi • Est. 19 m
This trail is very popular on the tourist circuit. https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/fiordland/places/fiordland-national-park/things-to-do/tracks/the-chasm-walk/Show more
#5 - Milford Foreshore Walk
Fiordland National Park
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 19 m
#6 - Mount Burns Tarns Track
Fiordland National Park
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Length: 0.9 mi • Est. 47 m
Short steep hike up from the Borland Saddle on a well marked trail that is steep and potentially wet/slippery in places. The start of the trail is well-marked as Mount Burns Tops. Starts in the trees, but most of the time you are in high grass. It's a long drive up a slightly stressful gravel road, so you would want to do more than just this once up on the saddle. https://www.doc.govt.nz/mt-burns-tarns-trackShow more
#7 - Manapouri Circle Track
Fiordland National Park
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 3 h 34 m
This trail starts at Pearl Harbour, Manapouri. You will need to catch a water taxi (in summer only) or boat to cross the Waiau River to the trailhead.Show more
#8 - Fjordland Visitor Centre to Upukerora River Track
Te Anau, Southland, New Zealand
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Length: 5.6 mi • Est. 2 h 29 m
Since this track is not in Fjordland National Park, bikes and dogs on leash are allowedShow more
#9 - Milford Track Day 4: Dumpling Hut to End
Fiordland National Park
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Length: 11.3 mi • Est. 5 h 17 m
#10 - Kepler Track Day 2: Luxmore Hut to Iris Burn Hut
Fiordland National Park
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Length: 8.9 mi • Est. 5 h
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