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Photos of Kepler Track Day 1: Luxmore Hut

DISTANCE
8.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,985 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

26 days ago

As a one-day hike, great for those who want to discover the Kepler. 1 hour and a bit to go to brod bay, then with good fitness and good weather the distance to Luxmore hut can be divided by 2. Which makes it more a 2 to 3 hour climb to the hut (I did it in 2). The way up through the bush can be a bit boring but that is what it takes and the vegetation remains interesting. Once at the hut I really recommend keeping climbing up to Mount Luxmore. It is another hour / hour and a half but the 360 degrees view up there is wonderful !
In the end it is a good +-32 km track.
If you are scared of the distances don't forget that you can take the boat from Te anau to Brod bay campsite, which will save you around 10 k (but will cost you). Another option is to stay overnight camping at Brod bay (before the start of the track or at the end). In good weather, the place is lovely. You can swim in the lake and watch the sunset/sunrise on Lake Te Anau.