The track begins from Rainbow Reach, about 12 km south from Te Anau.
Private transport: Follow the Manapouri - Te Anau Highway for about 10.6 km, then turn right at the signposted road to the Rainbow Reach carpark.
Transport providers: There are shuttles service to the car park.
Nature and conservation
Worth visiting just for its name, this multi-lobed mire (bog) is a easily accessed from this section of the Kepler Track (45–60 min from the car park). A 200 m boardwalk has information panels and a lookout over the tarn and mire.
Located on a terrace that formed as the Manapouri glacier melted, the vegetation is dominated by sphagnum moss, other mosses and wire rush with a range of herbs, shrubs and other plants.
A feature is the large tarn in the central part of the mire system. The wetter south-east portion along the Kepler Track is dominated by sedges. Plants of interest are the yellow-silver pine and pygmy pine - both uncommon at low altitudes.