Fiordland region

Trampers on the Kepler Track. Photo copyright: Rob Suisted. DOC USE ONLY.

Trampers on the Kepler Track

Fiordland region map.

'An adventure above the clouds'

The Kepler Track is a 60 km, 3-4 day loop track taking you from the gentle, beech-forested shores of lakes Te Anau and Manapouri to the tussocky alpine tops and grand Mt Luxmore. Your reward for the hill climb is a long section above bushline with marvellous panoramic views of the Kepler Mountains on one side, and lakes, rivers and hanging valleys on the other.

The Kepler Track is an excellent track for you and your family and friends, especially if you love the outdoors, want an adventure with a bit of a physical challenge that is not too hard to get to and has excellent facilities.

This is a Great Walk and offers a high standard of track and very comfortable, serviced huts as well as camping opportunities. During the winter months (May to October) the Kepler Track remains open, but with reduced facilities and additional safety risks to consider.

View the Kepler Track brochure (PDF, 3,150K).

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Great Walks season: 28 October 2014 - 29 April 2015

Alert/Important notice

 Current conditions

Avalanche advisory: 20 November 2014

  • Luxmore Hut to Forest Burn Shelter: closed due to snow
  • Forest Burn Shelter to Hanging Valley Shelter: closed due to snow
  • Hanging Valley Shelter to Bushline: closed due to snow
  • Comments: Deep snow on the track above Luxmore Hut 

Great Walk/Easier tramping track Great Walk/Easier tramping track

Time:  

3-4 days

Distance:  

60km
 
 

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Weather

Maps

Kepler Track map and profile

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Check, Clean, Dry between waterways and stop the spread of didymo.

Didymo controls in Fiordland National Park

Safety

Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:
1. Plan your trip
2. Tell someone
3. Be aware of the weather
4. Know your limits
5. Take sufficient supplies

Alerts for Fiordland places

Contacts

Te Rua-o-te-moko / Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 3 249 7924
Address:   Fiordland National Park
Visitor Centre
Lakefront Drive
Te Anau 9600
Email:   fiordlandvc@doc.govt.nz
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