From the Kepler Track carpark, the track follows the lake shore through mountain and red beech forest, with kamahi and some scattered rimu and miro and yellow-flowering kowhai.
It passes an attractive grove of hard tree ferns and crown ferns before reaching Dock Bay – suitable for swimming and with toilet facilities. Earn a Kiwi Guardians medal here.
The track then crosses Coal Creek Bridge and follows the lake shore to Brod Bay – a delightful place to swim and with toilet facilities and a campsite.
This track begins from the Kepler Track carpark at the southern end of Lake Te Anau, about 5 km from Te Anau.
Private transport: Follow the Manapouri - Te Anau Highway for about 2 km, then turn right onto Golf Course Road for another 1.8 km – the carpark is signposted on the right.
Transport providers: There are shuttle services to the car park. During the summer a water taxi can be arranged to/from Brod Bay.
Walkers: Follow the Visitor Centre to Kepler Carpark track.
Remember to take sandfly repellent!
|Te Rua-o-te-moko / Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre|
|Phone:||+64 3 249 7924|
|Fax:||+64 4 471 1117|
Fiordland National Park
Te Anau 9600
PO Box 29
Te Anau 9640
|Full office details|
From late October to April, walk past the beech-forested shorelines of lakes Te Anau and Manapouri, to tussock-covered ridgelines with spectacular alpine vistas. From May to late October, it can be cold and wet, with ice, snow and short daylight hours - only attempt if you have alpine, navigation and river crossing skills.
These interesting short and overnight walks are great options for getting outdoors with children.