View from the Kepler Track
Image: John Strother | ©



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.

Bookings are open for the 2024/25 season.

Bookings are required for Luxmore Hut winter stays 1 May to 28 October 2024.

60 km loop

Seasonal restrictions

In the Great Walks season (29 October 2024 – 30 April 2025)

Best time to walk the track - there are more facilities and fewer hazards. Bookings are required for huts and campsites. Intermediate track category. 

Outside the Great Walks season (1 May 2024 – 28 October 2024)

Only fit, experienced and well-equipped people should walk the track. Facilities are greatly reduced and there are additional hazards. Bookings required only for Luxmore Hut. Advanced and expert track categories.


Stay safe in the outdoors

  1. Choose the right trip for you. Learn about the route and make sure you have the skills for it.
  2. Understand the weather. Check weather forecasts
  3. Pack warm clothes and extra food. Check gear lists
  4. Share your plans and take ways to get help. Share directly or use the Outdoor Intentions form or Plan My Walk. Take a distress beacon. 
  5. Take care of yourself and each other.


Te Rua-o-te-moko/Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre
Phone +64 3 249 7924
Address Lakefront Drive
Te Anau 9600
Hours Visitor centre hours and services


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