Introduction

Learn about fees, bookings and conditions associated with booking the Kepler Track.

You need to pay fees to stay at the huts and campsites on this track. Fees vary depending on when you go.

Bookings not currently open for 1 July 2024 to 30 June 2025 season. Check back here regularly for updates. A minimum of two weeks’ notice will be given.

Hut fees

In the Great Walks season (24 October 2023 – 30 April 2024)

New Zealand citizens and those ordinarily resident in New Zealand*:

  • Adult (18+ years): $68 per person, per night
  • Child (17 years and under): free but booking still required

International visitors:

  • Adult (18+ years): $102 per person, per night
  • Child (17 years and under): $51 per person, per night

Proof of eligibility is required for the New Zealand rate.

Outside the Great Walks season (1 May 2023 – 23 October 2023)

For all visitors:

  • Adult (18+ years): $25 per person, per night
  • Child (17 years and under): free

Campsite fees

In the Great Walks season (24 October 2023 – 30 April 2024)

New Zealand citizens and those ordinarily resident in New Zealand*:

  • Adult (18+ years): $21 per night
  • Child (17 years and under): free but booking still required

International visitors:

  • Adult (18+ years): $32 per night
  • Child (17 years and under): $16 per night

Outside the Great Walks season (1 May 2023 – 23 October 2023)

For all visitors:

  • Adult (18+ years): $10 per person, per night
  • Child (17 years and under): free

Proof of eligibility is required for the New Zealand rate.

Bookings

In the Great Walks season (24 October 2023 – 30 April 2024)

Bookings are required for huts and campsites.

Book Kepler Track huts and campsites online.

If you don’t have a valid booking for your stay, you may be charged a penalty, or turned away if the hut/campsite is full.

You can book transport between Te Anau and the ends of the tracks, otherwise it's a 50 min walk.

Outside the Great Walks season (1 May 2023 – 23 October 2023)

Bookings are not required.

Bunks are first come, first served.

Payment is with Backcountry Hut Tickets or a Backcountry Hut Pass. Buy Backcountry Hut Tickets from a DOC visitor centre before you go or buy a Backcountry Hut Pass online

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