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 are open for the 2022/23 season. 

Hut fees

In the Great Walks season (25 October 2022 – 30 April 2023):

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

Outside the Great Walks season (1 May 2022 – 24 October 2022):

For all visitors to Iris Burn and Moturau Huts:

  • Adult (18+ years): $15 per person, per night
  • Child (17 years and under): free

Prices for Luxmore Hut vary for adults (18+ years) during the off-season. Check Luxmore Hut's page for prices.

Proof of eligibility is required for the New Zealand rate.

Campsite fees

In the Great Walks season (25 October 2022 – 30 April 2023):

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 2022 – 24 October 2022):

For all visitors:

  • Adult (18+ years): $5 per person, per night
  • Child (17 years and under): free

Proof of eligibility is required for the New Zealand rate.

Discounts

Discounts for Great Walks are not available online. If you belong to a group or organisation that is entitled to a discount we will need to see proof of your membership.

To receive your discount, you must email your organisation's membership card, showing your name, membership number and expiry date, to bookings@doc.govt.nz or go to a DOC visitor centre in person. Visitor centre staff will make your booking for you and apply your discount. No booking fee will be charged.

If you make your booking online yourself, you must contact bookings@doc.govt.nz or a DOC visitor centre within 48 hours of making the booking to receive your discount. Discounts cannot be retrospectively applied to bookings after this time.

Bookings

In the Great Walks season (25 October 2022 – 30 April 2023):

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 2022 – 24 October 2022):

Bookings are not required.

Bunks are first come, first served.

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

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