Beginning on the bush-clad shores of Lake Te Anau and Manapouri and rising to the majestic tops of nearby Mt Luxmore, this Great Walk affords inspiring views across a stunning alpine region.
Be sure to visit the Luxmore Caves where you will find stalactites and stalagmites, a remnant of geological activity.
New Zealand native beech forest makes way for dramatic tussock lands and views of the nearby fjords as the trail curves along the ridge with views of the Kepler Mountains.
Call of the Kiwi
At Iris Burn Hut, listen carefully for the call of the Fiordland Kiwi (tokoeka) from the nearby bush.
Waterfalls and Swingbridges
The long Rainbow Reach swing bridge makes for an impressive finale (or beginning) to your walk and be sure to visit the Iris Burn Falls after a day of walking.
The Kepler Track is located in Fiordland National Park in the south west of New Zealand’s South Island. It can be walked year round. Each night you come to rest at basic but comfortable accommodation in Department of Conservation huts.
New Zealand Walks is the definitive online travel guide to booking your guided or independent walk on the Kepler Track in the Fiordland National Park.