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Fiordland National Park's Kepler Track is a 60 kilometre loop walking track of moderate difficulty that takes three to four days to complete. It traverses lake and river edges, beech forest, alpine mountain tops, and a U-shaped glacial valley.
Reasonable fitness is required to complete the full circuit and trampers must be well equipped. During winter and spring, the alpine section of the track can be closed by snow and ice. Sections of the track are suitable for day walks year-round.
Most trampers start the Kepler Track at the Control Gates, but this will depend on which hut tickets you have booked. The Tracknet bus takes walkers to the Kepler Track Carpark (Control Gates). This entry/exit point is a short drive by Shuttle from Te Anau.
Booking during the 'Great Walks Season' is essential – contact the Department of Conservation to reserve your hut tickets or campsite on the Track. Please book your hut tickets with the Department of Conservation before you organise your bus transport.
The first day is a journey into the Kepler Mountains with the first night spent in Mt Luxmore Hut. This is the best place to assess the weather for the next days walking across the open tops and have most of the climbing behind you.
The second day is up over the top of Mt Luxmore, here is where you can get marvellous views of the surrounding mountains before descending over the Forest Burn Saddle and into the Iris Burn Valley to the Iris Burn Hut.
The third day is a steady tramp following the Iris Burn River through beech forest to the shores of Lake Manapouri then along the lakeshore to Moturau Hut for a night.
The final day is a gentle stroll through beech forest to Rainbow Reach. Here, cross over the Swingbridge and catch the Kepler Track Shuttle to travel back to Te Anau, Same day connections also available to Queenstown.
The below transport options are only available during our Summer season (25th October 2022 to 30th April 2023) – please contact us if you require transport outside of these months. Be collected from your accommodation in Te Anau and travel to/from The Kepler Track Carpark (Control Gates) and Rainbow Reach (Swingbridge).
Bookings: You can check availability and departure times online. Book online for sector transport and receive an instant email confirmation. To receive the Special Kepler Loop rate from Te Anau to Control Gates & Rainbow Reach to Te Anau, please choose 'Loop Packages' and you can amend date and time requirements for the transport Package. Alternatively, contact us to book the loop package in reverse, or for further information.
|Kepler Track Shuttle||Departure Times||Travel Time|
|Te Anau to Control Gates||8:45am*||9:30am||2:20pm||3:40pm*||10mins|
|Te Anau to Rainbow Reach||9:30am||2:20pm||3:40pm*||20mins|
|Te Anau to Brod Bay (by ferry)||8:30am||9:30am||10:30am||10mins|
|Rainbow Reach to Te Anau||10:00am||3:00pm||4:00pm*||20mins|
|Control Gates to Te Anau||10:10am*||3:10pm*||4:10pm*||10mins|
|Rainbow Reach to Control Gates||10:00am||3:00pm||4:00pm*||10mins|
|Control Gates to Rainbow Reach||9:40am*||2:30pm*||10mins|
|Queenstown to Te Anau||7:00am||10:30am||4:35pm||2hrs & 45mins|
|Te Anau to Queenstown||7:15am||11:30am||5:00pm||2hrs & 45mins|
The Tracknet office is based at the Te Anau Lakeview Holiday Park (77 Te Anau-Manapouri Highway), and because of our fantastic location we are able to offer our customers so much more than just transport! Stay with us at Fiordland's Basecamp, and take advantage of these convenient extras
We have been organising track transport in Te Anau for over 30 years, so know what people need to get them there. Make your trip even easier and book your accommodation at the Te Anau Lakeview Holiday Park, your Fiordland Basecamp.