Kepler Track Great Walk
Kepler Track Lakeside Guided Walk
Kepler Track, birds, forest and lake beaches
Wanting to get out and explore the landscapes surrounding Te Anau for half a day? Enjoy a fully-guided half-day walk to get a feel for the picturesque Kepler Track, a New Zealand Great Walk. This easy hike on a well graded trail is great value and takes you around the South end of beautiful Lake Te Anau. Suitable for all abilities and a great introduction for family groups to Fiordland National Park and hiking.
We begin by traveling across Lake Te Anau by water taxi to Brod Bay with its clear water and white sands. From here, enjoy a superb walk following the lake edge through ancient beech forest. The track has a gentle gradient and is well maintained. All ages will delight as we explore the area and listen for the call native birds in the lush forest.
Your knowledgeable, local Trips & Tramps guide will show you the native fauna and flora, explain the unique ecological cycle and share conservation efforts made on the Kepler track and surrounding Fiordland. This half day guided walk is a great introduction to the area and an awesome opportunity to learn more about Fiordland's World Heritage Area.
We stop for a break on a pretty beach where tea, coffee and biscuits are enjoyed while you soak up the awesome view. We emerge from the bush to cross the Control Gates, this concrete structure provides a dam to control the flow of water out of Lake Te Anau and marks the end of the Kepler Track Great Walk. From here we get a short vehicle transfer back to our start point in the Te Anau township.
We had a great morning on the Kepler track!
We had a great morning on the Kepler track! I’ve hiked the entire Kepler Track as a backpacker in 2012 and therefore didn’t expect to experience anything new really. Our guide Ross was amazing though and I got so much more out of the trip than I expected. While I was pretty much rushing through the forest to reach the tree line back in 2012, we took our time and Ross explained the local flora and fauna in great detail. Thanks so much for hosting us!
Trips & Tramps have given us perfect experiences!
Trips & Tramps have given us perfect experiences! Special thanks to Stephen our guide in the 1/2Day Kepler Track ...Trips & Tramps have given us perfect experiences! We will definitely recommend Trips and Tramps to our friends looking to visit NZ!
- Real Journeys Visitor Centre, Te Anau
- Lake Te Anau
- Brod Bay
- Dock Bay
- Control Gates, Kepler Track
- Car park, Kepler Track
9.15 am or 1.15 pm Meet at the Real Journeys Visitor Centre Te Anau
9.30 am or 1.30 pm Depart on Water Taxi
9.45 am pr 1.45 pm Arrive Brod Bay
Walk on the Kepler Track
12.30 pm or 5.00 pm Return to Te Ana
What to bring
Please bring comfortable walking boots/shoes, waterproof jacket, warm clothing including hat and gloves, sun screen and sun hat, camera, hiking snacks, water bottle, day pack, personal medication if required, and insect repellent.
A professional hiking guide, all transport from Te Anau including a one way water taxi ride across to Brod Bay, safety gear, hot drinks and light refreshment and return vehicle transfer from the end of the Kepler Track to Te Anau.
Easy walking, low level of fitness required. Minimal vertical gain, 6 km walk. Walking time approximately 2.5 hours. Easy walk suitable all abilities and families. We operate in all weather conditions, so please be suitably prepared. We are able to lend clothing on occasions if you contact us in advance.
Minimum number is 2 people for this guided walk to go ahead. If you are a single person please contact us for availability.