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Golf Course Road | Eastern Fiordland, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
+64 3-249 7924
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All reviews rainbow reach brod bay luxmore hut iris burn control gates great walk day hike shallow bay ridge line lake manapouri beech forest up hill three nights cooking facilities high winds stunning views flushing toilets
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It takes a few hours before you can get out of the bush but when you're above the tree line, views are really amazing. (5KM from the car park to Broad bay which tool me about an hour and then 8.4 KM up hill that...More

Thank Arash V
Reviewed 4 July 2018

We visited Kepler track in June, which is winter in NZ, therefore due to limited time we wanted to do a day hike to see what this trail is like. We checked with local tourist info about the conditions and they said that there may...More

3  Thank diana s
Reviewed 1 July 2018

We did the walk in April and were faced with strong cross winds across the ridges, however as like other walks it added to the adventure. We were advised safety options and guidance at the Huts by very informative wardens before. The walking is challenging...More

Thank Nic L
Reviewed 4 June 2018

Left from the Te Anau control gates at 11am on a winter day, walked up to the limestone cliffs and back in time for a nice dinner in town. Once we hit the snow line the going was tougher, and we did not have the...More

1  Thank Elisabeth E
Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

4 days , 3 nights hike , stayed in huts very clean with cooking facilities and toilets , The first 2 days were hard with climbing, but very rewarding walk , beautiful scenery, nature , sunset , wildlife Enjoyed all of it , highly recommended...More

1  Thank FKer
Reviewed 14 May 2018

I could not do the multi day option due to physical problem. I did a walk from Rainbow reach to Te Anau. It took 4 hours to the control gate. The walk through the rainforest was very refreshing and beautiful. Prepare enough water and snack!...More

Thank minimize940314
Reviewed 1 May 2018

It was a lovely and relaxing walk. We didn't go too far, only 45 minutes to and back, but it was a good distance for our four-year-old to see a beautiful forest covered with soft green moss. We walked down to the lake and spent...More

Thank Penrapee R
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

Beautiful ridge hike! We boated in from Te Anau to broad bay and hiked to iris burn and went back the same way (2 days 1 night). Because of the schizophrenic weather we opted to do the ridge twice just in case the weather was...More

2  Thank Kanaena
Reviewed 15 April 2018

We walked a section of the track from Te Anau to Brod Bay. It was a lovely walk, well laid out on boardwalks at times and with good signage. You are in trees and ferns for all this part of the track but there are...More

Thank Kreebondra
Reviewed 11 April 2018

As expected for a Great Walk, it was hard. We packed carefully but our rucksacks weighed 13kg. The walk to Luxmore hut, in the rain was a steady slog uphill through beautiful forest, past towering limestone bluffs and finally across alpine tussock moorland. Luxmore hut...More

4  Thank Robert W
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19 January 2018|
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Response from Annamária V | Reviewed this property |
ps. not during winter. The prices that time also drop significantly.
24 December 2017|
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Response from waynet134201 | Reviewed this property |
No sure there is a guided tour. Not needed anyway. A reasonable level of fitness is still required for this hike. But the tracks are superb. Head to the Luxmore hut for your first night, be prepared for 3-4 hour climb... More
24 September 2017|
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Response from Scott M | Reviewed this property |
Hi MattDan89, I cheated and flew by helicopter to and from Luxmore Hut but the lower sections of the track I walked were well maintained. You may need a hiking pole in the higher sections of the track but I really can't... More