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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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. The view however, will knock your socks off once clear of the trees. Then get an early start on day two, you still have about 2 hours of climbing to do, but you will catch the early morning views as the sun gets up above the horizon and starts bouncing off the Southern Alps to the West. Take a good Sandfly repellent for huts two and three.
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
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 give a definitive answer.