If you’ve not got the time, the energy or the interest in a three day hike carrying all your gear, this is the perfect way to experience a superb section of the Kepler Track.
The water taxi leaves from the centre of town, then drops you right in the middle of a superb pierce of the Kepler Track with ferns, forest and streams, just metres back from the lake.
You can then do a short walk and catch another boat back an hour later, or, walk to the Control Gates (about 90 minutes) and then either walk back to town or organise a bus or taxi, or keep walking, as we did, on to Rainbow Reach where a bus will collect you.
The section to the Control Gates is flat and wide and anyone can walk it, and even the section beyond here to Rainbow Reach has minimal elevation.
We’ve done this twice now and it’s a cheap, and wonderful day out.