Kepler Track Guided Walk
If you have a spare half day, join us on this affordable and comfortable, fully-guided walk sampling the picturesque Kepler Track, a New Zealand Great Walk. The easy and leisurely stroll on a well graded path is approximately 11km in distance and takes you around the South end of beautiful Lake Te Anau.
Guided Walk Description
We begin by travelling across Lake Te Anau by water taxi to Brod Bay with its clear water and white sands. From here we enjoy a superb walk following the lake edge through beech forest. The track has a gentle gradient and is well maintained suitable for all abilities.
Our knowledgeable, local Trips and 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.
A stop to rest is made on a beach and tea, coffee and biscuits are made available while the magnificent view is enjoyed. Half way through the walk 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. From here the track opens out and travels through open grass land to the Wildlife Park. The park offers opportunities to view the rare flightless Takahē, now restricted to the tussock grasslands of the Murchison Mountains of Fiordland, native waterfowl, weka, parakeets, tui, kea, and pigeons.
We finish the walk at the Department of Conservation visitor centre.
What to Bring
Comfortable walking boots/shoes, waterproof jacket, warm top, sun screen and sun hat, camera, water bottle, day pack, personal medication if required, and insect repellent. Walking poles are optional.
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