Kepler Track

Kepler Track

Fiordland National Park

Reviews

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Mark Ashmore

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing walk! Spectacular scenery as we literally walked above the clouds. Friendly rangers and well maintained track. Highly recommended!

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in March 2017

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Tomas Kotul

Slovakia

Ranking: 8/10

Little hard, nice forest at the end, nice view.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in February 2017

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Laureri Foster

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing walk - plenty to photograph, huts are great. Not a difficult hike.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in February 2017

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Tom

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Very wet going over the ridge. Huts are awesome - fabulous track.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in March 2017

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Dubrulle

France

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful place to hike for 1/2 a day. Beginning on the Rainbow Bridge. Beware of sandflies.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Sabrina Kulikar

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Nice and sunny the first day but rainy at the second.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Thomas Nolwenn

France

Ranking: 9/10

Unfortunately I could not complete the loop because of bad weather but the part between the control gates and Luxmore Hut were worth the trip. The view from the top is absolutely wonderful, the track is well marked, the hut is quite comfortable. I just do not understand why we had to pay for a bed before we left Te Anau, as there is not guarantee of a bed on arrival.....

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Thomas

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Great walk with great views of the lake on both sides. Take care in winter to be well equipped.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Justine Langero

France

Ranking: 8/10

Very good walk! Wonderful views..... but not so much at the lookout.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Nanda Dyke

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

We did a small part of the track. Very beautiful and easy track.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Kat

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful walk, friendly rangers, nice huts and campsites.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Luke

England

Ranking: 8/10

Delightful lakeside walk with breathtaking views of the snow capped mountains. Flat, easy and very accessible.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Mona Uttendorf

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

We made a day hike to Luxmore Hut! It was an amazing walk, just the times on the signs were not correct (we needed 3.5 hours instead of 6).

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Simon Dauwe

Belgium

Ranking: 9/10

Amazing views along this challenging track. Well worth the sore bones!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Elien Dauwe

Belgium

Ranking: 9/10

Very challenging and rewarding, once you pass the treeline the views are beyond amazing. The huts provide the warmth and comfort you need to rest your aching legs.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Selina

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

It was planned as a three day trip, but we did it in two days. Easier than we thought.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Olde Vogel

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

So beautiful, such a nice walk. Good accommodation and friendly people.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Lieke vol Velde

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

The first two hours are heavy and the view is a little the same, but after the two hours, the view is more than great!! Must do!!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Leonie Kaufmann

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Very nice vegetation, just a day trip but many beautiful views.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Holly Cooper

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Wonderful track with heaps of various terrains. The only downside was the fact there was only one campsite and the huts were fully booked - a lot of walking for us!! Awesome views though.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Josh Legge

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Really good walk. Awesome views of the Te Anau area. Could be more campsites.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Sarah Grant

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful, varied scenery throughout. We got lucky with the weather, especially during the alpine section. Track was easy to follow and not too crowded, huts were well maintained. Great experience!!

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Rebecca Grant

United States

Ranking: 10/10

The path was well maintained with water and toilets along the way. The huts and hut rangers were lovely and we enjoyed staying there. The hike was strenuous but the view was worth it.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Leopold Kern

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Huge variety of spectacular scenery! Track includes views of Fiordland, mountains and lakes, forests and rivers.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Nele Foerske

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

The scenery was absolutely lovely. The first great walk we did and it was a good decision. It was worth climbing up the hill for the spectacular view!! We saw a lot of Kea.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Matej Trampzer

Czech Republic

Ranking: 9/10

I saw sunrise from the summit and met Kea parrots which did want to follow me. A really interesting experience!

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Brandon Patton

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Huts are well maintained, views were stunning and an excellent cardio workout.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Kim

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Far fewer people that on the Routeburn Track. Easy walking on a well maintained track.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Munne

France

Ranking: 9/10

Very good track when the weather is good. It is east for everybody.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Matias Santos

Argentina

Ranking: 10/10

Difficult to enjoy at first - it is a long trip up. Woke up above the clouds. Awesome.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Art Ruisenor

United States

Ranking: 10/10

It was pouring with rain when our 4 day trek was scheduled and we did not feel like getting soaked since we only had the first night in the hut so we only hiked to the Luxmore Hut and stayed the night and came back down the next day. Exceptional location, views, Ranger Peter was awesome.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Lukas Havlicek

Czech Republic

Ranking: 7/10

The mountain was amazing, but walking in the forest was okay.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Anouk Jongsma

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

We only walked the first of the track. At the beginning you do miss the views, you only walk in forest.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Alexander Mattea

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Not too heavy and not too easy! Great viewpoints.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Johannes Eisel

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Very nice track with great views.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Rossella

Italy

Ranking: 7/10

Amazing view of the lake and hills.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Jana Formankoua

Czech Republic

Ranking: 10/10

Another great walk with thousands of beautiful views of both of the lakes. Some parts were steep but it was really worth it to go there. Kea birds everywhere!!

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Jiri Sojka

Czech Republic

Ranking: 9/10

Spectacular views, amazing experience with Kea birds. It is best to do it in three days and enjoy the whole track.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Katerina Vobecka

Czech Republic

Ranking: 9/10

Did the track in two days, quite demanding but definitely doable. First day (in the mountains) was awesome, but the other one not so much - just a forest walk. Great, clean facilities.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Radim Halasz

Czech Republic

Ranking: 8/10

First half of the track was uncomparible to the second one. Mountain part was really variable and really awesome (10 out of 10).

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Till

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Compared to the other Great Walks was more enduring but we were not complaining, because the views compensate!

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in November 2015

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Falko

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

The track from Kepler Track carpark to Luxmore Hut wind nicely through impressive rainforest up to 1000m, from where you can have a nice view of the surroundings. With its 27km distance you should have some endurance. Especially worth if no clouds are present.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in November 2015

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Ludo and Cha

France

Ranking: 9/10

Did all the track in three days with a tent. What a challenge but worth it so much! Freedom all around you and panoramic views all along the track! Great wildlife also! Blue Ducks and Kea. Stunning!

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in December 2015

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magdalena gomez haedo

Uruguay

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing forest next to the coast and a beautiful three day walk. Magical. There are different options you can choose.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Stephanie Pope

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Little expensive for the huts on popular hikes but it for the walk quality.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Mia Gaynor

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

A little expensive but would do it again and again - they are incredible!

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Kelsey Austin

United States

Ranking: 9/10

An incredible adventure along the windy ridge and down through the greenest forest I have ever seen! My favourite Great Walk and possible in two nights.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in December 2015

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Thomas Stuber

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

First leg up to Mt Luxmore and back to Te Anau.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in December 2015

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Martin Bakker

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Nice forested area past the river and lake where you can walk an adventurous five day walk or a couple of hours.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Anais Boileau

France

Ranking: 10/10

Real great experience, very well maintained site. It was tough but the landscape (under the sun) made it worth it!

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Martin Kroek

Ranking: 8/10

Really interesting. Good challenge, we could just do the first part because the hut was fully booked.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2015

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Samuel Tohko

Slovakia

Ranking: 10/10

Interesting track, comfortable huts, weather changed from rainforest to snow to sunny day, excellent experience.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in December 2014

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Judi Gilchrist

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Brilliant, picture perfect. Enjoyable moderate walk.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in January 2015

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Tarillon Family

France

Ranking: 9/10

Amazing landscape and very good campsite because of a real place to cook and clean and useful shelter. Campsite too expensive!

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Annika Fletemeyer

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

It is a really really long walk and we did not finish it but the view is amazing.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Katharina Block

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Just did a little part of the Kepler Track, pretty forest, nice views of the river, kind of exotic.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Coralie Ambrosino

France

Ranking: 9/10

Just wonderful track, not well marked but worth it!

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Manuela Opprecht

Ranking: 10/10

Go out and do it. Very nice views and funny evenings in the huts. We did it in 3 days start and end from in Te Anau. It is also possible to start/end in Rainbow Creek, the trek is a bit shorter then. But like every walk in NZ, well maintained and signed. Drinking water in every hut and the first day is the hardest!

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Maria Camen Santos Lopez

Spain

Ranking: 10/10

It is a very beautiful track along mountains with great views, rivers and lakes.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Daniel Robledo

Spain

Ranking: 9/10

Very beautiful track with great views, rivers and lakes.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Anja Weppler

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Too expensive for the facilities in the huts, but absolutely worth it because of the hike.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in April 2014

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Nikolas Gut

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

A little bit too expensive - but a great track.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in April 2014

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Julian Zeissler

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Hard but enjoyable. Beautiful spot.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Annika Marz

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Very beautiful landscape, nice views but too expensive.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Alex

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Don't miss this one if you can avoid it. The first day up the Luxmore is the hardest by a good deal and well worth it to get quickly above the bush line. Its a tougher track than the Routeburn so moderate fitness is required.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Thomas Zilio

France

Ranking: 8/10

Well maintained, beautiful area, well signed during track.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Marion Busch

Estonia

Ranking: 10/10

Superb views with good weather. Challenging but not too hard hike. Well maintained walking track. Always changing nature makes it very interesting pass though.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Tiit Pullerits

Estonia

Ranking: 10/10

Magnificent track, 4 days of totally different scenery. From nice surroundings to beech forests. Absolutely stunning.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Steffen

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Campsites expensive but for a Great Walk normal. Toilets not clean and full, drinking water was not drinkable. Track was awesome, minus because of the campsites.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Natalie Boehm

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Two camping grounds which means a hard and long 2nd day, the first one was beautiful but the toilets were full, lots of sandflies on the 2nd, the track was nice (over the clouds) but obviously 'planned'.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Simon Tanguy

France

Ranking: 7/10

Really nice track, nice view of the Te Anau Lake (hut was beautiful), but full of tourists and for me too expensive ($54 night).

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Tobias Gehring

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Walked in two days, very nice track.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Vuillermet

France

Ranking: 3/10

Too much expense for this trek. There is a better trek for free.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Charlotte

France

Ranking: 7/10

Great walk but huts are too expensive and it is three days of bush forest and only one day on mountain.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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David Krasner

Israel

Ranking: 9/10

Great walk - beautiful views and great huts. I think it is to expensive but it was really nice.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Sabisch Moritz

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Nice landscape, good informed rangers.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Mike Gemmill

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

Great, well maintained.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Johanna Bak

Sweden

Ranking: 8/10

Nice walk. The second day is the best, the only day you walk above the bushline (if camping at campsites).

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Daryl

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing when visibility is good!

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Maria = Moller Hansen

Denmark

Ranking: 8/10

Nice walk, a lot of it is in close rainforest though without any views. Quite steep, but worth every footstep when you reach the point where the treeline stops. No water (drinking) before Luxmore!

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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F Ballard

France

Ranking: 9/10

Only 12 kilometers with kids - easy - walk in the beech forest.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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G Ballard

France

Ranking: 8/10

Nice track in the forest, not too many people-quiet, not so many lookouts.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Radana Dlouha

Czech Republic

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful nature, good huts.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Linus Larsson

Sweden

Ranking: 9/10

Start at Rainbow Reach and finish at the carpark. That was an amazing walk with amazing views.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Guy David

Israel

Ranking: 9/10

Did it in 2 days instead of 4.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Doran Swartz

Israel

Ranking: 10/10

Its a long walk, we did it in 2 days, beautiful view.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Ludvig Fagerstrom

Sweden

Ranking: 7/10

We started at Rainbow Reach and walked to the Broadbay camp site. A bit boring, only bush. Second day walked on the ridge-great views,camped at Iris burn, Third day was the same as the first.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Justin Leest

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful landscape.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Karina Gratz

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Awesome scenery. Great weather. Was annoying to check in the DOC Information Centre to get tickets, was not enough to print it out. Hut warden explained that procedure was necessary to get information about track weather. Yet I had been told nothing about track/weather, nor that gas stoves are on site. I carried all the stuff.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Jiri van Straelper

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Good track, maybe last section a bit mountonous at the end. Iris Burn Hut a bit small.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Christian

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Nice track, huts are really expensive, next time I should take a tent with me.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Molly Ladd

United States

Ranking: 9/10

AMAZING hiking experience, and well worth every cent. I tented at Iris Burn and Brod bay to keep costs down, thereby doing the track in only 2 nights. My one complaint is how expensive the huts are, and how few places there are for campers. We felt rushed through the alpine section sine we could not tent at Luxmore!

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Joshua Perry

United States

Ranking: 10/10

A beautiful three day tramp in Fiordland National Park. Breathtaking views and well kept trails.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Luise Fuchs

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

We did 1.5 hours of this track, that part was beautiful but many sandflies.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Lea Scheuvens

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful walk track for day trips or up to 4 day walks. Pretty rainforest and swing bridges, beautiful lakes and huts with good and clean facilities.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Cervenka Jaroslav

Czech Republic

Ranking: 10/10

Fabulous hike, especially second day on the mountain ridge is amazing.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Patrick O'Connell

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Stunning.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Anna

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing walk and stunning views from Mt Luxmore. Nice huts and wardens.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in April 2012

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Veronica and Jordi

Spain

Ranking: 7/10

The track is very well conditioned and the alpine section is great, but twoo many kilometres inside the bush.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Oliver Kalmbach

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Awesome track, good ways and signs, huts are clean, rangers are all friendly.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Alex Laidlaw

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Good mixture of forest and mountain with huts with good facilities.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Stuart Arrol

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Took water taxi across lake and walked back to Te Anau. A most interesting walk.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in April 2012

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Fannette Peyreplane

France

Ranking: 10/10

WOW!

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Monika Kneidl

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Well equipped huts, good facilities.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Carolee Webster

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Well maintained trails, well sign marked, good parking.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Ken

Australia

Ranking: 7/10

Long walk but very scenic with lots of changes in vegetation.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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John A Jerome

United States

Ranking: 9/10

All tracks were well maintained and marked.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Nikita Sue

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Challenging track but great rewards!

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Beeny

England

Ranking: 6/10

Small section walked. Pleasant, well maintained but treebound. Not enough viewing spots.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Les Barnes

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

Rangers could provide more informative talk rather than hut housekeeping. Tramp itself was great.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Karin

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Nice landscape and forest.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Uwe Henze

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Unfortunately with very bad weather, should be great when it is dry and sunny.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Cindy & Glen Kerunsky

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

Rainbow Reach to Lake Manapouri. We turned off by chance at one of the Kepler Track signs between Manapouri and Te Anau and we had a lovely 1.5 hour walk over the Rainbown Reach Bridge to Lake Manapouri then returned. The track is well maintained and easy with beautiful scenery and forest on the way.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Jackie & Ray

Switzerland

Ranking: 8/10

Track was beautiful (esp Luxmore Hut to Iris Burn Hut); paths very well prepared and maintained, very friendly hut wardens. However, fee too high taking into account that you have to cook for yourself.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Francis Corrigan

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Easy access tramp from Te Anau. Don't need to use the water taxi if you join here (control gates/Rainbow Bridge).

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Monika & Roger

Switzerland

Ranking: 9/10

Walk from Broad Bay to Luxmore and back to Te Anau. The walk is mostly in the forest.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Berry

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

I did a one day non guided walk from the Lakeside to Mt Luxmore and back. Great mix of forest walk and mountains.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Harry Simpson

England

Ranking: 9/10

Walked the 12km. Easy walk through rainforest with great lake views. Take insect repellant - sandflies are vicious here!!

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Jasmin Loeffler

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Very exciting.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in April 2011

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R Tearle

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent scenery, excellent hut wardens, excellent visitor centres and staff. Hut kitchen and dining areas too small.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Javier Munoz

Spain

Ranking: 9/10

A little bit hard going up but the feelings are really good.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Faith Whitcraft

United States

Ranking: 8/10

Great walk in lush moss-covered forest. No severe steep sections.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Ainoa Salazar Lozano

Spain

Ranking: 7/10

You have to reserve the huts before doing the track - it is very nice.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in February 2011

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Lisa Lovebarge

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Great walk with great views - should let people know about the free campground at the beginning.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Fabrizio Consolini

Italy

Ranking: 10/10

A nice path through the woods that offers postcards views.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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noname

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Real challenge and tests you, but a great accomplishment.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Chrissy Crebas

Canada

Ranking: 8/10

Amazing if good weather on the ridges. Very helpful that it is a circular track. Horrible sandflies.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Rebecca Johnston

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Cool swing bridge - awesome views. Great scenery.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Alan Munday

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Very well signed and easy to follow although we only did a day walk. Might be improved by making loops at points along the way.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Stefan Mudl

Austria

Ranking: 7/10

Alpine section very beautiful, safe, $120 if you camp.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Tara Koenig

Canada

Ranking: 7/10

Nice views of the lake. A bit repetitive after a while.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Bruce & Elaine Chote

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Lovely walk, well maintained.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Marii Joekalda

Estonia

Ranking: 10/10

Just did the first part of it (beautiful rainforest!), but everyone who has done the whole thing have loved it. A lovely track (and not too demanding for all levels!).

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Anezka Hlavacova

Czech Republic

Ranking: 6/10

Big huts with lots of people....some usually snoring:)

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Martin Vitiello

Italy

Ranking: 9/10

Very good! Great scenery, facilities. The huts are good and rangers helpful, but the price is high. Not enough campsites available.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Sarah and Uli Glas

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Its a long but worthy way to Luxmore Hut.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Dave Lidgard

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Hard work the first day up Mount Luxmor, but worth it for the magic views. Well formed track so good for not so experienced, but reasonable level of fitness needed. Circular track, so convenient.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Susan Herd

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent all round. We knew we were getting basic accommodation but well organised and clean - rangers knowledgeable, also tracks well looked after.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Silvia Schmutz

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

And there we did a lot of small walks. Very good organisation, you can't get lost!

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Doris Neuber

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Very nice walk.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in February 2011

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Camilla Andersson

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Nice circut track with beautiful views from the top. Do check weather forecast beofre start. The track is very good, but can be a bit tough with the height differences.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Andreas Fritesche

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Great landscape from Lake Te Anau through rainforest until tussock areas.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Grumbach

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Great South Alpine track, 3 day walk. Good level of fitness necessary, beautiful way to experience the Fiordland in a special, unforgettable way, be aware of a huge amount of sandflies.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Geert Van Tittelboom

Belgium

Ranking: 9/10

Great track, nice huts!! Well organised by DOC!! Expensive, great views.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Nataly Loewidt

Israel

Ranking: 6/10

Nice trek. No need to do 3 nights because you can exist through Rainbown Reach, it is an easy 1 1/2 hour walk from the last hut.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Cheryl

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

4 day walking track with different kind of landscape, afterwards you can go to Milford Sound.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Martin L

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Very nice.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Martin Current

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Well maintained, good variety of scenery, helpful rangers. Be prepared for steep ascent, descent and wind/rain and snorers. Bring ear plugs!!!

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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James Jackson

United States

Ranking: 9/10

The route from Rainbow Reach (suspension bridge) to Moturau Hut is an excellent day hike.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Dutertre Annaboue

France

Ranking: 8/10

We have just done a short walk (from Lake Manapouri to Noturau Hut, 3 hrs return) it was worth it. If you are lazy like us, the walk is easy and you can see the Lake Manapouri which is really beautiful.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in February 2010

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Russell & Barbara Gilmour

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Great bush walk either few hours or four days.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in March 2010

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Dud Grossmann

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Wanaka to Shallow Bay - could be a little bit more safety at a few places/very steep and narrow.

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in May 2010

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Sabine

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent walk which combines forest with scenic views, good option for a day walk.

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in May 2010

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Chris

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Great track that takes you through forests and mountains alike. Spectacular views. Good for a three day hike but also nice for a day trip.

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in May 2010

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Kevin & Chris

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Walk from Rainbow Reach brige to Motorau Hut and return. 1 1/2 hours each way. Great bush and lake scenery.

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in May 2010

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philaus

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

Great track. We walk it clockwise which was unconventional. Nice mountain scenery but we rushed it a bit (2 days - feet suffered a bit!) and should have taken 3.

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in April 2010

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Anne Heriot

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

First part of the track - Swing Bridge to Shallow Bay Hut. Beautiful forest walk, flat just about all the way. Gorgeous views of Lake Manapouri from Shallow Bay, take a picnic lunch and enjoy on the shores. Really magical walk.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in January 2010

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Bob Lenihan

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Good native bird life and bush alongside river.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Jess

England

Ranking: 10/10

3-4 day Great Walk. Very well maintained track and huts. Amazing scenery on second day (if clear!). Worth staying at Manapouri hut but last day walking is not worth it if pushed for time - exit at Rainbow Reach.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Martina Pankova

Czech Republic

Ranking: 10/10

Nice huts with gascookers, free plan of the trip with map and other information, friendly people in DOC centre in Te Anau.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Richard

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

A very rewarding hike, not easy but a real sense of achievement. No need to take 3 nights if Luxmore Hut first.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Colby Smythe

United States

Ranking: 10/10

By far the best hike I have ever done, Alpine section gives amazing views of the Southern Alps and Lakes, Absolutely stunning.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Einar

Israel

Ranking: 9/10

Great views, definitely a must.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Nicky and Andy Prescott

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Wide variety of landscapes, plenty of nature spotting. Start swimming opporunities on Day 2 and 3. Stunning sunsets over Lake Manapouri on day 3.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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BenH

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

bush, river valley walk building to spectacular alpine crossing. Billed as four days but doable in 2 or 3 depending if you're in a hurry, also can cut time by taking shuttle between Rainbow reach and control gate. I walked whole thing in 1.5, from Rainbow reach to Iris Burn for night then up bright an early for a deserted ridge-crossing with just a couple of Kia for company as the sun rose up the valley. The other direction with night on Luxmore then Iris Burn probably even more rewarding

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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JulianeH

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

On our own, but paid for Luxmore Hut and two campsites. Beautiful landscape and good track.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in December 2008

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Sascha

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Huts unnecessarily dirty, at one hut very unfriendly warden. But great track!

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in September 2008

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Philipp

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Panoramic views on 2nd day, 3rd day slightly boring. Huts in good condition.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in April 2009

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Josefine

Sweden

Ranking: 10/10

Cool.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in November 2008

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Charlotta Halfwordson

Sweden

Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic views.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in November 2008

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HansH1

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Well marked, good path.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in April 2009

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JasminA

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Spectacular views, really easy walk but really crowded.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in April 2009

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M Sicard

Canada

Ranking: 9/10

large beech trees, ferns, birds, mushrooms and thesound of criquets in french we would say 'feerique' like in a fairy talke (easy walk)

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Matthiis & Femke

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Nice!

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Sheila Morgan

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

We caught a water taxi over the lake & did a part of the track - very pretty

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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John Cox

United Kingdom

Ranking: 6/10

Did the 4 hour track from Te Anau. Took longer than expected.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Thomas Stopp

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Strong track with beautiful views and forests. Huts are well-tended..

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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A Southwood

Ranking: 8/10

Native forest and tussuck grass, doc mountain host are good.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Peter and Dianne McKinnon

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Be prepared with FOOD + FITNESS. This is an Alpine walk, prone to wind and snow. Keep packs light - take only what is needed.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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anne p

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

Only did a small part of the whole track as a day walk. Good signs, easy walking.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Jessica

Sweden

Ranking: 8/10

Rainbow reach to Moturala Hut. Very nice walk through the rainforest.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Stefan Lua

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Hard, but another must do.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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foucherm

France

Ranking: 7/10

The Alpine park is really interesting. Start the track from Te Anau, otherwise the first day walk will be too short. Beautiful forest.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Jelle

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

We did a day walk to the Luxmore Hut from the bay and afterwards back to town. Great walk with beautiful views on the mountain.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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annysp

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

An amazing gut busting trip with beautiful 360degree views. A lot of uphill but well worth it. Huts were clean and tidy.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago and experienced in April 2009

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geoffelizabeth

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

We only did part of the walk but it is very well laid out and cared for.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago and experienced in April 2009