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Day Walk Transport

Kepler Track Day Walks

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  1. Boat Boat
  • 10k Round the Bay

    Brod Bay to Te Anau

  • Lunch at Luxmore

    Brod Bay to Luxmore Hut

  • Luxmore Summit Challenge

    Brod Bay to Luxmore Summit

  • Availability

    Oct - April

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WATER TAXI TRANSPORT

Kepler Track Day Walks

The Kepler Track begins on the shore of Lake Te Anau and offers some of the best day walking in Fiordland. Catch the Kepler Water Taxi across Lake Te Anau, and you’ll be on the world-famous track in less than 15 minutes ready to tackle your day walk of choice.

Kepler Track Day Walk Transport Options

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Water taxi service to the Kepler Track
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Departing from Te Anau lakefront at 8:30am, 9:30am and 10:30am, take a 15-minute boat ride across Lake Te Anau to Brod Bay and the Kepler Track. From Brod Bay, you have a number of options for walking the track.

Option 1: 10k Round the Bay  Brod Bay to Te Anau - 10km, 2.5 hrs one way
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Catch the Kepler Water Taxi to Brod Bay then enjoy an easy-going 2.5 hour (10k) walk back to Te Anau following the lakefront through native bush on the Kepler Track, linking up with the Lake2Lake cycle trail and the Te Anau Bird Park. Easy day walk option for the whole family.

Option 2: 10k Round the Bay - Reverse  Te Anau to Brod Bay - 10km, 2.5 hrs one way
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An easy walk from the Te Anau township through the Te Anau Bird Park, along the Lake2Lake cycle trail, and the Kepler Track. Catch the Kepler Water Taxi back to town departing from Brod Bay at 4:30pm. Perfect day walk option for the whole family.

Option 3: Lunch at Luxmore  Brod Bay to Mt Luxmore Hut - 16.5km, 5-6 hrs return
Kepler Day Hike Option 2 map 1

Catch the water taxi to Brod Bay, then follow the Kepler Track up Mount Luxmore for a moderate 5-6 hour return walk (16.5kms). Enjoy lunch and stunning views at Luxmore Hut and walk back down to Brod Bay to meet the Kepler Water Taxi.

Option 4: Luxmore Summit Challenge  Brod Bay to Mt Luxmore Summit - 26kms, 7-8 hrs return
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Challenge yourself and catch the Kepler Water Taxi to Brod Bay, then walk up to the summit of Mt Luxmore for very rewarding views of the Te Anau township and the Insta worthy South Fiord from 1,472m. Allow 7-8 hours return. Kepler Water Taxi 8.30am departure is recommended with a 4.30pm return.

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Head over to our Plan & Prepare section for more info on day hiking on the Kepler Track.

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Booking Options

  • Kepler Day Walk - 10k Round the Bay

    Walk Brod Bay to Te Anau township. Water taxi from Te Anau to Brod Bay 8.30am, 9.30am or 10.30am.

    • Boat Boat
    $25 p/ad / $15 p/ch
  • Kepler Day Walk - 10k Round the Bay Reverse

    Walk from Te Anau township to Brod Bay. Water taxi from Brod Bay to Te Anau 8.45am, 9.45am, 10.45am and 4.30pm.

    • Boat Boat
    $25 p/ad / $15 p/ch
  • Kepler Day Walk - Lunch at Luxmore

    Walk Brod Bay to Luxmore Hut and return. Water taxi from Te Anau to Brod Bay 8.30am, 9.30am or 10.30am. Returns at 4.30pm.

    • Boat Boat
    $50 p/ad / $30 p/ch
  • Kepler Day Walk - Luxmore Summit Challenge

    Walk Brod Bay to Luxmore Summit and return. Water taxi from Te Anau to Brod Bay 8.30am, 9.30am or 10.30am. Returns at 4.30pm.

    • Boat Boat
    $50 p/ad / $30 p/ch

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