The Travel Diaries – The Kepler Track, New Zealand

The Kepler Track is one of the great walks in New Zealand and consists of 60km of varied track, including alpine ridge lines and native bush. The track begins in Te Anau and can be completed in 2-4 days.

We decided to spend 4 days on the track as it meant we could stay at each of the 3 main huts and get to experience the locations in all their glory. This was the longest walk I have completed to date and it is one of the greatest things I have ever done. My friend Lee messaged me saying there was hut availability about 2 weeks before the hike and we decided to go for it. I was a little anxious about hiking this far and having to carry all my stuff as I had never done anything like this before. But with a few lists and some planning it all went perfectly.

We struck it lucky with the weather and got 4 amazing days of sunshine to hike the track. Along the way we stayed in 3 huts, Mountain Luxmore Hut, Iris Burn Hut and Moturau Hut. All had amazing facilities and amazing hut wardens. We also met amazing people along the way and quickly formed a group of like minded people when hanging out in the huts. Much like when staying in hostels you get to meet people from all over the world and with different backgrounds. It was an unforgettable experience.

Anyway check out the photos below and don’t forget to click on each picture to see the image in all its glory.

 

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