Kepler Track Day-Walk (G1)

An easy day-walk along the Kepler Track, heading to Shallow Bay on the shore of Lake Manapouri, Te Anau, New Zealand.

GPS: -45.492122° 167.663282°

Kepler Day-walk overview

Kepler Day-walk overview

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Bridge over the Waiau River near the Balloon Loop on the Kepler track.

Bridge over the Waiau River near the Balloon Loop on the Kepler track.

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The green-green Kepler day-walk to Shallow Bay.

The green-green Kepler day-walk to Shallow Bay.

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This is where the track leaves the forest and you first see Shallow Bay, with The BeeHive in the distance.

This is where the track leaves the forest and you first see Shallow Bay, with The BeeHive in the distance.

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The semi-secret beach area past the Shallow Bay hut. Nice scenery, nice privacy!

The semi-secret beach area past the Shallow Bay hut. Nice scenery, nice privacy!

The semi-secret beach area past the Shallow Bay hut. Nice scenery, nice privacy!

One Response to “Kepler Track Day-Walk (G1)”

  1. Chris Smith Says:

    Excellent ! Although we’d done this walk before, we hadn’t gone beyond the hut/reached the river : definitely the best bit. By the time we’d had our lunch and walked back to where the track first meets the lake, there was a constant stream of noisy, oblivious individuals whose behaviour was more in keeping with a night out in Queenstown than these magical surroundings. Adding to the fairy-tale atmosphere on the section where the track re-enters the forest on the way to the hut : the largest stands of Amanita Muscaria I’ve ever seen.

    N.B. A slip immediately following the initial river crossing has necessitated a steep and muddy detour, so the walk now merits a re-classification to easy-moderate.

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