Kepler Track 2008

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Our Trip Journal

23rd Dec, 2008 Control Gates to Luxmore Hut 14.7km 4.5hrs (5-6hrs suggested time)
24th Dec, 2008 Luxmore Hut to Iris Burn Hut 14.6km 5.5hrs (5-6hrs)
25th Dec, 2008 Iris Burn Hut to Moturau Hut 16.2km 3.5hrs (5-6hrs)
26th Dec, 2008 Moturau Hut to Rainbow Reach Carpark (and on to Queenstown) 6km 1.5hrs (1.5-2hrs)

Information about the track

One of the eight NZ Great Walks, highly-maintained tracks with serviced huts (flushing toilets, gas for your stoves, and a hut warden to give you weather advice). It is a 60-km, 3-4 day track (however once a year a bunch of mad people run the entire track in a single day). The track takes you past the beech-forested shores of Lake Te Anau, up above the treeline to Mt Luxmore.

There is a cave system at Mx Luxmore which is worth exploring, it goes for 4-5km underground. Be sure to leave a note of your intentions in the Luxmore Hut visitor book before heading in (even if you are just there for a day trip).

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Kepler Challenge an annual 60km mountain run
The kepler track through the eyes of an 11yo

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