Moturau Hut
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member StagsRoar
S 45° 28.903 E 167° 36.638
58G E 704025 N 4960218
Quick Description: Moturau Hut is part of the Great walks - Kepler Track, Eastern Fiordland, New Zealand. Grid reference: Topo50 map sheet CD07, E1178760, N4949343
Location: South Island, New Zealand
Date Posted: 6/8/2012 2:53:25 AM
Waymark Code: WMEK84
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member gleek
Views: 3

Long Description:
Moturau hut can be easily walked to within about 1.5 - 2 hrs if starting from The Rainbow Reach end of the Kepler Track. coordinates for this are S45 29.503 E167 39.819. The Kepler Track is a 60 km, 3-4 day loop track taking you from the gentle, beech-forested shores of lakes Te Anau and Manapouri to the tussocky alpine tops and grand Mt Luxmore. Your reward for the hill climb is a long section above bushline with marvellous panoramic views of the Kepler Mountains on one side, and lakes, rivers and hanging valleys on the other.

The Kepler Track is an excellent track for you and your family and friends, especially if you love the outdoors, want an adventure with a bit of a physical challenge that is not too hard to get to and has excellent facilities.

This is a Great Walk and offers a high standard of track and very comfortable, serviced huts as well as camping opportunities.

As a rule when doing this loop track people generally do it anti-clockwise with Moturau Hut being the last hut before the completion of the track. For those who want to do just an easy over nighter then walking the Kepler to Moturau hut would be ideal and is good for kids starting out in hiking/tramping.

Info on the Kepler track can be found here:

[http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/tracks-and-walks/fiordland/eastern-fiordland/kepler-track/]

On the Moturau Hut:

[http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/tracks-and-walks/fiordland/eastern-fiordland/kepler-track/]

Check the above links before venturing here.
This track gets very busy and in the summer season is particularly expensive to stay here. Spring and Autumn tends to be a bit better with less traffic and rates reduced.




In peak season (summer), $54.00 per person, per night, and under 18s are free (but bookings are still required). In winter, $15.00 per person, per night, and under 18s are free.
Type of shelter: hut

Stay overnight: Yes

Sleeps How Many: 40

Available Year Round: Yes

Enclosed: Enclosed

Reservation required: Not listed

Cost: Not listed

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