The Kepler Track is located just 1km from Dock Bay Lodge. It is a circular walking track, approximately 60 kms long and has three excellent huts for your overnight use. The scenery is spectacular and the track passes through many landscapes of the Fiordland National Park ranging from rocky mountain ridges to tall mossy forests, from lake shores to deep gorges. The walking track is constructed to a very high standard, most streams are bridged, boardwalks cover boggy areas and the very steep sections have steps. It is a moderate walking track that takes three to four days to complete.
However, there are some hardy and fit outdoor enthusiasts who compete in the annual Kepler Challenge held in December every year and run the track in one day. The fastest time home is less than five hours which defies belief but it is true. A soak in the spa back at the lodge for a very long time would be essential after a gruelling day out like that.