Greenstone & Caples
The Greenstone and Caples Valleys are linked by the McKellar Saddle to create a 59-kilometre loop track that can be walked in four or five days. With easy gradients and excellent scenery, both the Greenstone and Caples tracks make an ideal introduction to multi-day tramping.
Either track can also be walked as a one-way track starting or finishing either at the Divide (West) or the Greenstone Car Park (East). They can also be combined with the Routeburn Track.
Info & Track's Greenstone & Caples transport operates between Queenstown or Glenorchy and the Greenstone Car Park, which is located at the Glenorchy (East) side of the loop. This service can be used in conjunction with our Routeburn Track transport.
Don't have the right gear? Don't worry; Info & Track have a range of hiking and tramping essentials available to hire.
Greenstone & Caples Track Essential Information
Time: 4-5 days
Track length: 59km
Distance from Queenstown: 86km (Greenstone Car Park)
Number of huts: 4
Grade: Easy tramping track - well-formed with gradual climbs.
Highlights: Diverse scenery - the Greenstone Valley is wide and open with tussock flats, while the Caples is narrower and more heavily forested. Both valleys have a rich Maori history as the sacred pounamu, or Greenstone, was found in these rivers. Both valleys are also popular fishing spots for rainbow and brown trout (licences are required).
All Services require a minimum of 2 passengers to confirm,
Greenstone & Caples Transport Timetable
|Queenstown||Greenstone Car Park||
|Glenorchy||Greenstone Car Park||
|Greenstone Car Park||Queenstown||
|Greenstone Car Park||Glenorchy||
|The Divide||Queenstown inc Milford Sound cruise||
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