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Address: | Greenstone Station Road, Greenstone and Caples Conservation Area, Queenstown, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 3-442 7935
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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Great route

A longer hike, with huts along the way, can start ideally at Queenstown end, but can do from Te Anau side too

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

A longer hike, with huts along the way, can start ideally at Queenstown end, but can do from Te Anau side too

Thank happysheepChina
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

Even though the track was like a swamp, It was incredible. The views you get are absolutely incredible! I can definitely recommend to make clothing choices for mud being above ankle deep in some places

Thank AshleyDevon
Wollongong, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

I did a multi-day hike that combined The Greenstone Track and The Routeburn Track. This is a really great walk. From the fern gullies and open spaces of The Greenstone to the narrow tracks and sweeping heights and views of The Routeburn, it is an incredibly beautiful few days spent in the amazing country that is New Zealand. The guides... More 

Thank Kim G
Kinloch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

Long endlessly beautiful valleys. Farmland and great little places to swim especially at the Greenstone hut... venture down along an old fishing track and theres the most beautiful still pools along the river with naturally formed little seats in the crystal clear water. Huts are super well kept and views 100% NZ. If you can't get onto one of the... More 

Thank Travelbughobbit
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 624 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

The Greenstone tracks start from the car park at the end of Greenstone Road, 86 km from Queenstown, via Glenorchy. It's around 4 day round trip, a moderately demanding tramp with some days averaging 6-7 hours of walking. You can find here a really superb diversity of natural features (part of the Te Wāhipounamu-South West New Zealand World Heritage Area).

Thank KarolaRS
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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Reviewed 4 June 2016

We freedom hiked The Grand Traverse (a combo of Greenstone and Routeburn) as part of a small group organised by Dunedin Rotary Club. Ages ranged from about 55 to 76. When we met the group we thought they looked quite old but they must’ve thought same about us! Glenorchy pub-cum-backpackers was the pre hike overnight and had a great night... More 

5 Thank Colin S
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 12 May 2016

Walking the Greenstone usually means a round trip by linking it to the Routeburn or Caples track but a walk up to the Mid valley hut and back is a pleasant overnighter. Lots of side streams to cross. Note to overseas hikers - off the Great walks tracks you are going to wade in water so don't bother taking your... More 

Thank Steve W
Hobart, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2016

We did a multiway walk through this area that has almost no other walkers. It can be linked with other walking tracks to make a longer journey. Highly recommended to make a week walk.

Thank Hobartfamily
Whangarei Heads, New Zealand
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Reviewed 11 April 2016

Good huts and fine views , nice fellow travellers and peaceful times are ahead as you head out on this walk - join up with Caples for a reasonablly easy loop in the wilds ... enjoy a swim in a LAke if its Summer time ...!

Thank Richard1901
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 March 2016

We did this with some friends as part of the "Grand Traverse" including the Routeburn Track. We used Ultimate Hikes as we like a little comfort, it's very pleasant to come in from a hike to a cold beer and dinner cooked and served to you. The views are awesome, the track is quite easy to walk and well maintained,... More 

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