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

FROM TO DEPARTURE TIMES PRICE
(ADULT/CHILD)
Queenstown Glenorchy
8am BOOK
12:15pm BOOK
4:30pm* BOOK
$26 $20
Queenstown Greenstone Car Park
8am BOOK
$52 $35
Queenstown The Divide
6:55am BOOK
10:45am BOOK
$79 $59
Glenorchy Greenstone Car Park
9:15am BOOK
$36 $20
Glenorchy Queenstown
10:30am BOOK
3pm BOOK
7pm* BOOK
$26 $20
Greenstone Car Park Queenstown
12pm BOOK
$52 $35
Greenstone Car Park Glenorchy
12pm BOOK
$36 $20
The Divide Queenstown
10:10am BOOK
3:15pm BOOK
$79 $59
The Divide Queenstown inc Milford Sound cruise
11am BOOK
$159 $90

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The Divide Shelter

To Queenstown:

10:15am and 3:15pm

 

To Milford Sound:

11am (for cruise)

The Routeburn Shelter

To Queenstown or Glenorchy:

10am and 2pm

 

To Greenstone Car Park:

10am

Muddy Creek

To Queenstown or Glenorchy:

10am

 

Chinaman's Bluff

To Queenstown or Glenorchy:

2pm

 

The Divide

To Queenstown:

10.15am and 3.15pm

 

To Milford Sound:

11am (for cruise)

Greenstone Car Park

To Queenstown and Glenorchy:

12pm

The Divide

To Queenstown: 10.10am and 3.15pm

To Milford Sound: 11am

 

The Routeburn Shelter

To Queenstown or Glenorchy: 10am & 2pm

To Greenstone Car Park: 10am

Muddy Creek

To Queenstown or Glenorchy: 10am

Chinaman's Bluff

To Queenstown or Glenorchy: 2pm

Greenstone Car Park

To Queenstown or Glenorchy: 12pm

Queenstown

To Glenorchy: 8am & 12.15pm

To Routeburn Shelter: 8am & 12.15pm

To Muddy Creek: 8am

To Chinaman's Bluff: 12.15pm

To Greenstone Car Park: 8am

To Divide/Milford: 6.55am & 10.45am

Glenorchy

To Queenstown: 10.30am and 3pm

To Routeburn Shelter: 9.30am and 1.30pm

To Muddy Creek: 9.15am

To Greenstone Car Park: 9.15am

To Chinaman's Bluff: 1.15pm

Glenorchy

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Other Track Options

Greenstone & Caples

A four to five day loop linking two diverse tracks, beginning and ending at the Greenstone Car Park. Can also be linked with the Routeburn Track.

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