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Greenstone and Caples Tracks

| Greenstone Station Road, Greenstone and Caples Conservation Area, Queenstown, New Zealand
+64 3-442 7935
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Excellent Caples Track walk

Walked the Caples after the Routeburn walking south from Howden Hut. Well graded track up to... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2018
Anthony S
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Brisbane, Australia
Fabulous hike

The Greenstone/Caples track is a beautiful circuit that can be conveniently completed over 4 days/3... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2018
RhellieKeith
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Adelaide, Australia
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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| Greenstone Station Road, Greenstone and Caples Conservation Area, Queenstown, New Zealand
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

Walked the Caples after the Routeburn walking south from Howden Hut. Well graded track up to McKellar Saddle and a spectacular alpine meadow with small lakes and views in two directions. The track down to Mid Caples Hut was well graded and mostly through the...More

1  Thank Anthony S
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

The Greenstone/Caples track is a beautiful circuit that can be conveniently completed over 4 days/3 nights. The circuit can be done in either direction. The DOC huts are excellent and a very reasonable $15/person per night. The scenery is spectacular. Highly recommended for those who...More

2  Thank RhellieKeith
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Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

We had planned to do the caples then onto the Routeburn track, but due to weather on the routeburn we did the loop track around the greenstone track - and we loved it! The track is interesting, with different terrain from wide open valley fields,...More

1  Thank Stacey H
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

Greenstone 步道不難走,沿途盡是美麗的青台森林,難度不高,走全程或其中一段也很好,起點在 Routeburn Track 的 Lake Howden 開始,也可結合 Routeburn Track 連走。 步道上除了水源,沒有其他食物補給點,食物及行裝要注意

1  Thank 465edwink
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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I did he caples track over two days. The first day to the mid caples hut was fantastic and very scenic. We were fortunate and had beautiful weather that day as well. The second day, our hike to the car park was...More

Thank clreichert24
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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Nice tracks and great huts can be muddy in areas Love being surrounded by huge mountains as you pass through the valley Area is farm land so cattle and sheep are often seen around and on the tracks here Parts were used in the lord...More

1  Thank kiwimartinnz
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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

1  Thank happysheepChina
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Reviewed 24 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

1  Thank AshleyDevon
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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...More

2  Thank Kim G
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Reviewed 31 October 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...More

1  Thank Travelbughobbit
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