Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos in Fiordland / Mt Aspiring NP

Greenstone Track Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days2 (One way)TerrainHills, Lakes / Rivers / WaterfallsDateLate Jan
Region/PlaceOtago, Fiordland NP / Wakitipu Conservation ForestCountryNew Zealand  
Dist (kms)39Height gain (m)500Route findingEasy
RouteThe Divide - Key Summit - Greenstone Saddle - Greenstone Hut (N1) - Greenstone Car Park
NotesOften overlooked in favour of the more popular Routeburn and Milford Tracks, the Greenstone is a very worthwhile walk along a wide and scenic river valley. It can easily be combined with the more challenging Caples Track to form a loop, or with the Routeburn Track.
Hollyford Valley from Key Summit, with Earl Mtns (L) and Darran Mtns (R), The Divide - Key Summit (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 18-Jan-01, B804

Mt Christina (L), Mt Lyttle (R) and Key Summit Tarn, The Divide - Key Summit (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 18-Jan-01, B802

Lake McKellar and Greenstone Valley to south from Greenstone / Caples track junction, The Divide - Greenstone Saddle Section, Greenstone Track (T), Fiordland NP, Otago, New Zealand, 22-Jan-04, SA994

Greenstone Valley to north from downstream of McKellar Hut, Greenstone Saddle - Greenstone Hut Section, Greenstone Track (T), Wakitipu Conservation Forest, Otago, New Zealand, 23-Jan-04, SA997

Greenstone Valley downstream from McKellar Hut, Greenstone Saddle - Greenstone Hut Section, Greenstone Track (T), Wakitipu Conservation Forest, Otago, New Zealand, 23-Jan-04, SA995

Greenstone Valley to south from between McKellar and Mid Greenstone Huts, Greenstone Saddle - Greenstone Hut Section, Greenstone Track (T), Wakitipu Conservation Forest, Otago, New Zealand, 23-Jan-04, SA999

Side stream and mossy rocks from between McKellar and Mid Greenstone Huts, Greenstone Saddle - Greenstone Hut Section, Greenstone Track (T), Wakitipu Conservation Forest, Otago, New Zealand, 23-Jan-04, SA1000

Greenstone River and valley to north from between Old Mid Greenstone Hut and New Greenstone Hut (now Sly Burn Hut), Greenstone Saddle - Greenstone Hut Section, Greenstone Track (T), Wakitipu Conservation Forest, Otago, New Zealand, 23-Jan-04, SA1001

Lake MacKenzie Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainHills, Lakes / Rivers / WaterfallsDateMid Jan
Region/PlaceOtago, Fiordland NP / Mt Aspiring NPCountryNew Zealand  
Dist (kms)18Height gain (m)500Route findingEasy
RouteThe Divide - Key Summit - Lake McKenzie - The Divide
NotesAn excellent day walk to one of the finest sights in New Zealand's South Island, Lake MacKenzie. Although this walk goes along the Routeburn Track, permits are only required for overnight stays. Without advance booking, and starting at The Divide, you could camp at the Greenstone Saddle and then walk out along the Greenstone or Caples Track in 2-3 days.
Track leading to Key Summit from The Divide and Darran Mtns, The Divide - Key Summit (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 18-Jan-01, B800

Mt Christina (L), Mt Lyttle (R) and Key Summit Tarn, The Divide - Key Summit (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 18-Jan-01, B802

Hollyford Valley from Key Summit, with Earl Mtns (L) and Darran Mtns (R), The Divide - Key Summit (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 18-Jan-01, B804

Ocean Peak (M), Emily Pass (MR), Emily Peak (R) and Ailsa Mtns (R) from Key Summit, The Divide - Key Summit (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 18-Jan-01, B805

Tarn at Key Summit (919), with Mt Christina (2502) (L) and Mt Lyttle (1913) (R) in Darran Mtns, The Divide - Key Summit - Lake McKenzie - The Divide Section, Routeburn Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 22-Jan-04, SA979

Emily Peak (MR) and Conical Peak (ML - with snow) from nr Key Summit, The Divide - Key Summit - Lake McKenzie - The Divide Section, Routeburn Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 22-Jan-04, SA981

Earland Falls, between Lake Howden Hut and McKenzie Hut, The Divide - Key Summit - Lake McKenzie - The Divide Section, Routeburn Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 22-Jan-04, SA982

Lake McKenzie and Mt Emily (M) from nr Lake McKenzie Hut, The Divide - Key Summit - Lake McKenzie - The Divide Section, Routeburn Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 22-Jan-04, SA984

Lake McKenzie and Mt Emily (MR) from nr Lake McKenzie Hut, The Divide - Key Summit - Lake McKenzie - The Divide Section, Routeburn Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 22-Jan-04, SA990

View to mountains across Hollyford Valley from The Orchard, with green broad-leaved ribbonwood trees, The Divide - Key Summit - Lake McKenzie - The Divide Section, Routeburn Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 22-Jan-04, SA991

The Orchard, with green broad-leaved ribbonwood trees, with Martins Bay / Hollyford Valley (M), The Divide - Key Summit - Lake McKenzie - The Divide Section, Routeburn Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 22-Jan-04, SA992

Lake Howden from Howden Hut and view to south, The Divide - Key Summit - Lake McKenzie - The Divide Section, Routeburn Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 22-Jan-04, SA993