Glenorchy is a small settlement, situated in Otago region, at South Island in New Zealand. It lies on the northern side of Lake Wakatipu and is surrounded by Richardson and Humboltd Ranges.
It is located at 44 km/27 mi from Queenstown (a breathtaking, scenic drive) and consists the gateway to Fiordland and Mount Aspiring National Parks. Glenorchy and the surrounding area was the setting for the legendary films Lord of the Rings and X-Men Origins.
The Greenstone-Caples Track is a 4-5 day circuit track (average 6-8 h walking per day) in the Fiordland National Park (World Heritage Area). It crosses Greenstone and Caples Valleys and offers a varied and magnificent scenery.
Grasp the unique opportunity to pass by rivers and lakes, cross ancient forests, enjoy the truly breathtaking view of mountains and experience the wild nature of the National Park. If you wish to complete the track, you should allow 4-5 days depending on fitness level.
Note: Camping is allowed except for the farmlands and areas between Upper Caples Hut and Lake McKellar. For hut and accommodation information check with the official DOC website. Bookings are essential.