Despite following a vehicle track almost the whole way, the Greta Track still makes for a satisfying walk. It gets up the mountain quickly, with a short off-track diversion to visit the summit of Ben Ohau (1522m). The views of scenic Lake Ohau and surrounding peaks are excellent. Completing the circuit takes you at first through attractive tussock country, (although wilding pines are making inroads). The track eventually drops down to Gretas Stream, and follows this most of the way to the lake.
Track notes at the end.
Greta Track & Ben Ohau: The Scenery
The Greta Track follows an old vehicle track the whole way, albeit with a couple of land slips and stream crossings. The side trip to the summit is off track but obvious. There’s a short walk along the road to get back to your car.
More information on the DOC website.