Upper Snowy Creek, Rees-Dart Track
The Rees-Dart Track is a 4-5 day tramping circuit which follows the Rees River and the Dart River, through leasehold farmland and the southern part of Mount Aspiring National Park.
It is a moderately demanding tramp, and most days average 6-8 hours of walking. Spectacular mountain scenery, forest and alpine vegetation, rivers and the Dart Glacier are all significant features of the walk.
Rees-Dart Track brochure (PDF, 1,200K)
Dart Track closure
Dart Track will be closed for one day - weather dependent - on Sunday 31 August due to pest control operation. Track will be re-opened within 24 hours.
This operation is part of our Battle for our Birds predator control programme, protecting our native wildlife from a rodent and stoat invasion. Get information about the operation.
Contact the Queenstown VC for more information.
The Upper Snowy Creek Bridge has been removed for winter.
Before you set out find out about the history and natural features of the area and other activities you can do there.
Find out about the Wakatipu area's Rees-Dart Track and the various huts available along the track.
Find out about hut accommodation and camping on the Rees-Dart Track.
Find out how to get to the Rees-Dart track and inportant safety information need to know before planning your trip.
Mount Aspiring National Park is a wonderful mixture of remote wilderness, high mountains and beautiful river valleys. It is a walker's paradise and a must for mountaineers.
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