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: Longer and more challenging route between Bedford Stream and Daleys Flat
The Dart Track has re-opened between Bedford Stream (approx 6 km north of Chinamans Bluff) and Daleys Flat. The new route around the slip and recently formed lake is rough and difficult to traverse; it is not passable during heavy rain. This new route adds 2 hours to the previous 3.5 - 5.5 hours from Chinaman’s Bluff to Daleys Flat Hut; walking times are now estimated between 5.5 - 7.5 hours.
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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