Otago region

Upper Snowy Creek, Rees-Dart Track. Photo: Keith Springer.

Upper Snowy Creek, Rees-Dart Track

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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) 

Alert/Important notice

 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.

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1. Plan your trip
2. Tell someone
3. Be aware of the weather
4. Know your limits
5. Take sufficient supplies

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Whakatipu-wai-Māori / Queenstown Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 3 442 7935
Address:   Outside Sports Building
36-38 Shotover Street
Queenstown 9300
Email:   queenstownvc@doc.govt.nz
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