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

 Wet weather alert

Chinaman's Bluff to Daley's Flat: In wet weather, the Dart River may flow over Sandy Flat, covering an area over 50m in length with water. In wet weather, we strongly recommend to walk in the Rees Valley to Dart Hut, and out the same way, to avoid the Sandy Flat area. In dry weather it is recommended the Rees/Dart circuit be started from the Dart Valley road end, finishing via the Rees.

Pest control operations took place on Sunday 31 August. Follow precautions indicated by signage until further notice.

This operation is part of our Battle for our Birds predator control programme, protecting our native wildlife from a rodent and stoat invasion.

Contact the Queenstown VC for more information.

The Upper Snowy Creek Bridge is now reinstated for the summer season.

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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:   50 Stanley Street
Email:   queenstownvc@doc.govt.nz
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