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: 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.

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