Dart Hut during winter
Image: Kerrin Burnnard | ©



See spectacular mountain scenery, forest and alpine vegetation, glacier-fed rivers and the Dart Glacier on the Rees-Dart Track.

63 km one way

Walking and tramping

4-5 days one way Advanced: Tramping track

Seasonal restrictions

It is best to walk this track between late November and the end of April. The upper Snowy Creek Bridge is removed in mid-May and returned in late Spring/early summer, due to significant avalanche risk.


Stay safe in the outdoors

  1. Choose the right trip for you. Learn about the route and make sure you have the skills for it.
  2. Understand the weather. Check weather forecasts
  3. Pack warm clothes and extra food. Check gear lists
  4. Share your plans and take ways to get help. Share directly or use the Outdoor Intentions form or Plan My Walk. Take a distress beacon. 
  5. Take care of yourself and each other.


Whakatipu-wai-Māori/Queenstown Visitor Centre
Phone +64 3 442 7935
Email queenstownvc@doc.govt.nz
Address 50 Stanley Street
Queenstown 9300
Hours See visitor centre hours
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