Otago region

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

Upper Snowy Creek, Rees-Dart Track

Otago region map.

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 Valley Track closed

Updated: 12 January 2015

Due to severe track damage the track between Bedford Bridge and Sandy Bluff is impassable and closed until further notice.

The Rees/Dart circuit option is currently unavailable – people wanting to walk to/from the Dart Hut can still do so via the Rees Valley Track.

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4-5 days

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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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