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 on Monday 25 August due to pest control operation. Track will be re-opened within 24 hours. Another one day closure will occur anytime from 30 August, depending on conditions. 

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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