The Rees-Dart Track is a demanding 4-5 day tramping circuit following both the Rees and the Dart rivers through dramatic valleys in the southern part of Mount Aspiring National Park.
Info & Track operate daily track transport between Queenstown and Muddy Creek (Rees) or Chinaman's Bluff (Dart). All services stop in the township of Glenorchy en route.
The huts on the Rees and Dart tracks are positioned with the intention that trampers walk from Muddy Creek at the South end of the Rees Track, up to the Dart Hut, and back down the Dart Track to Chinaman's Bluff.
Either track can be walked separately via the Cascade Saddle, an alpine pass suitable for experienced trampers only. The Saddle is located 54kms from Wanaka in the West Matukituki Valley.
If you are walking the Cascade Saddle from either end, contact us for information on transport to and from Raspberry Creek on the Wanaka side. Please note The Saddle is easiest when walked from the Wanaka side.
Don't have the right gear? Don't worry; Info & Track have a range of hiking and tramping essentials available to hire.
Rees-Dart Track Essential Information
Time: 4-5 days
Track length: 62km
Distance from Queenstown: 76km (Chinaman’s Bluff), 68km (Muddy Creek)
Number of huts: 3
Grade: Moderately demanding tramp - most days average 6-8 hours of walking. Best for experienced trampers.
Highlights: The Rees-Dart Track has it all: incredible remote mountain scenery, fascinating forest and alpine vegetation, icy-blue rivers and the dramatic Dart Glacier!
All Services require a minimum of 2 passengers to confirm,
Important notice: due to sever track damage the track between Bedford Bridge and Sandy Bluff is now impassable and is CLOSED until further notice.
Rees-Dart Transport Timetable
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
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