Rees Dart Track

MODERATE 4 reviews

Rees Dart Track is a 59.2 kilometer moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Glenorchy, Otago, New Zealand that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
59.2 km
ELEVATION GAIN
2,196 m
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

backpacking

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

views

wild flowers

wildlife

1 month ago

Nous avons fait juste sur une journée, 6kms jusqu’au pont donc très facile au niveau du sentier, un peu boueux mais magnifique !

backpacking
bugs
rocky
scramble
2 months ago

Absolutely stunning route! Started at Muddy Creek and ended in... Paradise! We had beautiful weather the first 4 days and we able to make it to each hut easily within the recommended time. All bridges were installed as well. Huts were wonderful and Dart Hut was most impressive (and Heather, the Ranger, was awesome!). We allotted 5 days total so we could have a day trip of Cascade Saddle/ Dart Glacier. This was the most challenging part of the trip, with a bunch of scree and unmarked areas (but several kea!!!!). On day 4 when we arrived at Daley's Flat hut, a huge front was blowing in. We were warned by the Ranger that either we needed to leave super early the next morning or plan waiting the storm out another day due to heavy rains and creek crossings being impassable due to flooding. Sidenote- If someone recommends you need to stay back if an area is flooded- LISTEN TO THEM- some of the crossings on this route are no joke if water is involved. We opted to kickoff that next morning at about 0400 via headlamp. By 0500 it was starting to sprinkle and by ~0700 it was a full on downpour (thanks, Arc'teryx for making some quality gear that kept up dry). Near Dredge Flat things can get slippery, and you can be met with a 200m drop off- so be careful if it's wet out. Anyways, we arrived at our pick up point around 0930- 5 hours early. So we walked. And walked. And walked some more. Finally were able to be picked up/ hitched with some locals to Glenorchy, then back to Queenstown. All in all, amazing, beautiful, and FUN hike! DO IT! Oh, and bring gaiters and sandfly repellent.

hiking
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hiking
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