Rees Dart Track

New Zealand New Zealand

Worth knowing

The Rees Dart Track runs for a length of 61 kilometers through New Zealand.

The difficulty of the trail is rated as demanding and it usually takes 3 days to walk the Rees Dart Track.
Of course, how long it really takes for the trail depends on the experience and fitness of the hikers.

The drinking water supply is on the way no problem, since there are numerous possibilities to fill up the water supplies.
This can be done, for example, at streams, springs, but also at wells or public facilities. However, the water may have to be filtered before drinking!

On the trail you are completely self-sufficient..
There are no grocery stores along the way, so you have to take all the food you need with you for the entire trail.

You can stay overnight in a tent/tarp and in unmanaged huts.

Wild camping is allowed As always, leave behind no traces . Rubbish has to be taken away and nature has to be respected and protected!

Campfires are currently prohibited. However, this can change at any time.
Therefore, please be sure to pay attention to public notices and a possible risk of forest fires..
In addition, new fireplaces should never be built, but existing ones should be used.

Facts about Rees Dart Track

61 km
Elevation gain
1.850 m
Elevation loss
1.950 m
Highest Point
Rees Saddle / 1.471 m
Lowest Point
Dart River / 400 m
Round Trip?
Walk in both directions?
61 km
1.850 m
1.950 m
Rees Saddle
1.471 m
Dart River
400 m
You have the following accommodation options on the Rees Dart Track
  • in a tent/tarp
  • in unmanaged huts
Solitude on the Rees Dart Track
Hardly any other people and you sleep in huts/tents with no contact to villages

The best time to hike the Rees Dart Track is:


Arrival to the Rees Dart Track

You will arrive via Christchurch International Airport.

You can get to Starting point via Mietwagen. Duration approx. 8 hours.

Departure from the Rees Dart Track

Departure is via Christchurch International Airport.

You can get to the airport per Mietwagen. Takes about 8 hours.

Map and elevation profile of the Rees Dart Track

What else you should know about the Rees Dart Track

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