A popular four-day tramp at the head of Lake Wakatipu.
No camping is allowed between the Dart Hut and Shelter Rock Hut,
but otherwise there is good camping near the huts and on the flats in the two
valleys. In good weather, a day trip to the Cascade saddle from near the
Dart Hut is well worthwhile. The trip is well described in Moir's Guide North except that, because
of the massive slip in January 2014, it takes an hour longer to reach Daleys flat hut from the road. See also
Barnett, Tramping in New Zealand.
Update: In January 2015, the river washed away additional sections of
the old track, and DOC closed the Dart track between Bedford
Stream and Daleys Flat Hut (14 Jan 2015). A year after the slip happened, DOC still
hasn't reliably repaired the track. Latest word (November 2015) is that the
track won't re-open before the end of January 2016.
|Chinamans bluff to Daleys flat hut
||This section closed until at least 31.01.16.
|Daleys flat hut to Dart hut
|Dart hut to Shelter Rock hut
||Good track (sometimes snowy)
|Shelter Rock hut to Muddy creek
||Good track, boggy in places
| MN = Moir's Guide North (2013) (available from DOC).|
| Blue text and thumbnails are links|