This demanding four- to five-day horseshoe route from near the head of Lake Wakatipu takes you through valleys and over an alpine pass, with the possibility of a side trip to the Dart Glacier if you’re suitably equipped and experienced. Most people go up the Rees Track first and come back down the Dart.

Access by vehicle is possible as far as Muddy Creek on the Rees side, from where it’s six to eight hours' walk to Shelter Rock Hut. Hut passes must be purchased in advance for the three basic DOC huts (Shelter Rock, Dart and Daleys Flat).