Dart Track
Mount Aspiring National Park

FULL DAY HIKE - jetboat option


The Valley of Giants; join your guide in the beech forests of the mighty Dart braided river valley carved out by a massive ancient frozen glacier and still being chiselled to perfection today by the forces of water.

A land travelled since the beginnings of early Maori times in their search and pilgrimage for valuable pounamu and trod still earlier by several species of now extinct Moa, this place is still changing as the dynamic forces of nature sculpture and surprise us.

Decide upon the best option for exploring the valley by walking, or combining with a jet boat ride and walk out to view the spectacular bluffs, mountains, river flats and mountains with mysterious time forgotten names like Pikirakatahi (Mount Earnslaw) classical peaks like Nox, Chaos, Amphion, and galactic - Cosmos, Pluto - from all angles.

"The Dart is like a young adult still reaching maturity - rebelling in being free and wild - slowly unravelling its secrets. Join it in discovering itself..."

Duration: 4 - 6 hours. October to May

Distance: 10km one way

Grade: Easy to Moderate. Track is mostly well formed and graded

Price: NZ$ 290 per person (min 2) | NZ$ 450 for solo persons | jetboat option: add.

Check Out All Our Hikes