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Sealy Tarns Track

| Terrace Road, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7999, New Zealand
+64 3-435 1186
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Unforgettable

We did it lunch time, after a cool, fabulous, early morning hike on Hooker valley. Both tracks... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2018
jilo_13
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Hong Kong, China
Amazing views

Halfway to Mueller hut is the lookout point of Sealy Tarns, it indeed offers a jaw dropping view of... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2018
Satyabrata
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New Delhi
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“amazing views” (6 reviews)
“steep stairs” (2 reviews)
“hooker valley” (9 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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| Terrace Road, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7999, New Zealand
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+64 3-435 1186
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"amazing views"
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"steep stairs"
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"hooker valley"
in 9 reviews
"challenging hike"
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"car park"
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"kea point"
in 4 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 2 reviews
"mt cook"
in 8 reviews
"take your time"
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"jaw dropping"
in 2 reviews
"hour hike"
in 2 reviews
"strong winds"
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"bad weather"
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"sunny day"
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"great walk"
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

We did it lunch time, after a cool, fabulous, early morning hike on Hooker valley. Both tracks have the same starting point and offer stunning views. But unlike the Hooker valley, Sealy Tarns track is literally, a vertical stairway with many switchbacks, hanging on one...More

Thank jilo_13
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Reviewed 24 May 2018

Halfway to Mueller hut is the lookout point of Sealy Tarns, it indeed offers a jaw dropping view of the lakes below and the valleys behind. It's an easy walk actually with wooden steps all the way.

Thank Satyabrata
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Reviewed 4 May 2018

I had a morning free so I decided another trek. 90 minutes carpark to Sealy Tarns. 90 Minutes further on Mueller track before turning around. 1 hr return. Ha I found it easy going down, now all I need is to find a way to...More

Thank Bruce M
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

A strenuous 1,800 step ascent to a scenic overlook of Mt Cook, Tasman Lake, and the valley below.  Well worth the climb.  Very windy at the top; bring gloves and a rain jacket. Do not attempt in bad weather.

Thank CircleTheWorld
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

This was a slightly challenging feat for those of us that were not fit as we thought we were! Nonetheless we made it up to the top in good time albeit with a few breaks on the way up. And it was definitely worth it....More

Thank Frida D
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

The Sealy Tarns hike was difficult. Two-thousand steep stairs ascended all the way to the top which took us about an hour and a half of huffing and puffing. Our legs might have been shaking a bit, but the view was 100% worth it! Make...More

Thank Alison C
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Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

Managed this walk with only sore calves the next day and with a 9y.o and 10y.o. Lots of stairs but if you're not in too much of a rush then you will get up to the top and enjoy some well deserved views of the...More

Thank Yas S
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Reviewed 20 December 2017

This is a great alternative to the Hooker Valley Track for those who want a little bit more exercise than a casual stroll! The snow line did not permit us the go as far as Muller hut, but the steep staircase up to the viewpoint...More

Thank Anna H
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Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

A bit of uphill from the car park then the 2200 stairs begin. It’s popular but completely unlike the busy Hooker Valley Track, so you can definitely enjoy the climb and views peacefully. There are only a few good places to rest - I recommend...More

3  Thank mrdom
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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Great NZ track with beautiful views. A surrounding backdrop of the tallest mountains in NZ is awe inspiring. The track is well maintained but be warned it is steep as heck.

3  Thank Andrew I
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