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Blue Lakes and Tasman Glacier walks

Tasman Valley Road, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
+64 3-435 1186
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Very nice view with steep staurca

Unplanned and not properly dress for the walk but we make it within 30 mins with some rest in... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2018
Serene L
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LOTS OF STAIRS

We took the Hooker Valley Track in the morning and decided to do The Blue Lake Track in the... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2018
DarylJ552
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Carlsbad, California
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Tasman Valley Road, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Unplanned and not properly dress for the walk but we make it within 30 mins with some rest in between . Worth going up to the top to get a view on Tasman Glacier.

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Reviewed 18 May 2018

We took the Hooker Valley Track in the morning and decided to do The Blue Lake Track in the afternoon. The track went up a mountainside for quite a distance. There were lots of stairs and very few if any handrails. At the top there...More

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Reviewed 14 May 2018

We visited Mount Cook Village but, due to the pouring rain and black skies, we could not see Mount Cook! We had a look around the visitor centre and the guide informed us of the Blue Lakes and Tasman Glacier walk. It was a short...More

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Reviewed 12 May 2018

Very nice walk. Get ready for some stairs. The view at the top is defiantly worth it. We first walked around the Blue Lakes, and then we climbed to the top. From the top you'll can see the Blue Lake as well.

1  Thank MorHalimi
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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

We did the walk in glorious weather. Sure a few steps to navigate but certainly not a hard trail, 10mins only. Unfortunately the Glacier has retreated back up the Fiord. It is at best guess around a kilometre away from the viewing area. If you...More

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Reviewed 5 May 2018

A very steep hike (lots of steps) but a spectacular glacier and mountain view at the top. Only a couple of other people were there so we felt like we had the glacier to ourselves.

1  Thank clan100
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

Great short walk. We'd done the Hooker Valley Trail the day before and this track was so quiet comparatively! At times we had the Glacier lookout all to ourselves and we didn't pass anyone else on the Lakes walk at all. You start the walk...More

2  Thank beezee2010
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

We did this short hike on the way back from some longer hikes in the National Park. I wouldn't do this specifically as a stand-alone as it's so short. Mostly steps up first to a lake lookout and then to the top for a glacier...More

1  Thank HoneyBadgerBex
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

Short hike to Tasman Lake.  Spectacular view of the mountain range.  The trail is fairly easy to navigate.

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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

This is a nice area to hike but be prepared for a lot of steps up. If you take the path to the left, you go to the Blue Lakes first (otherwise if you go straight up you’ll see the Tasman Glacier first). Just note...More

Thank thebretimes
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Tessy t
29 May 2018|
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Response from LadyWillow2014 | Reviewed this property |
There are lots of steps so you would probably have to carry the 1 year old.
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Prags2013
25 October 2017|
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Response from 199jane199 |
Hi no you will not need a guide just plenty of water and some snacks . It’s a fabulous place and I hope you get a good view
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