Blue Lakes and Tasman Glacier...

Blue Lakes and Tasman Glacier Walks

Aoraki/Mount / Mt Cook National Park


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Andrew Hammond


Ranking: 9/10

Stairs are a bit more of a workout than expected but there are only about 300 so its ok. The view at the top is definitely worth the effort. Great tables for a picnic located at the bottom of the track in the car park. Enjoy the view at the top

Reviewed 6 months ago

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Ranking: 10/10

The Tasman glacier lake looks so surreal, almost like from another planet - I'm really glad we made this spontaneous stop. It's only a few minutes walk up to the viewpoint, so it's doable even after a long day in the Mt. Cook area.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Romy de Boer


Ranking: 10/10

Safe and beautiful! The view is amazing. Make a picnic stop here.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Ranking: 10/10

Short walk, saw the Blue Lakes from an upper view point which are not blue anymore (you can see a description why there). Good view of the icebergs of the glaciers.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Suzanne Vermeulen


Ranking: 8/10

The blue lakes are actually green - there is an explanatory board 'why are the blue lakes green' - and you can't see the glacier terminal from the top. That being said, the views from the top were nice both ways. The track is mostly made of brand new steps - some 400 steps, we counted them to see what to expect on the 2200 steps of the Sealy Tarns track . The road to the Tasman glacier is brand new as well. It was a nice short walk. Took us 20min to get to the top.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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James Webster

Ranking: 5/10

Ok but not great.

Reviewed about 5 years ago

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Nora Zeitz


Ranking: 9/10

Short as well but steep so you have a good view on the glacier and the lake.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Ranking: 6/10

It is a nice little walk and you will get a nice view of the Tasman Glacier, but nothing from another world.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago

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jessica newton

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

great view when you get to the top. You climb up lots of rocks so be careful not sure I would want to try in the wet or with small children but there is an easier track around the side.

Reviewed about 7 years ago

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Peter Moederer


Ranking: 10/10

Nice bridges, some not so long tracks, swimming in the lakes, not so many people.

Reviewed about 7 years ago

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Sabrina Germany


Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful view and lake with ice but the way was long and unsealed.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Ranking: 8/10

A great view of the glacier for a short walk.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Linda Kosters


Ranking: 9/10

WOW, never seen such a thing in my life before.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Barrie Corless

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Initial views across Lake Tekapo were stunning, but nothing compared to those at Mount Cook itself - pray for a clear day!!!

Reviewed about 8 years ago

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Maggie Leyland

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Well signed.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago

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Marco Schoeggl


Ranking: 8/10

Good view over the icebergs and Mt Cook. No connection between Blue Lakes and lookout.

Reviewed about 9 years ago

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Ian Watson

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

A bone jarring trip down unsurfaced roads is worth it to see the glacier- take a short walk from the carpark for best views.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Gunda G


Ranking: 10/10

A fantastic reward (glacier) after an intriguing walk including many boardwalks (as well for our 6 year old daughter)

Reviewed about 10 years ago

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X Vogel


Ranking: 8/10

nice place, good tracks.

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Conor Coyle


Ranking: 9/10

Excellent work with different and varied landscape, both glacial and wide variety of vegetation.

Reviewed about 10 years ago

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Gemma Morris

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Unbelieveable views, great walks from the campsite.

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in November 2009