Red Tarns Track

Red Tarns Track - Aoraki/Mount / Mt Cook Village

Red Tarns Track

Aoraki/Mount / Mt Cook Village


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Richard Clapton

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Quite a tough climb but amazing views along the way and a beautiful plateau at the top. We went in winter and there was a fresh layer of snow and the ponds were frozen. Really lovely.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Linda QLD

Ranking: 10/10

A beautiful winter walk. 2 hours round trip. Lots of steps. Steady climb up on a well-maintained track. Need to be medium fitness. Spectacular views all the way up.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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Ludovic Bonneau


Ranking: 8/10

After climbing a lot of steps, the view is beautiful. You can see the Red Tarns who are hidden behind the view and you can rest eating your picnic.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in March 2017

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Carmen Stanow


Ranking: 10/10

Amazing view over Mt Cook. It gets pretty steep, but you get rewarded! Not crowded!

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Samuel Michalak


Ranking: 10/10

About two hours, it is steep but worth it. Good little workout with fantastic views from above and to Mt Cook, not crowded! Mid October.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Meghan Maloney

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome walk - very steep and lots of steps but the views are very rewarding. Especially getting reflections in the tarns towards Mt Cook and Mt Sefton. 2 hour return.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Hannah Stiles

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Some steps but so worth it!

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Jonathan Foskett

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

A big walk up over 1200 stairs but with breathtaking views over the Mt Cook area. Be prepared for a lot of stairs!

Reviewed about 6 years ago

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James Webster

Ranking: 7/10

Tough going stepped walk. 2 hour return, views good but don't really change on the way up. Do if you have time but don't sacrifice Hooker Valley.

Reviewed about 7 years ago

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United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Very steep climb, well maintained path, views worth while.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Melanie Bielefeld


Ranking: 10/10

Very very......strenuous - but on the op idyllic, picturesque views. Marvellous! Our favourite!!

Reviewed over 12 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Gemma Morris

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Great views, lots of steps. Mt Cok, Mt sefton and Footstool set out in front of you 2hr return.

Reviewed over 12 years ago and experienced in November 2009