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Time: 1 hr

This track is an hour or so stroll to a viewpoint of the Tasman Glacier terminal lake.
The lake freezes over in the winter, and in the summer you can see icebergs floating in the water. A worthy wee jaunt off the Tasman Glacier View track.

Tasman Lake with icebergs

Tasman Lake with icebergs

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Icebergs up close

Icebergs up close

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Fancy a dip?

Fancy a dip?

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35 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 1 of 3.

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Elke Paul

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

A very nice walk. The walk has amazing views. At the end you see Mt Cook and the Glacier lake.

Reviewed 11 months ago and experienced in January 2017

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Alex Ehret

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

It is a beautiful walk with breathtaking views, There are many waterfalls around. There are benches and tables for picnics with a wonderful view of Mt Cook and the glacier lake.

Reviewed 11 months ago and experienced in January 2017

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Felix Mayer

Austria

Ranking: 7/10

The track could be expanded on the leftside so you are able to see the lake from a different/better angle.

Reviewed about 1 year ago and experienced in December 2016

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Dylan McBride

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful views over the glacier, 20 minute walk from the carpark, great photo taking opportunities.

Reviewed about 1 year ago and experienced in October 2016

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Jean Charlies Coudray

France

Ranking: 10/10

Absolutely beautiful, the view.

Reviewed about 1 year ago and experienced in November 2016

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Anna

Ireland

Ranking: 8/10

Quick walk to a nice viewpoint over the Glacier. Able to see icebergs in the lake and boats sailing across.

Reviewed about 1 year ago and experienced in November 2016

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Maarten

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Short walk and nice view. Less crowded than other tracks.

Reviewed about 1 year ago and experienced in November 2016

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Bram Hoonhout

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Shorted than the popular Hooker Valley track, the Tasman Lake offers a lot in less time. The view of the glacier lakes with the icebergs is really nice and actually better than on the Hooker Valley track. The light blue water is beautiful too (if you have a little sun). The nearby Blue Lakes walk is an easy add on, but we preferred this one.

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in November 2016

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Meghan Maloney

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

A one of a kind experience seeing the icebergs up close - came for sunrise - was incredible watching the first light hit the mountains!

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Laura Harmon

United States

Ranking: 10/10

The stairs up to the viewing deck will get you winded, but the climb is worth it! So cool to see a glacial lake with icebergs floating in it.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Diane Toupaine

France

Ranking: 5/10

Very short walk to see the Lake Tasman. Very steep. Very say to see how short the glacier is today.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Alexandre Roche

France

Ranking: 7/10

Very steep and short walk. You can see icebergs!

Reviewed almost 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Stan

France

Ranking: 9/10

Very nice walk and in the middle a lake!

Reviewed almost 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016

35 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 1 of 3.

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Elke Paul

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

A very nice walk. The walk has amazing views. At the end you see Mt Cook and the Glacier lake.

Reviewed 11 months ago and experienced in January 2017

Alex Ehret's avatar

Alex Ehret

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

It is a beautiful walk with breathtaking views, There are many waterfalls around. There are benches and tables for picnics with a wonderful view of Mt Cook and the glacier lake.

Reviewed 11 months ago and experienced in January 2017

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Felix Mayer

Austria

Ranking: 7/10

The track could be expanded on the leftside so you are able to see the lake from a different/better angle.

Reviewed about 1 year ago and experienced in December 2016

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Dylan McBride

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful views over the glacier, 20 minute walk from the carpark, great photo taking opportunities.

Reviewed about 1 year ago and experienced in October 2016

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Jean Charlies Coudray

France

Ranking: 10/10

Absolutely beautiful, the view.

Reviewed about 1 year ago and experienced in November 2016

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Anna

Ireland

Ranking: 8/10

Quick walk to a nice viewpoint over the Glacier. Able to see icebergs in the lake and boats sailing across.

Reviewed about 1 year ago and experienced in November 2016

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Maarten

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Short walk and nice view. Less crowded than other tracks.

Reviewed about 1 year ago and experienced in November 2016

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Bram Hoonhout

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Shorted than the popular Hooker Valley track, the Tasman Lake offers a lot in less time. The view of the glacier lakes with the icebergs is really nice and actually better than on the Hooker Valley track. The light blue water is beautiful too (if you have a little sun). The nearby Blue Lakes walk is an easy add on, but we preferred this one.

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in November 2016

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Meghan Maloney

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

A one of a kind experience seeing the icebergs up close - came for sunrise - was incredible watching the first light hit the mountains!

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Laura Harmon

United States

Ranking: 10/10

The stairs up to the viewing deck will get you winded, but the climb is worth it! So cool to see a glacial lake with icebergs floating in it.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Diane Toupaine

France

Ranking: 5/10

Very short walk to see the Lake Tasman. Very steep. Very say to see how short the glacier is today.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Alexandre Roche

France

Ranking: 7/10

Very steep and short walk. You can see icebergs!

Reviewed almost 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Stan

France

Ranking: 9/10

Very nice walk and in the middle a lake!

Reviewed almost 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016