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Tasman Glacier Lake walk - Tasman Valley

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Tasman Lake with icebergs

Tasman Lake with icebergs


Icebergs up close

Icebergs up close


Fancy a dip?

Fancy a dip?

Judith Bishop

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.


21 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 1 of 2.

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James Webster

Ranking: 8/10

Best bit is the fork in the track to the Tasman River. Quiet and can see the lake and icebergs up close whist seeing the glacier terminal.

Reviewed 10 months ago

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Karen Garvin


Ranking: 6/10

Beautiful surroundings but the destination was a bit of a let-down as the glacier has receded so much and no icebergs - likely due to time of year.

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in March 2014

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Lena Wacker


Ranking: 9/10

Nice walk, 3 hours return, but really touristic. We saw a bit of the glacier (300 metres), was good for not so trained person.

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in February 2014

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Alexander Zimmer


Ranking: 10/10

3 hours, great walk with baby on the back, impressive scenery.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Rena and Kirsten


Ranking: 9/10

Really nice view of the lake. Really impressive to see the huge icecrushers.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

The icebergs were very small on April but The scenery was stunning. Be careful when you drive !!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in April 2012

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Laura vanGool

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful view from the Summit. Only observation - although a 20 minute short walk, very steep climb and so unsuitable for elderly.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Jaroslav Gajdos

Czech Republic

Ranking: 10/10

Glacier, lake, river, nice walk.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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David & Sue Lokkerbol

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Awesome views, you do not have to stay there.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Andre Jean


Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful walking track, iceberg on lake.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Judith Fowler

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Short or long walk. Lakes and spectacular views of the mountains.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Ranking: 7/10

the glacier is not that beatifull, but the scenery and the floathing ice in the lake are special. If you have plenty of time, than go here. If you have little time, than think twice about this glacier walk and make sure you don't miss the more beatifull glaciers on the west side of the island (fox or Franz Jozef).

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in May 2011

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Caroline & Jochen


Ranking: 10/10

Impressive scenic landscape.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2011