Tasman Glacier Lake walk

Tasman Glacier Lake walk

Tasman Valley

Reviews

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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 over 2 years 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 over 2 years 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 over 2 years 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 over 2 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Jean Charlies Coudray

France

Ranking: 10/10

Absolutely beautiful, the view.

Reviewed over 2 years 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 over 2 years 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 over 2 years 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 2 years 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 almost 3 years 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 over 3 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 over 3 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 over 3 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 over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Peter Hodgson

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Got up early and had the place to ourselves. Beautiful views the whole time, ending in a great view of Tasman Glacier. Too far to be too close, but the walk was beautiful nonetheless.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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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 over 4 years ago

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Karen Garvin

Canada

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 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Lena Wacker

Germany

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 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Alexander Zimmer

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

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

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Rena and Kirsten

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

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

Reviewed almost 7 years ago

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Krataihai

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

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

Reviewed almost 7 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 about 7 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 7 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 over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Andre Jean

France

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful walking track, iceberg on lake.

Reviewed over 7 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 over 7 years ago

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GenH

Netherlands

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 about 8 years ago and experienced in May 2011

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Caroline & Jochen

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Impressive scenic landscape.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2011

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Daryl

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Short easy walk up to Tasman Glacier. Not the most stunning glacier by a long way!

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Fredrik Thornell

Sweden

Ranking: 9/10

30 min return, nice to do with kids! A bit of climbing to nice view.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Robert Haidt

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Scenic hiking path to the Tasman Glacier and to Tasman Lake.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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James O'Neil

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

We walked up to a lookout over the Glacial Lake + Glacier itself. Best picnic location

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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eric14

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

A nice short walk, worth the 30 mins.

Reviewed about 10 years ago

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bogaard

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Good walk and we had perfect weather conditions. Track well maintained.

Reviewed about 10 years ago

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DustyLaptop

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Dwarfed only in magnificence by the Hooker Valley glacier walk nearby, but no less impressive for it's "you're walking to a glacier!!!" splendour. If you can ignore the desire to shortcut "up and over" the walk around the hill, before the descending approach to the dirty Tasman glacier, you will get a nice bit of exercise in the process. Shorter than the Hooker Valley, but as essential for the visitor.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Sofie

Sweden

Ranking: 9/10

Short walk from the car park. The lake was amazing! Definitely worth a visit if you're in the area! Plus it's free!

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in May 2009