Stunning view!! Easy walk up and totaly worth it!!
Quite steep 35 minute walk to summit. Wonderful views and good coffee
29Oct18. We love this walk especially as there is the cafe at the top. The walk is not too strenuous and includes the forest element and the open areas near the top. Great views.
A longer walk down if the weather is ok.
Beautiful views and a nice intermediate hike.
Nice view up there of the lake and Southern Alps - very windy!! Easy walk along the shore on the way back.
Fabulous walk with diverse views but could have been better sign posted. Amazing at the top!
Awesome place, it was our first place to visit, beautiful view of the water, a lot of wind - but really nice view. Nice spot for a swim, even at 15 degrees.
We have done a very nice walk at this beautiful lake. The view is amazing. The lake is cold for a swim but impossible not to go.
Very nice walk in a beautiful area with an amazing view of the Remarkable Lake. It is also great that they have a cafe at the top to enjoy coffee/tea etc.
One of the best views in New Zealand, 360 degree view, different landscape in the same place. Don't hestitate, do not miss this.
This is the best track I have ever walked. Stunning was the 360 degree view from Mt Jon and an interesting observatory.
So windy but really beautiful, an amazing view of Tekapo Lake!
Stunning walk, the view is beautiful.
Nice views, good climb.
Beautiful on a sunny day. Great views, definitely recommend. Do not go there on a cloudy day.
Easy walk up to the Astro Centre. Beautiful view over the valley and Lake Tekapo.
Our first walk - good for beginners.
Anne and Steve Bartlett
Great views throughout the whole walk. 360 degree views from the top. Sheep and rabbits sighted, time 3 hours.
AWESOME walk!!!!! Easy walk with beautiful views!
Really nice trek, quite easy, lovely views.
Well maintained path, stunning scenery.
Cuz da Maori
Crowded during the day, great 360 views but there is a slight boring factor, lots of hipsters with low grade dslrs getting around getting in your way hogging the good spots, shooing peoples children away...
Night time would be the best time to visit, view the stars, and maybe witness the Southern Lights :)
Windy and rainy day so it was not the best. We were happy to be on top - nice to see the lake and mountains.
A beautiful view from the top of the mountains and an awesome place to have a break and enjoy the nature.
Stientje van den Heuvel
Peace and quiet with breathtaking views. Met just a few hikers on the way. Challenging hike up the mountain - just as we like it.
Beautiful walk near the lake and mountains.
stunning views across the lake and mountains.
Beautiful view on the Blue Lake. Very accessible.
Very rewarding views of very very blue Lake Tekapo and surroundings. Coffee at the top of the hill.
Nice view of the lake and the village.
Lovely walk - taking steep road up the mountain and the gentle but long one down and along the shore. Not entirely free as there is a very good cafe at the summit.
Nice half day walk with fantastic views of Lake Tekapo and surrounding mountains. With a pause is about 4 hours walk.
Super walk, varied scenic views. Weather can change, susceptible to strong winds in areas. Took approx 3.5 hours with 30-45 minutes rest at cafe.
We did several great hikes on our NZ tour, but this one was the best.
First a climb up to the observatory and those stunning 360 views. Then lose most of the tourists by continuing on down to the lakeside for the return route. We had great weather but with a layer of snow on all the mountain tops. Breathtaking!!
The peninsula walkway (nearby) is also well worth doing.
Stunning without too many tourists! Best view we ever had!
Jim & Rebecca
Various options - we did the steep climb through forest then after excellent coffee and muffins at peak did the 2 hour return across hills and back alongside lake.
3 hour walk.
The views of the lakes at the top of Mt John are amazing and the guys in the observatory at the top are good to chat to. The loop walk was very enjoyable.
Challenging ascent to the summit but rewarding views and pleasant stroll back beside the Lake made all the better by the alpine springs at the bottom.
A lovely walk from the lake up to the summit of Mt John. My 73 year old husband managed it and really enjoyed the challenge. Terrific views from the top.
Kaddi & Grego
Walk the whole three hours circuit - it is worth it!
Snow capped mountains, turquoise waters... Need I say more!!
A 2-3 hour walk where you get the full sight of the spectacular turquoise lake.
Good walk up Mt. and back along lake.
Lovely walk along the lake then up/up/up to the observatory. Accurate signage.
Well signposted and marked. Very scenic and strongly recommended. (3hr walk)