Sealy Tarns Track

Sealy Tarns Track

Mount / Mt Cook National Park

Reviews

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Raphaele

Ranking: 10/10

This a stepped track all the way up to the sealy tarns. The track is very demanding especially when it's hot - the sun is just brutal and there's almost no shade along the way. We did the track between 11 am and 2 pm which in hindsight was very bad timing. The views were still worth it but next time I would start early in the morning.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Matthew

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

A steep climb up a stepped walkway (est 10,000 steps) leads to a small alpine lake and picnic table cited beneath the Huddlestone Glacier with fantastic views of Mt Cook and the valley. Not for the very unfit though the views from halfway are still sublime.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Katarina

Austria

Ranking: 10/10

Really cool but a lot of stairs! The track is basically a vertical stairway but the views are amazing! Highly recommended.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Sebasitian

Austria

Ranking: 10/10

Very nice short walk. Three hours return. Amazing views. Track got really busy but was totally worth it!

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Gilbert Keiser

France

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful hikes, amazing landscapes and great weather.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in February 2017

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MARK CURPHEY

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Steep steps, over 1800 of them. Great workout and the views make up for the touch climb. Amazing scenery.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Charlotte Leong

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Approximately three hours return (not including photo time at the top!). Moderate/difficult climb up, but made easier with steps rather than loose gravel. The views are worth the climb up, 100%

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Katrina

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Feb 2106: If you think the carpark view is gorgeous at 760m elevation, just wait until you get to the top of the track. STUNNING views on a clear day! But nothing in life is free - you will pay for this view the next day - 1800+ stairs will challenge your legs and your fitness. A dip in the alpine lake at the summit is a chilly reward.

Jan 2018: Went at a much busier time of year and had to contend with a lot more people on the track. Pays to go nice and early if it is a sunny day. Those that started late had to contend with almost unbearable temperatures and no reprieve from the sun. There are no facilities at the tarn - no toilet, no shelter, no tap - please be prepared! Too many people at the top appeared to be lacking in food, water and sun protection.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Iris Gigacher

Austria

Ranking: 9/10

This is a great compromise if you expected to do the Mueller Hut but cannot due to the weather conditions - you still get great views of Mt Cook and the Glaciers. The track nearly almost consists of steep steps!

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in November 2015

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Cody Stewart

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

The 2200 step track was a great alternative to going all the way up to Mueller's hut on a day when it was too windy to do so. Spectacular views for a relatively mild track.

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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Lucas Anderson

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Fairly steep and taxing walk, views are worth it at the top (and en route).

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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Max Seikowsky

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Hard, beautiful view, great photo spot.

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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Kelsey Austin

United States

Ranking: 7/10

The most difficult walk directly up to a ridge but on a clear day, spectacular views of Mt Cook and Mt Sefton. A very moving experience to be up with such large mountains.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in December 2015

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Suzanne Vermeulen

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Wow what a climb those 2200 steps are, but the view from the top is super. The steps are well maintained. There is a nice picnic table on the top. We did this track after the Hooker Valley one. It is nice to have a view to Mt Cook from higher up and your view includes the Mueller glacier lake. The track is on one side of the mountain so if you don't feel like continuing up to the top - it took us 1.5hrs of stair climbing to get up and there was much wind - just stop halfway and enjoy the views from there. Recommended either as a quieter alternative to Hooker Valley, but also as complimentary to Hooker Valley.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Johanna Kofler

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Beautiful view, but only steps the whole way which is pretty exhausting.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Uta Dingebauer

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

It's hard to go up the mountain, but the other tracks are really nice.

Reviewed about 6 years ago

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Nils Poppenborg

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

If you like walking, then this is the place for you! The view will blow you away!

Reviewed about 7 years ago

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Stephen Hunt

England

Ranking: 9/10

Great walk (well, climb) to peak overlooking Mount Cook. Three hours one way to top (last bit is pretty steep/slippery) but well worth it for stunning views of Mt Cook and Glacier semi-hard walk. Take a picnic and your time coming down!

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in April 2011

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noname

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Many walks but solely stunning views.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Cesar

Spain

Ranking: 9/10

Steep climb with excellent views of the mountains, glacier valley and lakes.

Reviewed about 9 years ago

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JaninaF

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Really exhausting but great view. BUT if I had known that I can go further to Mueller then I would have brought stuff to eat!

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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FramiskaH

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Best walk I ever did, incredible view but exhausting.

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in March 2009