The Tasman glacier lake looks so surreal, almost like from another planet - I'm really glad we made this spontaneous stop. It's only a few minutes walk up to the viewpoint, so it's doable even after a long day in the Mt. Cook area.
Romy de Boer
Safe and beautiful! The view is amazing. Make a picnic stop here.
Short walk, saw the Blue Lakes from an upper view point which are not blue anymore (you can see a description why there). Good view of the icebergs of the glaciers.
The blue lakes are actually green - there is an explanatory board 'why are the blue lakes green' - and you can't see the glacier terminal from the top. That being said, the views from the top were nice both ways. The track is mostly made of brand new steps - some 400 steps, we counted them to see what to expect on the 2200 steps of the Sealy Tarns track . The road to the Tasman glacier is brand new as well. It was a nice short walk. Took us 20min to get to the top.
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Ok but not great.
Short as well but steep so you have a good view on the glacier and the lake.
It is a nice little walk and you will get a nice view of the Tasman Glacier, but nothing from another world.
great view when you get to the top. You climb up lots of rocks so be careful not sure I would want to try in the wet or with small children but there is an easier track around the side.
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Nice bridges, some not so long tracks, swimming in the lakes, not so many people.
Beautiful view and lake with ice but the way was long and unsealed.
A great view of the glacier for a short walk.
WOW, never seen such a thing in my life before.
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Initial views across Lake Tekapo were stunning, but nothing compared to those at Mount Cook itself - pray for a clear day!!!
Good view over the icebergs and Mt Cook. No connection between Blue Lakes and lookout.
A bone jarring trip down unsurfaced roads is worth it to see the glacier- take a short walk from the carpark for best views.
A fantastic reward (glacier) after an intriguing walk including many boardwalks (as well for our 6 year old daughter)
nice place, good tracks.
Excellent work with different and varied landscape, both glacial and wide variety of vegetation.
Unbelieveable views, great walks from the campsite.