Blue Lakes and Tasman Glacier...

Blue Lakes and Tasman Glacier Walks

Aoraki/Mount / Mt Cook National Park

Reviews

Raphaele's avatar

Raphaele

Ranking: 10/10

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.

Reviewed 7 months ago

Romy de Boer's avatar

Romy de Boer

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Safe and beautiful! The view is amazing. Make a picnic stop here.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Kathi's avatar

Kathi

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

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.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in February 2016

Suzanne Vermeulen's avatar

Suzanne Vermeulen

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

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.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

Conservation Campsite Pass

Save up to 70% on campsite fees! Support conservation and experience the natural beauty of NZ. 79 Department of Conservation campsites, one convenient pass.

Get the Pass

James Webster's avatar

James Webster

Ranking: 5/10

Ok but not great.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

Nora Zeitz's avatar

Nora Zeitz

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Short as well but steep so you have a good view on the glacier and the lake.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in January 2014

Marcel's avatar

Marcel

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

It is a nice little walk and you will get a nice view of the Tasman Glacier, but nothing from another world.

Reviewed about 6 years ago

jessica newton's avatar

jessica newton

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

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.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

Top Ranked NZ Deals Pass

Access savings worth hundreds of $$ on Top Ranked NZ Accommodation and Activities for just $1 per day.

Get deals pass

Peter Moederer's avatar

Peter Moederer

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Nice bridges, some not so long tracks, swimming in the lakes, not so many people.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

Sabrina Germany's avatar

Sabrina Germany

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful view and lake with ice but the way was long and unsealed.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in March 2012

Delore's avatar

Delore

France

Ranking: 8/10

A great view of the glacier for a short walk.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in March 2012

Linda Kosters's avatar

Linda Kosters

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

WOW, never seen such a thing in my life before.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

Thank You - to the thousands of travellers that have contributed to our Top Voted NZ Activities Map - it's free from Rankers.

Barrie Corless's avatar

Barrie Corless

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Initial views across Lake Tekapo were stunning, but nothing compared to those at Mount Cook itself - pray for a clear day!!!

Reviewed over 7 years ago

Maggie Leyland's avatar

Maggie Leyland

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Well signed.

Reviewed about 8 years ago

Marco Schoeggl's avatar

Marco Schoeggl

Austria

Ranking: 8/10

Good view over the icebergs and Mt Cook. No connection between Blue Lakes and lookout.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

Ian Watson's avatar

Ian Watson

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

A bone jarring trip down unsurfaced roads is worth it to see the glacier- take a short walk from the carpark for best views.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

Camping NZ App Icon

Camping NZ App

Every camping site on your iPhone™, iPad™ or Android™ phone or tablet. Avoid camping penalties using this council approved app. Featuring offline maps.

Download from the App Store Download Android app on Google Play

Gunda G's avatar

Gunda G

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

A fantastic reward (glacier) after an intriguing walk including many boardwalks (as well for our 6 year old daughter)

Reviewed over 9 years ago

X Vogel's avatar

X Vogel

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

nice place, good tracks.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in November 2009

Conor Coyle's avatar

Conor Coyle

Ireland

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent work with different and varied landscape, both glacial and wide variety of vegetation.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

Gemma Morris's avatar

Gemma Morris

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Unbelieveable views, great walks from the campsite.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in November 2009