Lake Sylvester Walk

Lake Sylvester Walk

Cobb Valley


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Time: 4 hrs return. Distance 10km.

Zig zag up from Lake Cobb to the stunning vista at Lake Sylvester Hut. Then it's another 15 minute walk to Lake Sylvester itself. It's accessible alpine goodness for the adventurous family or those looking for a short-ish walk that gives great vista rewards.


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DOC Nelson/Tasman

Central government organisation


South IslandNelson RegionGolden Bay


  • Walking
  • Free


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Romain Richardot


Ranking: 7/10

Lake is wonderful with the mountains in the background.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Ranking: 10/10

Good track and nice view.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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John Hamilton

United States

Ranking: 7/10

Very pretty area but I wish the trail had a bigger parking lot!

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Jitka and Matej

Czech Republic

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful view and no people at all. Sylvester Hut is very beautiful as well.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Simon Cassie

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Highly enjoyable tramp. I would recommend it to anyone.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Darina Kvasnicova

Czech Republic

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful part of Kahurangi National Park from the famous Heaphy Track - less people!! Lots of one day or more day tracks around Cobb reservoir, very narrow route to this place. A lot of huts!

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Pavel Prasivka

Czech Republic

Ranking: 8/10

Good trip for a few hours, you can stay at Sylvester Hut near Glacier Lake. Unfortunately we had bad weather. But still nice!

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Cymen Crick