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Located in Aoraki/Mount Cook National park, the glacier extends eighteen miles in length and descends to an altitude of only 2,300 feet.
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Reviewed 24 October 2018

Tasman Glacier is located within the Mount Cook National Park and can be seen from a couple treks that start at the end of the Tasman Valley Road. The Blue Pools Trek ascends above the Tasman Lake to a viewpoint where you have decent views...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank BradJill
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

This place is unbelievable! After weather prevented us doing the Hooker Valley Track, we headed to the Glacier instead and we are so pleased we did. A great path, good signage and those views!!! Absolutely breathtaking.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

Your visit to Mt Cook would not be complete without driving up the Tasman valley to the sealed carpark and climbing the very well prepared steps (estimate around 300) to the viewing point. The view of Tasman lake and the surrounding mountains is awesome. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank OzHolly
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

It's a long drive off the main road to visit Mt Cook so take the time for a walk to get a view of the Tasman Glacier. It's a further drive up the Tasman Valley. But the road is good and has some interesting bridges....More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank eudele
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Imagine a place like Jökulsárlón (Iceland), but you had it to yourself. First time winter visit to Tasman Lake/ Glacier. Majestic. Spent hours viewing and climbing around. No other people unlike that place in Iceland). Magnificent views. Great icebergs. Did I say no people. No...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank jagsjg
Reviewed 13 May 2018

I came here with a boat tour. The weather was so nice and clear. I could see Mt Cook very clearly. The problem was the glacier. It was covered by dirt so it was basically black and gray. Not blue and emerald.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank minimize940314
Reviewed 23 April 2018

Went with Glacier Explorers hiked to glacier, not too bad. Boats to get up close to glacier and ice "bergs" in the water spectacular. Must see. You can hike to the glacier also but this trip was amazing, were on the lake for an hour....More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank Lauren C
Reviewed 25 January 2018

Amazing and unique view of glaciers. 1.5 kms walk and plenty of free parking available. Must visit place at Mt. Cook village.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank NabeelK118
Reviewed 25 January 2018

A short drive from Mt Cook and plenty of parking available. The walk to the glacier is short but not too difficult as the DOC has done a great job in installing the steps. Incredible views all around!

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Gary V
Reviewed 15 December 2017

Must see if you're already at the Mt. Cook area. Use suitable shoes. Going up the prepared steps may be challenging for some - my iphone showed we had gone up 27 floors :). You can stop along the way up to catch your breath,...More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank DanialD88
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23 April 2018|
Response from CandyL175 |
I saw there’s another path to walk up to the mountain to view the glacier and the blue lake instead as I don’t see they have another type of boat.
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24 January 2018|
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Response from Carlo L | Reviewed this property |
yes it's quite near but a car or transport or at least a bike would be better