Blue Lakes and Tasman Glacier walks

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Blue Lakes and Tasman Glacier walks

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gtlegacy2015
Wellington, New Zealand207 contributions
Energetic shortwalk
May 2021 • Couples
A middling to steep walk up a well formed track with steps in part, so expect to expend some energy.

Little snow at time of visit.
Written 30 June 2021
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Natalie A
Rotorua, New Zealand121 contributions
Short walk for the views
Apr. 2021 • Couples
We drove to the carpark not really planning to walk to the lake as it was raining. However the rain stopped when we got there so decided to make the short walk to the Tasman Glacier Lake. You can also take the track to the Blue Lakes but we decided to give it a miss as you can see it from the track to the Tasman lake.The track is a short climb up but when you get to the top it's worth it for the views even on a gloomy day.
Written 9 April 2021
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Naina-Damani
London, UK1,032 contributions
PICTURESQUE AND TRANQUIL.
Mar. 2020
We were driven in a group with AATKings around the Alps to admire the Blue Lakes and Tasman Glaciers which was absolutely amazing.
Written 26 February 2021
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Tony Walker
Rangiora, New Zealand340 contributions
A relatively steep climb to view the Tasman Glacier
Feb. 2021
Having exerted myself to see the blue lakes I expected to see something quite spectacular. In this I was disappointed ! The first lake was small , the second more like a pond, both were a dull green with an extensive layer of green and orange algae ! Perhaps February is not the best time of year to visit them.
Written 22 February 2021
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FyingKiwi
Christchurch, New Zealand741 contributions
Where?
Jan. 2021
If this were a fitness track for training mountain runners (which for at least one person appeared to tbe the case), then this track would be given an excellent rating. However, for the average visitor (like myself), who simply climbed the 300+ steps with an anticipation to see a beautiful lake containing icebergs (which is what all the literature provided indicates), then they are likely to meet with exhaustive disappointment. When you do reach the top. you see a large, not particularly attractive lake, with the face of the Tasman Glacier barely discernible a great distance away, and NO ice bergs.
The climb may have been more endurable if there was more scenery, but essentially bareness was more the key feature.
A forget it experience.
Written 15 January 2021
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Sue H
Sydney, Aust3,957 contributions
the view is well worth the walk
Mar. 2020
Make sure you are wearing good shoes for the climb. I had to stop a few times to rest as I'm not very fit, but the walk is very do-able. Still well worth the walk up for the magnificent view.
Written 27 November 2020
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wmjowett
Upper Hutt, New Zealand50 contributions
Well Worth the Climb
Oct. 2020
This walk was well worth the view at the end. We had walked the Hooker Valley track and as we were were staying in Tekapo still had to drive back. But glad we made the effort. The steps are pretty hard (especially without fresh legs) but shouldn't be a problem for medium to good fitness level walkers. Weather wasn't great but my goodness the beautiful blue lake was stunning. The detour to the Blue lakes was disappointing. Just big puddles really. Great to visit without all the tourists, although the peace and tranquility at the lake was still spoilt by a large family group making a lot of noise. Another beautiful natural wonder. Interesting to read all about it as well.
Written 1 November 2020
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MarionK625
Wellington, New Zealand37 contributions
glacier lake trip
Sep. 2020
we did this trip last weekend and we were not disappointed , it was a great experiemce. the guide was fun but orfessional and enhanced the trip..
Gentle walk to lake and safety precautions enforced.
Fantastic views and stunning scenery, well worth doing. A great experience
Cost also was reasonable as reduced with Covid
Written 23 September 2020
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flyingkiwis
Christchurch, New Zealand395 contributions
Beautiful place
Sep. 2020 • Family
A bit of a tough walk , but well worth it.be like a mountain goat over the rocks. Wear strong shoes.
Written 6 September 2020
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D P
Wellington, New Zealand6,436 contributions
Stunning scenery
Aug. 2020 • Couples
So the scenery is undeniably spectacular so you won’t miss out on that but don’t get too excited about the Blue lakes as they have firstly mostly dried up and secondly due to lack of water and algae bloom from the warmth are actually more green than blue. Still however more than worth a walk to see.
Written 19 August 2020
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