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Awesome panoramic view of Lake Tekapo and the surrounding area. Well maintained and diverse plant life along the way. Steep and it was super windy for us at the top!

We went left from the car park which gave views of Wanaka and the lake while going up. Then the way down had views of the other side which was less exciting and also had a .5 mile walk around the base to get back to our car. Fun quick hike with good views. Lots of runners and dogs.

Nice stair workout going uphill, beautiful views from the waterfall.

14 days ago

A rainy day and I had the trail all to myself. Great views and well marked. Steady incline but not difficult.

Short and steep but worth it

It’s a nice little stroll I guess, and worth an hour or two if you’re stopping in Franz Josef, however the glacier is underwhelming to say the least. I know it has shrunk a good deal in the last few decades which is a shame, but it basically just looks like a dirty snowdrift and it’s about a kilometre from the lookout point. This track is hella easy so I have no doubt it is crowded in peak season.

hiking
28 days ago

The stairs were brutal but the view was worth it. Did it back in February!

on Mueller's Hut

backpacking
1 month ago

Pouring rain but clear morning was worth it. Stairs stairs stairs!
Feb 2018

Stunning Sean. Great if you like boulder jumping, we where with to boys 10 and 12 who loved it. You hear and see Avalanches this time of year.

To easy to busy

Way to busy. It snowed in the night before we did the walk and even then it feld like a trafficjam. Seenery is great.

good day hike for fam & kids

Lot of stairs to climb but worth to do it.

to see beautiful clear water after a short walk.

trail running
1 month ago

it is pretty good trail but have lots of stairs, however very well maintained and view is perfect.

hiking
2 months ago

Great locals trail - I used to do this walk a few times a week :) Lovely views. I highly recommend hiking up for sunset! Bring a head torch to come back down :)

Amazing scenery especially on a clear day. Easy track as most of the ground is flat.

Stunning scenery.

Easy walk to (near) the base of the glacier. The track is really well maintained and great to walk on. If you're only stopping by in Franz Josef thus is a good little out and back walk to do.

hiking
3 months ago

Lucky with brilliant clear views on the way up. Knee high snow for about the last hour made for a lung-buster, but gorgeous, nonetheless. Probably took me 3hrs to the top with plenty of picture snapping. Made some coffee at the hut, then back down in about 2hrs. Low visibility on the way down, but plenty of my own tracks to follow, and fun snow tromping. Even if you only get to the top of the stairs section and don't go all the way to the hut--go for it. I think anyone could accomplish the stair part, if they take their time and just enjoy it.

hiking
4 months ago

Hard track with 1941 steps and after it's almost climbing

The view is awsome !

easy track with nice views !

Easy track with awesome views

amazing view and exciting to cross 3 swing bridges

hiking
5 months ago

Do you love stairs? Great views. Lots of stairs. Picnic table at the lookout. Last 200 steps were snow covered so a good walking stick will serve you well in June.

Easy walk with amazing views along the way. 3 bridge crossings.

Great views, amazing blue Cristal clear water

hiking
5 months ago

Naturally hiking anywhere in NZ is above and beyond! Very fortunate that water found on the trail can be consumed otherwise my friend and I wouldn't have had enough (we brought a lot!) since most of the trail isn't that covered, going on a hot day was brutal.
Quite an easy walk though and not that challenging.

This is a fun trail. Three suspension bridges, two lakes, a dozen waterfalls, and sideways rain.

hiking
6 months ago

Had a perfect day with clear skies. 3ish hours to the hut. Three exploring up there. And 3.5 down

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