Explore the most popular views trails in Canterbury Region with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

15 hours ago

The trail is just a 4wheel drive track going up the mountain. So not the most interesting trail to walk on. But the views are amazing, especially when there's still snow on the back mountain range. Definitely worth it on a clear day.

Nice track with good coastal views. Easy enough to do in two days but three days allows you to stay at Flea Bay which is lovely, despite the name.

on Sealy Tarns Track

hiking
4 days ago

awesome view. many steps that are quite steep but well worth it!
be careful on windy days

Lots of spikes along the way, too narrow and bushes have over grown. Sweet view but just dangerous on the way in and out, slipped a lot. View is nice from the cave but the walk to and from I think is not worth it.

That was an amazing view!!

Great hike. Agree that you need to go early. We went at sunrise and by 7am on the way back there were quite a few folks coming. We got to see about 5 Kea birds hanging about but the end of the trail near Hooker Lake. Fun!

walking
6 days ago

We loved cave stream , it was really cool for something different to do then just a normal walking trail . Such a cool experience . A head torch is great to keep your hands free and in the summer time the water isn’t to cold or deep !

montee en 2h30. il faut continuer après la hutte en haut d'un haut rocher pour avoir une magnifique vue a 360
et la cela mérite 5 étoiles.
pas très dur physiquement mais très technique sur la fin

Great family walk

Amazing track with amazing view at the top

Must do when you are visiting this area but make sure there are not too many clouds otherwise you won’t event see Mont Cook ;)

Wonderful views. Bit of a slog uphill in the heat of the day.

worth the climb up the stairs. beautiful.

yes, it is crowded but what would you expect from an easy walkaway under the highest mountain of NZ, right?
It is very nice though!

Its steep at the start, but not really difficult.

15 days ago

Great views. Lots of steps to climb.

Great view of Tasman Glacier and Terminal Lake. Crowded trail with lots of steps. Worth it though!!

Started the hike around 8am and there was hardly anyone on the trail! It was beautiful and very windy at times. Easy trail, 3 suspension bridges, great views. Hiked about 6.5 miles in about 2.5 hours. Trail was definitely crowded on our way out. Go early! And enjoy the views!!

very nice easy walk

beautiful views, moss forest, kea parrots on the top!

very nice with views

hiking
18 days ago

Steep all the way up, but views are entirely
worth every step! We only saw a few people on the trail so it was an awesome break from the other very populated trails we had been on! Definitely recommend!

Found it a bit difficult for someone who just started tracking. Overall great experience. Would definitely try again.

hiking
23 days ago

A very well maintained track with spectacular views from the beginning till it ends at the tarns.

https://paulcpeh.wixsite.com/mysite/blog/aoraki-mt-cook-national-park-canterbury-aoteroa

hiking
23 days ago

This trail will kick your butt if you are unfit. The last 200 meter to the crest of the ridge is the most difficult section due to the scree and ice. The area around the hut is still covered in ice. We took only 3 liters of water for the two of us which wasnt adequate under the hot intense sun. Some people were hiking shirtless!!!! The views? Out of this world!!!!!

Oh, the hut doesn’t belong to Mueller.

https://paulcpeh.wixsite.com/mysite/blog/aoraki-mt-cook-national-park-canterbury-aoteroa

25 days ago

Spectacular views of the Mueller glacier, the hut was still covered in snow on 22 December
Great trail with steps to Sealy Tarns making for a steady but very steep climb
We saw three avalanches happen on the opposite side of the valley. We took 2.5 hours up and 1.5 hours down and we’re about abode average hikers

walking
26 days ago

steep climb up but overall great little workout. Wonderful to see little kids along with parent as well.

great ride thoroughly enjoyable

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing views. Would recommend doing the loop clockwise for the views and an easy descent as the return. Definitely broke a sweat on the way up. The cafe has delicious and affordable food options, it’s a good pit stop for food/water/toliets.

Agree with other reviews that it is overall easy and flat. The moderate rating probably comes from the distance and the unrelenting sun in the summer. The views are nice, but like another said, it mostly looks the same. It is VERY crowded, so beware of bus tourists clogging up the trail.

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