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Amazing hike with picturesque views of the turquoise blue lake. Would recommend going clockwise to get the best view. Definitely do the entire loop and don’t just turn around at the cafe.

16 hours ago

Do it, easy walk , tons of seals, can’t beat the coastal view and breeze!

16 hours ago

i did it with a bad weather but the challenge was very nice

Great walk especially in the height of summer when the Rata trees are out. You are provided with a map that describes features along the way. Great waterfall. Towards the end of the track there’s a pond complete with row boat. A must for a weekend family excursion.

An absolute can’t miss. One of the largest and most magnificent waterfalls in New Zealand. Lots of steps to reach the lookout deck but well worth it.

Super worth the climb! Hiked in Dec 2018 and there was still snow toward the top. We used an ice axe and hiking poles but crampons would have been a nice luxury - you can rent them in Mt Cook Village. Do-able as a day hike but definitely stay in the hut if you can - sunrise and sunset are so beautiful

Decent for a short walk, nothing spectacular

brilliant stroll

had a spare 3 hours weather great awesome walk

Little walk with great views

16 days ago

Good to get the heart racing

16 days ago

Tough trek, but worth the struggle. The landscape is outstanding. Be mindful of the weather, mountain conditions change all the time. Wouldn't reccomend attempting if you're inexperienced.

Great short walk. Not difficult but a fair number of steps. Took us less than an hour. Really beautiful!

Very hard track, especially way up via Avalanche Trail. Weather was really bad, cloudy and some showers, but sometimes clouds gone away and we should see really nice valley and other peaks around. recommend!

Great view of Christchurch... more of a hilly walk than a hike.

23 days ago

The views are stunning from the top of the quarry. The coffee cart at the bottom on the weekend is the cherry on top.

I took the pipeline up which was a steep but great quick work out. Took about 16 minutes to road and then I ran the switchbacks to the bottom. Could extend along the road either side if you want a longer workout.

Good view and easy. One super cute cat keep asking us for pat.we stuck there for almost 20mins.BA CAREFUL!

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!

A really pretty short walk. On a clear day the views of the southern alps are great.

1 month ago

Amazing track, with forest and mountains. The track is not signed, you have to take the Devil's Pounchbowl track then go right upstair, on the sign "Aicken track". The track stop as indicated on this review with a beautiful landscape, but you can go up until the summit. Maybe 3 more km out & back, very hard and proper mountain, you have to create your own way, reward with a awesome 360 view at the top ! You will need probably 6h(ish) out & back.

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

Simply stunning

Short and steep but worth it

Nice track and a little waterfall

Boring track without nice views

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1 month ago

Awesome island with nice walks, beautiful beaches and scenery. Highly recommend it

Steep but great walk with awesome views

Great day tramp to Woolshed Creek Hut. Old mining relics along the way to add interest. Be aware of wasps in January / February.

Lots of steps

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