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Andy P. reviewed Blue Lakes Loop Track
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Hiking

Most of the lakes had dried up!

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Franko Krech reviewed Kea Point Trail
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WalkingGreat!
James Sefton reviewed Kea Point Trail
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Icy

Doing the Kea trail in Summer/Spring is nothing compared to the beauty of doing it in winter. Perhaps more important to me is what it represents. At the end of the track is the stunning view of Mt Cook, New Zealand's tallest mountain. To the left is Mt Sefton, the protector of beautiful Mt Cook. The Māori name of Mt Sefton is Maukatua, which translates as 'mountain of the gods'. The beautiful Mueller Glacier is at the foothills. The walk there was so immensely gorgeous, like being in an actual winter wonderland.

Haylee Caravalho reviewed Tasman Lake Track
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Hiking

Suuuuper disappointing. Easy walk. You can hardly see the glacier and the lakes are not impressive. However, its incredible to see where the glacier used to be. If you want to see a more impressive glacier, go to Franz Joseph!

Elizabeth Cotter reviewed Tasman Lake Track
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really enjoyable but agree more of a stroll than a hike! loved it anyway! make sure to climb down to the bottom of the river it's just stunning!

Carole Sentucq reviewed Kea Point Trail
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HikingNo shadeRocky

Very nice walk (under 1h return) to get a different view of the glaciers after having done the Hooker Valley in the morning. Gets pretty busy though...A bit of steps and uphill but not hard.

Carole Sentucq reviewed Tasman Lake Track
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Hiking

More of a stroll than a hike. Steps going up to a view point of the Tasman glacier, which is unfortunately barely visible because so small now and covered of dust (March 2020, post Australian fires :( ). A few icebergs in the lake. Worth it if you want to take a break from driving.

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The Governors Bush trail is just a warm up for the strenuous and unending set of steps that take you up to see the beautiful red tarns. The harder the trail, the fewer the crowds.

Roel Bouwman reviewed Kea Point Trail
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HikingPrivate property

Beatiful viewpoint. Unfortunately there were busloads of loud chinese people there that completely take away the serenity of the place. Folks, keep your voice down and hold the loud socializing for when you are back in your bus! People are trying to enjoy nature here..

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Adrian Brenzikofer reviewed Governors Bush Track to Red Tarns Track
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Ging weiter zum Gipfel (Sebastopol 1'468 M). Sehr steil und einige Ketterpartien ca. 2-3 Stunden hin und zurück ab Red Tarns. Wunderschöne Aussicht

Angela Lin reviewed Blue Lakes Loop Track
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Walking

Linked to Tasman Lake track as a part of the blue lakes track. The water used to be blue when the glacier water filled the lake but now its more of a green colour due to the rainwater. Not entirely impressive but did go for a quick dip at the end of the lake which made up for it

Angela Lin reviewed Tasman Lake Track
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Hiking

Heavily trafficked as described, lots of people but easy walk to do to stretch your legs before the long drive out of the Mt. Cook area. Not a distinct view than seeing Mueller Lake from the Kea Point Track.

Angela Lin reviewed Kea Point Trail
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Hiking

Easy track to a nice lookout point to Mueller Lake. Approximately 30minutes return. Good side journey on te way to Sealy Tarns track,

Thassilo E. reviewed Kea Point Trail
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Hiking

Did this quick walk after the Hooker Valley Track for an additional view from the opposite side. Also a great view of Mt Sefton! A few stairs but nothing too steep or exhausting. If you can spare 30 minutes I'd recommend it!

Thomas Khourey reviewed Kea Point Trail
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Hiking

Went early in the morning and had beautiful views of MT cook and Mt Sefton

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Griffin Gettas reviewed Tasman Lake Track
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Hiking

This is a 2-star trail on its own. The ~100 steps up to the glacier lookout are quite strenuous for very little reward. The view of Tasman Glacier is pretty but the glacier has receded ~500m in the last 20 years so it’s quite far away. The trail then goes back down the same ~100 steps and follows a gravel trail to the end of the glacier lake which was brown from all the sediment. There were two icebergs floating that were cool to see but otherwise this could be skipped. However, I rated this 5-star because I joined the top lookout to the end of the glacier lake by taking the very rugged and unmarked Moraine Walk. Please see my recording for more info and photos. The Moraine Walk essentially follows the crest or spine of rolling hills of moraine till left by the glacier as it receded. It’s very rugged and beautiful. There are portions of large boulders, gravel and alpine grasses. It’s a real adventure and makes this hike worth doing. Otherwise I would skip it entirely and just visit the Hooker Track.

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Adam Hagen reviewed Ball Hut Track
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VERY dangerous as the bottom dropped out beneath our feet and we had a close call crossing a flash flood. I'm pretty sure the trail will be closed indefinitely after the washout as there is no way to skirt it. very unstable ground and lots of landslides (slips).

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James Chi reviewed Tasman Lake Track
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James Chi reviewed Kea Point Trail
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Nadia Kulczycky reviewed Tasman Lake Track
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HikingRockyScramble

This somewhat easy hike can be turned adventurous if you bear right to the mouth of the Tasman Lake and start of the river. Many icebergs were congregated at this area. Spectacular views of the surrounding snow capped mountains, cotton candy colored water, boulders and icebergs. Continue on a loop by walking on the moraine - it’s steep, rocky and windy, but a fun time. It will make the hike more challenging! You get to boulder and scramble while wind is swaying you right and left. You end up at the view point, which in my opinion was the least fantastic view of the whole hike. It helped to have the hike downloaded because there is no real trail/markers that connect the mouth of the river with the view point.

C Lee reviewed Tasman Lake Track
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HikingRocky

Went right at fork to Tasman Lake (no stairs that way). Stay right again to end of Tasman Lake with icebergs. We turned hike into loop by walking atop moraine to other end of lake where boats launch and taking that trail back. Had to rock scramble a bit to find trail at top of moraine at one point but fun. Mt Cook peeks out to the left. Rocky dry setting closer to lake- nice contrast with other area hikes and not crowded late in the day.

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