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Muller Lake Lookout is a 1.2 mile out and back trail located near Twizel, Canterbury, New Zealand that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

Distance: 1.2 miles Elevation Gain: 124 feet Route Type: Out & Back

hiking

nature trips

walking

lake

river

views

wildlife

The most spectacular views per ounce of energy in all of New Zealand. Make sure to come on a clear day for the best experience. The trail is easy to follow and very comfortable. The carpark is pretty much packed after 900am but there is enough parking for ~200 so your bound to get something anytime throughout the day. Highly recommended.

I would recommend this trail to anyone- but start early and be prepared for crowds!!

hiking
rocky
23 days ago

not a lot of shadow.

hiking
25 days ago

Easy and well maintained. Also because of its proximity to the village, very well traveled. The swinging bridge was an easy addition for some more great views.

Great views. Flat terrain brings too many other hikers

hiking
no shade
1 month ago

Stunning views all around (5 stars), but soooo crowded it’s like Disneyland! (3 stars because of that). Final rating is 4 stars, or maybe 3.5, just so crowded. Very easy hike though.

Phenomenal views, but extremely heavily trafficked.

hiking
blowdown
1 month ago

Gorgeous, super easy trail. Clouded in during the morning, but cleared up in the afternoon to beautiful blue skies and clear views of Mount Cook. Heavily trafficked, but the trail is wide and well maintained. Great bridges and boardwalks. Plenty of places to stop and take gorgeous photos without people in them.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice for an easy hike to see the mountains a little closer and the lake. Gets very crowded by late morning.

Merveilleuse randonnée facile, mais très populaire.

hiking
2 months ago

Easy track to viewpoint over lake and glaciers

hiking
no shade
2 months ago

A super easy hike even for people that don’t hike often (like us). Worth going the whole way! Lots of cool areas to see. Going around 4pm was BEAUTIFUL to see the golden hour begin on the landscapes

hiking
3 months ago

Good views of Mount Cook but very busy trail

Very easy, little to no elevation gain. Great views. Good for all skill levels. Go early to try to avoid crowds. Picnic tables are great!

The most spectacular views per ounce of energy in all of New Zealand. Make sure to come on a clear day for the best experience. The trail was easy to follow and very comfortable. The carpark is pretty much packed after 900am but there is enough parking for ~200 so your bound to get something anytime throughout the day. Highly recommended.

Great view along the way

hiking
no shade
4 months ago

hiking
blowdown
5 months ago

Awesome track, great views the entire way across multiple bridges. Very windy. Just over 2 hours at a good pace.

For some reason it only recorded one way of the hike. Not sure it even recorded to where we turned around. It was very rainy and windy, we turned around early because our clothes were soaked through. Such cool terrain though.

I have no idea why this is rated moderate. the path is very easy and clear. There is hardly any incline. I saw a couple pushing their child in a stroller and they didn't break a sweat. the views are very nice. There are many people, but sharing is caring.

Definitely not closed, maybe crowded for NZ standards, but still fine for me. Very nice views.

walking
bugs
5 months ago

一點點的冰在湖中

The trail is OPEN. Most amazing views at nearly every turn. Loved this trail! Get an early start to avoid heat of the day.

bridge was broken due to storm but still cool views

hiking
Fri Mar 15 2019

Super easy hike, just lots of people. Beautiful views of lakes and Mt cook plus the iceburgs floating.

hiking
14 days ago

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