Blue Lakes and Tasman Glacier walks, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu)

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  • A middling to steep walk up a well formed track with steps in part, so expect to expend some energy. Little snow at time of visit.  more »
  • We drove to the carpark not really planning to walk to the lake as it was raining. However the rain stopped when we got there so decided to make the short walk to the Tasman Glacier Lake. You can...  more »
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  • At the end of the Tasman Valley Road you will find the Blue Lakes and Tasman Glacier walks. At the carpark, there is also a shelter and toilet facility. The Blue Lakes trek is a relatively short, 15 minute trek that ascends rather quickly to an elevated position where you can view a series of three small lakes that at one time were fed by glacier runoff from the Tasman Glacier. These days the glacier no longer feed the pools, instead they are now filled with rainwater. Regardless, they are attractive small bodies of water and something nice to see in route to the Glacier Viewpoint another 5 minutes past the Blue Lakes. From here you have excellent views of the Tasman Lake as well as the glacier in the distance.
  • Blue lakes are not what they seem. I'd suggest calling them green ponds. The track to this particular part of the walk was very poorly maintained. After climbing over many little slips we got to the blue lakes. The Tasman glacier view point of the same walk is much more worth your time

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