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

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#3 of 12 in Trails in Mackenzie District
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  • This a very easy walk over very groomed trails. The lake has floating glaciers and was great to view. The day we went was rainy but still was a great time  more »
  • This walk is very short and easy (if you are not that fit just stop couple of times and admire the valley behind you). At the top you will see amazing lake Tasman and blue lakes. It was really windy d...  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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