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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.
PICTURESQUE AND TRANQUIL.
We were driven in a group with AATKings around the Alps to admire the Blue Lakes and Tasman Glaciers which was absolutely amazing.
A relatively steep climb to view the Tasman Glacier
Having exerted myself to see the blue lakes I expected to see something quite spectacular. In this I was disappointed ! The first lake was small , the second more like a pond, both were a dull green with an extensive layer of green and orange algae ! Perhaps February is not the best time of year to visit them.
Well Worth the Climb
This walk was well worth the view at the end. We had walked the Hooker Valley track and as we were were staying in Tekapo still had to drive back. But glad we made the effort. The steps are pretty hard (especially without fresh legs) but shouldn’t be a problem for medium to good fitness level walkers. Weather wasn’t great but my goodness the beautiful blue lake was stunning. The detour to the Blue lakes was disappointing. Just big puddles really. Great to visit without all the tourists, although the peace and tranquility at the lake was still spoilt by a large family group making a lot of noise. Another beautiful natural wonder. Interesting to read all about it as well.
A bit of a tough walk , but well worth it.be like a mountain goat over the rocks. Wear strong shoes.
So the scenery is undeniably spectacular so you won’t miss out on that but don’t get too excited about the Blue lakes as they have firstly mostly dried up and secondly due to lack of water and algae bloom from the warmth are actually more green than blue. Still however more than worth a walk to see.
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