Tasman Glacier

Day 21 Tasman Glacier Walk – sixty minute return, straight up, over 200 steps! Worth every one, and the long-sufferings mutters! We branched off down a good track to view the ‘Blue Lakes’ green with algae – a result of now being fed by rain water  – this route from one lake to next over rocks and boulders was a bit of a tricky scramble at times on all fours!

 

Back on the good walking track, more well constructed steps took us to the top with a distant Tasman Glacier now just visible – an interactive information board showed pictures of the vast area the glacier once covered.

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The Tasman Lake with its floating icebergs looked more grey than blue, even with  beautiful clear blue skies. Further views out and over to Mount Cook were stunning.

As we made our way down, even this early in the morning the track was busy with many more walkers on their way up, we were glad to have started early to ohh and ahh in the relative quiet before the hordes!

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Stopped off at Gibston cheese and winery, pre tasting try before you buy to stock up on supplies, breaking up the four and a half hour drive to Te Anau and Fiordland our next exciting adventure……….

 

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