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Going down is harder

A beautiful location, perfect for both sunset and sunrise. But your knees won't thank you. With... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2018
Anton G
Sydney, Australia
Amazing View and Good Exercise

It's a great walk to get your heart pumping. And the views as you go up the mountain are nothing... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2018
Paul T
Melbourne, Australia
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
| Terrace Road, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7999, New Zealand
+64 3-435 1186
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Reviewed 29 August 2018

A beautiful location, perfect for both sunset and sunrise. But your knees won't thank you. With over 2000 stairs it's hard to get up and double hard to go down. I didn't go higher to the Hut but it's still beautiful there and has some...More

Thank Anton G
Reviewed 12 August 2018

It's a great walk to get your heart pumping. And the views as you go up the mountain are nothing less than Kiwi Spectacularity. During winter you may not be able to go up very far due to icy conditions so best to do this...More

Thank Paul T
Reviewed 5 June 2018

We did it lunch time, after a cool, fabulous, early morning hike on Hooker valley. Both tracks have the same starting point and offer stunning views. But unlike the Hooker valley, Sealy Tarns track is literally, a vertical stairway with many switchbacks, hanging on one...More

Thank jilo_13
Reviewed 24 May 2018

Halfway to Mueller hut is the lookout point of Sealy Tarns, it indeed offers a jaw dropping view of the lakes below and the valleys behind. It's an easy walk actually with wooden steps all the way.

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Reviewed 4 May 2018

I had a morning free so I decided another trek. 90 minutes carpark to Sealy Tarns. 90 Minutes further on Mueller track before turning around. 1 hr return. Ha I found it easy going down, now all I need is to find a way to...More

Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 16 April 2018

A strenuous 1,800 step ascent to a scenic overlook of Mt Cook, Tasman Lake, and the valley below.  Well worth the climb.  Very windy at the top; bring gloves and a rain jacket. Do not attempt in bad weather.

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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

This was a slightly challenging feat for those of us that were not fit as we thought we were! Nonetheless we made it up to the top in good time albeit with a few breaks on the way up. And it was definitely worth it....More

Thank Frida D
Reviewed 27 March 2018

The Sealy Tarns hike was difficult. Two-thousand steep stairs ascended all the way to the top which took us about an hour and a half of huffing and puffing. Our legs might have been shaking a bit, but the view was 100% worth it! Make...More

Thank Alison C
Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

Managed this walk with only sore calves the next day and with a 9y.o and 10y.o. Lots of stairs but if you're not in too much of a rush then you will get up to the top and enjoy some well deserved views of the...More

1  Thank Yas S
Reviewed 20 December 2017

This is a great alternative to the Hooker Valley Track for those who want a little bit more exercise than a casual stroll! The snow line did not permit us the go as far as Muller hut, but the steep staircase up to the viewpoint...More

Thank Anna H
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We are going this weekend so will let you know conditions