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A good walk with spectacular views of Mueller and Hooker glacier lakes and moraines. A series of... read more

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Uphill all the way!

Did this as part of the mueller hut track. Was it worth the hike up? Yes! But be prepared as this... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Melbourne, Australia
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
| Terrace Road, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7999, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

A good walk with spectacular views of Mueller and Hooker glacier lakes and moraines. A series of steps, which may be challenging for some people.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MadalynH7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Did this as part of the mueller hut track. Was it worth the hike up? Yes! But be prepared as this can be physically demanding for some! Not the best route to view mount cook but a way to get higher up for a day...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank tenmilesaway
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

Date of experience: September 2017
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: April 2018
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.

Date of experience: April 2018
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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

Date of experience: April 2018
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.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank CircleTheWorld
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

Date of experience: March 2018
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

Date of experience: December 2017
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13 May 2016|
Response from Cris R |
We are going this weekend so will let you know conditions