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“Easy walk to a wild location” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kea Point Walk

Kea Point Walk
Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 attraction reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Easy walk to a wild location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Avalanches coming off Mt Sefton. Views of the Mueller Glacier lake. You can walk from the 21st century into the Pliocene in an hour.

Visited March 2013
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north- east England
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“Easy and stunning views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

Easy walk for 2 moderately fit 50 something's (well ok one is 60). Only took an hour there and back but take sunscreen and insect repellant. You will love the views.

Visited February 2013
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Opua, New Zealand
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“An easy walk.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

It takes about half an hour gentle uphill walking from the car park at the end of the valley to reach the Kea Point look out. From here there are a couple of seats to sit back and enjoy stunning views of Aoraki/Mt Cook if the sky is clear. It is possible to carry on for about another ten minutes for a slightly different angle for photographs, but the track soon peters out.

If you arrive late in the day at Mt Cook village and the sky is clear pop up here for the views in case the following day is overcast. You may well find the snows on the summit of Mt Cook will twinge red as it gets close to sunset giving beautiful photographic opportunities.

Visited February 2013
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Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
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“Must do in South Island, New Zealand”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

I feel this is a must do for walking enthusiast. You need to be moderately fit. Not a difficult walk at all. On a clear day, you can see Mount Cook. I went there on a cloudy day in January, expected a clear day. But had everything, cloudy, clearing up, with snow-peaked mount cook, rain and hail. Everything in one day. I didnot complete the entire walk, it started to rain heavy and had to take my walk back. But the sun reflecting on the snow peaked mount cook was awesome. Just amazing.. try this..

Visited January 2013
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Kurnell
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“Fun and short”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

nothing , its a great little outing for everyone from kids to people in wheelchairs and grams , there lots to see and talk about with it being a huge day out

Visited May 2012
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