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Spectacular views and great Kea sighting

We started hiking up Sealy Tarns during a rain shower, knowing we were gambling with fate. Well it... read more

Reviewed December 24, 2018
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Worth the 600 meters of elevation!

The best views of the mountain-side glacier is from the end of Sealy Tarns Track. 2000 stairs mate... read more

Reviewed December 19, 2018
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| Terrace Road, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7999, New Zealand
+64 3-435 1186
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Reviewed December 24, 2018 via mobile

We started hiking up Sealy Tarns during a rain shower, knowing we were gambling with fate. Well it planned out. We finished the hike in 4 hours, including about 30 minutes at the top and 30 minutes watching Kea interact right beside us on the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank annakN2178ZG
Reviewed December 19, 2018 via mobile

The best views of the mountain-side glacier is from the end of Sealy Tarns Track. 2000 stairs mate sound like a lot but we did this after 11 miles of hiking earlier and the day and it felt fine. We took our time, stopped a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank byrdnick
Reviewed December 13, 2018

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 November 24, 2018 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 August 29, 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 August 12, 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 June 5, 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 May 24, 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
2  Thank Satyabrata
Reviewed May 4, 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 April 15, 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
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May 13, 2016|
Response from Cris R |
We are going this weekend so will let you know conditions