To see the Tasman glacier requires a relatively short walk from a car park to the edge of a lake with the glacier visible in the distance. Thirty years earlier my first siting of this glacier was from a Pilatus Porter aircraft which landed on the glacier to drop off for a ski run. On that day I saw the glacier first hand for a couple of hours with another plane collecting us for the trip back to base.
On this day we spent an amazing morning driving towards the Aoraki/Mt Cook national park with our first glimpse of New Zealand’s tallest peak visibly early in the morning.
After lunch at a nice hotel we drove to the start point to walk to the bottom of the glacier. It is a short walk but one well worth doing as you are in one of the most beautiful places on the planet.
The first image is from the drive towards the park. Am pretty sure that is Aoraki/ Mt Cook in the distance and I had to use this image with the lupins. The last image is looking down stream from the lake.