Not very far from Mount Cook village is the road up to Ball Hut and the Tasman Glacier. We didn’t try to drive past the car park, instead walking up the quite high moraine wall at the foot of the glacier lake. After a fairly easy track followed by a bit of a scramble, we were on top of the wall with a view along the lake.
There was actually a group of students there at the time, from the University of Exeter.
I took a photograph of one of the lecturers in full flight, with Aoraki in the background. He could probably use it.
The walk is not too difficult really, these young children from Taiwan managed it.
The terminal lake was a rather muddy colour:
with plenty of icebergs:
Finally, a view back down the valley from where we had come:
(Tasman GLacier is New Zealand’s largest, 27 km long and up to 4 km wide. You can read all about it here, even book a tour with Glacier Explorers. )