Blue Lakes and Tasman Glacier View
Time: 40 min return
Start from the Blue Lakes Shelter and meander up past the lakes to a viewpoint on the moraine wall. There are good views of the lower Tasman Glacier and the mountains at the head of the valley. The lakes offer good swimming in summer and can be reached by making a side trip off the main track. The Blue Lakes, originally named because of their intense blue colour, could now be more accurately described as green ponds.
Tasman Glacier Lake
Time: 1 hr
This trip branches off the Tasman Glacier View Track just past the Blue Lakes Shelter and leads to a viewpoint of the glacier terminal lake and the source of the Tasman River. Icebergs can be seen floating in the lake in summer, and in winter the lake freezes over.
The Tasman Valley Road is a scenic eight-kilometre drive on an unsealed road to the Blue Lakes carpark and shelter.