Exploring the rivers around Twizel + Mt Cook/The Blue Lakes + recreating a photo from 5 years ago!

We're back down south! Epic weather, epic views - pretty hard to beat!

In this episode Daniel heads out to explore the canals and rivers around Twizel before the fam' heads up to Aoraki Mt Cook National Park to check out the Blue Lakes on foot before heading back down the lake to recreate a photo Daniel took years ago.

Trip area

In this video

Ohau C

A short hop through the Pukaiki River. Ranges from fairly easy to tricky depending on the river flow

PLEASE CHECK LAKE LEVELS BEFORE ATTEMPTING - the river may rise quickly and wash you away.

Grade
Medium
Time
2 hours
Distance
4 km

Pukaki River

A super bumpy track that runs up the side of the Pukaki River, nothing too tricky, though worth keeping an eye on the lake levels at the river end.

Grade
Gravel
Time
2 hours
Distance
21 km

Tasman Valley

Rocky, bumpy and short - the Tasman Valley track is well worth the short detour to see the iceberg filled lakes from the glaciers above. Sadly the road doesn't go as far as it once did due to a massive slip, the accessible parts are well worth the trip if you're up that way.

Grade
Medium
Time
2 hours
Distance
5 km

Tasman Lake

An amazing lake filled with chunks of ice!